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About Us

At the University of Exeter Law Society, we welcome law and non-law students, as well as undergraduates and postgraduates. We provide our members with a variety of different opportunities.

 

We give our members the chance to network with one another through fortnightly socials, as well as the ‘Winter Law Ball’ and ‘Spring Gala’ which are always highlights. We also provide employability opportunities for those wanting to pursue both the solicitor and barrister routes, through visits from numerous firms and chambers.

We provide our members with the chance to take part in competitions including: mooting, mock trials and essay competitions. While also developing the skills required to be a lawyer through active pro bono work.

The core of the society is to make opportunities accessible for everyone, no matter what stage of career they are in.

We are proud to have a committed diversity and inclusion team to ensure that the community within our society is supported. Our diversity and inclusion promote inclusivity within the society by insuring a welcoming and accessible environment for all our members. The team also provides a variety of events to promote equal opportunities in the profession and the society.

What UELS offers

Community

Our community is the very heart of UELS and what makes us successful. We offer regular social events for our members to allow them to interact with like-minded people and make friends for life. The highlights of our social calendar include our biannual Winter Ball and Spring Gala!

Employability 

Employability is all about providing our members with a broad range of career opportunities, aimed at all students, both law and non-law. We will be striving to increase opportunities for our members network and and get close and personal with professionals from top law firms, chambers and organisations. 

Pro Bono

Our dedicated Pro Bono Officers have been working hard to establish three main projects for this academic year. These include:

  • Commentary - a continuing project which aims to produce articles raising awareness about Pro Bono.

  • Fundraising - entailing groups of student volunteers raising money for carefully chosen charities.

  • Legal Education - involving working with the Maynard School with the aim of raising awareness of basic legal issues and topics.

Competitions

We have a range of competitions, including mooting, mock trials and negotiation competitions, including newcomer variants for those who have never participated before. The UELS mock trial allows aspiring barristers to improve upon their courtroom etiquette and advocacy skills. Similarly our Pro Bono and mooting activities ensure that we are giving students the opportunity to develop transferable skills for their career in accessible and inclusive ways. 

Academic support

This year, you can expect to see UELS hosting events that will aid with studying, managing workloads whilst ensuring you have time for your wellbeing, preparing you for the different formats of exams/coursework as well as enriching your law school experience with interesting speaker events.

Welfare and Support

Our Welfare and Diversity & Inclusion team will ensure that UELS goes above and beyond catering for not just your career path, but for your wellbeing too. We're committed to ensuring that you have access to a safe and accessible community during your time at university. 

Discounts

Our membership aims to give you the best value for money possible, so we've teamed up with various local businesses in Exeter to give you discounts. 

Scan the QR code on your membership cards to check out the exclusive discounts you get as a UELS member! 

Stash!

Represent your favourite law society on Streatham campus with your very own personalised UELS stash! 

This year, we're introducing puffer jackets, bucket hats, hoodies and more. 

Stash drops happen periodically during the year - stay tuned!