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List of notable or famous lawyers from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top lawyers born in Australia and even some popular lawyers who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian lawyers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These lawyers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known lawyer from Australia is included when available.

People include everything from Michael Kirby to James Wolfensohn.

This historic lawyers from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian lawyers of note?" and "Who are the most famous lawyers from Australia?" These prominent lawyers of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian lawyers.

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Julia Gillard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Lawyers from Australia
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Julia Eileen Gillard is a former Australian politician who served as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia, and the Australian Labor Party leader from 2010 to 2013. She was the first woman to hold either position. Gillard was born in Barry, Wales, and migrated with her family to Adelaide, South Australia, in 1966, attending Mitcham Demonstration School and Unley High School. In 1982, she moved to Melbourne, Victoria. She graduated from the University of Melbourne as a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws in 1986. In 1987, Gillard joined the law firm Slater & Gordon, specialising in industrial law, before entering politics. Gillard was first elected to the House of Representatives at the ...more

Age: 56

Birthplace: Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom

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Michael Kirby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lawyers from Australia
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Michael Donald Kirby AC, CMG is an Australian jurist and academic who is a former Justice of the High Court of Australia, serving from 1996 to 2009. He has remained active in retirement: in May 2013 he was appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council to lead an inquiry into human rights abuses in North Korea, which reported in February 2014. ...more

Age: 79

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

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James Wolfensohn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lawyers from Australia
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James David Wolfensohn, KBE, AO is an Australian-American lawyer, investment banker and economist who served as the ninth president of the World Bank Group. ...more

Age: 84

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

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Margaret Anne Ganley Somerville, AM, FRSC is the Samuel Gale Professor of Law at McGill University, as well as professor in the university's faculty of medicine and the founding director of the law faculty's Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law. Somerville was born in Adelaide, South Australia, and educated at Mercedes College. She received a A.u.A. from the University of Adelaide in 1963, a Bachelor of Law degree and the University Medal from the University of Sydney in 1973, and a D.C.L. from McGill University in 1978. In 1978 she was appointed assistant professor in the law faculty at McGill. She was appointed an associate professor in 1979 and an associate professor in the faculty of ...more

Age: 75

Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

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