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New law finally gives voice to the Yarra River’s traditional owners

Can a river be treated as a legal person? Victoria's Yarra River now has a 'voice of the river' to speak on its behalf for any decisions affecting it.

Social media #fail: how far does my duty of care extend?

Watch Monash Law School's leading student advocates present both sides in this fictitious modern-day take on the classic Donoghue v Stevenson #snailfail negligence case.

Social media #fail: how far does my duty of care extend?

Watch Monash Law School's leading student advocates present both sides in this fictitious modern-day take on the classic Donoghue v Stevenson #snailfail negligence case.

A dagger at the heart of society

When a policeman is murdered in a small country town, the stage is set for a showdown between his killers and a political system with everything to lose. Dr Stephen Gray explores this little-known story one century on.

New practical work guarantee for Monash Law students

A new professional work placement will be offered to all new students who wish to incorporate a practical component credited towards their Monash Law degree.

How important are tech skills in the legal industry?

A Monash Law student questions how tech-savvy law grads need to be.

Postal vote is the latest attempt to block marriage equality

The Federal Government's announcement of a postal plebiscite on same sex marriage is only their latest attempt to block marriage equality, according to leading human rights expert Professor Paula Gerber.

New Moot Court opens

The Monash Law Faculty's new state-of-the-art Moot Court opens with an inaugural student moot in front of a packed house.