Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, Monash University
George Hampel was formerly a Justice of the Supreme Court of Victorian from 1983 to 2000 and a barrister from 1958. He has held the positions of Vice President of the Law Council of Australia, Vice Chairman of the Victorian Bar Council, Chairman of the Leo Cussen Institute, member of the Council of Legal Education and Council of Adult Education. He was the President of the International Institute of Forensic Studies, the Foundation Member of the Victorian Bar Reader's Course, Chairman of the Constitution Commission of Victoria, for which he won the Centenary of Federation Medal, and Chairman of the Legal Practice Board of Victoria.
Since 1972, George has developed and continues to teach advocacy at law schools to barristers and solicitors in Australia and overseas. As Chairman and founder of the Australian Advocacy Institute (AAI), he regularly conducts short courses and workshops both locally and abroad, including training for the English Bar, the Scottish Faculty of Advocates, the Singapore Bar and International Criminal Court in The Hague. He is a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia, AM (citations for development of advocacy training and service to legal institutions) and more recently, he received the Monash University Law School 2011 Teaching Award.