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
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