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

Professor Patrick Keyzer on Drugs in sport and mitigating Client Risk

Recently, Head of La Trobe Law School Patrick Keyzer was featured on a LIV podcast on Drugs in sport and mitigating client risk. During the episode, Professor Patrick Keyzer speaks about the AFIRM research project that he is currently leading,… Continue Reading

LLS/AIAL (Victorian Chapter) Seminar: Judicial Review and Human Rights

La Trobe Law School would like to invite you to the next LLS/AIAL Seminar: “Judicial Review and Human Rights”. Abstract A breach of human rights or the grounds of judicial review are both claims in public law but they remain… Continue Reading

Professor Gideon Boas in the media

Associate Professor Gideon Boas La Trobe Law School

Recently, La Trobe Law’s Professor Gideon Boas made several media appearances speaking about Cardinal George Pell returning to Australia to face historical sex charges. On the World Today and in The Guardian, Professor Gideon Boas commented on the fact that… Continue Reading

The Fair Work Commission’s Decision on Casual and Part-Time Work

Jill Murray La Trobe Law

By Jill Murray Last week on 5 July 2017 the Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down a significant decision in relation to casual work. (FWC [2017] FWCFB 3541) This blog looks at the ramifications of one aspect of the decision,… 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

A Second Life with a Second Language

By Huaning Gu English, for most overseas students, is a second language. My friend’s daughter was born in China. She has been struggling with English since she started as a primary school student in Australia. Recently, the school teacher persuaded… 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