LSAANZ was established and incorporated on 8 December 2006 at its annual Law and Society Conference. Its purpose is to provide a more permanent presence and concentration for the study of law and society in Australia and New Zealand. The LSAANZ Rules will be uploaded soon.


The object of LSAANZ is to promote and foster scholarship broadly focusing on the interactions and intersections between law and society.

Executive Committee

The 2018 executive was elected at the General Meeting of the Association held on 6 December 2017 at the LSAANZ Annual Conference held at the University of Otago, Dunedin.


Deirdre Howard-Wagner, Australian National University


Bridgette Toy-Cronin, University of Otago


Allen George, University of Sydney


Robyn Holder, Griffith University


Rhonda Powell, University of Canterbury

Management Committee

Cristy Clark, Southern Cross University

Margaret Davies, Flinders University

Kirsty Duncanson, Latrobe University

Dean Knight, Victoria University of Wellington

Trish Luker, University of Technology Sydney

Alex McEwan, Central Queensland University

Jane Wangmann, University of Technology Sydney

Graduate Representatives

Sarah Ciftci, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney (sarah.ciftci@sydney.edu.au) 

Alice Taylor, ANU PhD Candidate