Professor Marilyn Warren is a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow of Monash University and an Adjunct Professor at the Law Schools of Monash and Victoria Universities.
In 2018 she was a member of the Monash University Vice-Chancellor’s Global Leaders’ Summit and in 2020 Marilyn Warren will be the Judge in Residence at the University of Melbourne Law School.
Marilyn was educated at Monash University B.Juris, LL.B, LL.M) and in 2004 the University conferred on her an Honorary Doctorate (LL.D (hon caus) ). She was the Monash University Distinguished Alumna of the Year 2014.
Marilyn is the former Chief Justice of Victoria (2003-2017) and Lieutenant Governor of Victoria (2006-2017) and previously was a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria (1998-2003). As well as delivering hundreds of judgments in her 19 years on the Supreme Court of Victoria, Marilyn gave many speeches and papers on a wide range of legally related topics, in particular, the rule of law, judicial independence, recognition of human rights and the role of the media within a democratic society.
She was the Chair of many bodies and committees including the Courts Council of Victoria (2014-2017), the Judicial College of Victoria (2003-2017), the Victorian Council of Legal Education (2003-2014), the Victoria Law Foundation (2003-2011) and the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (2004-2009).
Before her judicial appointment Marilyn Warren practised as a barrister (1985-1998) and was appointed a Queen’s Counsel ( QC ) (1997). Earlier in her career she was a lawyer in the Victorian Government (1974-1985), ultimately appointed an Assistant Chief Parliamentary Counsel. She is a Fellow of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
In 2005 she was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for services to the law, to women and to forensic medicine internationally.