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Welcome to Leeds Law Soc! We provide all our members with the full university experience. Join us today to make sure you don't miss out! Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeedsLawSoc
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Leeds LawSoc is a society that aims to present all aspiring lawyers with the opportunities and events needed to both have an unforgettable university experience alongside developing the transferrable skills and competencies that will stand them in good stead for entering the legal sector. We do this via a mix of extra-curricular and social activities, with each area being organised by the corresponding member of the committee. We were recently awarded NUS Society of the Year (2015/16)!

Here are just some of the opportunities we provide for our members:

  • The Annual Book Sale - members of LawSoc can make fantastic savings by buying books from people in previous years rather than buying the books brand new.
  • The Academic Academy (consisting of Mooting, Debating and Negotiating) - welcomes everyone: from beginners to seasoned public speakers. We run numerous competitions designed to enhance your ability to carry out legal research and performance skills, whilst also providing you with the opportunity to network with barristers and solicitors. An absolute must for any protégé lawyer!
  • Sports – We have very successful football, rugby and netball teams, winning consistently, with a number of inter-university and external tournament victories to their names. Look out for messages regarding trials and get involved!
  • Socials – Leeds LawSoc is university-renowned for the spectacular socials that we hold - accessible whether you enjoy to partake in the occasional alcoholic beverage or not! We have socials for all the major occasions throughout the year, as well as trips to Alton Towers and the Christmas Market, bowling and quiz nights, culminating in our spectualture black tie Law Ball towards the end of the year. These events are heavily subsidised and worth the membership cost alone!
  • Social Excursions – As well as our domestic socials, this year we can confirm we will be heading to Budapest at a phenomenally competitive price, fiercely negotiated by our social excursions secretary! Watch this space for details of trips later in the year...
  • Careers – We have two secretaries who separately organise trips, presentations, networking events and a careers dinner with the biggest firms in the world to ensure that our members are ahead of the game with securing that ever-important graduate job. We work alongside a fantastic careers service and the student support office to provide a complete package of employability skills and information.
  • Pro Bono – From the Latin ‘for the public good’, our pro bono secretary (in conjunction with the Law School’s Pro Bono Committee) organises opportunities for our students to engage with the local community, whether that be through the free Legal Advice Clinic, the Streetlaw project, or by becoming an ambassador for the university in local schools. The Innocence Project also provides the opportunity to reopen cases where a prisoner believes there has been a miscarriage of justice.
  • Postgraduates – For our thriving postgraduate community, we also have an elected representative who will be providing research symposiums, additional postgraduate socials, as well as editing the Leeds Law & Criminology Journal to publish outstanding articles and dissertations.

All of these opportunities make joining LawSoc well worth your money. 

Find out more on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeedsLawSoc/

Follow us on Twitter @LeedsLawSoc

Follow us on Snapchat: LeedsLawSoc

If you have any questions about the LawSoc, please feel free to drop an email to the President Georgia Ma (georgia.ma@leedslawsoc.net).

We look forward to meeting you!

The LawSoc Committee x

Useful documents

  • Social Guidelines

    Should you be running a social, check out the guidelines for events you run.

  • Elections Handbook 2016 17

    The official election guide - a vital tool for any Law Soc member wishing to run for a position on the 2016/17 committee.



 

Bar Careers Secretary

Careers Secretary

General Secretary

Debating Secretary

Equality and Diversity Secretary

Media & Publicity Secretary

President

Pro Bono Secretary

Mooting Secretary

Negotiating Secretary

Social Secretary

Social Excursions Secretary

Sports Secretary

Society Affairs Secretary

Treasurer


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