ALSA publishes a variety of guides, journals and compilations across a great number of categories. This page serves to highlight both recent publications from ALSA, as well as great publications from member organisations.
The Guide aims to clarify the different clerkship programs across Australia and provide as much information as possible to law students before applying.
It is also designed to work alongside and complement local Law Student Society or Association clerkship and careers guides. We encourage law students to refer to this guide to obtain an overview of the clerkship program structures before drilling down their search in a particular State or Territory.
This Guide explains the structure of the clerkship programs around the country with detailed sections for each State and Territory, including a firm directory and a general FAQ section.
The ALSA Student Judges Guide is a resource to be used by ALSA Conference Judges and internal LSS/LSA competition judges alike. It covers the details, nuances and scoring notes of the five major legal completions: Championship and IHL Moot, Negotiation, Client Interview and Witness Examination.
What you will find in this journal is not what you may expect, it is not a peer reviewed publication, rather it is a compilation of the very best submissions to the annual ALSA competitions. This includes the National Essay Competition, and the Paper Presentation - above all else, the 2017 ALSA Academic Law Journal stands as evidence to the hard effort of Australian Law students.
The Judges' Associateships Guide covers the role of an associate, records of former associates' experiences, records of judges' experiences with their associates and application tips. Most importantly, the Guide collates the details about how to apply for an associateship in every State and Territory in Australia.
If you're unsure of what internships and experiences are available, want more information on exchange programs, or curious as to how someone can practice the law in a foreign country, this is the guide for you!
It also details how to apply for the many scholarships that are available to students looking to study overseas.
It builds upon previous guides, and can take someone through opportunities from 1st year all the way to after graduation.
This is the archived 2015 version of the ALSA Wellbeing Guide.
From the anecdotal reflections and interviews provided in this Guide, students learn that entering into a career in the public sector and public interest sector, after your law degree, offers you an array of ‘hands-on’ experiences, while providing you with the opportunities to ‘make a difference’ in policy-making, the community sector or within the wider society.
This Guide will also provide Australian law students with detailed information about a range of organisations and opportunities – from the type of work they undertake to how their graduate programs are structured and timed. We are particularly pleased to see that the inaugural Guide has covered a wide array of areas – from macro areas such as in government sectors to more niche areas of law, such as in the non-government sector, or employment in legal support roles.
This is the 2015 archived version of the Judges' Associates' Guide.
The archived 2014 version of the ALSA Academic Law Journal.