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

La Trobe Law School – Higher Degree Research Scholarships (x 8)

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

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

We need to talk about not talking about voluntary assisted dying

By Steven Tudor This year or next, Victoria is likely to get a law that will allow a person, at their request, to be helped to kill themselves, provided they have only a few weeks or months to live and… Continue Reading

15 May 2017: La Trobe Law School Wellbeing Week 2017 announced!

La Trobe Law School has just confirmed that will be running the second edition of Wellbeing Week in 2017! If you sometimes feel like law school is doing your head in, you are not the only one. Research indicates that… Continue Reading

CHLS Research Seminar: No Sweat: Leveraging Science to Cultivate Lasting Exercise Motivation and Behaviour Change

Abstract Despite over 30 years of marketing and promoting exercise to the general population the majority are still not regularly physically active. Have you ever wondered why it is that most people choose not to move given the multitude of… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School Assists in Submission to Senate NDIS Inquiry

Annabelle Pendlebury, Patrick Keyzer and Darren O’Donovan recently assisted the First Peoples Disability Network in the creation of a legislative submission to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The Committee is currently inquiring into the provision… 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