What if magistrates courts delivered a different kind of justice?

By Kirsty Duncanson, Stephanie Falconer, Emma Henderson, and Nicole Shackleton Magistrates Courts are the engine rooms of the Australian criminal justice system.  Ninety six percent of Australian criminal cases are heard in magistrates’ courts.  Most of these cases are heard… Continue Reading

Bendigo law student Tayla Anderson awarded John Koowarta Scholarship

Recently, Bendigo La Trobe Law student Tayla Anderson who was awarded the John Koowarta Scholarship, was featured in the Bendigo Advertiser. Ms Anderson is now in her fifth and final year of the double degree at La Trobe’s Bendigo campus… Continue Reading

What do the Bill Leak cartoons have in common with nineteenth century images of Aboriginal people?

Hannah Roberts La Trobe Law School

By Hannah Robert In September last year at Friday night drinks, I was doing the hideously smug thing of showing my law school colleagues the various cover designs for my forthcoming book.  The publishers favoured one design, and I favoured… Continue Reading

Storify: This was the 2017 ALHR National Human Rights Conference on Twitter

The 2017 ALHR National Human Rights Conference took place at La Trobe Law School’s city campus on 17 and 18 February 2017, and was a big success! We have summarised the biggest Twitter highlights in an 2017 ALHR National Human… Continue Reading

2017 is the Year for Promoting & Protecting Human Rights in Australia – National conference examining Australia’s human rights performance looms

At a time when Australians’ human rights have never been more under threat, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) will hold a two-day national conference focused on improving human rights protections in Australia from February 17. The conference will bring… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School Alumnus Stephanie Falconer on her CAALAS placement: “I really feel like I was able to make a difference.”

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Every law graduate is required to do a certain amount of hours of professional placement before admission. While gaining this full time legal experience is invaluable some people can  feel quite intimidated (and even inconvenienced) by the idea of finding… Continue Reading

In Conversation: Hannah Robert & Anna Clark discussing Paved with Good Intentions

For the launch of  Paved with Good Intentions in October, we had planned an ‘In Conversation’ session between the author and launch-ee Hannah Robert and the illustrious launch-er (and author of no less than six books of her own), Dr… 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

Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program hosted a panel on Rural Community Leaders with a particular focus on Social Justice and Human Rights at La Trobe Law School

Recently, the Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program hosted a panel on Rural Community Leaders with a particular focus on Social Justice and Human Rights. The panel featured several speakers from different cultural backgrounds, who spoke about what social justice, human… Continue Reading

Shining a light on hidden places

By Nicole Shackleton Professor Patrick Keyzer, Dr Emma Henderson, Stephanie Falconer, Patrick McGee and I are very excited that our work on the United Nations Communication for Mr M. has come to the public’s attention. The Communication was a team… Continue Reading