UCL Law Society wins best society for first year students at Student Law Society Awards
18 March 2019
LawCareers.Net celebrated the hard work of students at the fifth annual Student Law Society Awards on 14th March.
On Thursday 14 March 2019, the annual LawCareers.Net Student Law Society Awards, sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright, celebrated the hard work of student law societies at universities across the UK.
The UCL Law Society took home the prize for best society for first-year students, sponsored by Slaughter and May.
The UCL Law Society plays a vital role within UCL Laws, and is run by a committee elected annually by the student body. The undergraduate society supplements academic activities by organising social and sporting functions during the year and also provides a programme of talks by eminent academics and practitioners from outside UCL. Together, the Law Society and the faculty successfully maintain their strong links with the legal profession in London and elsewhere, and a thriving careers programme.
The Student Law Society Awards recognises the dedication of student committees offering their members innovative careers events and comprehensive pro bono and mooting activities, alongside more traditional opportunities to socialise with their peers.
23 student law societies from across the UK were in attendance, alongside 12 sponsor law firms. The evening aimed to showcase the diligence and passion of student law society members, committees and presidents, as well as to present the winners of the 12 awards.
Shawn Siah, President of the UCL Law Society, said:
"For the first time in the UCL Law Society's history, it has been named the Best Society for First-Year Students among 38 participating university law societies in the United Kingdom. This award bears testament to the collective efforts of the Society's leadership and members, along with the strong support from the Faculty. We are humbled by this award, which serves as a cherry atop a trailblazing year that we have had together as a Society. We cannot wait to see how much further this Society will go in the years to come, for the benefit of successive generations of members and the UCL Faculty of Laws."
Bethany Wren, content and events coordinator at LawCareers.Net, commented:
“Student law societies are really crucial places for members to develop their knowledge and skills, and support one another to make 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.”