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.
It is common for law students to ask: what jobs are available? How will I get a job? And even more basically: How do I know if that job is right for me? Finding the right job as a law graduate is stressful but a lot of that is fear of the unknown.
So, we’ll help you out by unveiling a small snapshot of the opportunities you’ve opened up by becoming a law graduate.
Links are provided within the guide, so just click
on any areas you are interested in
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.
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.
The ALSA Academic Law Journal is a result of the hard effort of Australian Law students and the ALSA Commitee.
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; this journal is the combination of both the 2015 and 2016 winners.