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

CHLS Research seminar: Coronial practice, suicide rates and the problem of intent

Abstract This presentation will focus upon the problematic notion of ‘intent’ within Coronial death investigations, and its relation to widespread concerns over the accuracy of suicide statistics. It details some of the central results from ARC funded research into the… Continue Reading

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

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

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

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

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

Dr Darren O’Donovan in featured in the news

Earlier this week, La Trobe Law School’s senior lecturer Dr Darren O’Donovan was featured on various news channels, after publishing his blog piece titled, ‘Querying the Government’s Authority to “Correct the Record‘. Dr Darren O’Donovan was quoted in articles published… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School – 7 Higher Degree Research Scholarships available

La Trobe Law School is celebrating its 25th birthday in 2017. We have a vibrant and supportive research culture dedicated to research excellence. Our doctoral students benefit from a wide variety of professional development opportunities within the School and within… 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