Welcome to the new L.S.A. website

The Legal Studies Association of NSW is in its 25th consecutive year of operation.

The association succeeds and thrives due to the dedication, passion, knowledge and generosity of its executive committee members.

The L.S.A. provides wide ranging support for teachers of Legal Studies.

The extent of this support includes:

  • The Legal Briefs journal
  • Professional Learning events e.g. Information evenings
  • An annual state conference
  • Specific events for teachers new to Legal Studies
  • Regional support for teachers
  • Preparation examinations for the preliminary and HSC courses

Further, the provision of student lectures in a host of locations including Western Sydney, Bathurst, Dubbo, Maitland, Armidale, Lismore, Albury, Narooma and Wagga Wagga is a hallmark of the association.

The L.S.A. is your association, it is our association. All suggestions to enhance our service delivery will be considered, whether they are designed to enhance our website, improve our student lectures, upgrade our Legal Briefs journal or make our annual conference, information nights and new teacher’s day even more engaging and more informative.

L.S.A. members are invited and encouraged to attend and actively participate in all of the offerings that we provide. The LSA State Conference is set down for 28 and 29 March  2019. For those wishing to gain valued skills in teaching Legal Studies, we will be running other professional development activities including Law Day Out Experience on Thursday 28 February 2019, Commerce Information Night on Monday 4 March 2019 and a Specific Skills For Teaching Legal Studies day on Saturday 11 May 2019.

We also encourage members to become involved in the association through contributing articles, lesson materials and assessment tasks to our Legal Briefs journal which is published 3 times a year.

As Legal Studies teachers we should all work together to enhance opportunities for success for everyone within our cohort.

Jennie Mater

What's happening in LSA

NESA Registered Hours

Attention all attendees of LSA Professional Learning events.


Registered NESA hours for all those members who have attended any of LSA Professional Learning events in 2018 have been added to the NESA website immediately after the event. If you provided your correct NESA number, have paid for the event and 2018 membership and signed on and off at the event then your hours were added.


Following complaints from attendees, NESA has supplied the following response.


Courses are moving to teacher account, but there is a bug that hides the PD in a teacher's account. If teachers contact you with issues, get them to ring 9367 8409 or email ptenquiry@nesa.nsw.edu.au

Law Day Out 2019

Law Day Out 2019

The LSA  in conjunction with the Rule of Law Institute of Australia will be running a Law Day Out Experience for teachers of Legal Studies and Commerce. Please note places are limited so early registration is essential.

Law Day Out - Thursday 28 February 2019  

This PD Activity is now fully subscribed

Downing Centre & Supreme Courts

8:45am - 3:15pm 

"Legal aid" for Commerce Teachers

"Legal aid" for Commerce Teachers

The LSA  will be running an information evening on the teaching of Commerce. The structure of this evening is still being finalised.

Commerce Information Night - Monday 4 March 2019 @ Rydges Rosehill

4:30 - 6:30pm with refreshments following 

LSA 2019 State Conference

LSA 2019 State Conference

The LSA State Conference will take place on Thursday 28 March and Friday 29 March 2019 at Rydges Rosehill.

The Legal Studies Association of NSW Inc is endorsed to provide NESA Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher. 

Please note: 

  • Places are limited so early registration is essential.
  • If you have not received a registration confirmation email you are not registered and therefore can not attend the Conference.
  • LSA will once again be offering grants to regional and remote teachers. School must be located within NSW, but further than 300km from the conference venue.

LSA Court Guide

LSA Court Guide

LSA has published the LSA Courts Guide written by two past Presidents John Andrews and Keith Thomas.



You can become a member of the Legal Studies Association of NSW Inc. by downloading the form below, filling it out and send it with payment to the LSA Office.

Membership Form

Credit Card Payments

LSA can now accept credit cards (Visa & Mastercard).

If you wish to pay by this method, contact the Office by phone or email the pro-forma payment form found on link below.