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

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly speaks at the Talking Justice Conference: “Are we doing enough to protect transgender children?”

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly was an invited speaker at the Talking Justice conference at the Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo. In its the fourth year, Talking Justice brings together some of the country’s finest writers, lawyers, activists and commentators tackle some… Continue Reading

Wellbeing Week 2017: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind – Eating well in Law School

We have all been there. It’s late, you’re hungry, and cooking something from scratch is the last thing you feel like doing, especially with that pile of case law you need to read for tomorrow’s tutorial staring back at you.… Continue Reading

Dr Kerstin Steiner joins La Trobe Law School

Dr Kerstin Steiner has recently joined La Trobe Law School as an Associate Professor of Law. Kerstin’s research interests include the study of Southeast Asian legal systems, touching on issues such as: comparative law methodology when undertaking Southeast Asian legal… Continue Reading

2017 Wellbeing Week Schedule Released!

You can tell by the weary looks from students and staff around the Law School that it is close to exam time, otherwise known as the ‘heads-down’ end of semester. It’s around this time of semester that you may feel… Continue Reading

Honorary Justice Michael Kirby celebrates 25th anniversary of La Trobe Law School

On the evening of 4 May 2017, Honorary Justice Michael Kirby was a panel member for La Trobe University’s bold thinking lecture on Health, Law and Sexuality. He was joined by fellow panel members Professor Gary Dowsett (Director of ARCSHS),… Continue Reading

Professor Gideon Boas on interviewed on ABC’s The World Today

Associate Professor Gideon Boas La Trobe Law School

On 8 May 2017, Professor Gideon Boas was interviewed on ABC News’ The World Today. In the interview, Professor Gideon Boas comments on how recent reforms in Victoria might affect rape trials. Listen to the full interview on the ABC… Continue Reading

Victorian Post-graduate Criminology Conference 2017: registration now open with a call for abstracts

You are warmly invited to register for the 2017 Victorian Post-graduate Criminology Conference to be held on July 7th at Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins St, Docklands. This is a free event with catering provided, supported by… Continue Reading

We need to talk about not talking about voluntary assisted dying

By Steven Tudor This year or next, Victoria is likely to get a law that will allow a person, at their request, to be helped to kill themselves, provided they have only a few weeks or months to live 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