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Media Release – Michael O’Dea KCSG AM honoured by Notre Dame University

Published on July 18, 2011 by Michael O’Dea KCSG AM

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From left: Michael O’Dea and Professor John Finnis

The issue of Ethics and the Law is one that has interested scholars for centuries. Professor John Mitchell Finnis, a distinguished scholar who is well known for his work in moral, political and legal theory, as well as constitutional law, delivered the inaugural Michael O’Dea Oration on Equality and Difference at Notre Dame University, Sydney on Wednesday 6th of July 2011 .

The Michael O’Dea Oration will be an annual event that marks the university’s commitment to the promotion of values which are those of a profession and not a bare corporation.  Terry Tobin QC, Chancellor Notre Dame University, “In his career Michael O’Dea as partner and managing partner of Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers, has been an exemplar of those values within his own firm and in the community.”
Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers  has a long tradition of fighting for justice for ordinary Australians and those marginalised in our society. The Firm has extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector, which spans over decades, and has built a unique reputation in this area of the law.
Michael O’Dea, in addition to his broad based legal experience, has served on a significant number of community organisations including two terms as Mayor of North Sydney Council. Michael was made a member of the Order of Australia in 1992 for his services to the community, as well as receiving numerous other accolades during his career.
Howard Harrison, Managing Partner, Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers, “This is a great honour for our Firm and of course for Michael who has made a significant contribution to the law and the community over his lifetime.”

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