Student Law Society Awards 2023: the winners

updated on 30 March 2023

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Law societies, law firm representatives and the LawCareers.Net team gathered last night on Wednesday 29 March 2023 to celebrate the ninth annual LawCareers.Net Student Law Society Awards.

The purpose of the awards is to highlight the hard work of student law societies across the UK through a range of different award categories – from ‘Best society for first-year students’, to ‘Best society for mooting’.

Nominees across the 13 award categories were praised for their hard work in engaging, encouraging and proving opportunities for their members in a difficult year that’s seen economic and educational turbulence. 

In 2022 LCN introduced the ‘Best society for welfare’ award, which celebrates the societies that showcased a commitment to looking after their members’ wellbeing and mental health, as well as offering career information and opportunities. The award continues to be a welcome addition for societies and firms alike.

Nominated societies were selected from the submissions of committees themselves, alongside over 2,000 votes from their members.

Bethany Wren, head of content and events at LawCareers.Net, commented: “The LawCareers.Net team always thoroughly enjoys judging the Student Law Society Awards, and this year we were very impressed by the hard work and dedication of law societies at universities all over the country.

“From holding brilliant careers and social events, to supporting members at different stages of their legal career paths, to understanding the importance of diversity and wellbeing within the society, the nominated societies this year proved once again that student law societies are fantastic communities and legal hubs that really care about setting aspiring lawyers up for the future.”

The winners are:

  • Best at student engagement: Edward Bramley Law Society
  • Best careers event – sponsored by AllHires: University of Plymouth Law Society
  • Best social event: Aston Law Society
  • Best society for non-law students – sponsored by Shoosmiths: King’s College London Law Society
  • Best society for first-year students: University of Exeter Law Society
  • Best society for commercial awareness – sponsored by Lexology: UCL Law Society
  • Best society for aspiring barristers: King’s College London Bar & Mooting Society
  • Best society for mooting: King’s College London Bar & Mooting Society
  • Best society for pro bono – sponsored by Baker Mackenzie: University of Nottingham Pro Bono Society
  • Best society for welfare: University of Exeter Law Society
  • Most committed to increasing diversity – sponsored by DWF Group Plc: Manchester University Law Society
  • Best law society president – sponsored by Osborne Clarke LLP: Meenakshi Sundaram Sakthikumar – University of Nottingham Mooting Society
  • Best law society overall: Edward Bramley Law Society

Congratulations to all winners and nominated societies.

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

The 2024 Student Law Society Awards will be launched later this year. Follow LawCareers.Net on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram to be the first to find out.