LawCareers.Net Student Law Society Awards celebrates hard work of students

updated on 13 March 2020

On Thursday 12 March 2020, the sixth annual LawCareers.Net Student Law Society Awards, sponsored by BARBRI, celebrated the hard work and dedication of student law societies at 116 Pall Mall in London.

The event seeks to recognise the commitment of student-led societies across the country who support their members through activities which include a range of careers and social events, comprehensive pro bono and mooting activities and opportunities for aspiring barristers, non-law students and those looking to improve their commercial awareness.

Nominated societies were selected from the submissions of student law society committees, alongside nearly 2,400 votes from their members.

Bethany Wren, content and events manager at LawCareers.Net, commented: “Student law societies are crucial places for members to develop their knowledge and skills, and support each other on their legal career paths.

“We were proud to be able to celebrate societies of all different sizes from all corners of the UK and hope that this prove wherever you study, whatever resources you have – you can make a tangible difference to the lives, and careers, of your members and fellow students.”

The winners were:

  • Best at student engagement (sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis International LLP): Cardiff University Law Society
  • Best careers event (sponsored by Reed Smith): University of Lincoln Law Society
  • Best social media (sponsored by Shoosmiths): Dundee University Law Society
  • Best mooting activities (sponsored by the Crown Prosecution Service): University of Sheffield Bar Society
  • Best society for first-year students (sponsored by Burges Salmon LLP): UCL Law Society
  • Best society for commercial awareness (sponsored by Lexology): UEA Law Society
  • Best law society president (sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright): Muhammad Akhtar – LSESU Law Society
  • Most committed to increasing diversity (sponsored by Baker McKenzie): University of Nottingham Law Society
  • Best society for aspiring barristers (sponsored by the ICCA): King’s College London Bar & Mooting Society
  • Best social event (sponsored by Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP): SOAS Law Society
  • Best society for non-law students (sponsored by Osborne Clarke LLP): Leicester University Law Society
  • Best pro bono activities (sponsored by DLA Piper UK LLP): University of Nottingham Pro Bono Society
  • Best law society overall (sponsored by DWF LLP): University of Bristol Law Club

Congratulations to all winners and nominated societies.

For more information on the Student Law Society Awards, head to

LCN will be formally launching next year’s awards at the annual LawCareers.Net Student Law Society Networking Event which will be held at the start of the autumn term.