Dean of School of Law, University of Western Sydney BA(Hons), LLM, FCIS, FGIA, FACE, FAAL
Michael’s specialist areas are corporate law & governance. He has also taught been an expert in financial services regulation (particularly securities markets, insider trading) and the broader legal education and technology. Professor Adams has been the Dean at UWS since 2007.
He teaches, writes and presents regularly on these topics, as well as a major media commentator, through TV, radio, newspapers and online forums.
Professor Adams’ has degrees in accounting/economics and law, as well as a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators, the Governance Institute of Australia (formerly CSA/ICSA)) and the Australian Academy of Law. From 2007 he was appointed Head of the School of Law and Dean from 2012, at the University of Western Sydney. Previously he was Professor of Corporate Law, Perpetual Trustees Australia chair of Financial Services Law and the Assistant Director at the UTS Centre for Corporate Governance at the University of Technology Sydney. He is the author of ten books, 90 articles and 200+ conference presentations. He was the 2001 National President of Chartered Secretaries Australia (CSA) and served on the ICSA International Professional Standards Committee. He has been a consultant to the national law firm Ashurst (Blake Dawson) since 2003. In 2000 he was the recipient of the Australian University Teacher of the Year in “Law and Legal Studies” and in 2005 he was the recipient of the Institute’s President’s Award.
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