Student Members

Become a student member

How to become a Student Member

If you are a student, or recent graduate who is not yet practising law, membership to the Law Society of NSW is free. To join, simply create a LawID and complete the online form.

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A person is qualified to be a Student Member if the person:

  • is not otherwise qualified to be an Associate Member; and 
  • is studying law or has successfully completed a course in law at any university, college or institution in Australia recognised for admission as a lawyer in Australia and who signifies intention to practise as a legal practitioner

What happens next?

Once your application has been successfully processed, you’ll start receiving information on our upcoming events, panel discussions and other initiatives you can get involved with. You will also have access to:

  • Our digital resources
  • NSW Law Careers Fair
  • Summer clerkship and graduate recruitment programs
  • Career and study resources
  • Law Society of NSW professional, networking and social events
  • Mental health & wellbeing services and resources 
  • Student member e-newsletter, Student Connect
  • Exclusive student member benefits 

To find out more about the benefits of student membership, click here