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Australian Law Students' Association
What is ALSA?
The Australian Law Students Association is a national not-for-profit association comprising all Law Student Societies and Law Students Associations, representing approximately 28,000 law students. The core functions of ALSA are to:
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 such as the Law Students' Directory, alternative 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.
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. ALSA does not offer students membership to ALSA, but rather represents your interests through your LSS.For more information about ALSA, and about how your interests as a law student are represented at the national level, please see the ALSA home page.
The President and VP (Education and Social Justice) attend three ALSA councils annually in order to reprensent the interests of Isaacs Law Society members and gain useful information and insight from other LSSs around the country. For more information on ALSA council meeting, and to suggest topics you would like to see discussed by the ALSA committee and and LSS representatives, please see the ALSA council page.
ALSA Conference 2013!
The ALSA Conference is the highlight of the ALSA Calendar. Held from the 9th – 16th July, the Conference will be attended by more than 500 law students from Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asia. It is one of the largest student conference in Australia, and the only conference of its kind for law students. Hosted through the combined efforts of all six Victorian Universities in 2013, the theme for the Conference is ‘Bridging Borders, Expanding Horizons’.
The Conference is home to the national finals of 6 legal competitions. Over 350 legal professionals evaluate the performance of our competitors each year ranging from solicitors to Chief Justices. The ALSA Conference will feature a range of other activities, including Australian Legal Education Forums, meetings of ALSA Council, Opening and Closing Gala Dinners with keynote speakers, Speakers’ Forums, social events and day trips.
For more information visit www.alsaconference.com.au. We can also be found at http://www.facebook.com/alsaconference and on twitter @ALSAConference.