Best at student engagement

University of Nottingham Pro Bono Society

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Best at student engagement

Best at student engagement

The De Montfort University Law Society

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Best at student engagement

Best society for aspiring barristers

University of Nottingham Bar Society

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The Bar Society is a student-run group formed to help those aspiring to (or considering) a career at the Bar.

We have one of the largest memberships and receive an unhealthy amount of sponsorship from lovely law firms which means one thing: we can provide the biggest socials with the cheapest prices every couple of weeks, as well as securing our members more discounts than any other society from some of Nottingham’s biggest names. From bars to restaurants to clubs, we cover everything – even the taxi home! On top of our amazing social calendar, LawSoc offers an unparallelled careers service for both law and non-law students, organising a million-and-one firm presentations, workshops and networking events throughout the year, balancing our grand balls and river cruises against our careers fair and dinner at the Hilton Hotel.

University of Nottingham Bar Society
University of Nottingham Bar Society

Best society for aspiring barristers

The society gives unparalleled opportunities for aspiring barristers or those who are just exploring their options. Through mock trials, crown court trips and advocacy training sessions, members are able to develop skills both necessary for being a barrister and any other career.

Best careers event

King’s College London Law Society

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The King’s College London Law Society is the largest society at King’s College London for those with an interest in law.

The KCL Law Society serves all King’s students with membership available to all law and non-law undergraduates and postgraduates. The KCL Law Society is run by an elected committee for the benefit of students. The committee aims to connect King’s students with top legal practitioners in London and help students develop the skills necessary to succeed in the legal and professional job markets. The Society also organises a variety of enjoyable social events, moots, debates and a negotiation competition.

Best careers event

This event gave students the opportunity to listen to a variety of top City firms discuss what makes them unique, the way they practice, the work they do and how to tailor applications to them. The event was invaluable in terms of being able to differentiate one firm from another while simultaneously gaining an insight into the firms and the world of law more generally.

Best social event

Cardiff University Law Society

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We aim to keep both law and non-law students involved socially and academically throughout their university career.

As a student-led society, our aim is to enhance your university experience through providing you with the opportunity to join a society where your needs are at the forefront of all of our activities, as well as joining a community of students with similar interests! In working alongside numerous law firms, our aim is to increase your skills and employability by running sessions and networking events throughout the year. We also run numerous social events throughout the year, including our Christmas and Spring Law Balls, our Annual Trip Abroad and plenty of other social events.

Cardiff University Law Society
Cardiff University Law Society

Best social event

The event was a great way to get to know other people on my course and was really interactive.

Most committed to increasing diversity

Manchester University Law Society

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Your one stop to everything that is going on at the University of Manchester Law School.

Your one stop to everything that is going on at the University of Manchester Law School. Find out about exciting social and academic events, check out our photos and videos, and much more! MULS online will help you stay updated with our sponsors who are leading global law firms and will keep you updated on trips abroad and how to purchase tickets to our exclusive events. Whatever your motivation, interests or background, MULS is the society for you!

Manchester University Law Society
Manchester University Law Society

 

Most committed to increasing diversity

The society and committee itself is very diverse and the aim to increase diversity within the society is evident. They proactively reach out and encourage more awareness of the issues facing students from diverse backgrounds.

Best law society president

Kenny Glass – University of Bristol Law Club

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The University of Bristol Law Club (UBLC) is one of the university’s largest and most successful student societies comprising of over 1,000 members.

We are committed to helping students from all backgrounds enter the legal profession. Our three main areas of focus are: to provide tailored careers guidance and networking events with leading employers; to enhance the academic programme through mentoring, competitions and pro bono, and to provide our members with an exciting social and sports calendar! The society is supported by over 50 law firms and graduate employers and holds prestigious lectures by leading practitioners and judges, including, most recently, Baroness Hale and Lord Toulson. We are honoured to have as our patron this year, Supreme Court justice, Lord Wilson. Therefore, we are more than just a typical law society; we facilitate the creation of friendships, the creation of new professional connections and the creation of many unforgettable memories during your time at university.

Kenny Glass – University of Bristol Law Club
Kenny Glass – University of Bristol Law Club

Best law society president

Kenny is creative and entrepreneurial, and they’ve taken the society to a whole new level. Always supportive and approachable, they are able to answer questions whatever time of day and are keen to include all members of the society in activities and events. They have put their heart and soul into the society.

Best law society overall

Leicester University Student Law Society

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Our objectives are to enhance our members’ experiences of university life and to help provide and excellent grouding for a legal career.

We do this by considering a three-pillar approach of: Academic guidance and support – liasing with the Students’ Union course representatives and staff of the School of Law to ensure our courses are running smoothly! Development of practical skills – through our many competitions, Pro Bono opportunities, sports teams and LawSoc magazine reporting opportunities. Providing networking opportunities – in the form of our many solicitor/barrister related career events and our social events, such as sponsored cocktail evenings. Being a member of the Student Law Society adds to your overall university experience, not only by providing you with great opportunities to expand your personal accomplishments, but also by giving you the opportunity to network and develop your career prospects.

Leicester University Student Law Society
Leicester University Student Law Society

Best law society overall

We were astounded by the amount of time and effort put into the application by the society, and the ways in which the society consistently supports its members in pursuing a career in law. From engagement and events, to the systems put in place to support members from all backgrounds, subjects and year groups, the society has clearly created an environment in which students can learn, develop and prosper.

University of Bristol Law Club

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The University of Bristol Law Club (UBLC) is one of the university’s largest and most successful student societies comprising of over 1,000 members.

We are committed to helping students from all backgrounds enter the legal profession. Our three main areas of focus are: to provide tailored careers guidance and networking events with leading employers; to enhance the academic programme through mentoring, competitions and pro bono, and to provide our members with an exciting social and sports calendar! The society is supported by over 50 law firms and graduate employers and holds prestigious lectures by leading practitioners and judges, including, most recently, Baroness Hale and Lord Toulson. We are honoured to have as our patron this year, Supreme Court justice, Lord Wilson. Therefore, we are more than just a typical law society; we facilitate the creation of friendships, the creation of new professional connections and the creation of many unforgettable memories during your time at university.

University of Bristol Law Club
University of Bristol Law Club

The society has a very active presence across all social media platforms, so that we are always kept up to date with what’s going on and the latest opportunities. This year they also did their first Facebook Live Stream with tips on how to succeed at the law fair which was really useful as I could watch it from home and not miss out on some invaluable information.

Best society for pro bono

UEA Law Society

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The UEA Law Society is one of the largest, popular and most prestigious societies at the university.

We cater for all students, whether studying law or otherwise, providing an excellent social calendar year round offering social gatherings, as well as inexpensive trips abroad to cities such as Amsterdam, unavailable to most other students and societies they may be part of. As well as a social aspect, we host academic events with guest speakers of the highest quality, as well as trips to London where we visit barrister’s chambers and magic circle law firms. We also host the negotiations and mooting competitions.

UEA Law Society
UEA Law Society

Best society for pro bono

There are numerous opportunities available for our students to use their legal knowledge for the benefit of the wider community, while at the same time gaining valuable hands-on experience of the law in action.

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