ALSA is a national not-for-profit association comprising all Law Student Societies and Law Student Associations, representing approximately 28,000 law students.
The core functions of ALSA
- 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.
In achieving these objectives ALSA sets out to ensure that law students have a representative voice to the higher education sector, government, the legal profession and the community.
ALSA is committed to the educational development of law students by providing valuable resources on matters relating to their law degrees, such as information on the legal profession, legal education, undergraduate course information, exchanges, and current affairs.
ALSA is run by law students elected annually for the benefit of all law students. The governing body is the ALSA Council, to which each member association may appoint two representatives, who are usually its President and Vice-President (Education). ALSA's day-to-day operations are run by an Executive and Committee who are elected at the Annual General Meeting. Every Australian law student is automatically a member of ALSA.
The Patron of ALSA is the former Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC.