Information for law students

Associate Membership

Members of ACT student law societies are entitled to access some of the benefits of Associate Membership of the Law Society. Through each President, law student society members will receive the Society’s publications, and can access member discounts for events.

To access Law Society publications, students should contact their respective law student society president.

Professional Seminars

The Law Society offers greatly reduced rates for full-time law students wishing to attend our CPD courses. To access these rates, please contact the Society before registering.

Click here to see a full list of CPD courses.

Law Students looking for work

The Law Society connects student job seekers with potential employers through its institutional linkages with ACT law student societies. If you are looking for a casual or part-time job, work placement, internship, clerkship or graduate position, please contact the Law Student Careers officers at the following law student societies.

Prizes for Academic Excellence

The ACT Law Society funds prizes at the University of Canberra and the Australian National University.

At the University of Canberra

  • ACT Law Society Prize for the Highest Achieving Student in Contract Law
  • ACT Law Society Prize for the Highest Achieving Student in Equity Law
  • ACT Law Society Canberra Law Review Prize

For more information, contact the UC Scholarships Office on

At the Australian National University

  • Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory Prize for Contracts
  • BC Meagher Prize for Commonwealth Constitutional Law
  • Liz and Bill Allen Prize for Practical Legal Training

For more information, contact the ANU Prizes and Undergraduate Scholarships Office on (02) 6125 5595 or email

The DPP Plate Mock Trial Competition

The DPP Plate is an annual moot competition between law students from the Australian national University and the University of Canberra. Students take the role of either the Defence or the Prosecution in a criminal law matter and present their case before a serving judge.

The DPP Plate is organised by the Office of the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions and is held during Law Week in May each year.