LawCareers.Net Student Law Society Awards

The 2018 LawCareers.Net Student Law Society Awards, sponsored by DWF LLP, will take place in March 2018 in 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. We will be surveying societies and their memberships from October 2017.

A student law society can be all things to all people; it is a social hub, a place where members can improve and share their knowledge and understanding of the law and legal industry, a place to develop skills, to contribute to society, to argue and debate, and to have fun. And, of course, developing employability is a vital part of the brief of student law societies. They are hubs for empowering members to appreciate what sorts of career they can have, work out what they need to do to realise their ambitions and take practical steps to do so. LawCareers.Net is particularly keen to support this aspect of societies’ activities.

How to take part in the 2018 awards

If you are involved with running the student society at your university please get in touch with Bethany Wren at bwren@GlobeBMG.com. Bethany will send you the relevant form to make a submission for the awards once the submission process opens in October 2017. We would like as many law societies as possible to take part.

If you are a member of the student law society at your university you will be invited to take our survey and tell us what you think of your society in October 2017.

Categories for 2018 awards

Best at student engagement - sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Best careers event - sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Best society for aspiring barristers

Best mooting activities - sponsored by Blake Morgan LLP

Best social event

Best society for non-law students

Best pro bono activities - sponsored by Dentons

Best social media - sponsored by Shoosmiths

Best law society president

Best law society overall - sponsored by Clyde & Co LLP

Most committed to increasing diversity

Winners 2017

Best at student engagement (sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis International LLP): Leicester University Student Law Society

Best careers event (sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys LLP): University of Nottingham Student Law Society

Best society for aspiring barristers (sponsored by The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple): University of Bristol Bar Society

Best law society president (sponsored by Dechert LLP): Adam Hunter - University of Bristol Law Club

Best mooting activities (sponsored by Blake Morgan LLP): Winner: King's College London Mooting Society

Best social event (sponsored by TLT LLP): University of Nottingham Pro Bono Society

Best society for non-law students (sponsored by Osborne Clarke LLP): York University Law Society

Best pro bono activities (sponsored by Dentons): King's College London Pro Bono Society

Best law society overall (sponsored by Clyde & Co LLP): Warwick Law Society

Best social media (sponsored by Shoosmiths): Warwick Law Society

Most committed to increasing diversity (sponsored by Mayer Brown International LLP, in conjunction with Aspiring Solicitors): University of Bristol Bar Society and University of Bristol Law Club

We thank DWF LLP for being the overall sponsor of the LawCareers.Net Student Law Society Awards 2017.