Welcome to the new L.S.A. website

The Legal Studies Association of NSW is in its 23rd 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 annual state conference set down for March 30th and 31st 2017 has already attracted a number of bookings. For those wishing to gain valued skills in teaching Legal Studies, we will be running a Specific Skills For Teaching Legal Studies day scheduled for Saturday 27th May 2017. Put this date in your diary until further details are available.

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.

News from the LSA Office

2016 HSC Congratulations

Congratulations to the LSA member schools who had a student placed in the top 20 for Legal Studies in the 2016 HSC.

Christian Brothers High School Lewisham, Mater Dei Catholic College, De La Salle Catholic College Cronulla, Tara Anglican School for Girls, Sydney Technical High School, Kambala, Catherine McAuley Westmead, Santa Sabina College, St George Girls' High School, St Ursula's College, Carlingford High School, Sydney Girls' High School, North Sydney Boys' High School, Moriah College, Mackillop Catholic College, Cranbrook School, Canterbury Girls' High School and Caringbah High School.

2017 State Conference Workshop Registration

For those members who have registered and paid for the 2017 State Conference (and LSA Membership), you will receive a confirmation email, which will also give you a link to a site to register for the workshops being offered.

What's happening in LSA

LSA Annual HSC Student Lectures

LSA Annual HSC Student Lectures

The LSA will hold its 2017 Student Lectures: 

  • on Saturday 15 July 2017
  • at Westmead Education and Conference Centre Auditorium, Darcy Road,Wentworthville 2145
  • two different sessions
    • Session 1 8:30am - 12:30pm (registration 8:00am)   This session is now full
    • Session 2 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm (registration 1:00 pm)  This session is now full
      • Please note ALL sessions are now full.
LSA Information Nights

LSA Information Nights

The LSA  Information Nights for 2017 are now finalised. Please not places are limited so early registration is essential.

Information Night 1 - Monday 14 August 2017 

Nicholas Cowdery, QC - Recent & Proposed Criminal Law Reforms & The Impact On Justice

Information Night 2 - Monday 11 September 2017

Joanne McFarland & Liesl Williamson - Targeting HSC Exam Performance: Human Rights

Please note both 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.