George Hampel (attorney)
He has held numerous positions in the legal profession, such as Vice-President of the Law Council of Australia, Vice-Chairman of the Victorian Bar Institute and Chairman of the Constitution Commission of Victoria, for which he received a Centenary Medal. Since 2000, he has been Professor of Trial Practice and Advocacy at Monash University, and Chairman of the Legal Practice Board of Victoria. He is also President of the International Institute of Forensic Studies. He is considered a leader in the teaching of advocacy, and has trained war crime prosecutors at The Hague.
Hampel was born in Poland just prior to World War II, the son of Polish Jews. His family escaped Poland to spend the wartime years in Russia. When the war ended, he moved with his family to France, and then eventually to Australia. Although his immediate family survived the Holocaust, much of his extended family did not.
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- Professor The Hon. George Hampel QC, Monash Law
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- It's an Honour: AM; Retrieved 29 May 2013
- Child Survivors: "the factors which have influenced their lives and achievements"
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