What’s the Use of Public Interest Advocacy?

Abstract Looking back at three major cases he was involved in as a public interest advocate, Ray reflects on the ongoing questions: what’s the use of public interest advocacy and does it have a place at law school? The cases… Continue Reading

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

Disability, Health and Accessing the NDIS: Mastering the Maze of Interfaces

By Darren O’Donovan The recently announced review of the costs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has triggered debates regarding a perceived “blow out” in scheme costs. Government attempts to isolate the question of “cost” however, should not be allowed… Continue Reading

Jennifer Kanis at the second Alumni Law Breakfast: “We are hoping to build up the community to make a difference.”

On Friday 23 September 2016 the La Trobe Law School welcomed Jennifer Kanis, Director of Advocacy and Campaigns at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC)  as the keynote speaker at this semester’s alumni breakfast held at our City Campus in… Continue Reading

Chief Justice Robert French Opens La Trobe Law School Moot Court

On Friday 27 May 2016, the La Trobe Law School warmly welcomed the current Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, his Honour Chief Justice Robert French AC, to open the law school’s new Moot Court. The Moot Court… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School’s Secondary School Mooting Competition 2016

This week heralded the beginning of the general rounds of La Trobe Law School’s Secondary School Mooting Competition. The competition sees fourteen teams of Year 11 Legal Studies students represent their school to battle it out for a place in the… Continue Reading