The School of Law and Justice prides itself on its strong alliances with a range of professional associations.
The Australasian Study of Parliament Group (ASPG) was established in 1978 to encourage and stimulate research, writing, teaching and discussion about parliamentary institutions, particularly those in Australasia and the South Pacific. The ASPG has Chapters in all States and Territories of Australia and in New Zealand.
Membership consists of parliamentarians, parliamentary officers, academics, teachers, journalists, students and other interested individuals. The Australasian Parliamentary Review is the ASPG's official journal and is published twice a year. The National President of the ASPG is Professor Colleen Lewis.
Membership of the Western Australian Chapter entitles you to:
Contact: Isla Macphail, Secretary-Treasurer
Australasian Study of Parliament Group, WA Chapter
Perth WA 6000
Landgate has provided vital land and property information and ensured the security of land ownership in Western Australia for 175 years.
Landgate conducts skills based workshops at its Midland branch for ECU property law students and is proud to be associated with the teaching of property law at the School of Law and Justice.
Landgate is also the official sponsor of the Landgate Property Law Prize to encourage the highest academic standards in the study and practical application of the law of real property in Western Australia.
Tottle Partners are a Perth commercial law firm practising Australia wide and in the Asia Pacific region, specialising in dispute resolution, corporate, commercial and property law.
Tottle Partners are the official sponsors of the Tottle Partners Mooting Cup, a mooting competition held in semester one each year.
The Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) is a professional body which represents the interests of law teachers in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. ALTA seeks to advance legal education (and the interests of law teachers) throughout Australasia, and especially focuses on the encouragement of legal research and the dissemination of its results.
Law students can apply to undertake an "internship" with the Francis Burt Legal Education Centre (FBLEC). The FBLEC is a unique centre in a museum located in the Supreme Court Gardens. The Centre's staff provide educational programs, coordinate community lectures, mock trial competitions and seminars. The FBLEC's objective is to promote an understanding of the law, legal issues and the legal profession in Western Australia.
Applications for an internship should be made to:
Community Services (Law Society)
Telephone: (61 8) 9324 8614
The Institute was founded in 1965 as a professional association to promote the interests of members working in legal practices, law administration, interpretation, law enforcement, and research and lecturing as well as the interests of those students seeking to enter occupations specialising in legal matters.
The Institute promotes the furtherance of legal education, academic and practical legal training as well as professional unity, co-operation and networking between members. It does this by provision of Advocacy, Education and Information and Support to members.
Law students (including double degree students) can apply to join the Law Society of Western Australia in the student member category. To do this you must be currently enrolled in a recognised law degree. Applications are considered by the Admissions Committee of the Law Society. As a student member you receive the Society's publications including Brief and with the permission of the respective Chair can attend as an observer selected committees of the Society. The Society also runs a continuing legal education and conference program which offers discounts to members who wish to participate in the Society's activities.
The AIJA is a national body consisting of judges, magistrates, members of tribunals, practitioners, graduates in law or jurisprudence, researchers in law reform and related agencies, court of tribunal administrators, law librarians, and others with an interest in judicial administration.
Members receive free copies of the AIJA research publications, advance notice of AIJA courses, conferences and seminars and discount membership rates.
Law and Justice students are welcome to apply for membership. For details contact the Membership Officer.
Contact: Membership Officer
Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration
555 Lonsdale Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) is a project which seeks to measure drug use among those people who have been recently apprehended by police. Data from DUMA is used to examine issues such as the relationship between drugs and property and violent crime, monitor patterns of drug use across time, and help assess the need for drug treatment amongst the offender population.
The DUMA program is a partnership between the Australian Institute of Criminology, State Police Services and local researchers. DUMA is an invaluable aid to community planning, monitoring, and resource allocation and represents an important source of data for state and federal policymakers. Data collected through DUMA sites provides a research and evaluation tool for local analysts, policymakers and practitioners.
Contact: Natalie Gately, WA Site Manager
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5930
SCRAM is an interactive role play competition for Western Australian
Year 9 & 10 high school students which facilitates the development
of peaceful dispute resolution awareness and skills in secondary school
communities. Students mediate simulated disputes which relate to their
everyday lives. The outcome of the mediated process is a mutual
agreement which acknowledges the needs of all involved.
SCRAM is an initiative of WADRA (Western Australian Dispute Resolution Association).
WADRA is an umbrella organisation founded in 1988 for the promotion of peaceful conflict and dispute resolution in Western Australia. WADRA is a non-profit body composed of member organisations representing dispute resolution educators, practitioners and supporters. It conducts seminars, lobbys government and recommends accredited practitioners for appointment to the Supreme Court of Western Australia panel of mediators.
WADRA also sponsors the SCRAM (Schools Conflict Resolution and Mediation) Program in Western Australian schools.
The International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law is an international non-governmental association of judges, legislators, lawyers, academics, and governmental officials who have come together to work actively on the administration of criminal justice both in their own jurisdiction and internationally.
The Society organises conferences, workshops and symposia on a wide range of legal and reform issues. It publishes the Criminal Law Forum, is linked with the United Nations and is accorded observer status on the Council of Europe. Law and Justice students are eligible to join as "young members" for CA$50 or US$35 per year (subject to nomination by a member of the Board of Directors).
Contact: International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law
Suite 1000, 840 Howe Street, Vancouver
British Columbia V6Z 2M1, Canada