LawCareers.Net Student Law Society Awards

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. We are currently surveying societies and their memberships.

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.

We are delighted to announce the nominated and winning societies for the 2018 awards below.

If your society is interested in getting involved with the 2019 awards, please email Bethany Wren at bwren@globebmg.com.

Nominations and winners for 2018 awards

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

  • The De Montfort University Law Society
  • The Holdsworth Club (University of Birmingham)
  • University of Nottingham Pro Bono Society

Winner: The Holdsworth Club

Best social event - sponsored by Memery Crystal LLP

  • Cardiff University Law Society
  • University of Huddersfield Law Society
  • University of Nottingham Law Society

Winner: Cardiff University Law Society

Best careers event – sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

  • Grey Society (Northumbria University)
  • King’s College London Law Society
  • Lex Law Society (Nottingham Trent University)
  • Warwick Law Society

Winner: King’s College London Law Society

Best society for aspiring barristers – sponsored by The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple 

  • Bracton Law Society (University of Exeter)
  • University of Bristol Bar Society
  • University of Nottingham Bar Society

Winner: University of Nottingham Bar Society

Best mooting activities – sponsored by Blake Morgan LLP

  • Reading University Law Society
  • The LSESU Law Society
  • University of Portsmouth Law Society

Winner: The LSESU Law Society

Best society for non-law students – sponsored by Osborne Clarke LLP

  • King’s College London Law Society
  • University of Nottingham Law Society
  • York University Law Society

Winner: York University Law Society

Best society for first-year students – sponsored by Slaughter and May

  • Leicester University Student Law Society
  • Manchester University Law Society
  • Warwick Law Society

Winner: Warwick Law Society

Best pro bono activities – sponsored by DLA Piper

  • King’s College London Pro Bono Society
  • UEA Law Society
  • University of Nottingham Pro Bono Society

Winner: UEA Law Society

Best social media – sponsored by Shoosmiths

  • Lancaster University Law Society
  • UEA Law Society
  • University of Bristol Law Club

Winner: University of Bristol Law Club

Best law society overall – sponsored by Clyde & Co LLP

  • Leicester University Student Law Society
  • The LSESU Law Society
  • UEA Law Society
  • University of Bristol Law Club

Winner: Leicester University Student Law Society

Best law society president - sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright

  • Gabriella Ezeani – Leicester University Student Law Society
  • Zain Khushi – Manchester University Law Society
  • Kenny Glass – University of Bristol Law Club
  • Bethan Cooper – University of Lincoln Law Society

Winner: Kenny Glass – University of Bristol Law Club

Most committed to increasing diversity – sponsored by Baker McKenzie (in conjunction with Aspiring Solicitors)

  • Leicester University Student Law Society
  • Manchester University Law Society
  • University of Bristol Law Club

Winner: Manchester University Law Society

We thank DWF LLP for being the overall sponsor of the LawCareers.Net Student Law Society Awards 2018.