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Murdoch law student wins arbitration moot

September 15th, 2016

Heather Costelloe

Murdoch law student Heather Costelloe has beaten practicing lawyers to win the eighth Chartered Institute of Arbitrators/Young Lawyers (CIArb/YL) International Arbitration Moot Competition in Sydney.

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Opinion: Section 18C is too broad and too vague, and should be repealed

September 1st, 2016

The authors Dr Augusto Zimmermann, Joshua Forrester and Lorraine Finlay with Murdoch School of Law Dean Professor Jurgen Brohmer (second right) at the launch of their book on 18C

In an article for The Conversation, Murdoch academics Lorraine Finlay and Dr Augusto Zimmerman, and PhD candidate Joshua Forrester argue section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act is not constitutional and infringes the implied freedom of political communication.

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Murdoch law students provide legal support for Coronial Inquest

August 29th, 2016

Anna Copeland

Murdoch Law students and alumni are part of a dedicated team supporting Maxine Bennell with the Coronial Inquest into the death of her son, Jayden Bennell.

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Opinion: WA has to learn from the lessons of the NT juvenile corrections crisis

July 29th, 2016

Anna Copeland questions whether other jurisdictions will learn the lessons out of this crisis.

In reaction to the disturbing scenes of torture and inhumane treatment from the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in Darwin, Director of Clinical Legal Education, Anna Copeland writes an opinion piece on children in solitary confinement.

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International success for Murdoch law students

July 15th, 2016

Standing: Heather Costelloe, Katrin Long and Michael Barnes Sitting L-R: Jon Stynes and Kala Campbell

A team of students from Murdoch University has picked up a number of awards at an international law competition.

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Opinion: What will a re-elected Coalition government mean for key policy areas?

July 12th, 2016

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny writes for The Conversation

Mary Anne Kenny, Associate Professor from Murdoch’s School of Law, joins industry experts in co-authoring an article for The Conversation, responding to what the Coalition’s agenda will mean for key policy areas.

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Opinion: Brexit versus Bremain

June 23rd, 2016

Professor Jürgen Bröhmer

In an article for Asia & The Pacific Policy Society, Professor Jürgen Bröhmer, Dean of Murdoch’s School of Law, discusses the the EU referendum taking place in the United Kingdom later today, writing that whichever way the vote goes, there are unlikely to be any clear winners.

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Research by Murdoch students helps police address crime

June 14th, 2016

Murdoch students Rebecca Moore (left) and Ashley-Marie Walters interned with WA Police

Murdoch University criminology students have been helping WA Police tackle crime while gaining invaluable work experiences during three-month long internships.

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Opinion: Indeed, Mr Abbott, Section 18C is “clearly a bad law”

May 16th, 2016

Lorraine Finlay

In an article for the website On Line Opinion, Murdoch University law experts argue that section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act is an unconstitutional law.

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WA students think Murdoch in 2016

January 7th, 2016

Josh and Charlotte are among many students enjoying the greater social aspect to campus life

The most recent data from the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre shows that Murdoch University has increased both total applications and its market share of first preference applications to undergraduate courses for Western Australian state universities since 2014.

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