Appointment - Kristen Louise Walker QC

28Nov2017

Solicitor-General for the State of Victoria

The Governor in Council has today appointed Kristen Louise Walker QC to be Solicitor-General for the State of Victoria.

Kristen Walker graduated Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Melbourne winning the Supreme Court Prize. She served Articles with Michael Schoenberg at Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks (now Allens Linklaters) and was admitted to practice in April 1993.

She was Associate to High Court Chief Justice Sir Anthony Mason. She then became a full-time Academic in the University of Melbourne Faculty of Law. She earned a Master of Laws degree at the University of Melbourne then, on a Fulbright Scholarship, a Master of Laws degree from Columbia University in New York City – where she was an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching International Human Rights Law and Legal Ethics. She became an Associate Professor at the Melbourne Law School. She remains a Principal Fellow, teaching Constitutional Law in the JD program; and Written Advocacy and Constitutional Litigation in the LL M program.

Kristen came to the Bar in 2004 and read with Stephen McLeish (later Solicitor-General and now Supreme Court Judge of Appeal). She took Silk in 2014.

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