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Sir Zelman Cowen Centre

The Sir Zelman Cowen Centre at Victoria University specialises in law and cultural diversity.

The Centre is named in honour of the late Sir Zelman Cowen, jurist and former Governor-General of Australia. We have adopted Sir Zelman Cowen’s vision to ‘…enhance community understanding of the law and deepen the legal profession’s understanding of community issues’.

Our projects include:

  • training for the legal sector in Australia and internationally
  • education programs for people seeking a better understanding of law, governance and regulation
  • community engagement initiatives which promote multiculturalism, social cohesion and equality of opportunity.

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