On 15 March 2018 the LawCareers.Net Student Law Society Awards brought students from 23 universities together with recruiters, partners and trainees from 11 sponsor law firms and one Inn of Court for an evening celebrating achievement and networking at Painters’ Hall in London. The annual event recognises the dedication of student committees across the country offering their members innovative careers events and comprehensive pro bono and mooting activities, alongside more traditional opportunities to socialise with their peers. Nominated societies were selected from the submissions of more than 2,240 individual students and 48 student law society committees.
Bethany Wren, communications and events coordinator at LawCareers.Net, commented: “Student law societies are hubs of information and empowerment in which members can develop their knowledge and skills, and support one another to make real progress on their legal career paths. In each and every category this year we were blown away by the wealth of passion, ingenuity and focus that goes into what the nominated societies do.”
The winners were:
- Best at student engagement (sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis International LLP): The Holdsworth Club (University of Birmingham)
- Best careers event (sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys LLP): King’s College London Law Society
- Best social media (sponsored by Shoosmiths): University of Bristol Law Club
- Best mooting activities (sponsored by Blake Morgan LLP): The LSESU Law Society
- Best law society president (sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright): Kenny Glass – University of Bristol Law Club
- Best society for aspiring barristers (sponsored by The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple): University of Nottingham Bar Society
- Best social event (sponsored by Memery Crystal LLP): Cardiff University Law Society
- Best society for non-law students (sponsored by Osborne Clarke LLP): York University Law Society
- Best pro bono activities (sponsored by DLA Piper): UEA Law Society
- Best society for first-year students (sponsored by Slaughter and May): Warwick Law Society
- Most committed to increasing diversity (sponsored by Baker McKenzie): Manchester University Law Society
- Best law society overall (sponsored by Clyde & Co LLP): Leicester University Student Law Society
Congratulations to our winners and all nominated societies.