Publications

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Clerkships Guide 2021

As the second of three guides in the USALSA Careers series for 2021, the Clerkships Guide 2021 aims to provide students with all they need to know about the process of applying, interviewing for and eventually obtaining a clerkship in South Australia and further afield.


The Guide takes a focus on how students can be successful in the competitive process of gaining a clerkship, particularly at larger firms. The Uniform Clerkship Scheme is also explained which is a major source of clerkships in South Australia.


The USALSA Careers team have provided this resource to our students to ensure that our students understand and have the tools to capitalise on opportunities available to them while at university.

Working In Legal Series

In this series, the USALSA Careers division interviews various industry professionals to explore their paths to success, their journeys through the legal profession and more interesting information of use to our students.


The series begins with an exclusive interview with the Managing Director of Johnson Withers Lawyers, Mr Andrew Mitchard.


Click here to see Johnson Withers' website.


In part two, Georgie Grosset, a solicitor in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions shares her insights into the world of criminal law.


Part three delves into life as a barrister with Andrew Collett AM. Andrew is particularly well-known for his substantial contribution to the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement and his focus on human rights advocacy.


Peta Spyrou, a PhD Candidate and Director of Equality Lawyers joins us for part four of the series. Peta has done a substantial amount of work in the sphere of legal disability rights research.

Networking Guide 2021

Through this guide, the USALSA Careers team provide an in-depth, informative explanation as to what professional networking is and how you can apply it to achieve your career goals.


The Guide attempts to provide our students with insights from career professionals and those who have successfully leveraged networking to enhance their careers.

Prospectus 2021

UniSA Law Students' Association works for the benefit of the student body by providing social events, networking opportunities, careers fairs, seminars and legal advocacy competitions to assist students’ practical experience and skill development.

Since 2008, USALSA has seen a history of students whose academic qualifications have provided them with quality professional experiences that advantage them against other law graduates across the State.

UniSA Law Students' Association is a student-focussed not-for-profit organisation that relies on its generous sponsorship partners.

First Years' Guide 2021

Stop here for your digital copy of our brand new First Years' Guide for 2020.

This booklet can help you with planning your studies, balancing your study, work and social lives, as well as letting you in on all the handy tips and tricks to success at Law school.

Make sure to have a thorough read through. The UniSA Law Students' Association committee has dedicated some time to ensuring this document is as convenient and useful as possible.

Competitions Guide 2021

USALSA Inc. has released its Competitions Guide for 2021. This document will assist you with your preparation for all face-to-face and online competitions.

We hope this guide is of value to you and encourages you to get involved in competitions.

Participation in competitions are of immense benefit to your future legal career. They are highly regarded among firms, and other employers of law students, as one of the best activities that students can undertake while at University.

By competing in competitions, you will have developed a vast array of new skills, specifically communication, confidence, research and advocacy to name a few.

Legal Referencing

UniSA requires that when writing assignments, you accurately acknowledge the source of any non-original material.

That is, any source you use that is not YOUR original thought or expression.

Legal citation is different from standard forms of referencing (such as Harvard Referencing). Your references need to comply with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (4th Ed.).

This is a style guide that directs you on how to set out a whole range of matters to do with writing, including how to footnote, heading styles, quotation styles, and how to cite an Act or a case