SOUL's purpose is to support lawyers working in Australian universities. Lawyers in private practice are not able to become ordinary voting members of SOUL. However, if you have been an ordinary member and have ceased to be employed by a University in the capacity of legal advisor in last 12 months, you are eligible to become an associate member. Associate members are not eligible to vote at meetings of SOUL.
If you are employed as a legal advisor in a tertiary education institution outside Australia approved by the Association, and you have been admitted as a legal practitioner in an Australian state or territory, you are eligible to apply for ordinary membership of SOUL.