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Lecturer in Law, La Trobe University

Hannah Robert is a lecturer at La Trobe Law School. Prior to joining La Trobe, Hannah taught in the History Department at the University of Melbourne, in the Law School at the University of Newcastle, and worked in litigation and dispute resolution in two commercial law firms in Sydney.

Hannah is the author of Paved with Good Intentions (a legal history examining settler-colonial notions of property and Aboriginal land rights among colonisers during the initial colonisation of Victoria and South Australia in the 1830s), and Baby Lost (examining the personal and legal implications of stillbirth). Hannah researches and writes about legal parentage, law and pregnancy, family law, feminism and colonial legal history. Her writing has appeared in The Conversation, the Journal of Law and Medicine, The Australian Journal of Family Law, the Australian Feminist Law Journal, the Good Weekend, Australian Feminist Studies, the Weekend Australian and edited collections.


  • –present
    Law Lecturer, La Trobe University


  • 2002 
    University of Melbourne, MA (Research)