Adelaide Law School wishes to congratulate Gabrielle Appleby, Senior Lecturer, in having her thesis accepted for a Doctorate. The examiners noted that her research was ‘exceptional’ and made an ‘original contribution to a manifestly under-researched area of public law ’.
Gabrielle’s thesis introduces the Solicitor-General as an important actor in the modern Australian constitutional order. The Solicitor-General’s significance lies in the office’s role as the final and authoritative legal adviser to government. This function is combined with that of government advocate, defending the legality of government action and protecting the institutional interests of the body politic. Her research provides the first portrait of the office from an historical, legal, and lived perspective and it is hoped that it will be a valuable tool for officeholders and government officials seeking to understand the role.
Adelaide Law School wish Gabrielle well with her future endeavours.