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President’s Address

On behalf of the Oxford Law Society, I welcome you back to Oxford for Hilary Term 2019. The Society is one of the largest in Oxford and is renowned for hosting some of the most glamorous social events and facilitating incomparable networking opportunities. This term will be no different, so please read on to see what we have to offer.

Hilary Term’s social calendar begins with the renowned President’s Drinks, sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills, which will take place at Victors; I look forward to seeing many of you there!  Other highlights of the calendar include Diversity Drinks with Clyde & Co at the Varsity Club, Tea and Cakes with Herbert Smith Freehills and the Varsity Dinner with Cambridge University Law Society, hosted generously by Norton Rose Fullbright, which will be a wonderful evening for all. We are also hosting a number of workshops and presentations this term, aimed at helping you learn more about, or prepare for, a career in law. We also have some exciting upcoming speaker events and collaborations with other societies to help students further their interests in all kinds of legal sectors. Finally, we will round off the term with the Hilary Term Ball, which promises to be an absolutely unforgettable night. We can’t wait for its launch at Bridge Thursday in Fifth Week.

Building on the success of Michaelmas Term, we will be continuing our partnership with Varsity Events which comes with exclusive club deals for our members, including a free Prosecco Magnum at Emporium Fridays when in groups of 6 or more!

Being at the helm of any student society is hard work, and LawSoc is unsurprisingly no different: I could not do it alone. A massive thank you goes out to my committee for their enduring dedication and their contagious enthusiasm. In particular, I would like to thank Daniel, Viola, and George: my wonderful Executive Committee have been incredibly proactive in their efforts to help make this term happen. Without them the success of this term would not remotely have been possible.

Thanks must also go to all of our sponsors for their continuing and generous support. In addition, I extend my thanks to my predecessors – David Stuart, Ali Qureshi, Amith Yedugondla, Jeremy Yao and Chantal Olavesen – whose support and advice have helped me in my attempts to match up to their high standards.

I would like to end with thanking all of you, our members. Your engagement and enthusiasm with our events is essential for the enduring success and popularity of the Society, which in turn means that everyone benefits not only from the opportunity to attend spectacular social events but also from the advice of highly acclaimed professionals.

I hope you have a wonderful term, and all of us in the Law Society look forward to seeing you at our events!


Nobel Basser

President, Hilary 2019


Nobel Basser, President


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