The University of St Andrews Law Society is made up of students from all over the world and from all tracks of life, united by a common interest in law. We host a variety of events throughout the academic year for those who want to learn more about or pursue a career in the legal profession. Each semester, we invite solicitors, admissions tutors and barristers; hold networking socials; organise mooting competitions and trips; and provide support for undergraduates completing Law School applications and exams.
As the University of St Andrews lacks a Law faculty, we provide an essential service to students and offer access to firms, contacts, information and the larger legal community. We are there to fill the void for aspiring lawyers, offering them the support needed to pursue careers in law. This year, we are proud to have been shortlisted for a ‘Best Contribution to Student Life’ Award by the University Student Association.
On behalf of the committee, I warmly thank you for your interest in our Society and am delighted to share with you exciting developments as they arise throughout the 2018/2019 academic year. Our new committee is dedicated to building upon our past successes and we are particularly excited to be embarking on a partnership – the first of its kind – with the prestigious Old Course Hotel this year. Our website aims to give a greater insight into the services, events and support we provide and act as a key resource for undergraduates, postgraduates and third parties looking for further information on our Society as well as law in general.
Given the absence of a Law faculty at the University, we strongly believe in putting career aspirations at the heart of our activities. The invaluable support of our sponsors and partners has enabled our members to gain an advantage when entering the increasingly competitive legal industry and grasp a more practical and commercial understanding of the profession. The continued and enthusiastic engagement of our student body and alumni network remains equally important, with an ever-growing number of aspiring and practising lawyers joining us as both members and guests - building relationships that last beyond the ‘bubble’!
I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on the Connect page or via email, Facebook and Twitter if you have any queries or proposals.