Associate Professor Fiona Kelly speaks at the Talking Justice Conference: “Are we doing enough to protect transgender children?”

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly was an invited speaker at the Talking Justice conference at the Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo. In its the fourth year, Talking Justice brings together some of the country’s finest writers, lawyers, activists and commentators tackle some… Continue Reading

Dr Kerstin Steiner joins La Trobe Law School

Dr Kerstin Steiner has recently joined La Trobe Law School as an Associate Professor of Law. Kerstin’s research interests include the study of Southeast Asian legal systems, touching on issues such as: comparative law methodology when undertaking Southeast Asian legal… Continue Reading

2017 Wellbeing Week Schedule Released!

You can tell by the weary looks from students and staff around the Law School that it is close to exam time, otherwise known as the ‘heads-down’ end of semester. It’s around this time of semester that you may feel… 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

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

La Trobe Law Graduate Jake Breheny wins Supreme Court Prize

Recently, La Trobe Law graduate Jake Breheny was one of seven Victorian students to win the Supreme Court Prize. The Prize winners were announced by Justice Mark Weinberg AO during an exclusive ceremony at the Supreme Court Library, and where… Continue Reading

Tom Weston on his Aurora Internship at the Environmental Defenders Office of the Northern Territory

By Thomas Weston The Aurora Internship Program provided me with a unique opportunity to gain practical legal experience, work in public interest environmental law, meet with Traditional Owners of the land, and explore and live a new city all at once.… Continue Reading

Professor Louis de Koker joins La Trobe Law School

Professor Louis de Koker has recently joined La Trobe Law School as a Professor of Law. His research in the past few years has focused on managing the relationship between financial inclusion and anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing objectives,… 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