Australia’s Expanding Jurisprudence of Risk: Chasing Proportionality in preventive detention & supervision

Dr Darren O’Donovan has recently presented a paper, co-authored with the Dean of La Trobe Law School, Patrick Keyzer, in Onati, Spain. The article entitled Australia’s Expanding Jurisprudence of Risk: A critical analysis of the continuing growth of Australia’s preventive… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School Assists in Submission to Senate NDIS Inquiry

Annabelle Pendlebury, Patrick Keyzer and Darren O’Donovan recently assisted the First Peoples Disability Network in the creation of a legislative submission to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The Committee is currently inquiring into the provision… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law Graduate Jake Breheny wins Supreme Court Prize

Recently, La Trobe Law graduate Jake Breheny was one of seven Victorian students to win the Supreme Court Prize. The Prize winners were announced by Justice Mark Weinberg AO during an exclusive ceremony at the Supreme Court Library, and where… Continue Reading

Tom Weston on his Aurora Internship at the Environmental Defenders Office of the Northern Territory

By Thomas Weston The Aurora Internship Program provided me with a unique opportunity to gain practical legal experience, work in public interest environmental law, meet with Traditional Owners of the land, and explore and live a new city all at once.… 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

Recent Publications by Associate Professor Fiona Kelly

Fiona Kelly La Trobe Law

Recently, La Trobe Law School’s Associate Professor Fiona Kelly published two academic articles entitled, “The family law implications of early contact between sperm donors and their donor offspring” and “The court process is slow but biology is fast’: Assessing the… 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

Labour Law and Poverty: Exploring the Connections

La Trobe Law La Trobe University Anthony O'Donnell

By Anthony O’Donnell The recent decision of the Fair Work Commission to cut Sunday penalty rates for retail and hospitality workers has drawn attention to the key role our regulatory institutions play in ensuring people’s financial well-being. In fact, this… Continue Reading

CHLS Research seminar: Coronial practice, suicide rates and the problem of intent

Abstract This presentation will focus upon the problematic notion of ‘intent’ within Coronial death investigations, and its relation to widespread concerns over the accuracy of suicide statistics. It details some of the central results from ARC funded research into the… Continue Reading

Law School Seminar: In whose interests? The trade union official as fiduciary

Jill Murray La Trobe Law

Abstract Trade union officials have been held to owe fiduciary obligations to their union based on an analogy with company directors. The case law focuses on misuse of union resources, as seen in the recent high profile case brought against… Continue Reading