Welcome to the UEA Law Society...
The Law School itself, in the year of 2020, was ranked 25th on the 2020 Guardian University Subject League Table and 29th by the 2020 Complete University Guide subject table. Our 90% course satisfaction rate is at least in some part attributable to the work of the society, which provides an invaluable array of competitions, careers and social events supported by our excellent sponsors.
This is further evidenced by our society being nominated for the nations ‘Best Overall Law Society’ and ‘Best Publicised Society’ at the annual Law Careers Net Society Awards. The Society boasts to have won the Law Careers Net award for the ‘Best Pro Bono Activities’ of any law society in the United Kingdom because of the work in our local community. UEA law students are proud to work within organisations such as Norfolk Community Law Service to help represent those in need within Norfolk who cannot afford representation. Additionally, UEA Street Law, who have a close affiliation with the Law Society, work with local schools to help inspire younger generations to follow a career in law.
This year we have 7 competitions throughout the year including; Mooting, Negotiations, Client Interviewing, Mediation, Triathlon, Commercial Enterprise, and new to this year, Mock Trial! The competitions are split into beginner and advanced tiers and year on year prove to be hugely popular and of an exceptional standard. These competitions are a great opportunity for our members to win work experience and meet graduate recruitment teams across various top tier law firms. Most importantly, the competitions are instrumental in helping UEA students to develop skills, which are directly applicable to a legal career and transferable into every professional field of work. We also offer careers and skills workshops, networking events and open lectures to benefit our members in terms of employability and increase their exposure to law firms. The Society are extremely grateful for the generosity of our sponsors, detailed on this website, for their help with our employability opportunities.
The Law Society also provides a diverse social calendar. Our events include the infamous Christmas and Spring Balls, networking events, and exciting socials ranging from themed nights to quizzes. We also organise an annual trip abroad, with this years destination being currently decided. Previous successful trips include: Prague, Budapest, Berlin and Dublin.
Our aim is to support our members in every aspect of their University life. We hope to provide wider transparency and accountability within the Law School, through an approachable committee.
As a member of the Law Society, you'll have a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills, meet new people, and win internships with various law and non-law firms. Our Society will represent and support you in during your time at UEA!
Keep a track of all that is going on in our Society and Sponsors on our Website and be sure to join the UEA Law Society-Members Group’ for day to day updates. We also have our Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Linked In accounts for you to follow! If you have any questions or queries, please get in touch!
Alex Christos - President 2021/22
Mollie Day - Vice-President 2021/22
Hashem Kherfan - Director of Competitions 2021/22