New Facebook page for faculty (Issue 13, 2012)

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

Faculty of Business, Economics and LawWhat does a 1975 report released as part of a Commission of Inquiry into poverty in Australia have to do with the founding of La Trobe Law School?

The report identified the suburb of West Heidelberg as one of the most disadvantaged communities in Australia and as a result, La Trobe University introduced the first Australian Clinical Legal Education program close to forty years ago.

The Clinical Legal Education program went on to become a cornerstone of La Trobe’s Law School. To commemorate this milestone, the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (FBEL) have launched their new Facebook page, taking a contemporary step in creating a comprehensive history of the Faculty.

Launched in June 2012, FBEL’s Facebook page has utilised the highly publicised Facebook timeline feature in order to further engage with people and highlight the impact the Faculty has had throughout the community.

The thorough FBEL timeline outlines educational milestones; student achievements and basic information stemming back to the University’s establishment on March 8, 1967.

‘Reaching out to current and potential students, staff, faculty, and alumni is imperative in this day and age of technological communication,’ says Professor Leigh Drake, Executive Dean, FBEL.

‘We are consistently working hard for our students and our community, providing them with knowledge, support and resources in order to make a difference for the better.

The site chronicles each year since La Trobe and the Faculty was founded through photographs, news articles and markers that indicate past contributions to the state of Victoria.

Although the focus is largely on the Faculty, the page provides general information on the history of the Melbourne campus along with the establishment of La Trobe’s regional campuses throughout the nineties.

For more information on the new Facebook page, visit