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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 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, trial advocacy and client counselling competitions
  • Caters for international students and students with a keen interest in a career abroad through specific enrichment events and an international careers guide
  • Organises a regular Speakers' Forum 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
  • Funds the LawPLUS Peer Mentoring Program, and the Schools Legal Education Group

Your social life

  • Organises a diverse array of popular social events, such as the Annual Law Ball, Lawlapolooza and sponsor barbecues
  • Funds cultural events such as the Law Revue and the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Your career development and support

  • Publishes a range of employment guides such as summer clerkship, paralegal, international careers and government and alternative careers guides
  • Promotes career awareness through our Career Development Program, careers fairs and information seminars
  • Raises money and supports programs for Indigenous students such as the Indigenous Pre-Law Program and the Indigenous Mentoring Program


  • Read The Brief, the weekly newsletter, cover to cover, every single week
  • Surf the Law Society and Law School website every few weeks
  • Follow us on facebook (UNSWLaw) and Twitter (UNSWLaw)
  • 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.