The LSESU Law Society is one of the largest and most active societies at LSE, for law and non-law students alike. Indeed, we had over 750 members last year spanning subjects from economics to history. We are the society to join if you’re interested in the legal profession! We organise a variety of career events and workshops with law firms, barristers’ chambers and much more. We also have different sub-committees who organise a wide range of activities for you to take part in: the LSE Law Review, the Bar & Chambers, LSE Law Pro Bono, and LSE Lawyers without Borders. With these you can take part in mooting (mock court), publish your own legal articles, and take part in valuable community work!
We are also renowned for our huge social events. We organise socials at some of the best bars & venues in London: ‘Welcome Drinks’ in October, ‘Christmas Drinks’ (held at Dirty Martini in 2019/20), and our Summer ‘Law Ball’ (held at One Whitehall Place in 2019/20). We have been recognised for our success in recent years: LSESU ‘Gold Star’ for over 3 consecutive years, LSESU ‘Best Society of the Year’ in 2018, and ‘Best Mooting Activities’ by LawCareers.Net. We were also nominated for ‘Best Society Overall’ and ‘Best Careers Event’ out of all the UK’s university law societies.
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Personal website: www.lsesulawsoc.com , Facebook: LSESU Law Society, Instagram: lsesulawsoc, Linkedin: LSESU Law Society, Twitter: @LSESULawSoc
INVOLVEMENT WITH LAW DEPT.
We also strive to represent your best interests when liaising with the Law Department. The President and the Representative Sub-Committee act as the point of communication between students and the department and convey feedback at regular Student Staff Liaison Committee meetings (SSLC). In addition, the President meets and liaises regularly with the Law Department and LSE Careers on how students and the department can be drawn closer and to organise potential collaborations and events.
The Law Society also holds a key presence at departmental events such as the First Year and Second Year Drinks reception at the start of the year and the Offer-Holder’s day to have an active role in helping law students settle in. Other collaborations also involve Pro Bono initiatives, such as working with the Department to organise conferences for the Widening Participation Programme and the Alison Wetherfield Programme (a widening access scheme for secondary school students) on campus, for which the Law Society now helps deliver workshops and holds Q & A sessions.