Prestigious legal appointment

Victoria’s Dean of Law, Professor Tony Smith, has been appointed to a distinguished legal role at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Victoria’s Dean of Law, Professor Tony Smith

Tony will become the Arthur Goodhart Visiting Professor in Legal Science for the northern hemisphere academic year, beginning in September 2015. He will step down from his current roles at Victoria in March next year, after eight years in both positions, and will return to a professorial position at Victoria at the conclusion of his time at Cambridge University.

Victoria University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Grant Guilford, says that Tony’s Cambridge appointment reflects the high regard in which he is held internationally.

“Tony as made an outstanding contribution to Victoria. Under his leadership, Victoria’s Faculty of Law became the number one ranked law school in New Zealand for research quality [in the 2012 Performance-Based Research Fund evaluation] and has consistently gained outstanding placings in international rankings.”