Stephen Odgers S.C. is a barrister who was one of the founding members of Forbes Chambers, the first specialist criminal law chambers in Sydney.  He practices in all areas of criminal law but his particular specialisation is criminal appeals (Court of Criminal Appeal and High Court of Australia).  Career highlights include:

  • 1981-1985 Senior Law Reform Officer, Australian Law Reform Commission
  • 1986-1988: Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney
  • 1989: Admission to the NSW Bar
  • 1991-present: General Editor, Criminal Law Journal
  • 1996-1999: Member, Bar Council, NSW Bar Association
  • 2000: Appointment as Senior Counsel
  • 2001-present: Member, National Criminal Law Liaison Committee, Law Council of Australia
  • 2002-present: Chair, Criminal Law Committee, NSW Bar Association
  • 2006: Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney

Other books by Stephen Odgers include:

  • Australian Criminal Justice (5th edition, 2014) (with Mark Findlay and Stanley Yeo)
  • Principles of Federal Criminal Law (3rd edition, 2015)
  • Uniform Evidence Law (13th edition, 2018)