Honarary degree for Justice French
The first female Otago law graduate to be appointed to the New Zealand Court of Appeal is to be honoured at a ceremony at the weekend.
The Univeristy of Otago will confer an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws on Justice Christine French on Saturday.
"Justice French gained an LLB Hons in 1981 and in 2012 was the first woman Otago Law graduate to be appointed to the New Zealand Court of Appeal," University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne said.
"She had previously gained the distinction of being the first South Island woman to be appointed to the High Court.
"The University is delighted to be able to honour a graduate who exemplifies many of the qualities associated with Otago alumni."
Justice French will also give the graduation address at Saturday's ceremony.