Director Legal Workshop
The team is headed by Director Gary Tamsitt. Gary graduated from Sydney University in 1977. He has worked as a solicitor in NSW and ACT in litigation, property, succession and commercial work. His involvement in practical legal education spans 20 years and has ranged from Mallesons in Canberra, to the Legal Workshop, to Freehills in Sydney (as Director of Professional Development), to the University of NSW and back to the Workshop. He has written or contributed to several books and a number of journal articles, particularly on legal practice skills. He is co-author, with Charles Rowland, of the fourth and fifth editions of Hutley’s Australian Wills Precedents.
Sub Dean, Migration Law Program
Marianne Dickie has worked extensively in the migration field since 1993. She is a qualified migration agent, was a board member of The Rehabilitation Unit Survivors of Torture and Trauma at the Mater Hospital in Qld from 1995 to 1996, and worked as immigration adviser to the Australian Democrats from 1998 to 2004, tumultuous years for Australian migration law and policy. Marianne became skilled at Senate Committee inquiries, and ministerial submissions during this time. In addition to managing the Migration Law Program, Marianne continues to work with the community providing pro bono migration advice at the Westlund House Resource Centre.
Expert practitioner teachers
Teachers in the Migration Law Program are all practitioners: lawyers and migration agents.
Many of our teachers are regularly named as being amongst the best lawyers in the nation.
Congratulations to our teachers David Prince, Kerry Murphy, Michael Jones, Nigel Dobbie and Sudrishti Reich, who have once again been identified by the Australian Financial Review as amongst Australia's Best Lawyers. Our teachers bring their professional skills to the task of preparing our students for future practice as migration agents.