Law School Seminar: In whose interests? The trade union official as fiduciary

Jill Murray La Trobe Law

Abstract Trade union officials have been held to owe fiduciary obligations to their union based on an analogy with company directors. The case law focuses on misuse of union resources, as seen in the recent high profile case brought against… Continue Reading

Law School Seminar: Unconstitutional constitutional provisions

In the first staff seminar of 2017, Dr Ridwanul Hoque will present a paper titled ‘Unconstitutional constitutional provisions’. Abstract The doctrine of basic structure (BSD) in South Asian constitutionalism allows the constitutional courts to declare a constitutional amendment unlawful. BSD (called… Continue Reading

Public lecture: Kerstin Steiner on the tangled web of politics, economics and law: the crisis management of 1MDB scandal

In this public lecture, La Trobe Law School’s Associate Professor Kerstin Steiner will present a paper titled ‘The Tangled Web of Politics, Economics and Law: The Crisis Management of 1MDB Scandal’. Abstract In 2015, allegations of mismanagement of funds in… Continue Reading

Careers Connect Fair 2017

The La Trobe Law Students’ Association extends a warm invitation to our students to be a part of our 2017 Careers Connect Fair. Participating organisations include the Victorian Law Reform Commission, Victorian Government Solicitors, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, Victoria… Continue Reading

Friendly mooting round: La Trobe Law School VS Deakin Law School

  This year La Trobe is entering a very competitive team of four top law students in the Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot. The Vis moot is one of the largest and most prestigious international moot competitions in the world, and attracts up… Continue Reading

ALHR invites you to the National Human Rights Conference: 17 – 18 February 2017

La Trobe Law School and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights are pleased to announce an exciting new development.  On 17 and 18 February 2017, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights will be hosting the inaugural Human Rights Conference in partnership with… Continue Reading

Book Launch: Paved with Good Intentions: Terra Nullius, Aboriginal Land Rights and Settler-Colonial Law

On 23 November 2016, La Trobe Law School would like to invite you to the launch of Hannah Robert’s new book called Paved with Good Intentions: Terra Nullius, Aboriginal Land Rights and Settler-Colonial Law. Abstract Over a century before Mabo… Continue Reading

Panel Event: Online/offline: Sexual Violence, Activism, and Justice

La Trobe Law School La Trobe University

Online/offline: sexual violence, activism, and justice draws together leading international and national scholars in the field of sexual violence to examine current practice, progress, and challenges in sexual violence justice and activism. In particular, the seminar will investigate the role… Continue Reading

Panel Discussion: ‘Free speech – how far is too far?’

La Trobe Law School La Trobe University

Millions are using technology every day to share, shame and celebrate, making social media both a powerful and destructive tool of free speech. But there are many unresolved questions of regulation and legal liability. Is the law keeping pace with… Continue Reading

Seminar: Violence Against Women – An International Human Rights Perspective

On Monday 22 August 2016, the La Trobe Law School was delighted to welcome the Chair of the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights Women and Girls Rights Subcommittee, Claire Hammerton to present a human rights based seminar to students. Claire… Continue Reading