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

2017 is the year for human rights

By Alex Virgo ‘We have human rights because we are human, but people don’t seem to understand that.’ It has been over a week since I attended the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights inaugural conference, but these words spoken by… Continue Reading

Querying the Government’s Authority to “Correct the Record”

By Darren O’Donovan “We don’t comment on particular cases”.  Few lines are more ubiquitous in the public sphere. It is no surprise therefore, that the controversy regarding the disclosure of an individual’s personal information by the Department of Human Services… Continue Reading

From Community Legal Centre Clinic to Commercial Law Firm

By Stephanie Rizk In 2016, the La Trobe Law School and Neighbourhood Justice Centre teamed up to deliver the Wills and Wishes Clinic (“the Clinic”). Driven by a multidisciplinary model requiring the collaboration of law students and social work students,… Continue Reading

Legal skills 101 workshops: broaden your legal and professional skills

This semester, La Trobe Law School will be hosting its Legal Skills 101 Workshops in collaboration with the La Trobe Law Students Association. Make sure to attend these sessions, as they can be an enormous aid in sharpening the skills… Continue Reading

Learning the Law: 5 tips to prepare yourself for Law School mentally

Reaching law school is an achievement in itself. Even just applying is a demonstration of your ambition and enthusiasm, not to mention the hurdles you’ve had to overcome and the hard work you’ve had to put in, to get here.… Continue Reading