Cambridge University Law Society
The University Law Society is open to all members of the University, and especially to all law students and those intending to pursue a legal career. The Society, whose principal officers are themselves law students, offers a wide variety of opportunities to its members, from both an academic and social view point. Its extensive speakers programme welcomes renowned legal and political figures, and it hosts numerous solicitor and barrister careers events so that students can meet members of the legal profession informally. The Society also publishes a termly magazine, Per Incuriam, which offers student writing and topical articles by leading professionals.
Members of the University Law Society have the opportunity to participate in foreign exchanges to learn more about the law in other countries. The society also organises several moots, which are imaginary cases designed to provide practice in advocacy on points of law. There are annual mooting competitions held at all levels, both for individuals and colleges, and for law students and non-law students. The Society also holds mooting competitions with other universities and enters teams into national and international moots.
Further information is available at the CULS website.
- President: Jack Lewis
Cambridge Societies at the Inns of Court
Three of the four Inns of Court have a Cambridge society, formed in order to keep junior and senior members of the University in touch with the practising Bar and judiciary. The Senior Treasurers and other contacts are:
- Gray's Inn: TBC
- Lincoln's Inn: Professor David Feldman
- Middle Temple: Mr John Hopkins and Professor Neil Andrews
Graduate Law Society
The Graduate Law Society is open to all graduate students reading for postgraduate degrees in law. It holds regular social evenings, invites visiting speakers to address its members, organises an annual trip to the London Law Courts, and generally provides a valuable forum for the graduate students in the Faculty.
- Senior Treasurer: Dr PJ Rogerson
College Law Societies
Most colleges also have their own law societies.
The Cambridge University Society for Women Lawyers
The Cambridge University Society for Women Lawyers aims to provide a law society which is a forum for all – law students and non-law students – who want the chance to make their voices heard in the changing legal profession. CUSWL organises workshops to help students perfect necessary skills such as interviewing and writing a c.v. It also provides opportunities to meet representatives from the bar and major city law firms, as well as opportunities to enjoy purely social occasions! Members are mostly (but not exclusively) women. If anyone wishes to participate in the Society please contact the Senior Treasurer. The Society has an active Facebook page, and publishes via Twitter.
- Senior Treasurer: Dr PJ Rogerson
Cambridge University Students' Pro Bono Society
The Cambridge University Students' Pro Bono Society is a student-run pro bono initiative, providing opportunities for second and third year law students to undertake voluntary work in the legal sphere. Projects range from social policy research work with the Citizens' Advice Bureau to undertaking work on behalf of the Cambridgeshire Youth Offending Team under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act. Further information is available from the Facebook page.
Cambridge Pro Bono Project
The Cambridge Pro Bono Project has been established within the Faculty to provide postgraduate students with opportunities to engage with the law in a practical way, and to develop the skills and values central to the provision of pro bono legal work.
For further information, or to express an interest in becoming involved with the CPP, please see the Cambridge Pro Bono Project section.