The Medico-Legal Society of Victoria was established in 1931. The objectives of the society are the promotion of medico-legal knowledge and the fostering of professional and collegiate scholarship and interaction among members of the medical and legal professions. This is achieved by facilitating the exchange of ideas and information at general meetings held about six times per year. Persons of eminence in their field are invited to the meetings to deliver papers of mutual interest to the two professions.
In May 2013, seven QUT students were using a Queensland University of Technology computer lab when QUT Administrative Assistant Cindy Prior asked them whether they were indigenous. When they replied they weren’t, Prior then asked them to leave. In February 2016 Prior sued three of the students for comments allegedly made, after she evicted them. On 4 November 2016 Federal Circuit Court Judge Michael Jarrett ruled there was no case to answer.
Membership of the Medico-Legal Society of Victoria is open to legally-qualified members of the medical and of the legal professions.