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Student Law Society (LawSoc)

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

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

UNSW 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, national and international organisations, including the Australian Law Students Association
  • Publishes student newsletters and articles
  • Co-ordinates a variety of competitions including mooting, negotiations, trial advocacy and client interviewing, including non-competitive rounds for JD students who are unable to commit to full competitions
  • Organises regular events, such as panel sessions and networking evenings to provide students with the opportunity to meet with prominent persons in the legal community
  • Organises the The King & Wood Mallesons JD Impact Program, and facilitates exam oriented subject information sessions

Your social life

  • Organises a diverse array of popular social events, such as the annual Law Ball and JD specific social events throughout the year
  • Funds cultural events such as the Law Revue and sporting competitions

Your career development and support

  • Publishes a range of employment guides including private law careers, public interest careers and international careers
  • Promotes career awareness through various careers fairs, information seminars and networking events


  • 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 UNSW LawSoc and UNSW Law website every few weeks
  • Follow us on Facebook (UNSW Law Society and UNSW JD/Postgrad) and Twitter (@UNSWLawSociety)
  • Ask people you meet about what you can do. Don’t stop asking and enquiring about the ways you can get involved. The more you ask, the more you will discover.