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Curtin Law School appointment to Law Reform Commission of WA

Media release

Curtin University has welcomed the appointment of Associate Professor Dr Eileen Webb, from the Curtin Law School, to the Law Reform Commission of WA.

Dr Webb, the Director of the Consumer Law and Small Business Law Discipline, is one of three part-time members appointed to the Commission, which makes recommendations for the reform of areas of law referred to it by the Attorney-General.

Professor Paul Fairall, the Foundation Dean and Head of School of the Curtin Law School in the Curtin Business School, congratulated Dr Webb on her appointment to the Commission.

“I am delighted that Dr Webb has been appointed to the Law Reform Commission of WA given her extensive experience in real property law, particularly housing and tenancy law, competition and consumer law, including small business law, and elder law,” Professor Fairall said.

“Dr Webb’s appointment is a significant achievement for the Curtin Law School and demonstrates the calibre of our staff who act as teachers, mentors and research fellows, offering the next generation of legal professionals a valuable insight into a legal career.”

Dr Webb said she was honoured to be appointed to the Law Reform Commission of WA, especially considering the synergies law reform had with the way law students learn at Curtin.

“We challenge our students not to simply accept the existing law but to build on a solid theoretical and practical foundation to analyse and critique the law,” Dr Webb said.

“As former High Court Justice Michael Kirby noted with regard to law reform, lawyers need to ‘assume a responsibility for regularly modernising, clarifying, simplifying and rationalising the content of the law’. This is our mission at Curtin Law School and I look forward to helping shape the discussion around law reform issues in this State.”

For more information about the Law Reform Commission of WA, visit here.