Victorian Post-graduate Criminology Conference 2017: registration now open with a call for abstracts

You are warmly invited to register for the 2017 Victorian Post-graduate Criminology Conference to be held on July 7th at Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins St, Docklands. This is a free event with catering provided, supported by… 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

Savitri Taylor in The Monthly: ‘For a rights-based response to asylum seekers’

Savitri Taylor La Trobe Law School Immigration

On 28 April 2017, La Trobe Law School’s Associate Professor Savitri Taylor published a piece called ‘For a rights-based response to Asylum Seekers Australia must work towards a medium-term solution‘, together with academics Klaus Neumann, Anne McNevin, Antje Missbach, and… Continue Reading

Associate Professor Sara Smyth interviewed on ABC Radio National Law Report

On 2 May 2017, Associate Professor Sara Smyth joined Damien Carrick on ABC Radio National’s Law Report to talk about how groups like the military, police, terror groups and criminals currently use drones, and how drones might be used in the… Continue Reading

Judiciaries as Tools of Illiberalism – Approaching the Turkish Case

On Wednesday 3 May La Trobe Law School’s Dr Oz Susler will be joining academics from Deakin University: Dr David Tittensor, Professor Ihsan Yilmaz, and Mr Tezcan Gumus at a panel event at Deakin University to discuss the implications of… Continue Reading

15 May 2017: La Trobe Law School Wellbeing Week 2017 announced!

La Trobe Law School has just confirmed that will be running the second edition of Wellbeing Week in 2017! If you sometimes feel like law school is doing your head in, you are not the only one. Research indicates that… Continue Reading

Staff Seminar: International Law in Australian Public Debate

In this staff seminar, Dr Madelaine Chiam will present a paper titled, ‘International Law in Australian Public Debate’. Abstract The debate over the Trump administration’s missile attacks on Syria demonstrates how governments are now routinely expected to provide international legal… Continue Reading

CHLS Research Seminar: No Sweat: Leveraging Science to Cultivate Lasting Exercise Motivation and Behaviour Change

Abstract Despite over 30 years of marketing and promoting exercise to the general population the majority are still not regularly physically active. Have you ever wondered why it is that most people choose not to move given the multitude of… Continue Reading

Australia’s Expanding Jurisprudence of Risk: Chasing Proportionality in preventive detention & supervision

Dr Darren O’Donovan has recently presented a paper, co-authored with the Dean of La Trobe Law School, Patrick Keyzer, in Onati, Spain. The article entitled Australia’s Expanding Jurisprudence of Risk: A critical analysis of the continuing growth of Australia’s preventive… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School Assists in Submission to Senate NDIS Inquiry

Annabelle Pendlebury, Patrick Keyzer and Darren O’Donovan recently assisted the First Peoples Disability Network in the creation of a legislative submission to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The Committee is currently inquiring into the provision… Continue Reading