What if magistrates courts delivered a different kind of justice?

By Kirsty Duncanson, Stephanie Falconer, Emma Henderson, and Nicole Shackleton Magistrates Courts are the engine rooms of the Australian criminal justice system.  Ninety six percent of Australian criminal cases are heard in magistrates’ courts.  Most of these cases are heard… Continue Reading

Winter School in Shanghai: Introduction to Chinese Law

La Trobe Law School, in cooperation with Shanghai University Law School, will offer a Winter School Subject – Introduction to Chinese Law in Shanghai – in November/December 2017. Enrolment will be limited to a maximum of 40 students. Introduction to… Continue Reading

The Coherence of Statutory Interpretation Symposium

The Centre for Legislation, Its Interpretation and Drafting has conducted its first highly successful Symposium. The ‘Coherence of Statutory Interpretation’ Symposium was attended by the judiciary, barristers, government legal counsel, and scholars from across Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. … Continue Reading

LLS/AIAL (Victorian Chapter) Seminar: Judicial Review and Human Rights

La Trobe Law School would like to invite you to the next LLS/AIAL Seminar: “Judicial Review and Human Rights”. Abstract A breach of human rights or the grounds of judicial review are both claims in public law but they remain… Continue Reading

Rethinking forensic mental health law

Last Friday La Trobe Law School lecturer Dr Fleur Beaupert presented a paper for a symposium on the topic of ‘The Harms and Fallacies of Medicine’ convened by Nexus: Monash Social Science, Humanities and Medicine Network. The symposium began with… Continue Reading

Staff Seminar: International Criminal Justice – are we at a crisis point?

Associate Professor Gideon Boas La Trobe Law School

In this staff seminar, Professor Gideon Boas will present a paper titled, ‘International Criminal Justice – are we at a crisis point?’. Abstract The International Criminal Court was to be the great bastion of international criminal justice, but 15 years into… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School presents ADR Professional Development Workshops

On 14 June 2017, La Trobe Law School will present professional development workshops on Alternative Dispute Resolution. The professional development sessions address topical and contemporary issues in ADR practice. These sessions will benefit anyone working as a lawyer, mediator or… Continue Reading

2017 Wellbeing Week Schedule Released!

You can tell by the weary looks from students and staff around the Law School that it is close to exam time, otherwise known as the ‘heads-down’ end of semester. It’s around this time of semester that you may feel… Continue Reading