La Trobe law student Heath Mitchell discusses running the Law School race, the shifting face of the economy, and his recent experience at the United Nations

By Heath Mitchell Being a dedicated law student is a tough up-hill battle, there is no avoiding this reality. Yet, if you have the stamina to pull through the challenges, and get back up time and time again, opportunities and… Continue Reading

Shining a light on hidden places

By Nicole Shackleton Professor Patrick Keyzer, Dr Emma Henderson, Stephanie Falconer, Patrick McGee and I are very excited that our work on the United Nations Communication for Mr M. has come to the public’s attention. The Communication was a team… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law Student Spends 6 Months with United Nations War Crimes Tribunal

By Jagpreet Sandhu This time last year I was preparing my application for an internship that I had heard about. It involved spending about 6 months in Cambodia, working for the United Nations. The background for this is quite interesting.… Continue Reading

Mandatory Detention of Children is Cruel and Immoral

Minoli Perera La Trobe Law School Human Rights Refugees

By Minoli Perera The Australian government’s policy of mandatory detention for boat-arriving asylum seekers has been characterised by commentators as a human rights violation. Under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) there is no time limit on detention and as a… Continue Reading