UCL Law Society
The UCL Law Society is the student-run body for undergraduates in the Faculty
of Laws at UCL. The Law Society is one of most lively and interactive of all
student societies at UCL, and prides itself on its diversity and originality.
The Law Society is comprised of students, elected by students, working with
students, for students. It is responsible for a large number of non-academic
student activities and opportunities. These range from an active calendar of
excellent student-focused social events, such as the Freshers' Fortnight and
Easter Ball, to a truly exceptional Careers
programme, providing outstanding
networking occasions with Magic Circle law firms, the very best of the bar,
and an abundance of other first-class City career options.
We also run hugely successful mooting, debating and vocational programmes,
with both internal and external competitions. Our reputation for mooting at
UCL Laws is well-renowned, with a superb record of achievement in international
competitions. Beyond this, we facilitate an ever-expanding range of extracurricular
activities including Pro-bono work in the community, our Law-only sports teams
and a high-quality student publication, Silk v Brief magazine.
For more information on the UCL Law Society, please visit http://www.ucllawsoc.co.uk/ or
email our Secretary, Gemma Jones, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
President, UCL Law Society
Mooting is the presentation of a legal problem before a ‘judge’.
It aims to simulate a courtroom environment. Mooting generally calls upon your
skills of public speaking, legal research, and presentation. It is an excellent
opportunity for law students to develop these skills and also is a useful way
to demonstrate them to prospective employers.
Debating is essentially the art of argument, a skill fundamental to the study
of law. The ability to represent both sides of a case in a fluent, coherent
and, above all, persuasive manner is key to debating. The public speaking and
presentational skills gained make it an extremely useful extracurricular activity
for anyone considering becoming a solicitor, barrister, or otherwise.
Client Interviewing is unlike any other competition offered by the UCL Faculty
of Laws and has a real grounding in the practice of law. It involves you partnering
with another undergraduate and interviewing a client with a fictitious legal
problem. It will be your job to ask the right questions, receive the desired
responses and offer them suitable legal advice. Not only will it help you develop
those all important interpersonal skills that the law firms are looking for,
it’s a tremendous amount of fun and requires absolutely no prior preparation!
Just turn up and enjoy.
Negotiations is one of the most enjoyable competitions that we offer. Working
together as a team of two, you will negotiate your way through employment contracts,
business mergers and the such in an effort to ascertain the best deal for your
client. No doubt it is demanding, but it is equally rewarding. Developing skills
that are often required by firms, battling against your friends in a fluid
environment and having a great time are only three of many reasons why you
should get involved.
For further information please visit the UCL Faculty of Laws Law Society website.