About Us

The New Zealand Law Students’ Association (NZLSA) is the parent body of the six on-campus Law Student Societies in New Zealand and is charged with the responsibility of coordinating the activities of these six societies. Upon enrolling as a law student, a student automatically becomes a member of the NZLSA. In this way, the NZLSA is the national body representing the interests of all law students throughout New Zealand.

What does the NZLSA do?

The NZLSA oversees the six Law Student Societies (LSS) around the country and provides them with guidance on the successful administration of an LSS.

The NZLSA also provides advocacy and a united voice on matters that affect all law students. To this end, the NZLSA nominates two representatives to sit on the Council of Legal Education, and makes submissions where necessary on issues relevant to law students.

The NZLSA negotiates on behalf of the six LSS with the law firms that sponsor the four legal competitions held on each campus. In addition, the NZLSA holds an annual conference which provides LSS competition winners with the opportunity to compete for the national titles in mooting, witness examination, client interviewing and negotiation.

Finally, NZLSA publishes a bi-annual magazine, LEX. LEX was established in 1999, and provides interesting and insightful content from and affecting law students around the country.

2019 NZLSA Council 


Fletcher Boswell | President

Email: president.nzlsa@gmail.com

Paige Thomas | Administrative Vice-President

Email: avp.nzlsa@gmail.com

Timothy Austen | Treasurer

Email: treasurer.nzlsa@gmail.com

Ben Hardisty | Competitions Vice-President

Email: cvp.nzlsa@gmail.com

Maddy Nash | Education Vice-President

Email: evp.nzlsa@gmail.com

Stephanie Davies | Marketing Vice-President

Email: mvp.nzlsa@gmail.com

Adriana Bird | Conference Convener

Email: convener.nzlsa@gmail.com

Geordie Johnson | Council of Legal Education Representative

Email: cle.nzlsa@gmail.com

Rebecca Brehmer | Council of Legal Education Representative

Email: cle.nzlsa@gmail.com



Past NZLSA Councils


YearPresidentAdministrative VPTreasurerEducation VPCompetitions VPMarketing VPCLE Representatives
Lex EditorAULSS PresidentAUTLSS PresidentWULSA PresidentVUWLSS PresidentLAWSOC PresidentSOULS President
2019Fletcher BoswellPaige ThomasTim AustenMaddy NashBen HardistyStephanie DaviesGeordie Johnson & Rebecca Brehmer
-Lina KimEmily KyleBen WilkinsNathan TseWilliam ChambersTeddy Rose
Charlotte Aspin
Lauren Gamble
Tom Pemberton
Maddy Nash
John Whitcombe
Jasper Fawcett
Geordie Johnson & Rebecca Brehmer
- (role merged with Marketing Vice-President in 2018)Ella Stolwerk
Elisa Saunders
Stephen Drysdale
Fletcher Boswell
Ben Hardisty
Tim Austen
Victoria Rea
Nasif Azam
Amy O'Brien
Katie Collier
Fayez Shahbaz
Robbie Morrison
Geordie Johnson & Rebecca Brehmer
Edward Coughlan
Jason An
Elisa Saunders
Liam Whittaker
Charlie Wilkinson
Tom Pemberton
Charlotte Aspin
Geordie Johnson
Rebecca Brehmer
Amy O'Brien
Thomas Scott
William McGrath
Benjamin Kirkpatrick
Seamus Woods & Sophie Kalderimis
Samuel Deavoll
Alex Churchill (semester one) & Ella Maiden (semester two)
Rima Allen
Kate Lunn
Victoria Rea
Edward Coughlan
Jake Mills
2015Jacob NuttGeorgia CameronJames LesterIlinke NaudeAmber HoskingCameron van BaarleSeamus Woods & Sophie Kalderimis
Rosie KośBenjamin KirkpatrickKarl SchwarzRobert WestGeordie JohnsonThomas ScottBen Isaacs
2014Rachel WalshFaisal HalabiSean MaskillAndrew PullarNicky WynneJulie HandsSeamus Woods & Sophie Kalderimis
Rick JordanVictoria ClarkeIlinke NaudeArno ElsingMyles SnaddonJacob NuttJames Lansdown
2013Seamus WoodsRachel WalshShaun WallisHoory KarnikSophie KalderimisCamille WarnaarPhil Thomson & Jamie Eng
Amanda FerrisCamille ButtersOsei OwusuNicolette BarrettCallum InglisSimon InderEmma Haggas
2012Rebecca GoldsmithNigel Smith / George McLellanJono BoyceSam WelshBen Foster / Almiro ClereCourtney MartynPhil Thomson & Jamie Eng
Oscar WardFaisal HalabiAmanda FerrisMohammed AlobaidiBen Land-MaycockSeamus WoodsSam McLernon
2011Guy CarterElisha KempChris DearsleySarah KeastRoshni Kaur-Phil Thomson & Jamie Eng
Marino Vedanayagam-Ashiq HamidDavid SmithMike MullinsSam Welsh
2010Phil ThomsonAimée ScofieldEmma GroufskyJoe LillJamie Eng-Colin Fife & Kitaj Woodward
Gavin Correia-Ben GilbertNick ChapmanGuy CarterRob Harris
2009Jeni FountainDesley HortonAimée ScofieldGrace BrownAnna Cornelius-Colin Fife & Kitaj Woodward
Matt Comery-Richard BracefieldAmelia KeeneNick McDonnellPhil Thomson
2008David DewarSeung YeunLara Johansen-Wook Jin Lee-Colin Fife & Kitaj Woodward
Sunil Nathu-Jeni FountainHenry ClaytonSteve JukesHonor Lanham
2007Andrew ThomasMatthew GreenSam O'Malley-Colin Fife--
Kitaj Woodward-Seung YounIhma ShareefDavid DewarJeremy Spicer
2006Charlotte KirkcaldieJonathan Mitchell--Dan Graham--
Bridgette White-Sam MillsTracey LeeCynthia GartonPippa Allen
2005Chelsea Payne / Prabhat SethiPrabhat SethiNicholas Garland-Andrew Thomas--
Leith McFarlane-Michelle OrmsbyJonny MitchellCharlotte Kirkcaldie

NZLSA Constitution

The NZLSA and the Council are governed and empowered by the NZLSA Constitution.

Click here to view the most recent version of the NZLSA Constitution, as at 24 August 2017.

Please find our Constitution Schedule 1: National Law Students’ Competitions Championships Rules attached: NZLSA Constitution Sch 1 National Competitions Rules (27/07/13)