updated on 06 February 2020
The nominees for the sixth annual Student Law Society Awards have been revealed, after LawCareers.Net received 42 submissions from presidents and committees and nearly 2,400 submissions from society members.
The 2020 Student Law Society Awards is sponsored by BARBRI and aims to highlight the fantastic work of student law societies at universities all over the UK. There are 13 individual award categories (see list below) which celebrate the best societies for everything from pro bono activities, to supporting first-year law students and increasing diversity.
This year the ‘Best society for commercial awareness’ award was introduced to commend the societies doing unparalleled work supporting their members in developing this vital skill.
The awards ceremony will take place at 116 Pall Mall on Thursday 12 March 2020 and will bring together representatives from the prestigious sponsor firms and nominated student law societies.
The nominees are:
Best at student engagement – sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
Best careers event – sponsored by Reed Smith
Best social event – sponsored by Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
Best social media – sponsored by Shoosmiths
Best society for non-law students – sponsored by Osborne Clarke LLP
Best society for first-year students – sponsored by Burges Salmon LLP
Best society for commercial awareness – sponsored by Lexology
Best society for aspiring barristers – sponsored by the Inns of Court College Advocacy (ICCA)
Best mooting activities – sponsored by Crown Prosecution Service
Best pro bono activities – sponsored by DLA Piper UK LLP
Best law society president – sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Best law society overall – sponsored by DWF Group Plc
More information, as well as photos of the 2019 event and last year’s winning societies can be found on the Student Law Society Awards microsite: https://awards.lawcareers.net/sls/.