About Cardiff Law Society
Cardiff University Law Society is the centre of the Law School’s social activities and has a staunch following amongst Law students at the University. It currently enjoys a membership of over 400 students, making it the largest society at Cardiff University.
The Society aims to enhance the social, educational and extra-curricular opportunities for its student members. It organises many socials throughout the year on a regular basis; these include the annual Law Ball held in City Hall, the annual Law Society Trip, regular socials and many more events throughout the year.
We appreciate the difficulties of doing a law degree and the socialising that is necessary to ensure we play as hard as we work. Aside from our social focus however, we also know that University is the springboard for potential careers and the importance of improving your legal experience and help your CV flourish. You can get involved with advocacy competitions as well as attend talks from very prestigious names in the legal world, networking events to improve your contacts for the future and the chance to visit places such as the Inns of Court and Strasbourg to see for yourself what life is really like taking a certain career path.
There is also a multitude of other 'CV gold dust' opportunities to get involved with the Law Society, all of which look great to a prospective employer. These include, but are by no means limited to, the following: writing an article for our 'Unprecedented' magazine; submitting legal articles to our academic journal; helping to publish our new weekly newsletter; taking part in our Public Speaking Series; becoming a member of one of our important sub-committees.
Awards and Nominations
2017/18: LawCareers.Net Best Social Event 2018 Winner
2018/19: LawCareers.Net Best Society For First Years 2019 Nominee
CUSU Best Large Society 2019 Winner
2019/20: LawCareers.Net Best at Student Engagement 2020 Winner
LawCareers.Net Best Society Overall 2020 Nominee
CUSU Best Large Society 2020 Nominee
Articles & News
'Inclusivity in the Workplace: Cardiff University Law Society Hosts Their First Diversity Events' by Luisa De la Concha Montes (November 2019)
'Law Society scoops engagement prize at annual awards ceremony' (March 2020)
'Five ways to engage your student law society' by Cardiff University Law Society (April 2020)
Presidents of Cardiff University Law Society
2005 - 2006: Joe Al-Khayat
2006 - 2007: Nicholas McDonald
2007 - 2008: Elissa Bowell
2008 - 2009: Abdullah Kahloon
2009 - 2010: Nicholas Wolfe
2010 - 2011: Marcus Coates-Walker
2011 - 2012: James Rimmer
2012 - 2013: Isaac Paine
2013 - 2014: Enfys Jenkins
2014 - 2015: Joseph Perrins
2015 - 2016: Chelsea Mitchell
2016 - 2017: Alexander Love
2017 - 2018: Emilie Archer
2018 - 2019: Isabel Rawlings
2019 - 2020: Gabriella Gropper
* Please note that the above list of past and present Presidents is incomplete.