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

LSA Update

2020 Membership

The 2020 Membership forms are now available. Click on the link on the right

Office Closed

The LSA Office will be closed from Wednesday 16 December 2019 until Tuesday 4 February 2020, however, we will be responding to email queries. Please email directly through Contact Us on this site or to lsansw@tpg.com.au

Legal Briefs Journal 3, 2019

Legal Briefs Journal 3, 2019 has been mailed to members.

New for 2020

If you would like other Legal Studies teachers in your school to receive emails from LSA in 2020, please send their name, email address and name of your school to lsansw@tpg.com.au

2020 LSA State Conference

Registration for the 2020 LSA State Conference is now available, follow the links below. Only 280 places are available per day so book early to secure your place.

Other 2020 Events

The LSA Committee is already hard at work arranging our Professional Development Calendar for 2020. Event will be advertised as details become available.

LSA 2020 Annual General Meeting

LSA 2020 Annual General Meeting

LSA 2020 AGM will be held at Rydges Parramatta on Tuesday 4 February 2020 at 5:00pm.

LSA 2020 State Conference

LSA 2020 State Conference

The LSA State Conference will take place on Thursday 26 March and Friday 27 March 2020 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: 

  • 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.