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G D Woods


Greg Woods has been a criminal law scholar and practitioner in Sydney for half a century. He retired from the District Court bench in 2017 after twenty years’ service as a judge. He has appeared as counsel in and has presided over numerous criminal trials, remarkable and ordinary. He has been a schoolteacher, articled clerk, university lecturer, barrister, adviser on criminal law policy to a number of Attorneys-General, and from 1979 until 1984 was the Director of the Criminal Law Review Division, guiding some significant criminal law reforms. After serving as Deputy Senior Public Defender, he returned to the private bar until appointed to the NSW District Court in 1997. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of NSW Law School, has a wife and four children, and claims to retain a sense of humour.

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