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About A. Keith Thompson

Dr Thompson (LLB (Hons) Auckland; M Jur (Auckland); PhD (Murdoch) has enjoyed a wide and varied career in the law with experience in property, commercial, international, constitutional, criminal and human rights law. Dr Thompson’s legal career began in Auckland in commercial and property law. After 11 years in practice including 6 years as a partner with Fortune Manning, he was appointed as an International Legal Counsel for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dr Thompson supervised all of that Church's legal work throughout the Pacific Area (for 18 years) and throughout the African continent (for 2 years). Dr Thompson continues to work part-time as Special Counsel for Taylor and Whitty, a regional firm with offices in south-western New South Wales and northern Victoria.

Professional Affiliations:
Solicitor, New South Wales Law Society
Notary Public, Society of Notaries of NSW
Senior Fellow on the International Law and Religion Center, J Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah
Fellow of The Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries
Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London

Community Engagement:
Voluntary LDS Church service as follows:
- 2 years service as a full-time missionary in the NZ Wellington and Christchurch Missions (1976-1978)
- 8 years service as President or Counsellor to the Stake President (Diocesan Bishop) (1983-1991).
- 12 years service as Bishop or Counsellor in a local ward (parish)(1981-1983; 1991-1995; 2006-2009; 2012-2015).
- 18 months full time service as President of the NZ Wellington Mission (1995-1996).
- Regular and continuous service as a Teacher and Leadership Instructor in a variety of  auxiliaries for 35 years.
- 12 years service as an Ordinance Worker in various Temples (Hamilton
NZ, Sydney Australia, Johannesburg South Africa and Accra Ghana.

Community Service:
- Regular involvement in collections for various charities; preparing
food for bush fire brigades; soup kitchen involvement and home care
service projects for the challenged and elderly for more than 40 years.




Present Senior Lecturer, Associate Dean, The University of Notre Dame Australia School of Law, Sydney



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  • Law and Religion, Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, Contemporary Legal Issues, Legal History and Evidence

Contact Information

Dr Keith Thompson
        LLB(Hons); Dip Export; IMD(Hs); M Jur; PhD.      
Senior Lecturer, Associate Dean

        Phone: (02) 8204 4300


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