New Judge in Residence: The Hon Peter RA Gray AM

Melbourne Law School is set to welcome the newest Judge in Residence, The Hon Peter RA Gray AM, who has recently retired from the Federal Court of Australia.

The Hon Peter RA Gray AM

The Judge in Residence initiative has now been running for over two years at Melbourne Law School, and gives law students and academics the opportunity to engage with some of Australia's most influential judicial leaders through a series of workshops, classes and lectures.

Having graduated from Melbourne Law School with an LLB in 1968, The Hon Peter RA Gray will return to his alma mater in February 2015 to share insights from his 29 years of service to the Federal Court.

The retired judge has expressed his enthusiasm to begin his residence at the law school and hopes that students can make full use of his counsel.

"I hope to be a resource for students, particularly to meet one-to-one with as many as I can. I want students to ask me questions, whether about the law, about careers, or about anything that is troubling them," said The Hon Peter RA Gray.

His Honour has served as a judge of the Federal Court, the Industrial Relations Court of Australia, a Presidential Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Aboriginal Land Commissioner and a Deputy President of the National Native Title Tribunal. Previous to his position on the Federal Court, he practised as a barrister in Melbourne, covering a wide variety of areas, with a specialisation in industrial law.

By Jade Bonney