Australian Legal Philosophy Students Association (ALPSA)

Legal philosophy, or jurisprudence, encompasses a broad range of questions. These include, what is law, what makes a legal system, what sorts of punishment are appropriate and what is the goal of law. By encouraging and rewarding the study of legal philosophy, both in law school and in legal practice, ALPSA seeks to uphold the importance, relevance and power of legal philosophy. In doing so, we seek to foster creative and critical thinking, and a sense of social justice, in our members and the broader public. We hold seminars, a national essay competition with cash prizes, and social events each year.

The Australian Legal Philosophy Students’ Association (ALPSA) is an organisation where students share an interest in issues that underpin the study of law.

Legal philosophy, or jurisprudence, encompasses a broad range of questions. These include, what is law, what makes a legal system, what sorts of punishment are appropriate and what is the goal of law.

By encouraging and rewarding the study of legal philosophy, both in law school and in legal practice, ALPSA seeks to uphold the importance, relevance and power of legal philosophy. In doing so, we seek to foster creative and critical thinking, and a sense of social justice, in our members and the broader public. We hold seminars, a national essay competition with cash prizes, and social events each year.

Our previous seminar topics have included:
• The Human Right to a Healthy Environment
• The US Impeachment Process
• Speak No Evil: Deference in Judicial Review
• Conscience and Human Depravity
• Reimagining IP Law

The organisation has its permanent home at the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland. ALPSA is also the official student branch of the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy.

For more information about ALPSA, follow our FaceBook Page ‘ALPSA – Australian Legal Philosophy Students’ Association’ and check out our website at: https://www.alpsa.online/

To purchase an ALPSA membership, please click the following link: https://alpsalawmembership.getqpay.com/

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Legal philosophy, or jurisprudence, encompasses a broad range of questions. These include, what is law, what makes a legal system, what sorts of punishment are appropriate and what is the goal of law.

Category

Faculty (All)

Interests

Legal Philosophy

Membership Fees

$2

NUMBER OF MEMBERS

285

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