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16th November 2010

Alumna becomes law school’s first ever female Dean

We are pleased to report that Dr Carolyn Evans (1995, Law) has been appointed Dean of the Melbourne Law School – the first female Dean in the law school’s history.

Dr Evans is an internationally recognised expert on religious freedom and the relationship between law and religion. She has spoken on the subject around the world, and her publications include: Religious Freedom under the European Court of Human Rights (OUP 2001) and Australian Bills of Rights: The Law of the Victorian Charter and the ACT Human Rights Act (LexisNexis 2008) (co-author).

Dr Evans was a graduate student at Exeter, having come to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and she held a stipendiary lectureship at Exeter for two years before returning to Melbourne. In 2010, she was awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholarship to allow her to travel as a Visiting Fellow at American and Emory Universities to examine questions of comparative religious freedom.

Congratulations to Dr Evans on her historic appointment.

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