Promoting legal philosophy in Australasia since 1961.
The ASLP is the Australian Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR). The aims of the Society are to promote the study and discussion of legal philosophy though publications, conferences and other means.
‘Legal philosophy’ is construed broadly and includes philosophical, psychological, social and cultural studies of law. The Society therefore includes practitioners of analytical legal philosophy, critical legal theory, feminist jurisprudence, legal ethics and socio-legal studies. The Society encourages theoretical interest in substantive areas of law including criminal law, public law, private law and commercial law.
Since its inception, the Society has drawn its membership principally from law schools, judges and legal practitioners, but also from philosophy and social science departments. The Society currently has over fifty members.