Speakers at Council

Ms. Susan Fahey

Topic: 'Improving Gender diversity in Law Student Societies'

Location: U-Tas Law School Grosvenor Street

Date: Thursday 7 July

Time: 10:00am - 10:45am

Ms Fahey is the Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Legal Service Tasmania. 

In her time managing WLST, it has grown from three staff to 11, has locations in Hobart and Burnie, has greatly increased the level and kinds of assistance provided to the women of Tasmania and their families and become nationally recognised as a leading community legal centre.

In 2015 Susan was named Tasmanian winner of the For Purpose and Social Enterprise category of the Telstra Business Women’s Award. In 2014 she was awarded the Tasmanian Women Lawyers Biennial Achievement Award for outstanding contribution and achievement to the practice, development and education of law and social justice.

Most recently Susan was named the Tasmanian State Winner of the 2016 Australian Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership.

Susan is a regular contributor in both local and national media on a number of issues including family violence and reproductive health and her opinion is sought on a frequent basis by legislators across Australia at state and federal level.


Dr Margaret Otlowski

Topic: 'Leadership'

Margaret has been invited to participate in international workshops on biobanks and ethics. She has chaired sessions for the Australian Bioethics Conference, the Australian Institute of Health Law and Ethics, and the World Medical Law Congress. She has been on the editorial board of six law journals and continues to peer review contributions for over twenty law journals.

Professor Margaret Otlowski has served as expert and high-level policy advisor to the government as member of the Australian Health Ethics Committee (AHEC) and the Human Genetics Advisory Committee (HGAC), both of which are Principal Committees of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Stevie Ghiassi

Stevie is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sydney based startup Legaler. With a focus on user-friendly and innovative technology, Legaler is on a mission to improve the delivery of legal services in order to expand access to justice.  Prior to Legaler, Stevie was fortunate to travel the world playing tennis and went on to establish a number of successful businesses in a range of industries including retail and manufacturing, hospitality and merchandising. In recent years he has focused on building technological solutions and platforms for a better world.

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key documents

ALSA Constitution


1. Standing Orders

2. Standing Orders - Slides


ALSA Election Guide 2016

Candidates Guide

Committee/Executive 2016/2017 Application Form

Notice of AGM - to be held Saturday 9 July at 12.30pm



AGM Documents

AMD01 (Remove ALEFs from the Constitution)

AMD02 (ALSA Objectives cl 6)

AMD03 (ALSA Objectives cl 6.5(f))

All passed motions


Committee reports

CR001 - President's Report

CR002 - Marketing Officer's Report

CR003 - Sponsorship Officer's Report

CR004 - Risk Officer's Report

CR005 - Alumni and Scholarship Report

CR006 - VP Ed and Education Officer's Reports

CR007 - Career's Report

CR008 - VP Finance Report  CR008A - VP Finance Slides

CR009 - 2017 Conference Convenor's Report

CR010 - IT Officer's Report

CR011 - Competition Officer's Report CR011A - Competition Officer's Slides

CR012 - VP Administration Report          CR012A -  Elections Slides

CR013 - Policy Officer's Report



Working papers

WP001 - President's Welcome

WP002 - Law School, Competitions and Disability: A Review

WP003 - ALSA Tax Exempt Status: How To Guide

WP004 - Publications: Break Away Session

WP020 - Competition Officer's Slides

WP021 - QUT L Card Presentation

BRK008 - Procurement Breakout

PP001 - NSWYL ALSA Presentation

BRK009 - Sponsorship Breakout

BRK010 - Knowledge Sharing Sessions

PP002 - Asian Law Students' Association Presentation

PP003 - September Council Guide

PP004 - NZLSA ALSA Presentation


WP005 - Bylaw 01: Finance

WP006 - Bylaw 02: Equity and Scholarship

WP007 - Bylaw 03: Competitions

WP008 - Bylaw 04: Code of Conduct

WP009 - Bylaw 05: Council and Conference

WP010 - Bylaw 06: Standing Orders

WP011 - Bylaw 07: Roles and Responsibilities

WP012 - Bylaw 08: Advocacy


WP013 - Mental Health and Disclosure Requirements for Applicants for Admission to the Legal Profession: Position Paper

WP014 - Mental Health Disclosures: Supporting Paper

WP015 - Disclosure Guidelines for Applicants for admission to the Legal Profession

WP016 - Open letter to State Attorneys- General: Mental Health Disclosures

WP017 - Access to Legal Education for Indigenous Australians

WP018 - Access and Inclusion Issues Facing Students with Disabilities

LINK001 - KMPG Report into the Disability Support Program

LINK002 - ACDET Website

WP019 - ALSA National Advocacy Survey




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