- Message from the Dean
There is nothing more satisfying in my role as Dean than hearing the stories of members of the MLS community who have achieved success and made a difference to the world.
- Advocating for change: disability and the law
A football accident had a profound impact on graduate lawyer Matt Pierri; the Melbourne Law School graduate has long been an advocate for people with disabilities because of it.
- Reframing intervention in civil war
A new project at Melbourne Law School establishes an interdisciplinary research team that will reframe the legal approach to foreign intervention in civil wars.
- Why sound and the law need a fair hearing
For an institution built on principles like a fair hearing in court, the law has been strangely tin- eared when it comes to questions of sound.
- The mentoring effect
The MLS Mentor Program is proving invaluable to both students and professionals alike, with mentors providing advice to both MLS Juris Doctor and international Masters students.
- Melbourne Law School’s strengthening connections in the Asia region
Melbourne Law School’s place in the Asia region and its relationship with leading universities and legal institutions, particularly in India, is growing stronger every day.
- Lawyers on board(s)
Board positions are highly contested and make an excellent career move for legal professionals to diversify their career portfolio.
- Tales from the frontline of the refugee crisis
Last year, Melbourne Law School graduate Shaan Ali (JD, 2015) saw a harrowing image of a Syrian mother drowning as she held her baby above the water. It moved him to help out on the frontline of Europe’s refugee crisis.
- The law & I
A career in the law can be rich and rewarding. Here, members of the MLS alumni community share a defining moment in their distinguished careers.
- Opportunity that rose from the desert
MLS alumna Anneliese Reinhold has carved out a distinguished legal career in the Middle East, the centre of a dynamic and emerging legal market.
- In pursuit of gender equality
Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has said that universities are one of three key areas for driving change to achieve national gender equality.
- Cheryl Saunders Scholarship launched
Melbourne Law School has had the privilege of its rich history and teaching and learning environment being shaped by leading figures in the law.
- Breaking down the supermarket duopoly
Supermarkets have faced increased scrutiny over the past few years with concerns the major chains – Coles and Woolworths – deny consumers and suppliers the benefits of fair competition.
- Welcome to new MLS Staff
Every year we search the world to bring the best teachers and researchers to Melbourne Law School. In 2016 we welcome another talented group of people to MLS who bring a diversity of experiences and backgrounds.
- Journey of a MLS graduate from NYC to Melbourne and back
Kristen Sisko is the first lawyer in her family.
- Professor Adrienne Stone awarded ARC Laureate Fellowship
Professor Adrienne Stone was honoured in May with the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellowship for her work into liberal democracies, and how constitutions can both unify and encourage diversity in modern society.
- Melbourne Law School welcomes landmark legal education decision in Singapore
The Federal Government has announced that the Juris Doctor qualifications of 10 Australian universities, including the Melbourne Juris Doctor, will now be recognised in Singapore.