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

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

Legal skills 101 workshops: broaden your legal and professional skills

This semester, La Trobe Law School will be hosting its Legal Skills 101 Workshops in collaboration with the La Trobe Law Students Association. Make sure to attend these sessions, as they can be an enormous aid in sharpening the skills… Continue Reading

Criminal justice reform to combat gun crime and organised crime: How far is too far?

By Fleur Beaupert Independent systems and practices reviews can provide governments with objective evaluations of the effectiveness of new law and policy regimes and whether they have been implemented in a reasonable, lawful and rights-respecting manner. I was part of… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law Assists Australian Taxation Office with its Professional Development

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Earlier this year La Trobe Law School, together with the support of the University, established the Centre for Legislation, Its Interpretation and Drafting. The purpose of the Centre is to foster excellence in legislation, its interpretation and drafting. The Patron… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School academics Jill Murray and Anthony O’Donnell awarded $450,000 by the Australian Research Council (ARC)

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La Trobe Law School academics Jill Murray and Anthony O’Donnell are amongst a group of 11 leading labour law and industrial relations scholars awarded $450,000 by the Australian Research Council (ARC) in its latest round of funding. The money will… Continue Reading

Dr Francine Rochford writes in The Bendigo Advertiser

Dr Francine Rochford appeared in The Bendigo Advertiser newspaper on 25 October 2016, in an article titled ‘On people as property‘. Dr Rochford wrote about what ‘people as property’ means in a legal context. She will also speak about this… Continue Reading

Fair Work Building & Construction: Entry Level Employment Opportunity for Law Graduates!

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The La Trobe University Careers & Employability recently published an Entry Level Employment Opportunity for a position at the Fair Work Building and Construction agency, which is an incredibly valuable opportunity for law graduates. We spoke to the FWBC’s Eddie… Continue Reading

Panel Discussion: ‘Free speech – how far is too far?’

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Millions are using technology every day to share, shame and celebrate, making social media both a powerful and destructive tool of free speech. But there are many unresolved questions of regulation and legal liability. Is the law keeping pace with… 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