Alumni beyond the law
Melbourne Law School alumni contribute to society not just in the legal sphere, but in business, the arts, media, sports and many other fields of human endeavour. Congratulations to the following alumni on their awards and achievements beyond the law:
- Hilary Bonney (LLB(Hons) 1988), barrister, crime writer and story consultant on the recent ABC drama, Crownies.
- Kim Crow (LLB 2010), solicitor and silver medal winner in the World Rowing Championships in 2011 and selected for the Australian Rowing Team in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
- Anna Funder (LLB(Hons) 1991), author of the international bestsellers Stasiland (2003), which won the 2004 Samuel Johnson Prize, and All that I am (2011).
- Kerry Greenwood (LLB 1978), solicitor and author of 40 books, including the very successful Phryne Fisher series about a female detective in the 1920s, now an ABC series.
- M.J. Hyland (LLB(Hons) 1995), author of How the Light Gets In (2003) and Carry Me Down (2006), short-listed for the Man Booker Prize.
- Ben Lewin (LLB 1969), writer and director of The Surrogate which won the audience award for best film and the special jury prize for ensemble acting at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
- Dr Samuel Pisar (LLB(Hons) 1954) was recently appointed Honorary Ambassador and UNESCO Special Envoy for Holocaust Education.
- Bram Presser (LLB(Hons) 2002), winner of The Age Short Story Award 2012 with his tale, Crumbs, which foretells the fates of the inhabitants of a small Jewish village on the eve of WWII.
- Sam Strong (LLB(Hons), director of a new production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses starring Pamela Rabe and Hugo Weaving which opens in mid-2012 for the Sydney Theatre Company.