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

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

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

Judiciaries as Tools of Illiberalism – Approaching the Turkish Case

On Wednesday 3 May La Trobe Law School’s Dr Oz Susler will be joining academics from Deakin University: Dr David Tittensor, Professor Ihsan Yilmaz, and Mr Tezcan Gumus at a panel event at Deakin University to discuss the implications of… Continue Reading

Public lecture: Kerstin Steiner on the tangled web of politics, economics and law: the crisis management of 1MDB scandal

In this public lecture, La Trobe Law School’s Associate Professor Kerstin Steiner will present a paper titled ‘The Tangled Web of Politics, Economics and Law: The Crisis Management of 1MDB Scandal’. Abstract In 2015, allegations of mismanagement of funds in… Continue Reading

Rose Clayton on her internship at the ASRC: “This experience could never have been replicated in a classroom.”

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and La Trobe Law School partnered together in 2016 to create a new Fast Track Clinic for asylum seekers who had arrived by boat and needed to apply for protection. The clinic was to be… Continue Reading

Offshore Detention Crisis Highlights the need to Ratify OPCAT

By Thomas Weston Week after week, Australians are confronted by tragic scenes in the media that expose the inhumanity of Australia’s policy of mandatory offshore detention for boat arrivals without a valid visa. A 23-year-old Iranian man named Omid recently… Continue Reading

Former VCE+ Student Ashleigh Livori on University Life: “I find university empowering”

I was given the opportunity to take Legal Institutions and Methods and Public Law through La Trobe Law School as a VCE+ Student in 2015. By taking these subjects, my ability to analyse materials for research and construct well-reasoned arguments… Continue Reading

Hear from ASPIRE Student Rebecca Spilipoulos: “This is Uni Life as a First Year!”

I have now been at La Trobe University for 7 weeks, and they have been some of the most exciting, interesting and stressful weeks of my life! I am currently undertaking four different subjects. As I am doing a double… Continue Reading

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Public Event: ‘Legally Defensible? A Legal Examination of Refugee Policies and Associated Implications’

On 18 February 2016, at La Trobe Law School’s City Campus, the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) will be hosting Labor MP Anna Burke and Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young as they discuss their parties’ refugee policies and plans. Joining them in discussion… Continue Reading