Maithri Panagoda, a Sri Lankan born lawyer who has been practising in Australia for over 30 years has been appointed as Adjunct Professor to the School of Law at the University of Notre Dame Australia. The announcement of the appointment was made by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Notre Dame, Professor Celia Hammond. Mr Panagoda specialises in Law of Torts and undertakes lectures for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is a partner of Australia’s pre-eminent law firm Carroll & O’Dea.
‘We are very pleased that Maithri’s knowledge and skills have been recognised at such a high level”, said Carroll & O’Dea Managing Partner Howard Harrison. “This is an impressive appointment and reflects the breadth of experience developed by Maithri over 40 years of legal practice. “I know that the Faculty and students of the School of Law will benefit enormously from his significant experience in specialised areas of the law.”
“This includes the extensive work he has undertaken on behalf of Aboriginal Australians in the area of the Stolen Generations and seeking redress for what they have endured”, said Mr Harrison. “I am very honoured at this appointment and to be able to continue my work with the School of Law at Notre Dame”, said Mr Panagoda. “The University of Notre Dame School of Law provides an excellent standard of teaching, scholarship, research and training for legal practitioners.
“The courses are designed to offer a high quality ethical and practical legal education, ensuring that students not only know the law as an academic discipline but have the skills necessary to be great lawyers and well-rounded, ethical people”, said Mr Panagoda. Maithri Panagoda graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Sri Lanka in 1972 and was later admitted to the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. He is a life member of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka. For more about Maithri Panagoda you can go to www.codea.com.au and www.maithripanagoda.com
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