Dr Ross Jones joins the Centre for Health Law and Society!

Dr Ross Jones has just joined the Centre for Health Law and Society as an Associate. He held research and teaching positions at both the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney after completing his PhD at Monash University… Continue Reading

Addiction Veridiction: Mobilising Gender in Legal Accounts of Addicted Agency

On Tuesday 1 August 2017, Dr Kate Seear, ARC DECRA Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Law at Monash University presented a Research Seminar for the Centre for Health Law and Society, La Trobe Law School. Kate’s presentation, Addiction Veridiction: Mobilising… Continue Reading

High Prices of Medicines and The Regulation of Intellectual Property in Europe

On Monday 31st July 2017, Dr Gaëlle Krikorian presented at a Centre for Health Law and Society Research Seminar at La Trobe Law School. Dr Krikorian is based at the Interdisciplinary Research Institute on Social Sciences, Politics and Health (IRIS),… Continue Reading

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

Health Law: Frameworks and Context

Professor Anne-Maree Farrell, Director of the Centre for Health Law and Society, La Trobe Law School, has recently published a book, Health Law: Frameworks and Context, with Cambridge University Press (2017). Professor Farrell has co-authored the book with Professor John… Continue Reading

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