We welcome our new Executive Director to the Commission

E iai matou le fiafiaga tele, e faalauiloa ai le amatalia aloa’ia o le Pule Faatonu a le Komisi o le Toefuataiga o Tulafono, le afioga ia Telei’ai Dr Lalotoa Mulitalo, I le aso 19 Iuni 2017.

O le afioga ia Telei’ai ua loa tausaga o lana tautua i le Malo ma e le taumate o le a tele sana sao i galuega a le Komisi e ala i lona tomai, agavaa ma lona naunautaiga mo le atinaeina o Samoa e ala i le toefuataina o tulafono ia lelei a atoatoa.

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director who commenced with the Commission 19/06/2017.

She comes with a fountain of knowledge and passion and we all look forward to what she has envisioned for the Commission.

ABOUT OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:

Telei’ai Dr Lalotoa Mulitalo Ropinisone Silipa Seumanutafa
Greg Urwin Awardee 2017
BA (USP); Cert in Law (USP); LLB (USP); PDLP (USP); PDLD (USP); LLM (ANU); PhD Law (UQ), Winner of the 2013 Dean’s Award for Research for Higher Degree Excellence

Career:
2017/06- : Executive Director, Samoa Law Reform Commission, Samoa
2017/03-05: Greg Urwin Awardee, Post Doctorate Visiting Scholar, TC Beirne School of Law, University of
Queensland
2016-2017: Legislative Drafting Consultant, Law Lecturer USP School of Law
2016/06-09: Post-Doctorate Visiting Scholar, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland
2015-2016: Parliamentary Legal Counsel, Parliament of Samoa (UNDP Contract)
2014-2015: Law Lecturer, School of Law, USP, Vanuatu
2014, 2015: Legislative Drafting Consultant (Short Term), Samoa & Canberra
2010-2013: PhD Scholar, TC Beirne School of Law, the University of Queensland
2005-2009: Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Attorney General, Samoa
1999-2005: State & Senior State Solicitor, Office of the Attorney General, Samoa
1992-1996: Court Officer, MJCA, (District/Supreme Courts; Court of Appeal; Land & Titles Court)
Affiliations:
• Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Samoa;
• Legislative Drafting &Legal Consultant, Samoa;
• Law Lecturer, School of Law, University of the South Pacific
• External Fellow, Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law; TC Beirne School of law, The University of Queensland.