Why should you be a social justice lawyer?

Recently, at La Trobe Open Day, La Trobe Law School welcomed the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre’s Legal Network Coordinator Melanie Book to speak to our students about what a day in the life of a social justice lawyer at the… Continue Reading

Staff Seminar: International Criminal Justice – are we at a crisis point?

Associate Professor Gideon Boas La Trobe Law School

In this staff seminar, Professor Gideon Boas will present a paper titled, ‘International Criminal Justice – are we at a crisis point?’. Abstract The International Criminal Court was to be the great bastion of international criminal justice, but 15 years into… 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

Storify: This was the 2017 ALHR National Human Rights Conference on Twitter

The 2017 ALHR National Human Rights Conference took place at La Trobe Law School’s city campus on 17 and 18 February 2017, and was a big success! We have summarised the biggest Twitter highlights in an 2017 ALHR National Human… Continue Reading

2017 is the Year for Promoting & Protecting Human Rights in Australia – National conference examining Australia’s human rights performance looms

At a time when Australians’ human rights have never been more under threat, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) will hold a two-day national conference focused on improving human rights protections in Australia from February 17. The conference will bring… Continue Reading

Information & Advocacy: The Lifeblood of a Functioning National Disability Insurance Scheme

By Darren O’Donovan The notion of choice – the ability to choose and plan the delivery of your supports is fundamental to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The central goal upon its creation was a shift from the rationed, top… Continue Reading

Seminar recording: Online/offline sexual violence, activism and justice

The Online/offline: sexual violence, activism, and justice seminar was recorded on 25 November 2016. It draws together leading international and national scholars in the field of sexual violence to examine current practice, progress, and challenges in sexual violence justice and… Continue Reading

Wills & Wishes team executes 100th free will

By Ann Strunk It’s worth celebrating when you deliver an innovative legal service that uses an Australia-first model and delivers a century milestone. Over the past 10 months, 36 students built and delivered a legal service that gives City of… Continue Reading

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly mentioned in the Herald Sun

Fiona Kelly La Trobe Law

La Trobe Law Associate Professor Fiona Kelly, appeared in The Herald Sun newspaper on 22 November 2016 in an article titled ‘Mothers’ rights always beat a donor’s‘. In the article, Associate Professor Fiona Kelly commented on how single mothers should… Continue Reading

Jennifer Kanis at the second Alumni Law Breakfast: “We are hoping to build up the community to make a difference.”

On Friday 23 September 2016 the La Trobe Law School welcomed Jennifer Kanis, Director of Advocacy and Campaigns at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC)  as the keynote speaker at this semester’s alumni breakfast held at our City Campus in… Continue Reading