Our Story

 

In existence for over 70 years, the UCL Law Society is one of, if not, the most, lively and interactive of all student societies. We pride ourselves on our diversity and originality. We are students, elected by students, working with students for students.

A law degree is one of the most difficult and challenging degrees to pursue. Here at UCL, there are always friends and mentors around for support who are happy to pass on their pearls of wisdom.

We are proud to have recently had our efforts acknowledged in 2017, having been named "top 10 societies UK" as well as being nominated for for 'Best Law Society Overall' and the 'Best Society for Aspiring Barristers' in the latest Student Law Society survey. (Find out more here)

 

 

Governance

We are an unincorporated association, holding its property on trust in favour of its objectives and members. Since its foundations, the UCL Law Society has been independent of the UCL Union. Membership of the Society is available to both current LL.B. students at UCL and those studying other degrees. However, affiliate membership, available to all UCL students grants limited access only to our career programmes.

The Society is led by its President and is fully accountable to its members and governed by its constitution. The constitution covers a range of issues including: positions on the society; rules of elections; inner-committee decision making rules; criteria of members etc.

 

Elections

Committee elections are held before the second term each academic year. Candidates sign up, present themselves at 'hustings' and campaign on the three allocated voting days. All current undergraduate Law students who are Law Society Members are allowed to vote. The First Year Representative is elected before the Reading Week in the first term and is elected exclusively by first year students and members of the Committee.

 

The Constitution

For an in depth account of functioning of the society please refer to the UCL Law Society Constitution:

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