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

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Public Event: ‘Legally Defensible? A Legal Examination of Refugee Policies and Associated Implications’

On 18 February 2016, at La Trobe Law School’s City Campus, the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) will be hosting Labor MP Anna Burke and Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young as they discuss their parties’ refugee policies and plans. Joining them in discussion… Continue Reading

ALHR on Cuts to Legal Services in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has joined 26 other prominent signatories in an open letter to the Prime Minister requesting that he urgently reverse the proposed funding cuts to legal assistance services under the Attorney General’s portfolio, including Aboriginal and… Continue Reading

Agata Wierzbowski on the Alignment of the Interests of Clients and the Public Interest in Strategic Litigation

Source: Consumer Action Law Centre Agata Wierzbowski, the CLC Fellow for 2014/15, has posted a new blog entry on Client Interest, and Public Interest. She writes that the interests of clients and the public interest do not always align in strategic litigation. She… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School Students Participate in the Poker Machines Harm Whittlesea Campaign

(L to R) Jack Spencer, Fariha Zaima, Christina Hill Christina Hill and Fariha Zaima, LLB students at La Trobe Law School quickly got into the practical action of law reform, while completing a placement at Whittlesea Community Legal Centre in 2014. They attended… Continue Reading

Agata Wierzbowski on ‘Vancouver: Taking ‘The Plunge’ into Justice’

Source: Consumer Action Law Centre Agata Wierzbowski, the CLC Fellow for 2014/15, has posted a new blog entry on Vancouver: Taking ‘The Plunge’ into Justice. She writes about her conversations in Vancouver with the Community Legal Assistance Society, British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, West… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School Academics Research ‘Family Violence in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities’

In a recent article in the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 2015, Volume 26, Part 1, Dr Alikki Vernon and Dr Lola Akin Ojelabi from the La Trobe Law School, along with Helen Cleak and Tom Fisher examine how family relationship centres respond… Continue Reading

Agata Wierzbowski on ‘Listening to CLC Stories, and Celebrating Successes’

Source: Consumer Action Law Centre Agata Wierzbowski, the CLC Fellow for 2014/15, has posted a new blog entry on Listening to CLC Stories, and Celebrating Successes. She writes that in her conversations with Community Legal Centres across Victoria and New South Wales… Continue Reading

‘Keeping Them Honest – How community legal centres can better use strategic casework to enhance institutional accountability’

Source: Consumer Action Law Centre The 2014/2015 Community Legal Centre Fellow, Agata Wierzbowski (Consumer Action Law Centre), joined La Trobe Law School in January 2015 to work on a research project on strategic casework in community legal centres in Victoria. Agata… Continue Reading