Geoffrey Palmer, JD'67, Honored with University Alumni Award

Sir Geoffrey Palmer, class of 1967, had been named as one of the recipients of the University of Chicago’s 2011 Alumni Awards. Palmer has distinguished himself as a statesman not only in his native New Zealand, where he held important positions such as attorney general, minister of justice, and prime minister, but also in global matters in which he has served as an ad hoc judge in the International Court of Justice and as chairman of a United Nations panel. For five years he served as president of the New Zealand Law Commission and for eight years was the New Zealand commissioner on the International Whaling Commission.