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. LSAANZ does this by running, in conjunction with other organisations, centres and universities, its annual Law and Society Conference and other similar events. You can click here to read the association rules for LSAANZ.

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. The minutes of that meeting are Minutes of Annual General Meeting 7 Dec 2017.


Trish Luker, University of Technology Sydney


Bridgette Toy-Cronin, University of Otago


Allen George, University of Sydney


Robyn Holder, Griffith University


Paulette Benton-Greig, University of Waikato (Post-Graduate Representative)

Alessandro Pelizzon, Southern Cross University

Management Committee

Cristy Clark, Southern Cross University

Margaret Davies, Flinders University

Nicole Graham, University of Sydney (Prize Sub-Committee Chair)

Emma Henderson, Latrobe University

Dean Knight, Victoria University of Wellington

John Page, Southern Cross University

Jane Wangmann, University of Technology Sydney