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A range of support programs has been shown to improve access to justice for people with cognitive disabilities who have been accused of crimes, according to an investigation by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute at the University of Melbourne.

Law students will compete in the 2017 ‘Law Apps Bake Off’ on Thursday 25 May at Melbourne Law School. Over the course of a semester, the students have worked in the Law Apps course with non-profit legal-service organisations to create applications that help Australian citizens address legal challenges.

Melbourne Law School Dean Carolyn Evans has been appointed University of Melbourne Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Provost with responsibility for graduate education.

 

All company directors should have a personal identification number linking their past and present directorships to help stamp out harmful phoenix activity, according to researchers from the University of Melbourne Law School.

Hype in the marketing of açaí berry products — which sell for up to $150 a kilo — has highlighted serious flaws in new rules governing food health claims.

The University of Melbourne is holding its first ever “Snitch Hunt” on Saturday — World Human Rights Day — to show just how Australia’s new metadata laws have scuppered notions of privacy and made it a doddle to flush out whistleblowers.

 

Laws that are meant to protect persons with disabilities in the criminal justice system can lead to detention without an end date. 

Melbourne Law School (MLS) students are leading the way in providing innovative solutions to complex law issues through the use of new technologies. They have designed and built a range of legal help websites to provide the public with fast, accurate and cost-effective information about common legal problems including inaccurate credit reports, handling and managing fines, and assessing employment rights. The students compete for the right to have their ideas developed in the annual presentation called “The Bake-off.”

The University of Melbourne has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that the Juris Doctor qualifications of 10 Australian universities, including Melbourne, will now be recognized in Singapore.

Academic staff from The University of Melbourne have been named Fulbright scholars and recognised for the impact and depth of their research.

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