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 28,000 law students.

As an Australian law student, you are automatically a member of ALSA. From publications to scholarships, ALSA is your national representative body for your law school experience.

The core functions of ALSA are:

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  • 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.