Faculty of Law

Pathik J new Dean of Uni Fiji

Justice Devendra Pathik

Former High Court of Fiji judge, Justice Devendra Pathik has been made the Dean of the School of Law at the University of Fiji.

Justice Pathik graduated as a lawyer from the University of Tasmania Faculty of Law in 1957 and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 1957 and in Fiji in 1958. After practicing as a lawyer for 15 years, he became a Magistrate in 1972 before serving the High Court from 1993 until his recent  retirement in April. He has served in all major districts of Fiji over the course of his legal career, including all the islands in Lau and in Vanua Levu.

While most his age will be at home thinking of their days, the story is different for Justice Pathik who has commented on his enjoyment of his position of Dean at the Faculty of Law. Justice Pathik was instrumental in the establishment of the Faculty in Samabula, and the first graduations in law from the University of Fiji will happen this year.

Justice Pathik graduated as a lawyer from the University of Tasmania Faculty of Law in 1957 and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 1957 and in Fiji in 1958. After practicing as a lawyer for 15 years, he became a Magistrate in 1972 before serving the High Court from 1993.

Published on: 12 Jul 2011 10:15am