Why should you be a social justice lawyer?

Recently, at La Trobe Open Day, La Trobe Law School welcomed the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre’s Legal Network Coordinator Melanie Book to speak to our students about what a day in the life of a social justice lawyer at the… Continue Reading

Legal Eagle “Falconer” Edition No 2: Randa Rafiq – La Trobe Law Students’ Association

As the Secretariat for Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR), Randa provides a range of new resources to ALHR which greatly enhance their ability to promote, practice and protect universally accepted standards of human rights throughout Australia and overseas. As… 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

La Trobe Law School and ASRC celebrate New Partnership: ‘Fast Track’ Legal Clinic Launch Event

La Trobe University Law School and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre are excited to announce their collaboration in establishing a new ‘Fast Track’ legal clinic at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. Fast Track Legal Clinic The new clinic sees La… Continue Reading

How Working with Asylum Seekers broadens our Legal Education

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By Rose Clayton In October 2015 I started volunteering in the Law Program of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. I avidly followed the plight of refugees in the news but I needed to physically do something about an issues I… Continue Reading

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Refugee Protection: A Conversation about Refugee Protection in the Asia-Pacific Region

A conversation about Refugee Protection

The major political parties have joined together to convince us that asylum seekers must be prevented from coming to Australia. However, they have not explained why asylum seekers attempt to come to Australia in the first place or what the… Continue Reading