In Conversation

Hear some of Victoria’s most interesting public legal figures discuss hot-button issues in our annual Conversations.

What are the Conversations?

Every year until 2019 we invited a leading legal mind to discuss critical issues facing our justice system for the VLF Law Oration.

In 2022, we revised this model, and it became a conversation - exploring current matters, but also getting the speaker’s perspectives and experience in the law

The Conversations offer Victorians an insight into the critical issues and the people who lead our justice system. You can subscribe to our newsletter to hear about for future public events and booking details.

Past Conversations

A conversation with Chief Justice Anne Ferguson

Catch-up on our informal discussion with Chief Justice Ferguson reflecting on her experiences, priorities and thoughts on the future.

Past Law Orations

2019: President of the Court of Appeal, the Honourable Justice Chris Maxwell AC
2018: Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC, Governor of Tasmania
2017: The Honourable Robert French AC, High Court of Australia
2016: Justice Mark Weinberg, Supreme Court of Victoria, Court of Appeal
2015: Laureate Professor Emeritus Cheryl Saunders AO
2014: The Honourable Justice Susan Crennan AC
2013: Victorian Attorney-General, The Honourable Robert Clark MP
2012: Robert Walker, Justice of The Supreme Court (UK)
2011: Mr George Brouwer, Victorian Ombudsman
2010: The Honourable Chief Justice Marilyn Warren AC
2009: Professor the Honourable Gareth Evans QC AO
2008: The Honourable Chief Justice of the High Court, Murray Gleeson AC