The UCL Law Society is one of, if not, the most, lively and interactive of all student societies. We pride ourselves on our diversity and originality. We are students, elected by students, working with students for students.
A law degree is one of the most difficult and challenging degrees to pursue. Here at UCL, there are always friends and mentors around for support who are happy to pass on their pearls of wisdom.
Status and membership
We are an unincorporated association, holding its property on trust in favour of its objectives and members. Since its foundations, it has been independent of the UCL Union.Membership of the Society is restricted to current LL.B. students at UCL, although affiliate membership is available for all UCL students to attend our career programmes.
The Society is led by its President and is fully accountable to its members and governed by its constitution. The constitution covers a range of issues including: positions on the society; rules of elections; inner-committee decision making rules; criteria of members etc.
Committee elections are held before the second term each academic year. Candidates sign up, present themselves at 'hustings' and campaign on the three allocated voting days. All current undergraduate Law students who are Law Society Members are allowed to vote. The First Year Representative is elected before the Reading Week in the first term and is elected exclusively by first year students and members of the Committee.
The Constitution of the UCL Law Society, updated in June 2016, can be downloaded here
During the 2016/2017 academic year, the Society was named one of the top 10 university societies in the UK. The Society was also nominated for 'Best Law Society Overall' and the 'Best Society for Aspiring Barristers' in the latest Student Law Society survey.Find out more here
General responsibility and oversight.
Editor of Silk v Brief.
Responsible for the Society's finances.
Responsible for organising the Society's careers calendar.
Responsible for the organisation of the Society.
Responsible for organising the Society's social calendar.
Responsible for organising the Society's Bar careers calendar.
Responsible for organising the Senior Moots Competition and external moots.
Responsible for organising the Junior Moots Competition.
Responsible for organising the Client Interviewing and Negotiations competitions.
Responsible for organising both internal and external debating competitions.
Responsible for the well-being of overseas students.
Responsible for organising the Society's pro bono opportunities.
Responsible for organising the Society's sports teams.
Society representative for final year students.
Society representative for second year students.
Society Representative for first year students.
Responsible for the maintenance of the Society's website.