Welcome to the Oxford Law Society. It is one of the largest and most recognised societies at the University of Oxford, serving as students’ primary resource into the legal profession.
Whether you are a returning student or have only just begun your studies, it is my great pleasure to warmly welcome you to Oxford in Michaelmas Term 2019. The Oxford Law Society is one of the largest and most recognised societies at the University, offering its members an unparalleled opportunity to connect with world-leading law firms, whilst also hosting some of the most spectacular events of the Oxford social calendar.
This term, we have an incredible array of events lined up; with nearly 50 presentations, workshops, and socials, there’s hardly a day this term where there isn’t a LawSoc event going on.
The two standout events this term are undoubtedly President’s Drinks and the Michaelmas Ball. I’m thrilled to reveal that the former will take place at the Natural History Museum in Oxford; and the latter will be held at the Wallace Collection – the intimate yet elegant home of ‘The Laughing Cavalier’ and many more.
Having received feedback from our members, we have introduced several initiatives, primarily aimed at ensuring accessibility to our events and more broadly, the legal profession. We have panel events celebrating diversity in the legal profession whilst contemplating what more needs to be done; as well as events aimed exclusively at demographics for whom a career in commercial law is uncommon. As a forward-looking society, we have also introduced a LegalTech hackathon, and I must thank the Oxford Foundry for their assistance.
It is a great privilege to lead this society, but it is also a demanding job and I could not perform my duties without the support of my incredible Executive Committee. Particular thanks must go to the Secretary, Zahra Farzanekhoo, for designing this term card. I would also like to thank my predecessors: Ali Qureshi, David Stuart, Nobel Basser and Rebecca Crisp; their support and advice has been invaluable.
I would like to thank all of our sponsors for their support – both financial and non-financial. Finally, thanks must go to our members for their continued support. Your enthusiasm and engagement are crucial to the success of the Society.
I hope you have a fantastic term.
Yee Kwan Law
President, Michaelmas 2019