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

From Community Legal Centre Clinic to Commercial Law Firm

By Stephanie Rizk In 2016, the La Trobe Law School and Neighbourhood Justice Centre teamed up to deliver the Wills and Wishes Clinic (“the Clinic”). Driven by a multidisciplinary model requiring the collaboration of law students and social work students,… Continue Reading

Dr Anita Mackay joins La Trobe Law School: “It’s an exciting time to be a law student.”

Recently, Dr Anita Mackay joined La Trobe Law School as a lecturer and the school’s JD coordinator. Having spent seven years in Canberra working for the Attorney-General’s Department, Dr Mackay brings a wealth of experience to La Trobe Law School,… Continue Reading

A Look Inside a LIV internship by Ashley Ambesi: “LIV is a fantastic resource for students at the beginning of their legal careers!”

Ashley Ambesi La Trobe Law School LIV internship

By Ashley Ambesi When I first began law school, I mainly knew of the Law Institute of Victoria through the Law Institute Journal – a handy publication full of succinct legal articles that helped me when writing legal essays .… Continue Reading

A Look Inside a LIV internship by Eliza Barnes: “I am so glad that I was given this opportunity”

By Eliza Barnes The Law Institute of Victoria was established in 1859. It is the peak body for the Victorian Legal Profession, representing more than 19 000 lawyers working in the legal sectors in Victoria, interstate and overseas. The role of… Continue Reading