Welcome to ALSA!

The Australian Law Students' Association (ALSA) is a national not-for-profit association comprising all Law Student Societies and Law Student Associations, representing approximately 40,000 law students.

As an Australian law student, ALSA represents your interests. From publications to scholarships, ALSA is your national representative body for your law school experience.

The core functions of ALSA are:

  • To advocate the interests and concerns of Australian law students;

  • To gather and disseminate information of interest and concern to Australian law students;

  • To facilitate communication and the exchange of information between law student societies, within Australia and abroad; and

  • To initiate activities of a social, intellectual, and competitive nature among law students at a national level.

ALSA Council

The ALSA Council is a body comprising of the ALSA Executive, the ALSA Committee and two representatives (usually the president and a vice president) from each of the 37 law student societies in Australia.

The Council meets three times a year. As ALSA's managing body, the Council so discusses any current issues in ALSA administration. The Council also discusses national issues in legal education to inform the stance that the ALSA Executive & Committee takes on these issues. The Council's most important function is as a knowledge sharing forum for law student societies. Each meeting includes a number of workshops, seminars and break-out groups on topics nominated by councillors based on issues facing their law society.