CHLS Seminar: High Prices of Medicines and The Regulation of Intellectual Property in Europe

Abstract The recent arrival of Direct-Acting Antivirals (DAAs) against Hepatitis C in Europe has opened up an unprecedented debate about the price of medicines. It has highlighted a much greater systemic problem which goes beyond the cost of DAAs. It… Continue Reading

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

Rethinking forensic mental health law

Last Friday La Trobe Law School lecturer Dr Fleur Beaupert presented a paper for a symposium on the topic of ‘The Harms and Fallacies of Medicine’ convened by Nexus: Monash Social Science, Humanities and Medicine Network. The symposium began with… 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

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

La Trobe Law School – 7 Higher Degree Research Scholarships available

La Trobe Law School is celebrating its 25th birthday in 2017. We have a vibrant and supportive research culture dedicated to research excellence. Our doctoral students benefit from a wide variety of professional development opportunities within the School and within… Continue Reading

Professor Anne-Maree Farrell in The Conversation: “Brain stimulation is getting popular with gamers – is it time to regulate it?”

On 17 October 2016, La Trobe Law School Associate Professor Anne-Maree Farrell published an article in The Conversation titled ‘Brain stimulation is getting popular with gamers – is it time to regulate it?‘ In the article, the authors comment on… Continue Reading

Health claims and the law: the recent case of marketing probiotics for mastitis relief

by Laura Griffin What happens if a medicinal or therapeutic product is marketed without the science to back it up? How does Australian law protect consumers from these advertisements? Such circumstances have not given rise to much case law in… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School warmly welcomes visiting scholar Dr Sheelagh McGuinness

The La Trobe Law School looks forward to welcoming visiting scholar Dr Sheelagh McGuinness to the School between 25 July and 1 August 2016. Dr McGuinness is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol and will be… Continue Reading