President's Welcome

Hello, and welcome to the Australian Law Students’ Association!

The Australian Law Students Association is the peak representative body for law students in Australia, comprising of 40 law schools and representing over 40,000 law students, nation-wide.

Law students can engage with ALSA in a number of ways, be it attending council or conference, participating in the national ALSA legal competitions, or using any of the numerous resources provided to improve and assist your law school experience. ALSA exists to represent Australian law students and their interests above all else. 

 It is my honour to be the President of the 2018/2019 ALSA Committee, and I aim to further increase and expand the benefit and representation that this committee provides. Throughout the 2019 term, ALSA will be looking to develop the practical resource benefit that it can provide LSS/A’s across the country. This will be achieved through specific ‘best practice guides’ on a number of topics that the law student societies across the country have deemed important. ALSA will continue to create resources and guides for other topics like competitions and careers. Further, ALSA will make accessing these guides easier, to increase the benefit they can pose.

The annual ALSA National Conference, a clear highlight of the year, will be held in Melbourne from the 5-10th of July, and proudly sponsored by ANU Legal Workshop. The ALSA Conference sees upwards of 350 law students from all across Australia, New Zealand and the wider Asia-Pacific region for 6 days of knowledge sharing, competitions, educational forums and social events. The conference team and the full ALSA Committee are incredibly focused on continuing to improve the value and positive experience of conference, and I look forward to seeing you all there!

 If there is anything the ALSA Committee or myself can do to improve your time as a law student and your experience, please do not hesitate to contact me at, or any of the committee whose details can be found on the contact page.


Max Joy

2018-2019 President
Australian Law Students' Association (ALSA)