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The Oxford Law Society is the largest student law society in the UK and the largest subject society at the University of Oxford. It is the primary resource for Oxford students who are considering a career in the legal profession. Every term we host a number of presentations and application workshops with leading law firms, which help our members make informed decisions about their future career paths and aid them in any applications they may be making. Our opportunities help members who are looking to secure first-year insight schemes, vacation schemes, or training contracts with the most prestigious law firms. Moreover, our presentations and workshops are always relevant to non-law students. Indeed, we are planning a number of events this term which are aimed exclusively at non-law students considering a career in law.

Some of our members are set on a legal career, others join simply because we also have the reputation of hosting the largest and most in-demand social events at the University. Presidents’ drinks, held each term, offers a fully open bar, delicious sweet and savoury treats, and fantastic musical entertainment. Each term continues with a vast array of social events, including LawSoc classics, such as Tapas & Sangria, Burritos & Mojitos, and the ever-popular Puppy Party. New events are often included, such as Jazz & Cocktails and Crazy Golf & Cocktails.

With our commitment to promoting diversity within the legal profession, we hold a number of socials which focus on the importance of diversity in the workplace. These diversity-focused events often begin with a presentation or panel discussion with representatives from leading law firms discussing the role of the diversity networks at their firm and how their firm has supported them throughout their training. We hope that the networking drinks that follow these discussions allow members from backgrounds that are traditionally under-represented in the City to make meaningful connections with top firms.

One of the highlights of the Oxford social calendar is the incredible LawSoc Ball. These are held every term and are always extravagant affairs. Previous venues have included, The National Gallery, Natural History Museum, and Blenheim Palace. Look out for our new termcard coming this Hilary Term 2023!

With such an array of opportunities available this term, there’s no better time to join the Oxford Law Society. Membership of the Society is excellent value and members can make back their membership fee by attending only a couple of events. More information on how to become a member can be found on our webpage or by contacting our Memberships Officer. We look forward to seeing you at an event this term!


Runlai Xu

Head of Events