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

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

Panel Discussion: ‘Free speech – how far is too far?’

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Millions are using technology every day to share, shame and celebrate, making social media both a powerful and destructive tool of free speech. But there are many unresolved questions of regulation and legal liability. Is the law keeping pace with… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School’s newest partnership with the ASRC: “It’s a great opportunity for our students to help.”

On 12 September 2016, the ASRC and the La Trobe Law School launched a new clinical legal education program where La Trobe Law School students, under the supervision of legal practitioners, will assist the ASRC to clear a backlog of… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School’s Secondary School Mooting Competition 2016

This week heralded the beginning of the general rounds of La Trobe Law School’s Secondary School Mooting Competition. The competition sees fourteen teams of Year 11 Legal Studies students represent their school to battle it out for a place in the… Continue Reading

Risk Assessments and the Plight of Non-Citizens Deported From Australia

By Dave Martin On April 5, 2016 a New Zealand citizen died in Villawood Immigration Detention Centre. He was being held in custody because of recent changes to the Migration Act 1958 (Cth), which legislates that Australian non-citizens sentenced to over… Continue Reading

Enforcement Mechanisms for Improving Australia’s Compliance with Decisions of the United Nations Human Rights Petition System – Part 2

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By Professor Patrick Keyzer (Head of La Trobe Law School) and Darren O’Donovan (Senior Lecturer in Law at La Trobe Law School, from June 2016) In our previous blog we discussed the Australian Government’s response to UNHRC decisions in a… Continue Reading


How can Australia Improve its Record of Compliance with the United Nations Human Rights Petition System?

Patrick Keyzer Darren O' Donovan

The Head of La Trobe Law School, Professor Patrick Keyzer, and Dr Darren O’Donovan, who will be joining La Trobe Law School as a Senior Lecturer in May 2016, recently published a co-written book chapter discussing the relationship between Australia… Continue Reading

Hal Hunter versus Essendon: “Their sense of control have been taken away from them, when it comes to their health”

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This evening, Professor Patrick Keyzer appeared on the ABC’s Four Corners, to comment on 22 year-old Hal Hunter’s case against Essendon Football Club.  Hunter played at Essendon during the now notorious Essendon supplements scandal.  Patrick Keyzer is a Professor of… Continue Reading