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Student Law Society (LawSoc)

When you become a student at UNSW Law School, you are also gaining entry to one of the country's most respected and largest student-run law organisations - The UNSW Law Society (LawSoc).

LawSoc is the peak representative body for all students in the UNSW Law School. Being a part of the UNSW Law Society will give you the chance to hone your skills, develop your confidence and build key relationships beyond the classroom environment.

LawSoc aims to provide you with the highest quality law student experience academically, socially and professionally.


Your academic life

  • Effectively represents student interests to the Law Faculty administration, nationally and internationally through our affiliates
  • Publishes regular student newsletters and periodicals
  • Co-ordinates a variety of competitions including mooting, negotiation, witness examination and client interviewing competitions
  • Caters for international students and students with a keen interest in a career abroad through specific enrichment events, and a Electives and Exchange Guide
  • Organises regular Speakers' Forums to provide students with exposure to prominent figures in society
  • Recognises the interests of female students through the promotion of women's groups and running the Women's Mentoring Program
  • Assists student development through internal mentoring programs such as LawPLUS, Transfer Students program and the JD Impact Program


Your social life

  • Organises a diverse array of popular social events, such as the First Year Law Camp, Annual Law Ball, Lawlapolooza, social sports and weekly coffee sessions
  • Supports artistic and cultural events such as the Law Revue


Your career development and support

  • Publishes a range of employment guides such as Private Law Careers Guide, and Public Interest Careers guide.
  • Promotes career awareness through our Careers Fairs and information seminars



  • Keep up to date with the events in LawSoc through The Brief, the weekly newsletter delivered straight to your inbox
  • Read Voir Dire, a monthly magazine written by law students, for law students
  • Surf the Law Society website every few weeks
  • Follow the Law Society on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Ask people you meet about what you can do.  Don’t stop asking and inquiring about the ways you can get involved. The more you ask, the more you will discover
To find out more about specific Law Society programs and events, head over to their website.