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

Creating responsible lawyers: the experience of La Trobe students at the Neighbourhood Justice Centre

By Joshua Furolo, Jelena Sarenac, Amanda Shackleton, Betty Elhouli, Mariella Tschur, Nathan Stubbings and Stella Cirrito Over the course of semester one, a combination of Law and Social Work students from La Trobe University have been completing a work placement… 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

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

Learning the Law: 5 tips to prepare yourself for Law School mentally

Reaching law school is an achievement in itself. Even just applying is a demonstration of your ambition and enthusiasm, not to mention the hurdles you’ve had to overcome and the hard work you’ve had to put in, to get here.… Continue Reading

Disability, Health and Accessing the NDIS: Mastering the Maze of Interfaces

By Darren O’Donovan The recently announced review of the costs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has triggered debates regarding a perceived “blow out” in scheme costs. Government attempts to isolate the question of “cost” however, should not be allowed… Continue Reading

The 20 year queue: Family reunion for “genuine” refugees unlikely

By Vanessa Bacchetti and Kobra Moradi Imagine being told by the Government that you must wait 20 years to see your family. This happened to 22 year old Ali, a Syrian refugee. His story was told recently by Shen Narayansamy… Continue Reading

An access to justice approach to mediation and the construction of positive legal professional identity

The La Trobe Law School warmly congratulates Dr Lola Akin Ojelabi on her recent publication in the International Journal of the Legal Profession, entitled “An access to justice approach to mediation and the construction of positive legal professional identity” (citation… Continue Reading

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly interviewed on ABC Radio National’s PM

Fiona Kelly La Trobe Law

On 5 July 2016, Associate Professor Dr Fiona Kelly, was interviewed on ABC Radio National’s PM. She spoke about her research on transgender people under the age of 18 having to seek court permission to start taking cross-sex hormones. In an… Continue Reading

How can I get through Law School unscathed? Five pieces of advice we picked up from Wellbeing Week 2016

With over seventy responses to out Wellbeing Week survey, we distilled the most useful ones into a list that can make your law school career easier. Here are our top 5 tips: 1. Remember to relax. Law students are the… Continue Reading