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 2019 have been added to the NESA website immediately after the event. If you provided your correct NESA number, have paid for the event and 2019 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

Save The Date

2020 LSA State Conference

The 2020 LSA State Conference will be held on Thursday 26 March 2020 and Friday 27 March 2020 at Rydges Hotel Parramatta.

Further information will be posted on the website when it becomes available.

LSA Information Nights

LSA Information Nights

The LSA  Information Nights for 2019 are now being finalised. Please note places are limited so early registration is essential.

Information Night 1 - Monday 12 August 2019

Legal Aid NSW - Access to Justice: the work of Legal Aid NSW

Information Night 2 - Monday 9 September 2019  Information Night 2 fully booked

Penny Vlies, Senior Project Officer, NESA - Clarifying Assessment in Stage 6

Jennifer Venhuizen & Erin Carney, LSA - New Ideas for Teaching the Individual and Technology in Preliminary Legal Studies

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.

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.