Joseph Gerard Santamaria
|Judge of the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria|
20 August 2013 –14 July 2018
|Born||14 July 1948|
|Education||University of Melbourne University of Oxford|
|Occupation||Judge, lawyer, academic|
Joseph Gerard Santamaria(born 14 July 1948) is an Australian jurist and a former judge of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria. He was appointed to the Court of Appeal in August 2013.
Santamaria attended St Patrick's College, East Melbourne. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws with honours from the University of Melbourne. He later attended University College, Oxford, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Law and a Bachelor of Letters.
Santamaria was admitted to legal practice in 1973. In 1977, he took up a full-time position as an academic at Melbourne Law School. In 1978, he was called to the Victorian Bar and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1994.He practised primarily in commercial law and equity. In August 2013, he joined the Court of Appeal, where he remained until his retirement in July 2018.
Together with Ian Renard, Santamaria is the co-author of Takeovers and Reconstructions in Australia.Between 1978 and 1990, Santamaria was a reporter for the Commonwealth Law Reports .
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