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
What role does LawSoc play in your academic life? It:
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 King & Wood Mallesons JD Impact Program, and facilitates exam-oriented subject information sessions
Your social life
What role can LawSoc play in your social life? It:
Organises a diverse range 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
How can LawSoc help with career development and support? It:
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
Find out more about Law Society programs and events.
Student Legal Education Group (SLEG)
Founded at UNSW over 30 years ago, SLEG is a non-profit organisation that aims to improve access to justice by engaging, educating and empowering members of the community, particularly the vulnerable and disadvantaged. Trained UNSW Law student presenters deliver free-of-charge workshops and seminars, educating program participants on their legal rights in ways that are meaningful and practical to them.
How to get involved
UNSW Undergraduate and Juris Doctor students from all stages of their law degree are encouraged to become presenters with SLEG. It is a great way to connect with other UNSW Law students, finesse your skills in public speaking and teamwork in a way that sees your degree working in practice, and to aid both local and regional communities with your legal knowledge.
Schools, community centres and other interested groups are invited to participate in this program. We present free-of-charge and are happy to tailor our content to your specific needs, time frame and year group. If you would like more information on the program, please do not hesitate to contact us.