Law School Seminar: Unconstitutional constitutional provisions

In the first staff seminar of 2017, Dr Ridwanul Hoque will present a paper titled ‘Unconstitutional constitutional provisions’. Abstract The doctrine of basic structure (BSD) in South Asian constitutionalism allows the constitutional courts to declare a constitutional amendment unlawful. BSD (called… Continue Reading

Matthew Groves and Dan Meagher Join La Trobe Law School

La Trobe Law School would like to warmly welcome two leading public law academics this semester.  Professor Matthew Groves Professor Matthew Groves joined La Trobe University in late 2016.  Prior to that, he worked at Monash University for 15 years.… Continue Reading

Same-Sex Marriage Highlights Difference in Australian and United State Constitutional Arrangements

By Craig Over On June 6 the Supreme Court of the United States of America ruled in Obergefell v Hodges by a majority of 5:4 that a denial of marriage recognition of gays and lesbians was a denial of a fundamental… Continue Reading