Executive Director, Centre on the Legal Profession, Deakin University, Australia
Mr. Athula Pathinayake is the Executive Director at Deakin Law School’s Centre on the Legal Profession and is the Principal Lawyer in his own practice. As both an academic and a practicing lawyer, Athula is well-respected for his specialist knowledge and practice in the areas of commercial and corporations law, as well as migration and refugee law.
His depth of knowledge has been acquired through over 35 years in his field, having practiced and worked as a lawyer in Australia, Sri Lanka and as an academic in Australia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, China, Indonesia and Malaysia. This adds an international perspective to his teaching and his work. Mr. Pathinayke’s qualifications include an LL.M (University of Sydney), MBA (University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka), and a Master of Professional Education and Training (Deakin University). He also gained Attorney at Law at Sri Lanka Law College, a Graduate Diploma from the Leo Cusson Institute, Victoria and a Diploma in International Affairs at BCIS, Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is currently reading for his Doctor of Philosophy on ‘Seeking Alternatives to Prison; Perusing Evidence-Based Sentencing and Applying Technology to Criminal-Based Sanctions.’