Adjudicating international disputes
International law expert and Laureate Professor Hilary Charlesworth is the first Australian woman elected as a judge of the International Court of Justice.
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.
Protecting staff at parliament house
University of Melbourne expert says Australia’s Parliament should comply with their own workplace and anti-discrimination laws to protect staff working there.
Why we should grant patents on COVID-19 vaccines
COVID-19 vaccines must be available to all who need it. Patents can be part of the solution and not part of the problem says a University of Melbourne expert.
Keeping sexual harassment complaints confidential
Geoffrey Rush's recent trial failed to highlight leaking of the sexual harassment complaint and poor protection for complainant: University of Melbourne expert.
DIY diabetes management: An ethical dilemma
University of Melbourne researchers are investigating the ethics of DIY technologies for managing Type 1 Diabetes, known as the 'artificial pancreas'.
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.
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.
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.
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.