Appointment of Dean and Head of School of Law

Mirko Bagaric

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Mirko Bagaric as the new Dean and Head of School of Law. Mirko will take up his appointment immediately and brings a wealth of experience and impressive track record with the Faculty.

Mirko has extensive legal experience as a commercial lawyer; a former member of the Migration and Refugee Review Tribunals and as a solicitor-advocate, who has appeared at all levels of the court hierarchy, including the High Court of Australia.

Mirko is the author / co-author of over 20 books and 100 major refereed articles. He completed his PhD in the area of punishment and sentencing and has written on wide-ranging subject areas, and is now focusing his research interests on commercial crime and sentencing.

Mirko's research background and practical legal skills will provide the leadership to ensure that Deakin Law School continues to produce commerical lawyers with high level problem-solving and persuasive skills who can 'hit the ground running' upon graduation.

Professor Gael McDonald
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Business and Law



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