CHLS Seminar: Addiction Veridiction: mobilising gender in legal accounts of addicted agency

Abstract In this presentation, Dr Kate Seear explores the question of whether and in what ways the law and legal processes work to stabilise addiction as a health problem or ‘disease’. She also explores the associated gender implications of these… Continue Reading

Creating responsible lawyers: the experience of La Trobe students at the Neighbourhood Justice Centre

By Joshua Furolo, Jelena Sarenac, Amanda Shackleton, Betty Elhouli, Mariella Tschur, Nathan Stubbings and Stella Cirrito Over the course of semester one, a combination of Law and Social Work students from La Trobe University have been completing a work placement… Continue Reading

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly speaks at the Talking Justice Conference: “Are we doing enough to protect transgender children?”

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly was an invited speaker at the Talking Justice conference at the Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo. In its the fourth year, Talking Justice brings together some of the country’s finest writers, lawyers, activists and commentators tackle some… Continue Reading

Recent Publications by Associate Professor Fiona Kelly

Fiona Kelly La Trobe Law

Recently, La Trobe Law School’s Associate Professor Fiona Kelly published two academic articles entitled, “The family law implications of early contact between sperm donors and their donor offspring” and “The court process is slow but biology is fast’: Assessing the… Continue Reading

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly mentioned in the Herald Sun

Fiona Kelly La Trobe Law

La Trobe Law Associate Professor Fiona Kelly, appeared in The Herald Sun newspaper on 22 November 2016 in an article titled ‘Mothers’ rights always beat a donor’s‘. In the article, Associate Professor Fiona Kelly commented on how single mothers should… Continue Reading

Book Launch: Paved with Good Intentions: Terra Nullius, Aboriginal Land Rights and Settler-Colonial Law

On 23 November 2016, La Trobe Law School would like to invite you to the launch of Hannah Robert’s new book called Paved with Good Intentions: Terra Nullius, Aboriginal Land Rights and Settler-Colonial Law. Abstract Over a century before Mabo… Continue Reading

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly mentioned in The Courier Mail

Fiona Kelly La Trobe Law

La Trobe Law Associate Professor Fiona Kelly, appeared in The Courier Mail newspaper on 6 November 2016 in an article titled ‘Mums go online to track men who donated sperm‘. In the article, Associate Professor Fiona Kelly commented on the… Continue Reading

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly speaks at the Law Council of Australia’s National Family Law Conference

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly was an invited speaker at the Law Council of Australia’s National Family Law Conference at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 19 October. In a presentation titled “Parenting Disputes of the Future?”, Fiona discussed the… Continue Reading

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly interviewed on ABC Radio National’s PM

Fiona Kelly La Trobe Law

On 5 July 2016, Associate Professor Dr Fiona Kelly, was interviewed on ABC Radio National’s PM. She spoke about her research on transgender people under the age of 18 having to seek court permission to start taking cross-sex hormones. In an… 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