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:
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.
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 33 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.