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
  • Information evenings
  • An annual state conference
  • A new to Legal Studies teacher’s day
  • 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, 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 March 22nd and 23rd  2018. For those wishing to gain valued skills in teaching Legal Studies, we will be running other professional development activities including Teachers New To Legal Studies day on Saturday 12th May 2018 and a Specific Skills For Teaching Legal Studies day on Saturday 23rd June 2018.

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
President, L.S.A.

What's happening in LSA

NESA Registered Conference Hours

Attention all conference attendees.


NESA hours for all those who attended the conference were added to the NESA website on either Friday 23 March or Monday 26 Monday. If you provided your correct NESA number, have paid for both conference and 2018 membership and signed on and off at the conference 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

LSA Annual HSC Student Lectures

LSA Annual HSC Student Lectures

The LSA will hold its 2018 Student Lectures: 

  • on Saturday 21 July 2018 and repeated on Saturday 28 July 2018 Lectures fully booked and closed
  • at Westmead Education and Conference Centre Auditorium, Darcy Road,Wentworthville 2145
  • lectures will run from 8:30am till 2:00pm on both days
    • registration will commence at 8:00am on both days (prior enrolment is essential)
LSA Information Nights

LSA Information Nights

The LSA  Information Nights for 2018 are now being finalised. Please note places are limited so early registration is essential.

Information Night 1 - Monday 13 August 2018

Joanne McFarland, Sonia Monger and Sophie Mynott - Consistent & Effective Feedback in Legal Studies

Information Night 2 - Monday 3 September 2018

Wayne Gleeson - Essential Criminal Law Update

Please note Information Nights have NESA endorsement

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.

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.