The Official University of Essex Law Society

Welcome to the Essex Law Society sign-up page. The Essex Law Society is one of the largest and oldest societies on campus. We strive to provide a variety of events for law and non-law students that focus on helping you prepare for a career in law (and that are great for meeting new people who share your interests). The Essex Law Society is a place to connect with like-minded students at your university through social and career-focused events.

We aspire to be as inclusive as possible and give all students - both those who read law and those who are involved in other disciplines - the opportunity to make friends, network, and access the exciting opportunities Essex Law Society plans to offer this coming year. That said, this is your society, so tell us what you want to see! Feel free to contact us via email or social media, or pop over if you see us on campus, and share your thoughts about the society and what you would like to see more (or less) of. 


What can you expect from joining our society?

We want to help you make the most out of your time at the University of Essex, whatever that means to you. By joining the Essex Law Society, we can support you as you:

Prepare for a career in law

Law is an incredibly competitive and demanding field - whether you want to practise as a solicitor or barrister, work for the Law Commission, or become an academic - but there has never been a better time to begin distinguishing yourself from other candidates than now.  We are continously working with our valued sponsors and the School of Law to create events that can help you develop your commercial awareness, soft skills, specialist knowledge, and professional network.

Make lasting friendships

Ever heard someone say that their time at university was some of the best years of their lives? We would love for you to feel the same and know that the friendships made at university can last a lifetime! Essex Law Society is not just about career-centred events; as a member, you will be invited to regular meet-ups and, of course, the famous end-of-year Law Ball!

Shape your society

It is important to us that Essex Law Society is shaped by its members. Get in touch with us - however you want - and tell us what you want from the society this year (and don't forget to share any brilliant fundraising ideas!)


Follow us on Instagram @essexlawsociety and join our WhatsApp group for updates


Essex Student Law Review

Check out the third issue of the Essex Student Law Review under "Documents"!

The ESLR is the leading platform for Essex students to debate law, policy and current affairs. The latest issue is titled "ESLR 2022".                                                                                      

Our Sponsors

We are very lucky to be supported by our generous sponsors who help us put on events for you. We would like to extend our gratitude to them:

   Find Herbert Smith Freehills on Instagram @hsfgraduatesuk 

                     Find The University of Law on Instagram @u_law 

The College of Legal Practice Find The College of Legal Practice on Instagram @collegalpract


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If you would like to join a group please pick the appropriate membership. Please contact the group committee if you have any queries about which membership is right for you.


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Upcoming events

After Hours Coffee Shop
31st May 6pm - 11pm
Exams are here! The law society is hosting an After Hours Coffee shop for all who would like to take a break, find a new environment to study in, and have some coffee!
Masquerade Law Ball 2024
10th June 7pm - 11:59pm
Wivenhoe House Hotel
The Essex Law School in collaboration with the Law Society presents to you the Masquerade Law Ball!
Society Event | Off-Campus Events


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