La Trobe Law School Lecturer Maria Elander mentioned in Phnom Penh Post

On 28 March 2017, La Trobe Law School Lecturer Dr Maria Elander was mentioned in a Phnom Penh Post news article titled ‘KRT ‘evolved’ on gendered crime‘. In the article, Dr Maria Elander commented on how the Extraordinary Chambers in… Continue Reading

Public lecture: Kerstin Steiner on the tangled web of politics, economics and law: the crisis management of 1MDB scandal

In this public lecture, La Trobe Law School’s Associate Professor Kerstin Steiner will present a paper titled ‘The Tangled Web of Politics, Economics and Law: The Crisis Management of 1MDB Scandal’. Abstract In 2015, allegations of mismanagement of funds in… 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

Good luck to our Jessup mooting team!

On 7 february 2016, a group of La Trobe Law School students will head to Canberra to compete in the qualifying rounds of the 2017 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. We wish them to best of luck… Continue Reading

The prohibition on torture: An essential element of national security policies

By Darren O’Donovan What does it take to believe torture works? Why do we as a society often debate hypothetical ticking time bomb scenarios, and what does it say about our public discourse that they are so prominent? In this… Continue Reading

Preparing for the 2017 Willem C. Vis Commercial Arbitration Moot

By Kieren Bramham Mooting has always been something that’s given me a practical opportunity to apply all of the reading required in law school. I remember thinking during my first moot that I was learning more about criminal law than… Continue Reading

Rose Clayton on her internship at the ASRC: “This experience could never have been replicated in a classroom.”

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and La Trobe Law School partnered together in 2016 to create a new Fast Track Clinic for asylum seekers who had arrived by boat and needed to apply for protection. The clinic was to be… Continue Reading

Humanitarian Approaches to Nuclear Weapons Detonations and Nuclear Testing: Consultation Paper

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By James Bergus Earlier this year La Trobe Law School, through Global Change, Peace and Security, a journal published by Routledge in association with the School,supported a a workshop that took place in Melbourne in late 2015. The event is… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law student Jagpreet Sandhu receives CIArb Award

By Jagpreet Sandhu Early in November, I arrived home to some excellent news. Coming off a year-long circuit of international internships, I was quite honestly ready to never travel again. But as luck would have it, I was informed that… Continue Reading