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 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

LSA 2018 State Conference

LSA 2018 State Conference

The LSA State Conference will take place on Thursday 22 March and Friday 23 March 2018 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 The Conference has NESA endorsement, please see link for details.

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.
  • Rydges has advised that due to a concert being held at Homebush on the night of our conference, accommodation at Rydges and in the surrounding area will be at a premium. You are advised to book your accommodation early.

Commerce Legal Update

Commerce Legal Update

The LSA  will be running an information evening on the teaching of Commerce. This will involve a series of workshops and demonstration. Please note places are limited so early registration is essential.

Commerce - Legal Update - Monday 5 March 2018 @ Rydges Rosehill

4:30 - 6:30pm with refreshments following 

Please note Commerce - Legal Update has NESA endorsement

Law Day Out

Law Day Out

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 - Friday 2 March 2018 


Downing Centre & Supreme Courts

8:45am - 3:15pm 

Please note Law Day Out has 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.