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Students take ‘Street Law’ to classroom

June 14th, 2018

Murdoch student Joseph Gleason with Sacred Heart pupils

Murdoch University students have been nurturing passions for law among high school pupils as part of a program that aims to advance legal knowledge.

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Unmaking a murderer: how interrogations can lead to false confessions

June 12th, 2018

Police interrogation

A Murdoch University criminologist has developed a new way of mapping police interrogations, which illustrate how they can result in false confessions from suspects.

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Outstanding alumni honoured at Murdoch

April 6th, 2018

The outstanding achievements of five graduates have been celebrated at the Murdoch University Distinguished Alumni Awards.

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Student lawyers have their say on ‘national tragedy’ of Indigenous incarceration

March 28th, 2018

Murdoch law students (from left to right) Caitlin Joensson, Dayna Lazarides, tutor Anna Notley and Anna Lee

Five Murdoch University students could help reform Australian law after having their submissions accepted into an Australian Government inquiry into Indigenous incarceration rates.

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Wicked Women and Devastated Men: An analysis of judges’ remarks in domestic murder cases

March 7th, 2018

Women who murder their domestic partners receive longer gaol terms than their male counterparts after being viewed more harshly by the sentencing judges, Murdoch University research reveals.

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Murdoch law alumni to ride again after Bali blip

January 11th, 2018

Ben Bullock

Murdoch University law alumni Ben Bullock will set off on an epic motorcycle journey around the world for the second time after his first attempt ended with a scare in Bali.

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Opinion: Parliament’s dual citizenship crisis deepens

December 7th, 2017

Lorraine Finlay

In an article for The Conversation, Lorraine Finlay from Murdoch’s School of Law says the publication of citizenship registries have revealed that several more MPs have serious dual citizenship questions to answer.

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Murdoch celebrates 20 years of free legal clinic

November 30th, 2017

SCALES

Murdoch University’s clinical legal program, which has provided more than 11,000 people in the Rockingham and Kwinana areas with free legal advice, is celebrating its 20-year anniversary.

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Banksia winner heading to Supreme Court

November 24th, 2017

Pathway to success: Daniel Gould receives his Banksia Association Honours Scholarship from Vice Chancellor Eeva Leinonen

Murdoch University student Daniel Gould will shortly be commencing a prestigious position at WA’s Supreme Court after winning this year’s Banksia Association Honours Scholarship valued at $10,000.

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Murdoch legal support for asylum seekers

May 31st, 2017

Legacy Clinic volunteers with a print out of the huge application asylum seekers must make. The volunteers are, from left to right, Trish Blake, Lisa van Toor, Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny and Anna Copeland

Students and alumni from Murdoch University’s School of Law are volunteering their time to provide assistance and support to asylum seekers affected by recent changes in Australia’s refugee policy.

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