Last updated on: 2/4/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Cheryl Edwardes, LLM Biography

Title:
Consultant
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“The community may accept that some level of prostitution is inevitable. However, that does not mean supporting anything that might result in more brothels and more prostitutes. It certainly does not mean tacit endorsement of a system that could send a wrong message to young women that prostitution is a desirable career option…”

Speech at Australian Legislative Assembly, May 6, 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of prostitution. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to prostitution issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Consultant, 2005-present
  • Member of Parliament, Parliament of Western Australia (Positions included Environment Minister and Attorney General), 1989-2005
  • Attorney, 1986-1989
  • Woman Achiever, Jewish Council of Jewish Women Australia, 1993
  • Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship, 1993
  • Butterworths Criminal Law Prize, 1980
Education:
  • LLM, University of Western Australia
  • BJuris, University of Western Australia
  • BA, University of Western Australia
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Would Legal Prostitution Decrease Sexually Transmitted Diseases?