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  1. 21 December 2021 - Legal Affairs

    Ensuring justice is done and seen to be done

    To promote public confidence, University of Melbourne research suggests courts need to reassess their test for determining potential judicial bias

  2. 4 November 2021 - Legal Affairs

    Can the courts save us from climate change?

    Governments around the world are being taken to court for climate change inaction, but University of Melbourne experts question if litigation can fill the gap.

  3. 25 May 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Judicial stress falls heaviest on magistrates

    A survey of Australian judicial officers finds magistrates are the most vulnerable to stress and burnout, according to University of Melbourne research

  4. 6 May 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Wellbeing survey of Australia’s judiciary reveals risk of distress and burnout

    University of Melbourne survey of the wellbeing of judges and magistrates shows judiciary coping well with high stress, but many show risk of distress, burnout

  5. 3 October 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Trial by Ouija Board: When jurors misbehave

    Jurors are often subject to considerable stress, argues a University of Melbourne expert, as a famous misconduct case involving a Ouija Board demonstrates.

  6. 23 May 2016 - Legal Affairs

    Judge, jury and Google

    The jury system needs to change to keep pace with 21st Century jurors, who are more digitally-connected than ever before.

  7. 25 February 2016 - Legal Affairs

    Research helps wipe the slate clean

    A pilot program that sees financial counsellors embedded in the court to give immediate advice to those facing bankruptcy is providing many with a fresh start.

  8. 20 November 2015 - Legal Affairs

    Coalface tactics

    Conservation groups are using the law to disrupt the coalmining industry and government approval of planned mines, says University of Melbourne expert.