Professor the Honourable Nahum Mushin AM, Adjunct Professor of Law, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic
Professor Nahum Mushin graduated from Monash University in Melbourne. He practised as a solicitor from 1972 to 1980 and as a barrister from 1980 to 1990. He was appointed a Judge of the Family Court of Australia in 1990 and retired from that position in 2011. He also served as a Presidential Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for 6 years.
Throughout his career, Professor Mushin has written and lectured in Australia and overseas on legal education topics including family violence and child abuse, multiculturalism and the law, lawyers’ ethics and children’s rights. From 2002 to 2007 he chaired Big Brothers Big Sisters (Melbourne), a support and mentoring organization for less advantaged children.
Following his retirement as a Judge, Professor Mushin was appointed as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Monash University where he teaches lawyers’ ethics. In June 2012 he was appointed to chair the Federal Government’s Forced Adoptions Apology Reference Group and in 2013-14 he chaired the Government’s Forced Adoptions Implementation Working Group.
Professor Mushin received an award as a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in January, 2017.