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.
The jobs of 2027
In 10 years jobs we’re familiar with now will change; University of Melbourne experts look at how technology will revolutionise professions like nursing and law
Same sex marriage, religious freedom and the law
As Australians vote in the same sex marriage survey debate has focused on religious freedom, a University of Melbourne expert explains exactly what the law says
Unfit to plead: Imprisoned without conviction
A two-year University of Melbourne project has identified that early support can reduce incidences of 'unfit to plead' cases in our criminal justice system.
The legal maze of the marriage equality survey
As Australians prepare to have their say on same-sex marriage, University of Melbourne legal experts look at the High Court challenge to the Marriage Law Survey
Could new trade rules mean a lack of health warnings on alcohol?
As talks begin around the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - the University of Melbourne looks at how new trade rules could restrict health warnings on alcohol.
Restoring voice to people with cognitive disability
People with cognitive disability are frequently denied the right to decision-making, but this needs to change, says a University of Melbourne legal expert.
Australia’s referendum drought
As Australians prepare for a postal vote on marriage equality, the University of Melbourne looks at whether Australia needs more plebiscites and referendums.
Should Australia have a Bill of Rights?
Some argue Australia's legal system needs better human rights protections; a University of Melbourne expert says we can learn from the US Bill of Rights.
Rivers as persons
Environmental law researchers Erin O’Donnell and Julia Talbot-Jones discuss recent moves to give legal personhood to rivers in India, New Zealand and elsewhere.