The Oxford Brookes Law Society is run by undergraduate and postgraduate students who aim to provide our diverse community of members with engaging opportunities in partnership with the School of Law relating to justice, advocacy, debate and socio-legal issues.
At the University, our activities include staff panels, guest speakers and mock trials. We maintain a close relationship with the School of Law, professionals and legal establishments to allow students an insight into the legal profession and benefit from mentoring and hands on work, such as our Blake Morgan scheme. We also organise trips to London to visit the Inns of Court, attend seminars in Oxford and London as well as plans for trips to Europe to immerse ourselves in legal communities across the continent.
Previously, students have taken part in competitions such as Mooting and Client interviews. Brookes students have gone into achieve success in national and international competitions. Our team gained a prestigious award in 2013 after winning the Commonwealth Mooting Competition, and in 2016 for the 3rd time in five years, won the esteemed ESU Essex Court National Mooting Competition.
The Law Society and it’s Committee has also helped students to get involved in pro bono projects, which raise awareness for the local, national and global community. Such endeavours have included training, casework and placements for the death penalty charity, Amicus ALJ, as well as the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, the Access to Justice Foundation’s annual Legal Walk and Oxfam’s ‘Lawyers Against Poverty’ campaign.
We love a good social too! We have previously held clubs nights in City Centre, quizzes and cocktail evenings. We hold an annual Christmas event, which in past years have been in the form of Jazz evenings and Winter Balls.
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