Honorary Justice Michael Kirby celebrates 25th anniversary of La Trobe Law School

On the evening of 4 May 2017, Honorary Justice Michael Kirby was a panel member for La Trobe University’s bold thinking lecture on Health, Law and Sexuality. He was joined by fellow panel members Professor Gary Dowsett (Director of ARCSHS),… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School Lecturer Maria Elander mentioned in Phnom Penh Post

On 28 March 2017, La Trobe Law School Lecturer Dr Maria Elander was mentioned in a Phnom Penh Post news article titled ‘KRT ‘evolved’ on gendered crime‘. In the article, Dr Maria Elander commented on how the Extraordinary Chambers in… Continue Reading

Prisoners with disability – human rights and disability rights, a seminar by ALHR’s Natalie Wade

On Monday 8 August 2016 the La Trobe Law School welcomed the Disability Rights Chair of the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, Natalie Wade, to present a seminar to students on prisoners with disability and the criminal justice system. Natalie… Continue Reading

Stolen Lives: The Need to Recognise International Parental Child Abduction as a Stand-Alone Crime

Renata Romeo La Trobe Law School

By Renata Romeo The story of Sally Faulkner, the Brisbane mother at the centre of the botched attempt to recover her two children, Lahela, 5 and Noah, 3 from a bus stop in downtown Beirut, highlights the futile predicament parents… Continue Reading

New issue of Law in Context: ‘Contemporary Issues in Criminal Law’

This Special Issue of Law in Context has been edited by Dr Emma Henderson, and aims to explore contemporary issues in criminal law: “Coward’s-punch” manslaughter provisions; paperless arrest warrants; hooligan-partycrasher offences; bikie consorting laws; new bail provisions for domestic violence perpetrators;… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School’s Secondary School Mooting Competition 2016

This week heralded the beginning of the general rounds of La Trobe Law School’s Secondary School Mooting Competition. The competition sees fourteen teams of Year 11 Legal Studies students represent their school to battle it out for a place in the… 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 PhD Student Presented at the 2016 Asia Pacific Mediation Forum Conference

Rebecca Edwards La Trobe Law School

La Trobe Law School PhD student, Rebecca Edwards, presented a paper on her research at the Asia Pacific Mediation Forum’s Annual Conference, held in Lombok, Indonesia from 10-12 February 2016. The conference was conducted bilingually in Indonesian and English and… Continue Reading

Can Statistics Lie? How the Risk Matrix 2000 Influences Criminal Justice Outcomes in the UK

David J Cooke La Trobe Law School Glasgow Caledonian University

Since the mid-nineties, the judiciary system in the United Kingdom has utilised a tool called the ‘Risk Matrix 2000’ (RM2000), to determine whether an individual convicted of a crime will be likely to reoffend if given the opportunity. The outcomes… Continue Reading