Australian Law Student Association
The Academic Journal is the Australian Law Student Association’s law journal. It includes the winning paper from the National Essay Competition and the Paper Presentation held at the annual ALSA July Conference, as well as a number of other high performing papers.
ALSA’s Wellbeing Guide is the one-stop publication for all wellbeing-related information. The Guide tackles everything, ranging from resilience to work-life balance, procrastination, socialisation, mindfulness, sleep, relaxation, exercise and motivation. It even contains useful tips on managing exam stress and enhancing productivity, as well as multiple articles on the best tunes to jam to and the healthiest quick meals to cook up.
Judge’s Associate Guide
A Judge’s Associateship is a pit-stop taken by many law graduates on their route to professional practice. An associate is essentially a judge’s personal assistant, helping with research and courtroom tasks.
The Judge’s Associates Guide presented by the Law Council of Australia covers the role of an associate, records of former associates’ experiences, records of judges’ experiences with their associates and application tips. Most importantly, the Guide collates the details about how to apply for an associateship in every State and Territory in Australia.
Law Society of NSW
The Law Society of NSW is the representative and regulatory body that guides and supports those in the legal profession in New South Wales. The Law Society of NSW Young Lawyers department offers a range of tools to assist law students and young professionals by providing information on careers and events.
Amongst the Young Lawyers initiatives are careers guides for students and young lawyers who wish to enter particular fields of law. As a student it can be very difficult to know how to break into the fields you are interested in. These Guides provide advice from established lawyers in these areas, as well as explanations on how to find a career opportunity in the businesses operating in that sector. Below are the Careers Guides for Criminal Law and Public Law and Government.
If you have any further questions, please contact The Law Society of NSW Young Lawyers on firstname.lastname@example.org.
NSW Young Lawyers
The New South Wales Young Lawyers (NSWYL) is the state’s largest body of young and newly practicing lawyers and law students. NSWYL has published How to Survive and Thrive in Your First Year of Law, a helpful guide that does just that – help students survive and, most importantly, thrive in their first year of law.