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

LLS Staff Seminar #10: Laws and Societies in Global Contexts: Contemporary Approaches

In the tenth La Trobe Law School Staff Seminar for 2015, Professor Eve Darian-Smith, University of California, Santa Barbara, will discuss legal pluralism, socio-legality and the concept of the global in dealing with legal issues in the 21st century. Abstract In this talk, Eve Darian-Smith presents… Continue Reading

Associate Professor Lee Ann Basser on Disability Law and Human Rights at Law and Society Annual Meeting

Associate Professor Lee Ann Basser, Associate Head of School at La Trobe Law School spoke on 28-31 May 2015 at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting in Seattle, USA. Her paper was titled ‘Respect for Home and Family – Article 23 CRPD &… Continue Reading

Hannah Robert on Germaine Greer, Elton John and Birth Certificates in The Conversation

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Hannah Robert, Lecturer at the La Trobe Law School, recently discussed birth certificates, parentage laws and Germaine Greer’s comments on Elton John’s family in The Conversation. Hannah concludes that law’s response to the deconstruction of parentage prioritises the well-being of the child, healthy parent-child… Continue Reading