#ALTA2015 Storified!


The 2015 ALTA Conference took place at La Trobe Law School’s city campus last week. The theme of this year’s conference was Legal Education and Access to justice. It took place over a weekend full of engaging lectures and events, including the LSA 2015 Leo… Continue Reading

Staff Snapshot #3: Dr Fiona Kelly

Fiona Kelly La Trobe Law

Welcome to the third staff snapshot for 2015. Each month we will interview a La Trobe Law School academic about their research interests and career trajectories. Today’s post features Fiona Kelly, Senior Lecturer and Director of Research, who teaches, researches and writes about family… Continue Reading

Wrap Up of ‘It’s not Theft, it’s Art’

La Trobe Law School La Trobe University

On 20 July 2015, La Trobe Law School, in collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria held a joint panel on ‘It’s not Theft, it’s Art’. The event was chaired by Dr Oz Susler from La Trobe Law School. The expert panellists addressed… Continue Reading

Marc Trabsky on Coronial Architecture and Memories of the Dead

Marc Trabsky La Trobe Law School

In ‘The Custodian of Memories: Coronial Architecture in Nineteenth-century Melbourne’, Marc Trabsky, Lecturer at La Trobe Law School and Editor of the Law and Justice blog, explores the development of coronial architecture as a distinctive genre of legal architecture in Australia… Continue Reading

#ALTA2015 Day 2 Wrap Up


By Craig Over and Sabrina Tolsma We began Day 2 of #ALTA2015 with parallel sessions. The ‘Equity and Accessibility in Legal Education’ panel explored different models for clinical legal education in law schools. Mandy Shircore outlined the program available to regional students located in… Continue Reading

Savitri Taylor in The Conversation: ‘The Australian Border Force puts the final nail in transparency’s coffin’

Savitri Taylor The Conversation La Trobe refugee immigration

On July 1 the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service merged with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Hence, The Australian Border Force was born. Savitri Taylor, Associate Professor at La Trobe Law School, whose research focuses on refugee laws… Continue Reading

Legal Personhood in International Labour Law: The Domestic Worker

Jill Murray La Trobe Law

By Jill Murray The earlier series of posts about the concept of legal personhood, from the corpse to the refugee to the trustee, highlight the important role that law plays in defining and constructing conceptions of personhood, and the ways in which these… Continue Reading

Final program for ALTA 2015 released!


Inequality of access to legal services is a significant problem in Australia.  What role can law schools play in meeting legal needs? These are the burning questions of the 2015 ALTA conference edition. With the Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG,… Continue Reading