Proportionality in Public Law: Canadian and Australian Perspectives
Federal Court of Australia Court 8A, Level 8
Federal Court of Australia Court
305 William Street Melbourne, VIC 3000
T: 8344 1011
The Federal Court of Australia and Melbourne Law School present
Please join us for a seminar presented by The Honourable Julie Dutil and Professor Adrienne Stone and chaired by Justice Debra Mortimer at the Federal Court of Australia.
This seminar explores proportionality as a principle of constitutional law. Madame Justice Dutil will explore the origins and development of the principle in Canadian constitutional law. Professor Stone will address its development in Australia with particular attention to the decision of the High Court of Australian in McCloy v New South Wales  HCA 34.
Professor Adrienne Stone, Director
Professor Adrienne Stone
Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, Melbourne Law School
Adrienne Stone holds a Chair at Melbourne Law School where she is also an ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellow and Director of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies. She researches in the areas of constitutional law and constitutional theory with particular attention to freedom of expression. Her Laureate Fellowship on the theme 'Balancing Diversity and Social Cohesion in Democratic Constitutions' investigates how Constitutions, in their design and in their application, can unify while nurturing the diversity appropriate for a complex, modern society. She is First Vice President of the International Association of Constitutional Law; Vice President of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law and is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.
Justice Julie Dutil, Court of Appeal of Quebec
Justice Julie Dutil
Court of Appeal of Quebec
Madame Justice Julie Dutil was appointed a judge of the Quebec Superior Court on November 8, 1996 and was elevated to the Court of Appeal on September 24, 2004. Since June 2013, she is the Coordinating Judge of the Quebec division of the Court of Appeal. She was president of the Conference of Quebec Superior Court Judges (20092010), of which she has been a board member since 1999. She has served as a board member of the Canadian Superior Court Judges Association (CSCJA) since 2003 and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2012. The CSCJA delegated her at the International Association of Judges where she is the vicepresident of the Study Commission on public and social law. In addition, she acted as a board member for the Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges from 2003 to 2009. A board member of the International Conference of Mediation for Justice, Madam Justice Dutil also collaborates with the administration of Laval University’s Law Faculty, where she sits on the board of the Faculty’s Fonds d'enseignement et de recherche.