Raphael de Vietri joins La Trobe Law School

Recently, Raphael de Vietri joined La Trobe Law School as a part-time lecturer. Aside from working as a lecturer, Raphael de Vietri is also a lawyer. He practices and teaches criminal law and related areas. He has a particular interest… Continue Reading

Book Review: International Criminal Justice by Gideon Boas and Pascale Chifflet

Recently, Michael G. Karnavas reviewed International Criminal Justice by LLS Professor Gideon Boas and LLS lecturer Pascale Chifflet on his website. He gave the newly published book a very positive review: “In International Criminal Justice, Boas and Chifflet attempt, among… Continue Reading

Staff Seminar: International Criminal Justice – are we at a crisis point?

Associate Professor Gideon Boas La Trobe Law School

In this staff seminar, Professor Gideon Boas will present a paper titled, ‘International Criminal Justice – are we at a crisis point?’. Abstract The International Criminal Court was to be the great bastion of international criminal justice, but 15 years into… Continue Reading

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