MLS Alumni Seminar with Mark Leibler AC
Upstairs Function Room
Slate Restaurant Bar, 9 Goldsbrough Lane, Melbourne
T: 03 8344 3562
Melbourne Law School alumni are invited to an exclusive Alumni Seminar presented by Mr Mark Leibler AC (LLB(Hons) 1966, LLD 2014), senior partner at Arnold Bloch Leibler and Co-Chair of the Referendum Council on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. This seminar is titled "Recognition: whose call is it anyway?"
About the Seminar:
Just a week after delivering the final report of the Referendum Council on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader, the Council’s Co-Chair Mark Leibler AC will reflect on the historic, Indigenous-led process underpinning its recommendations.
Half a century after the 1967 referendum and 25 years after the High Court’s Mabo decision, Mark will provide his unique insights on the historic consultation process which uncovered the grass roots expectations of recognition presented to our political leaders.
About the Speaker:
Mark Leibler AC is senior partner at Arnold Bloch Leibler. As head of the firm’s renowned taxation practice, for five decades he has acted for many of Australia’s largest businesses and corporate leaders.
Mark joined Arnold Bloch Leibler in 1966, after graduating with first-class honours from Melbourne Law School, where he shared the Supreme Court Prize as the year’s top law graduate.
Mark’s service to the nation was recognised in 2005 with his appointment as a Companion of the Order of Australia in recognition of his service to business, to the law, particularly in the areas of taxation and commercial law, to the Jewish community internationally and in Australia, and to reconciliation and the promotion of understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
In 2014, the University of Melbourne awarded Mark the Doctor of Laws honoris causa, an honour reserved for eminent leaders distinguished by their leadership, and commitment and service to the Australian and international community. In the citation, the university acknowledged Mark’s significant contribution, particularly in the areas of support for Indigenous rights, service to the Jewish community and excellence in the law.
Mark currently serves as Co-Chair of the Referendum Council on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, National Chairman of the Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council and a member of the University of Melbourne Council.