Winners

Best at student engagement

Manchester University Pro Bono Society

The society is open to the views of its members and encourages everyone to contribute to make the work it carries out the best it can be.

Best social event

University of Plymouth Law Society

It was a completely different type of social from the conventional pub and club socials – I really enjoyed meeting the committee and other society members.

Best law society president

Lucy Antcliff – University of Lincoln Law Society

The society is very welcoming, and I believe this is down to the president. They are positive, organised, and committed to improving the society and helping develop members’ skills.

Best society for aspiring barristers

King’s College London Bar & Mooting Society

I don’t think any other society does as good a job as this one for aspiring barristers. It’s the ultimate society for those looking to enter the Bar.

Best society for mooting

King’s College London Bar & Mooting Society

There is something for everyone in terms of mooting, and the mooting team is absolutely incredible.

Best society for welfare

University of Exeter Law Society

From fresher starter packs including safety and wellbeing tips, to walking buses home after events, the society understands the importance of supporting its members beyond their legal careers.

Best society for non-law students

King’s College London Law Society

This society is the best I’ve seen at engaging non-law students! They have a specific non-law social media and a very thorough non-law guide with all the information you need on converting to law and understanding the industry.

Best careers event

The Holdsworth Club (University of Birmingham)

This event gave me the opportunity to interact with a wide range of legal professionals and recruiters from various major law firms.

Best society for non-law students

Manchester University Law Society

This year, MULS has undergone a complete transformation in how we support and develop our members’ commercial awareness.

Best society for commercial awareness

Manchester University Law Society

The society’s dedication to commercial awareness is exceptional. There are regular talks on developing commercial and business acumen, which are run in partnership with external organisations.

Best society for first-year students

UCL Law Society

The first-year events are great, both social and career wise. The society ran many opportunities and activities to engage with freshers, even during the pandemic.

Best law society overall

University of Exeter Law Society

It was fantastic to see how collaboratively the committee works together to support its members. This is very clearly a team effort and a huge well done to everyone involved.

Most committed to increasing diversity

University of Nottingham Law Society

Alongside the regular diversity events, there is a diversity council with elected heads to advise the committee – which is a great structural way to increase diversity.

Best society for pro bono

University of Leicester Pro Bono Society

The society consists of a range of pro bono projects, each with its own team, branding, social media and unique goals. There’s so much to get involved in.

All Winners

The 2022 Student Law Society Awards took place on Thursday 17 March 2022 at 116 Pall Mall where nominated societies, law firm representatives and the LawCareers.Net team gathered to celebrate the efforts of societies from all over the UK.

Best careers event

The Holdsworth Club (University of Birmingham)

This event gave me the opportunity to interact with a wide range of legal professionals and recruiters from various major law firms.

Best social event

University of Plymouth Law Society

It was a completely different type of social from the conventional pub and club socials – I really enjoyed meeting the committee and other society members.

Most committed to increasing diversity

University of Nottingham Law Society

Alongside the regular diversity events, there is a diversity council with elected heads to advise the committee – which is a great structural way to increase diversity.

Best at student engagement

Manchester University Pro Bono Society

The society is open to the views of its members and encourages everyone to contribute to make the work it carries out the best it can be.

Best society for non-law students

King’s College London Law Society

This society is the best I’ve seen at engaging non-law students! They have a specific non-law social media and a very thorough non-law guide with all the information you need on converting to law and understanding the industry.

Best society for aspiring barristers

King’s College London Bar & Mooting Society

I don’t think any other society does as good a job as this one for aspiring barristers. It’s the ultimate society for those looking to enter the Bar.

Best society for first-year students

UCL Law Society

The first-year events are great, both social and career wise. The society ran many opportunities and activities to engage with freshers, even during the pandemic.

Best society for mooting

King’s College London Bar & Mooting Society

There is something for everyone in terms of mooting, and the mooting team is absolutely incredible.

Best society for commercial awareness

Manchester University Law Society

The society’s dedication to commercial awareness is exceptional. There are regular talks on developing commercial and business acumen, which are run in partnership with external organisations.

Best law society president

Lucy Antcliff – University of Lincoln Law Society

The society is very welcoming, and I believe this is down to the president. They are positive, organised, and committed to improving the society and helping develop members’ skills.

Best society for pro bono

University of Leicester Pro Bono Society

The society consists of a range of pro bono projects, each with its own team, branding, social media and unique goals. There’s so much to get involved in.

Best society for welfare

University of Exeter Law Society

From fresher starter packs including safety and wellbeing tips, to walking buses home after events, the society understands the importance of supporting its members beyond their legal careers.

Best law society overall

University of Exeter Law Society

It was fantastic to see how collaboratively the committee works together to support its members. This is very clearly a team effort and a huge well done to everyone involved.

The 2021 Student Law Society Awards, sponsored by Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP, took place virtually on Thursday 18 March 2021.

Best at student engagement

Edward Bramley Law Society

“There is constant communication with society members via email and social media, and committee members are only ever a message away. The society frequently uses polls to ask for our opinions and interests regarding career events and social activities.”

Best careers event

University of Lincoln Law Society

“It was a great way to network in a formal yet relaxed setting. Sometimes speaking to legal professionals can be daunting but the nature of this event was very positive and comfortable, which in turn made me feel more confident.”

Best social event

University of Leeds Law Society

“This event was appropriately priced, well managed and fun – despite it being a virtual event! It was such a creative idea and really engaging.”

Best society for first-year students

University of Bristol Law Club

“The society has organised multiple events to help first years feel more comfortable settling into university. Despite the pandemic, I have been able to network with numerous law firms, gain exposure to what a legal career entails, and socialise and learn from older students.”

Best society for pro bono

University of Nottingham Pro Bono Society

“This society provides truly unique and extraordinary pro bono opportunities. They have provided me with the bulk of experiences on my CV, making them truly essential to the advancement of my career. There is a project for every area of pro bono you would like to explore.”

Best law society president

James Yang – King’s College London Law Society

“This person’s commitment toward the wellbeing of their members is evident from the brilliant events they and their team have continually organised this year. Even through the difficult adjustment of switching to virtual, they have made sure that every member has had an unrivalled opportunity by connecting us to future employers and all the information and advice we would need.”

Best social media

Manchester University Pro Bono Society

“There are really clear posts advertising all events and initiatives available for members. I also like the videos the society posts on Instagram Stories, plus the useful resources for mental health services they share as well.”

Best society for non-law students

King’s College London Law Society

“The society is absolutely incredible in aiding non-law students. They’ve hosted a range of specific events that aim to engage non-law students and help them navigate the industry. They’ve also explained how to sell yourself as a non-law student and given us lots of tips on how we can transfer the skills gained from our non-law background.”

Best society for commercial awareness

Manchester University Law Society

“In response to feedback from previous years, the society has made commercial awareness a dedicated commitment. From hosting events with firms, to the society’s own commercial awareness workshop, to a commercial awareness competition – I have gained so much from the society’s work in this area.”

Best society for aspiring barristers

King’s College London Bar & Mooting Society

“This society is absolutely exceptional in its offering to aspiring barristers. Mentorship schemes with established barristers, marshalling schemes, mini-pupillage guidance, mooting training, networking opportunities, a podcast, and panel events about life at the Bar have all have massively aided my understanding of what is required to become a barrister.”

Best society for mooting

UCL Law Society

“Mooting is a stand-out aspect of this society’s experience – at any point in time there is a mooting competition going on.”

Most committed to increasing diversity

King’s College London Bar & Mooting

“The society has continued expanding its ‘Diversity Series’ this year. Their focus for the year is ‘Identity & Belonging at the Bar’. In particular, their aim is to promote greater appreciation for each individual’s unique journey to the Bar and how the Bar as a collective can progress in terms of diversity and inclusion.”

Best law society overall

Manchester University Law Society

“This society impressed us across the board with the work that it does to engage and support students at all stages and from all backgrounds. In particular, this society has regularly listened to feedback from its members and adapted its events and offerings to best support the needs of its members. That to us highlights a fantastic society that truly cares about the voices and ambitions of its students.”

The 2020 LawCareers.Net Student Law Society Awards, sponsored by BARBRI, took place on Thursday 12 March 2020 in 116 Pall Mall, London. The aim of the awards is simple: to highlight and celebrate the great work that societies at campuses up and down the country do, and the fantastic events and opportunities they create for their members.

Best at student engagement

Cardiff University Law Society

We aim to keep both law and non-law students involved socially and academically throughout their university career, with events such as the law ball and the annual trip, as well as mooting, Pro Bono work and social events with local firms.  

Best careers event

University of Lincoln Law Society

Currently the largest society on campus, the University of Lincoln Law Society offers an insight for both members studying, or just interested in the world of law.

Best social event

SOAS Law Society

The SOAS Law Society comprises both undergraduate and postgraduate law students. We aim to promote events and opportunities for SOAS students to get involved and to support the development of their career in law.

Dundee University Law Society

Dundee University Law Society (DULS) is a society run by students, for students. We aim to give our members the best possible addition to their University experience through our social events including our annual Law Ball and our vast array of careers events.

Best society for non-law students

Leicester University Law Society

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

Best society for mooting

UCL Law Society

The UCL Law Society has been established for more than 70 years and serves a diverse and vibrant family comprising law and non-law students from 45 different countries.

Best society for commercial awareness

UEA Law Society

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

Best society for aspiring barristers

King’s College London Bar & Mooting Society

The King’s College London Bar and Mooting was formed in September 2017 with the merging of the previous KCL Bar Society and KCL Mooting Society.

Best society for mooting

University of Sheffield Bar Society

The Bar Society is great because it offers opportunities to all students from undergraduate, postgraduate, and even non-law backgrounds to achieve their dream legal career.

Best society for pro bono

University of Nottingham Pro Bono Society

The University of Nottingham Pro Bono Society is the largest student-run organisation of its kind in the UK.

Best law society president

Muhammad Akhtar – The LSESU Law Society

The Law Society is one of the liveliest and most popular societies at LSE, with something always going on.

Best law society overall

University of Bristol Law Club

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.

The 2019 LawCareers.Net Student Law Society Awards, sponsored by DWF LLP, took place on Thursday 14 March 2019 in Painter’s Hall, London. The aim of the awards is simple: to highlight and celebrate the great work that societies at campuses up and down the country do, and the fantastic events and opportunities they create for their members.

Best careers event

University of Winchester Law Society

The University of Winchester’s Law Society aims to bridge the gap between the university’s law department and the students.

Best at student engagement

University of Lincoln Law Society

Currently the largest society on campus, the University of Lincoln Law Society offers an insight for both members studying, or just interested in the world of law.  

Lancaster University Law Society

Lancaster Law Society is run by students and offers support and also a wide range of activities – some which might be of help in any future legal career and some which are there solely to give a well needed and deserved break from stressful studies (excuse to party?)!

Best society for mooting

Reading University Law Society

As the biggest society on campus, Reading University Law Society prides itself on being the best.

Best society for first-year students

UCL Student Law Society

The UCL Law Society has been established for more than 70 years and serves a diverse and vibrant family comprising law and non-law students from 45 different countries.

Best law society overall

University of Nottingham Law Society

University of Nottingham Law Society has a close relationship with over 40 leading law firms and education providers.

Most committed to increasing diversity

University of Nottingham Law Society

University of Nottingham Law Society has a close relationship with over 40 leading law firms and education providers.

Best society for aspiring barristers

King’s College London Bar & Mooting Society

The King’s College London Bar and Mooting was formed in September 2017 with the merging of the previous KCL Bar Society and KCL Mooting Society.

Best society for non-law students

University of York Law Society

In its 11th year, YLS has a campus reputation to be proud of, particularly among non-law students, as well as among law firms and chambers around the country.

Best society for pro bono

UEA Law Society

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

Best law society president

Maaya Sachdev – Warwick Law Society

Warwick Law Society holds the reputation for being one of the most prestigious and successful societies on campus.

The 2018 LawCareers.Net Student Law Society Awards, sponsored by DWF LLP, took place on Thursday 15 March 2018 in Painter’s Hall, London. The aim of the awards is simple: to highlight and celebrate the great work that societies at campuses up and down the country do, and the fantastic events and opportunities they create for their members.

Best society for mooting

The LSESU Law Society

The Law Society is one of the liveliest and most popular societies at LSE, with something always going on.

Best society for non-law students

York University Law Society

In its 11th year, YLS has a campus reputation to be proud of, particularly among non-law students, as well as among law firms and chambers around the country.

Best society for first-year students

Warwick Law Society

Warwick Law Society holds the reputation for being one of the most prestigious and successful societies on campus.

Best society for pro bono

UEA Law Society

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

University of Bristol Law Club

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.

Best law society overall

Leicester University Student Law Society

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

Best law society president

Kenny Glass – University of Bristol Law Club

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.

Best social event

Cardiff University Law Society

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

Best careers event

King’s College London Law Society

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

Best society for aspiring barristers

University of Nottingham Bar Society

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

Most committed to increasing diversity

Manchester University Law Society

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