Thomson Reuters is delighted to welcome the Honourable Justice François Kunc as the new General Editor of the Australian Law Journal (ALJ), commencing with Volume 90 Part 5, together with several new Editors who will join the ALJ team.
The Honourable Justice François Kunc was appointed to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in April 2013 and sits in the Equity Division. After graduating with degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Sydney, his Honour practised as a solicitor with Allen Allen and Hemsley from 1986. He was called to the Bar in 1992 and appointed Senior Counsel in 2007, based in chambers at Eleven Wentworth. He was a leader of the commercial bar, appearing in courts throughout Australia for major government, corporate and individual clients, including Paul Hogan and Ginia Rinehart. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.
Having studied piano and violin at the NSW Conservatorium, and after seriously considering a career in classical music, his Honour has maintained a lifelong interest in the arts and culture including as a legal adviser and board member, most recently as a Director of the Opera Australia Capital Fund. In early 2016, Pope Francis created his Honour a Knight Commander of St Gregory the Great for services to the Catholic Church. His Honour currently also serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Equity, the Editorial Committee of the Civil Trials Bench Book, and the Drafting Committee for the Australian national standards for interpreters in courts and tribunals (under the auspices of the Judicial Council for Cultural Diversity). He is also Chairman of The Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation.
Justice Kunc steps into his new role just ahead of the 90th anniversary of The Australian Law Journal, which first published on 5 May 1927.
In a recent interview, his Honour speaks about what motivated him to take on the role, his vision for ensuring the ALJ remains one of the most cited law journals in Australia and the unique role of the ALJ in informing the law and legal practice generally. See the full interview on Insight here.
Justice Kunc has also added several distinguished members of the profession to the journal including:
- Dr Nuncio D’Angelo – Assistant General Editor
- Professor Michael Coper – Section Editor for brand new “From the Law Schools” section
- Justice John Dominic Burns – Section Editor for the Australian Capital Territory
- Justice Kevin Nicholson – Section Editor for South Australia
This year also sees the release of the ALJ on Thomson Reuter’s eReader platform ProView where you can now access the latest ALJ parts as an eJournal subscription.
We look forward to seeing more exciting developments for ALJ this year. Stay tuned or follow us Journals Talk for more news from our Journals portfolio.