La Trobe Law School launches ALHR office

On Thursday, La Trobe Law School will kick off the 2015 Australian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) annual conference.

As this year's host, La Trobe will celebrate the exciting launch of the new Artist in Residence program at the City Campus. The launch will take place during the welcome reception on Thursday at 4pm.

La Trobe is the first law school in Australia to instigate an Artist in Residence program. The aim of the program is to convey to students the diversity of their legal degrees and showcase the opportunities available to them.

The first artist to participate in the program will be former commercial and criminal lawyer, James O'Loghlin. James left law to foray into stand up comedy, writing and hosting his own television show.

Another highlight of the conference will be the launch of the Secretariat for Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) National Office, which will be established at La Trobe Law School. The ALHR is an association of legal professionals active in practicing and promoting awareness of international human rights standards in Australia.

The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG will attend the ALTA to speak on what law schools might do to help meet unmet legal needs and will officially launch the ALHR national office on Friday 17 July.

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