Professor Stephen Smith, former foreign affairs and defense minister, is Patron of the Fremantle International Portrait Prize and Vice-Patron of Arthritis and Osteoporosis WA.
After retiring from politics, Stephen returned to Law and was appointed Winthrop Professor of International Law in 2014.
He was awarded a Bachelor of Jurisprudence in 1976, a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) at UWA in 1977 and admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of WA in the same year.
Professor Smith also obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in 1979, was admitted as a Barrister of the Bar of England and Wales (Middle Temple) in 1980, and awarded a Master of Laws from London University (London School of Economics) in International Law in 1982. He subsequently tutored part time in Public International Law at UWA in the mid 1980s.
Professor Smith is a member of the board of the Perth USAsia Centre, based at UWA and a member of the Advisory Board of the Perth legal firm, Lavan Legal.