La Trobe law student Heath Mitchell discusses running the Law School race, the shifting face of the economy, and his recent experience at the United Nations

By Heath Mitchell Being a dedicated law student is a tough up-hill battle, there is no avoiding this reality. Yet, if you have the stamina to pull through the challenges, and get back up time and time again, opportunities and… Continue Reading

Savitri Taylor in The Monthly: ‘For a rights-based response to asylum seekers’

Savitri Taylor La Trobe Law School Immigration

On 28 April 2017, La Trobe Law School’s Associate Professor Savitri Taylor published a piece called ‘For a rights-based response to Asylum Seekers Australia must work towards a medium-term solution‘, together with academics Klaus Neumann, Anne McNevin, Antje Missbach, and… Continue Reading

Associate Professor Sara Smyth interviewed on ABC Radio National Law Report

On 2 May 2017, Associate Professor Sara Smyth joined Damien Carrick on ABC Radio National’s Law Report to talk about how groups like the military, police, terror groups and criminals currently use drones, and how drones might be used in the… Continue Reading

Staff Seminar: International Law in Australian Public Debate

In this staff seminar, Dr Madelaine Chiam will present a paper titled, ‘International Law in Australian Public Debate’. Abstract The debate over the Trump administration’s missile attacks on Syria demonstrates how governments are now routinely expected to provide international legal… Continue Reading

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