Dr Augusto Zimmermann LLB, LLM cum laude, PhD (Monash) is Professor and Head of Law at Sheridan College in Perth, Western Australia, and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney campus. Professor Zimmermann is also a former Law Reform Commissioner with the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia (2012-2017) and former Associate Dean (Research) and Postgraduate Research Director at Murdoch Law School. Professor Zimmermann is also the founder and President of the Western Australian Legal Theory Association (WALTA), a former Vice-President of the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy (ASLP) and Editor-in-Chief of the Western Australian Jurist law journal. Professor Zimmermann is an internationally known legal scholar, a prolific writer and author of numerous articles and academic books, and is broadly recognised as one of the nation’s strongest proponents of free speech and other individual rights. He was awarded Murdoch University’s 2012 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research, and two School Dean’s Research Awards, in 2010 and 2011.
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