New posts in Business and Law at Bendigo

handshake-tom-std La Trobe’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law has committed to a significant investment in staffing at the Bendigo Campus.  La Trobe Law School is appointing two additional staff, with five new posts for La Trobe Business School - a total of seven new staff. The new Bendigo-based staff will be engaged in teaching and research in the disciplines of accounting, marketing, management and leadership, in addition to law.

Through its investment in additional staff, La Trobe Business School is strengthening its undergraduate and postgraduate education.  The new posts will support a number of new undergraduate specialisations, including sports management and development, and events management and marketing.  

La Trobe University’s Bendigo Campus is already an established provider of excellence in business and legal education in the region. The expansion of the business school here will also support plans to develop programs for working professionals in regional Victoria.  

‘The University’s investment in growing the Business School at Bendigo sends a clear message that we are “in business” in regional Victoria,’ said Head of La Trobe Business School, Professor Paul Collier.

‘By increasing staff, we can expand the range of courses we offer and contribute to research that is relevant to the needs of Bendigo and surrounding areas’ added Professor Collier.

The new posts in law are pivotal to La Trobe Law School’s plans to expand its programs at the Bendigo Campus.  The school is introducing flexible delivery to enable all core subjects to be undertaken from Bendigo. The new legal specialists will also increase the elective choice available in Bendigo.  The objective is to ensure that law students can remain based in Bendigo throughout their degree, enabling them to build and maintain links with the regional legal community throughout their studies.  These links increase the likelihood they will join and support the profession locally.  

‘The School is committed to ensuring access to the study of law for regional students.  Regional and rural legal practice provides excellent opportunities for law graduates, said Professor Paula Baron, Head of La Trobe Law School.

‘We are also excited about growing the School through our new appointments and look forward to attracting great researchers and teachers who can appreciate the rich opportunities of Bendigo and contribute to the life of the community.’

Professor Richard Speed, Executive Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law leads the Faculty’s regional activities.  He is focused on finding the best talent possible to join him and the other staff based at Bendigo.

Professor Speed says ‘we have some wonderful research and teaching staff already, and the challenge is to attract new recruits of the highest possible standards in both business and law.  We shall be searching locally, nationally and internationally for talent, and a central criterion for appointment will be a commitment to Bendigo and regional Victoria as a place to live and work long term’.


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