Creating responsible lawyers: the experience of La Trobe students at the Neighbourhood Justice Centre

By Joshua Furolo, Jelena Sarenac, Amanda Shackleton, Betty Elhouli, Mariella Tschur, Nathan Stubbings and Stella Cirrito Over the course of semester one, a combination of Law and Social Work students from La Trobe University have been completing a work placement… Continue Reading

La Trobe law student Heath Mitchell discusses running the Law School race, the shifting face of the economy, and his recent experience at the United Nations

By Heath Mitchell Being a dedicated law student is a tough up-hill battle, there is no avoiding this reality. Yet, if you have the stamina to pull through the challenges, and get back up time and time again, opportunities and… Continue Reading

Wellbeing Week 2017: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind – Exercise during Law School

Exercise. It’s a love hate relationship. More so if you are a time poor law student. It is often the last thing we want to think about when we’re balancing multiple deadlines and stress levels are high. But are we… Continue Reading

Wellbeing Week 2017: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind – Eating well in Law School

We have all been there. It’s late, you’re hungry, and cooking something from scratch is the last thing you feel like doing, especially with that pile of case law you need to read for tomorrow’s tutorial staring back at you.… Continue Reading

We need to talk about not talking about voluntary assisted dying

By Steven Tudor This year or next, Victoria is likely to get a law that will allow a person, at their request, to be helped to kill themselves, provided they have only a few weeks or months to live and… Continue Reading

Tom Weston on his Aurora Internship at the Environmental Defenders Office of the Northern Territory

By Thomas Weston The Aurora Internship Program provided me with a unique opportunity to gain practical legal experience, work in public interest environmental law, meet with Traditional Owners of the land, and explore and live a new city all at once.… Continue Reading

Professor Louis de Koker joins La Trobe Law School

Professor Louis de Koker has recently joined La Trobe Law School as a Professor of Law. His research in the past few years has focused on managing the relationship between financial inclusion and anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing objectives,… Continue Reading

Labour Law and Poverty: Exploring the Connections

La Trobe Law La Trobe University Anthony O'Donnell

By Anthony O’Donnell The recent decision of the Fair Work Commission to cut Sunday penalty rates for retail and hospitality workers has drawn attention to the key role our regulatory institutions play in ensuring people’s financial well-being. In fact, this… Continue Reading

What do the Bill Leak cartoons have in common with nineteenth century images of Aboriginal people?

Hannah Roberts La Trobe Law School

By Hannah Robert In September last year at Friday night drinks, I was doing the hideously smug thing of showing my law school colleagues the various cover designs for my forthcoming book.  The publishers favoured one design, and I favoured… Continue Reading

Could you really go to jail for highlighting text in a PDF?

 Yesterday’s reporting of leaked private information shocked the public – and triggered further debate on how we go about constructing and overseeing the management of data and personal information. Reading that the mobile numbers of virtually all Australia’s serving MPs,… Continue Reading