A Constitution shaped by distance
Australia is a big country, as well as globally remote; University of Melbourne experts look at what role distance has played in our constitutional development.
How Australia got so many law schools
The number of law schools in Australia is a reflection of higher education policy, say University of Melbourne experts.
They’re using my face
The Cambridge Analytica saga highlights the problem of misleading conduct: University of Melbourne experts say profit stripping offenders may protect consumers.
The legal rights of rivers
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, environmental law expert Erin O'Donnell explains the legal rights of rivers.
Iceland’s proposed circumcision ban
Iceland could become the first European country to ban male circumcision; University of Melbourne experts look at the ethical and legal issues at stake.
Data security in the spotlight
The Notifiable Data Breaches scheme will help keep our data safer, say University of Melbourne legal experts, but it could go further, like schemes overseas do.
Why law degrees matter
"Too many kids do law" according to PM Malcolm Turnbull: but the University of Melbourne's new Dean of Law says the degree creates significant public good.
Boy or girl: Should we be able to choose?
Non-medical sex selection for IVF babies is banned in Australia, but the legislation is blurry and confusing, say University of Melbourne legal experts.
The problem of a same sex marriage exemption for civil celebrants
Australia is legalising same sex marriage; but a University of Melbourne experts says civil celebrants shouldn't be allowed to refuse to marry same-sex couples.
Who owns your DNA?
DNA can provide unique information, but who actually owns it? According to University of Melbourne legal experts the answer is far from simple.