Kick-start your career
Supported by the Law School, our student societies are award winning and will help you prepare for the world of legal practice, seeing you work alongside peers to hone your legal skills outside of the classroom.
The University of Bristol Law Club
The University of Bristol Law Club is one of the UK's largest law societies comprising of 1500 members, many of whom are non-law students. It is an official society of the Law School, providing an array of extracurricular activities, such as mooting, debating and negotiation to students from a variety of degree disciplines including law, science and engineering. Offering tailored careers guidance, networking and various student competitions, they enhance the law school's academic programme. The UBLC has received a number of awards including 'Best Law Society in the UK' and 'Most committed to increasing diversity'.
The University of Bristol Bar Society
The University of Bristol Bar Society has for the last three years, been awarded the 'Best Bar Society for aspiring Barristers' in the UK' by LawCareers.Net. Being the best Bar Society in the country has ensured they have attracted the country's top Chambers and QC's to work with them, including last year's patron, Tunde Okewala MBE, top QC and founder of Legal Cheek. Offering weekly networking evenings, talks from practising barristers, dinners and student competitions ensure their members can make an informed choice on whether they wish to practise as a solicitor or barrister in the future.
The University of Bristol Pro Bono Society
Members are provided with opportunities to promote access to justice across the country. These include placements in law centres, teaching children about sexual consent and becoming legal volunteers with charities across Bristol. PBS also works to promote the importance of Pro Bono work in legal careers, with Pro Bono specialists visiting the University and hosting talks. They also work alongside the Avon and Bristol Law Centre to fundraise for a variety of causes.
The University of Bristol Medical Law Society
The Medical Law Society is brand new this academic year, with events aimed to appeal to all students with an interest in bioethics and the medico-legal sphere. Our members have the opportunity to attend a range of talks by academics, medical and legal professionals, health charities, and the General Medical Council, engage in article-based discussions and participate in the first Medical Law Debate in the spring term.
A range of opportunities
Getting involved means opportunities to gain work experience, developing your advocacy skills with mooting and debating, visits to Chambers and courts, attending networking events, law and non-law careers advice and much more.
Find out more about the Presidents running our award-winning societies, their personal aspirations and the goals they have set for the forthcoming year.