University of Exeter Law Society 

University of Exeter Law Society nominated for three prestigious awards

The University of Exeter’s Law Society has been nominated for three prestigious awards for work to create opportunities for students.

The recognition is from LawCareers.Net, which celebrate the work of student law societies, especially during a year of remote learning and social distancing.

The Society has been nominated for best society for non-law students, best society for aspiring barristers and most committed to increasing diversity.

University of Exeter Law Society Co-President Lucy Cole said: “We’re so proud that UELS has been recognised as a nationally leading society through these prestigious nominations. It has been a particularly challenging year, so we're really pleased to have been recognised for our activities.”

Co-President Jessica Phillips added: “We’re so grateful for the hard work the committee has put in to make UELS engaging and interesting within the virtual environment, as well as the incredible support we’ve had from members across the 90+ events we have run.”

The University of Exeter Law Society is the University’s largest overall society. It has a Diversity and Inclusion Sub-Committee, which is dedicated to improving diversity and inclusion within the society.

Events by the Diversity and Inclusion Sub-Committee have included collaborations with the Queer Lawyers of Tomorrow, University of Exeter Feminist Society, The Law Society of England & Wales and Bridging The Bar.

The University of Exeter Law Society is open to all students, and there are events and activities, as well as a designated officer specifically for non-law students.

Events and activities for non-law students have included a presentation on how to get into law for non-law students, aimed at demystifying the process of entering law as well as a panel featuring a Hogan Lovells trainee, a future Baker McKenzie trainee and an aspiring barrister.

The society’s Bar Group has run events for members weekly, to develop skills and knowledge relevant to a career at the Bar. These have included information on the Bar Practice Course, the Inns of Court, the different Scholarships offered, and how to secure mini-pupillages and pupillages. The Bar Group has also hosted the Inaugural Bar Dinner on the 23rd February which featured 9 Barristers who answered questions from our members.

The Student Law Society Awards ceremony will take place virtually on the evening of Thursday 18 March 2021.

Date: 4 March 2021

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