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

Find Your Foundation: 10 Tips on Writing Research Essays

La Trobe Law School recently ran a Legal Skills Workshop of 2017 on writing research essays. Organised throughout the semester, these workshops aim to sharpen your legal and professional skills and provide you with some handy tips for your law… 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

Bendigo law student Tayla Anderson awarded John Koowarta Scholarship

Recently, Bendigo La Trobe Law student Tayla Anderson who was awarded the John Koowarta Scholarship, was featured in the Bendigo Advertiser. Ms Anderson is now in her fifth and final year of the double degree at La Trobe’s Bendigo campus… Continue Reading

Recent Publications by Associate Professor Fiona Kelly

Fiona Kelly La Trobe Law

Recently, La Trobe Law School’s Associate Professor Fiona Kelly published two academic articles entitled, “The family law implications of early contact between sperm donors and their donor offspring” and “The court process is slow but biology is fast’: Assessing the… 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

What do the Bill Leak cartoons have in common with nineteenth century images of Aboriginal people?

Hannah Roberts La Trobe Law School

By Hannah Robert In September last year at Friday night drinks, I was doing the hideously smug thing of showing my law school colleagues the various cover designs for my forthcoming book.  The publishers favoured one design, and I favoured… Continue Reading

Could you really go to jail for highlighting text in a PDF?

 Yesterday’s reporting of leaked private information shocked the public – and triggered further debate on how we go about constructing and overseeing the management of data and personal information. Reading that the mobile numbers of virtually all Australia’s serving MPs,… Continue Reading