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

Creating responsible lawyers: the experience of La Trobe students at the Neighbourhood Justice Centre

By Joshua Furolo, Jelena Sarenac, Amanda Shackleton, Betty Elhouli, Mariella Tschur, Nathan Stubbings and Stella Cirrito Over the course of semester one, a combination of Law and Social Work students from La Trobe University have been completing a work placement… 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

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’s newest partnership with the ASRC: “It’s a great opportunity for our students to help.”

On 12 September 2016, the ASRC and the La Trobe Law School launched a new clinical legal education program where La Trobe Law School students, under the supervision of legal practitioners, will assist the ASRC to clear a backlog of… Continue Reading

Edmund Simpson on his Placement at ALHR

By Edmund Simpson I am currently in my second month of a project taken through the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights – La Trobe Refugee Program (ALHR- LTU). The Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, or ALHR, is an association of… 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

La Trobe Law School Partnership with the Neighbourhood Justice Centre

A Wills and Wishes clinic to support people making complex life decisions in drafting their own Will is being delivered in an Australian-first partnership between the La Trobe Law School and the Neighbourhood Justice Centre (NJC) in Collingwood. Head of… Continue Reading

Professor Mary Anne Noone’s Submission to the Access to Justice Review

Mary Anne Noone La Trobe Law School

Professor Mary Anne Noone recently made a submission to the Access to Justice Review. Her submission addressed the following aspects related to the Review’s terms of reference: Definition of access to justice; Complex legal need; Integrated legal service delivery model;… Continue Reading