Information & Advocacy: The Lifeblood of a Functioning National Disability Insurance Scheme

By Darren O’Donovan The notion of choice – the ability to choose and plan the delivery of your supports is fundamental to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The central goal upon its creation was a shift from the rationed, top… Continue Reading

An access to justice approach to mediation and the construction of positive legal professional identity

The La Trobe Law School warmly congratulates Dr Lola Akin Ojelabi on her recent publication in the International Journal of the Legal Profession, entitled “An access to justice approach to mediation and the construction of positive legal professional identity” (citation… Continue Reading

Enforcement Mechanisms for Improving Australia’s Compliance with Decisions of the United Nations Human Rights Petition System – Part 2

Patrick Keyzer Darren O' Donovan

By Professor Patrick Keyzer (Head of La Trobe Law School) and Darren O’Donovan (Senior Lecturer in Law at La Trobe Law School, from June 2016) In our previous blog we discussed the Australian Government’s response to UNHRC decisions in a… Continue Reading

Dr Lola Akin Ojelabi Presents at the Annual Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference

On 5 April 2016 Dr Lola Akin Ojelabi, Senior Lecturer at La Trobe Law School, presented a paper titled ‘Conceptions of Justice in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Access to Family Justice’ at the University of Lancaster Law School, during the Annual Socio-Legal… Continue Reading

Professor Mary Anne Noone’s Submission to the Access to Justice Review

Mary Anne Noone La Trobe Law School

Professor Mary Anne Noone recently made a submission to the Access to Justice Review. Her submission addressed the following aspects related to the Review’s terms of reference: Definition of access to justice; Complex legal need; Integrated legal service delivery model;… Continue Reading

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly on Buzzfeed: “Someone Is Going To Die”: Meet The Trans Kids Fighting For The Right To Transition”

Fiona Kelly La Trobe Law

On 6 March 2016, La Trobe Law School Associate Professor Dr Fiona Kelly was mentioned in an article posted on Buzzfeed news, titled “Someone Is Going To Die”: Meet The Trans Kids Fighting For The Right To Transition”. In the article, Fiona… Continue Reading

Recent Article by Associate Professor Savitri Taylor in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Savitri Taylor La Trobe Law School Immigration

La Trobe Law School academic, Associate Professor Savitri Taylor, recently published ‘The Myth of Transit: the Making of a Life by Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Indonesia’ in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies with Swinburne researchers Robyn Sampson and… Continue Reading


Public Event: ‘Legally Defensible? A Legal Examination of Refugee Policies and Associated Implications’

On 18 February 2016, at La Trobe Law School’s City Campus, the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) will be hosting Labor MP Anna Burke and Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young as they discuss their parties’ refugee policies and plans. Joining them in discussion… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School Launches Secretariat for Australian Lawyers for Human Rights

The Honourable Justice Michael Kirby officially launched La Trobe Law School’s relationship with the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) on Friday 17 July 2015 at the Australian Law Teachers Association Conference. La Trobe Law School is pleased to announce that Ms… Continue Reading

LLS Staff Seminar #7: Family Violence – Should restorative Justice be Part of Law’s Response?

David Moore La Trobe University

In the seventh La Trobe Law School Staff Seminar for 2015, Dr David Moore will discuss the use of “restorative justice” in cases involving family violence and sexual offences.