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

Professor Gideon Boas interviewed on The Project

Associate Professor Gideon Boas La Trobe Law School

On 23 June 2017, Professor Gideon Boas was interviewed on Channel Ten’s The Project. In the episode, Professor Gideon Boas speaks about the three ministers who recently avoided contempt charges after they apologised to the Victoria Supreme Court. View the… Continue Reading

Correcting the Record? Rebutting Five Flawed Defences of the Robodebt Programme

By Darren O’Donovan Today sees the publication of the Senate Committee on Community Affairs’ report into the Department of Human Services’ “robodebt” programme. This system first started to wedge its way into my life at the very tail end of… Continue Reading

Staff Seminar: International Criminal Justice – are we at a crisis point?

Associate Professor Gideon Boas La Trobe Law School

In this staff seminar, Professor Gideon Boas will present a paper titled, ‘International Criminal Justice – are we at a crisis point?’. Abstract The International Criminal Court was to be the great bastion of international criminal justice, but 15 years into… Continue Reading

Death at the Margins of the State

Last week, La Trobe Law School lecturers, and Associate Members of the Centre of Health Law & Society, Dr Laura Griffin and Marc Trabsky, travelled to the University of Bath in the United Kingdom to present papers at the Centre… Continue Reading

Associate professor Savitri Taylor: The International Governance of Forced Migration

Savitri Taylor La Trobe Law School Immigration

Recently, La Trobe Law School’s Associate Professor Savitri Taylor published a chapter in a book titled, “The International Governance of Forced Migration” in A. Burke and R. Parker (eds) Global Insecurity: Futures of Global Chaos and Governance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)… Continue Reading

Trustees’ Bare Legal Title: Concept or Misconception?

Recently, La Trobe Law School Associate Lecturer Tobias Barkley published an article in the Australian Property Law Journal titled: Trustees’ Bare Legal Title: Concept or Misconception? Abstract There is a widespread idea that trustees hold a ‘bare’ or ‘dry’ title,… Continue Reading

Fatima Kanji wins the Law School heat of the Three Minute thesis competition!

La Trobe Law School congratulates Fatima Kanji (Winner) and Perla Guarneros Sanchez (Runner Up), in the Law School heat of the Three Minute thesis competition.  The 3MT©  competition is an exhilarating exercise, where Higher Degree Research students have three minutes… Continue Reading

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