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 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.
ALSA ensures 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 such as the LSS Directory, careers guides and other information on matters relating to their law degrees, such as information on the legal profession, legal education, undergraduate course information, exchanges, and current affairs.
In July 2013, Perth will be hosting the Australian Law Students’ Association annual conference. The conference traditionally attracts over 500 law students who descend upon the host city for Activities (e.g. Gala Dinners and Pub Crawls), Legal Education Forums and the National Championships for legal skills competitions (e.g. Mooting, Client Interview).
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. Every Australian law student is automatically a member of ALSA.
For more information about ALSA, visit their website: www.alsa.net.au