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Whether you are a current student, a newcomer, a prospective sponsor, or simply wander around the University's Website; on behalf of the entire executive committee, WELCOME to Essex Bar Society's Official Webpage!
Below you can find some essential information about our society in a FAQ-like format. If you happen to have more questions, please do not hesitate to message us via our social media or send us an email. Our email address is:
SOMETHING ABOUT US
The Essex Bar Society has enjoyed the title of an official society within our campus for quite some time. Nevertheless, over the last couple of years, the university had to temporarily suspend it and all its activities due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak. The current committee has taken for themselves to
the Bar Society and create anew family-like community of students with a common interest in our domestic legal system. One of the first committee's resolutions was to implement
membership. The committee decided to opt out of paid membership so that anyone could sign-up upon the start of the academic year and choose which events to attend on short notice. Moreover, the committee is currently discussing and planning events for the upcoming semesters to accommodate maximum satisfaction from The Essex Bar Society members.
- Okay, but what is this society for?
Great question! A fundamental aim of the Essex Bar Society is to equip its members with the knowledge about legal institutions and how they ought to operate; teach members about different employment opportunities within a legal field; develop new and enhance existing skills that could make a positive impact on members’ future employability; and give members vital chances to meet and share experience & expertise with peers at different levels toward their career.
- Very well, but is it for me?
Certainly, it is! The Essex Bar Society membership is inclusive. The membership is not limited to those undertaking legal studies or those interested in pursuing a legal career path. We offer events anyone can enjoy and find educative. For instance, amongst our plans for an upcoming academic year is a day trip to UK Parliament, arguably something anyone should visit at some point. And having an opportunity to visit it as a group, with others interested in seeing it, might be an even better exerience. Therefore, if you are unsure if this society is for you, think no further and apply!
Essex Bar Society’s plans are currently under development. We will publish more information after our first official meeting of the year. We want to hear from
– our members- about your expectations for upcoming semesters. For now, below, you can find a list of types of Events Essex Bar Society hosted in the past.
Workshops on qualifying as a barrister. (inc. external speakers)
Mooting. (Academics taking roles of judges/tribunal)
Workshops on qualifying as a solicitor. (inc. external speakers)
Workshops on developing lawyers’ skills & qualities. (inc. external speakers)
Talks about the legal experience.
CV building activities
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