Recent Article by Professor Paula Baron in the Australian Feminist Law Journal

Paula Baron La Trobe Law School

Professor Paula Baron, Chair of Common Law at La Trobe Law School, recently published ‘The Elephant in the Room? Lawyer Wellbeing and the Impact of Unethical Behaviours’ in the Australian Feminist Law Journal. In this article, Professor Baron looks into any unethical behaviour that… Continue Reading

New issue of Law in Context: ‘Ageing and the Law’

Law in Context Journal La Trobe Law School Ageing Legal History Turns

This Special Issue of Law in Context comprises six articles addressing some pressing issues of law and policy that arise from Australia’s ageing population. One article examines the legality of restraint of persons with dementia in Western Australia against the backdrop… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law Academic Writes in the Good Weekend on Motherhood and Grief

Last Saturday’s Good Weekend magazine carried an extract from La Trobe Law School Lecturer, Hannah Robert’s piece in Mothermorphosis – an anthology of Australian stories about the transformations wrought by becoming a mother, edited by Monica Dux and published by… Continue Reading

Critical Approaches to Human Rights and Disability at La Trobe University

International critical disability studies scholar, Professor Rosemarie Garland-Thomson from Emory University in the USA spent last week at La Trobe University. Professor Garland-Thomson was a guest of the La Trobe Law School. During her visit she spoke at two events… Continue Reading

LLS Staff Seminar #3: Discretionary Decision Making in Family Law – Legal Rule, Legitimate Guideline or Something Else?

In the third La Trobe Law School Staff Seminar for 2015, Associate Professor Lisa Young, School of Law, Murdoch University will examine the topic of discretionary decision making in family law. Abstract Family law is a jurisdiction characterised by discretionary decision making.… Continue Reading


La Trobe Law School Vis Moot April Update

(L to R) Jagpreet Sandhu, Ashley Angus, Stephanie D’Rozario, and Sophie Miller The La Trobe Law School Vis Moot Team landed in Vienna in late March for the 22nd Vis Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Prior to the official opening… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School Clinic Helps Orphans Reunite with Family

By Paghona Peggy Kerdo (La Trobe Law School) In the first week of February this year, two orphans touched down at Melbourne airport, went through customs and walked straight into the arms of their sister. The children, victims of the brutal civil… Continue Reading

Nicholas Taylor Talking About Iran’s Nuclear Deal on ABC Radio

Nicholas Taylor, Honorary Fellow at La Trobe Law School was interviewed on ABC Radio on 31 March 2015 about the forthcoming deadline for “talks aimed at securing a nuclear deal between Iran and The West”. For more information download the podcast here.


Public Lecture: Rosemarie Garland-Thomson on ‘Eugenic World Building and the Problem of Disability’

Transforming Human Societies Research Focus Area at La Trobe University warmly invites you to a Public Lecture on ‘Eugenic World Building and the Problem of Disability’ by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson on Thursday 9 April 2015. The lecture is supported by La Trobe… Continue Reading

Book Launch: Roger Douglas, Law, Liberty and the Pursuit of Terrorism (2014)

The La Trobe Law School invites you to the launch of Law, Liberty and the Pursuit of Terrorism by Roger Douglas on Tuesday 14 April 2015 at the State Library of Victoria. The book will be launched by Bret Walker SC.… Continue Reading