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President’s Address

Dear Members,

It is my pleasure to warmly welcome all of you back to the Oxford Law Society for Hilary Term 2020. Our Society is one of the largest and most recognised at Oxford, renowned for holding some of the most glamorous social events and providing peerless networking opportunities. This term we endeavour to maintain the same standards, so please read on to see what we have to offer you.

We start the social calendar with President’s Drinks, generously sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills. This will be held at Frevd, undoubtedly one of Oxford’s favourite cocktail bars. Other highlights of the term include Varsity Dinner with the Cambridge University Law Society, a fantastic evening mingling with our Cambridge peers and talking to Norton Rose Fulbright representatives. Moreover, we will be holding presentations and workshops to help members prepare for applications and interviews, focused on topics such as Commercial Awareness, Personal Branding and Intellectual Property. For those not interested in a career in commercial law, we are fortunate enough to have the Chief Crown Prosecutor give a workshop examining case studies on hate crime and violence against women and girls. Lastly, we end the term on a high with the much-anticipated Hilary Ball, which promises to be an unforgettable night. I am thrilled to reveal that this will take place at the Shakespeare’s Globe, a reconstruction of the Elizabethan playhouse for which William Shakespeare wrote his plays.

I feel incredibly privileged to have the opportunity to lead this society, and am immensely grateful for the help of Julian Quak, Ayse Atun and Jamie Chen, my amazing Executive Committee, who have all dedicated so much time and effort into making this term happen. Needless to say, this term also owes a great deal to my predecessors – Yee Kwan Law, Becca Crisp and Nobel Basser. They have been instrumental in their support and advice. I must also extend my gratitude to our sponsors, without whom none of this would have been possible.

Finally, I would like to thank you – our members. Your enthusiasm and engagement are crucial to the continued success and popularity of the Society, and they are what motivate us to do our best for its prosperity. I hope that you are encouraged to make the most out of our opportunities, whether through attending events or joining committee.

Have a wonderful term, and I look forward to sharing Hilary with you!

Yumiko Wong

President, Oxford Law Society

Yumiko Wong, President


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