UNSW Law has congratulated Conjoint Professor James Edelman on his elevation to the bench of the Australian High Court.
Justice Edelman was chosen to fill the High Court vacancy left by Susan Kiefel following her appointment as Australia’s first female chief justice.
At 42, Justice Edelman is the youngest appointment to the High Court since 1930 when H.V. Evatt (36) and Edward McTiernan (38) were appointed.
UNSW constitutional law expert Professor Andrew Lynch said the appointments made it a “significant day for judicial diversity in the High Court”.