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Individual rights may be coming second to a notion of ‘collective security’ as agencies ramp up their use of information obtained through coercive means, a University of Melbourne study has warned.

Cyber Law expert and Professor of Intellectual Property at the Melbourne Law School, Professor Andrew Christie, discusses the legal implications of posting private information on social media sites such as Facebook.

American Ambassador to Australia Jeffrey L. Bleich will use the 2011 Nathan and Pamela Jacobson lecture at the University of Melbourne to discuss how the USA and Australia are working together to tackle violence against women.

A University of Melbourne forum will consider the need to better represent Indigenous Australians in the Constitution ahead of a possible referendum next year.

Associate Professor Michelle Foster from the Melbourne Law School discusses the Australian High Court's decision regarding the Federal Government's proposed asylum seeker swap deal with Malaysia.

This interview was live on ABC 24 on Thursday September 1, 2011.

International humanitarian law expert Professor Tim McCormack has been named one of two international observers to the second phase of the Israeli Government’s Turkel Commission.

Providing high quality care in nursing homes does little to guard against risks of being sued, a new University of Melbourne study has found.

The Centre for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS), in which Melbourne Law School is the only Australian partner, has received the 2011 Andrew Heiskell Award for International Partnerships from the Institute for International Education. 

The following is the full text of the 2010 John Barry Memorial Lecture, presented by University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow Peter Norden AO on 11 November. The Barry lecture series has been presented by the Barry Family and the Criminology discipline in the School of Social and Political Sciences since 1972.  A full recording of the lecture will be made available at

Health professionals’ fears about the legal consequences of discussing medical errors with patients are stifling their willingness to have these conversations, a University of Melbourne study has found.