CHLS Annual Public Lecture: The Future of Human Mortality: Death, Technology and the Law

The Centre for Health Law and Society would like to invite you to its annual Lecture on ‘The Future of Human Mortality: Death, Technology and the Law’. Synopsis Since the mid-19th century, the dead body in the Western imagination has… Continue Reading

Death at the Margins of the State

Last week, La Trobe Law School lecturers, and Associate Members of the Centre of Health Law & Society, Dr Laura Griffin and Marc Trabsky, travelled to the University of Bath in the United Kingdom to present papers at the Centre… Continue Reading

CHLS Research seminar: Coronial practice, suicide rates and the problem of intent

Abstract This presentation will focus upon the problematic notion of ‘intent’ within Coronial death investigations, and its relation to widespread concerns over the accuracy of suicide statistics. It details some of the central results from ARC funded research into the… Continue Reading

Recent Publication on Coronial Law and Spatial Justice

In ‘Walking With the Dead: Coronial Law and Spatial Justice in the Necropolis’, Marc Trabsky, Lecturer, La Trobe Law School, “explores a spatial history of the office of coroner in the nineteenth century”. He “examines how the movements of the… Continue Reading

Marc Trabsky Presents a Seminar on “Law, Place and the Dead” at Flinders Law School

Marc Trabsky La Trobe Law School

On Thursday 11 August 2016, La Trobe Law School Lecturer Marc Trabsky will be presenting a Flinders University Research Seminar titled ‘Law, Place and the Dead’. The flyer for this event can be accessed, here. Abstract This seminar explores the… Continue Reading

Recent Article by Marc Trabsky in the International Journal of Law in Context

Marc Trabsky La Trobe Law School

Coronial manuals first appeared in Australia in the nineteenth century. They differed from their English counterparts insofar as they addressed the problem of a paucity of technical knowledge and the difficulty of transmitting legal opinions across vast frontiers. One of the most notable manuals was… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law Academics at the 2015 Law, Literature and Humanities Conference

Literature, Law and Humanities Conference, La Trobe Law Marc Trabsky, Laura Griffin, Lee Ann Basser

The Law, Literature and the Humanities Association of Australasia Conference will take place from 9 to 12 December 2015 at University of Technology Sydney Law School. The theme of this years conference is ‘Complicities’. La Trobe Law School academics, Associate Professor Lee… Continue Reading

Marc Trabsky on Coronial Architecture and Memories of the Dead

Marc Trabsky La Trobe Law School

In ‘The Custodian of Memories: Coronial Architecture in Nineteenth-century Melbourne’, Marc Trabsky, Lecturer at La Trobe Law School and Editor of the Law and Justice blog, explores the development of coronial architecture as a distinctive genre of legal architecture in Australia… Continue Reading

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Legal Personhood #1: The Corpse

Marc Trabsky La Trobe Law School

Welcome to the first blog post in a series of entries on the theme of legal personhood. Each fortnight we will ask a La Trobe Law School academic to write about how the concept of legal personhood intersects with their research interests.… Continue Reading