Honorary President: The Baroness Hale of Richmond
Studying Law is synonymous with hard work and dedication. It is therefore the overriding objective of the University of Bristol Law Club to introduce balance into its members' lives by supporting their academic, social and career needs. (The Law School is not responsible for the UBLC site, or its content.)
Law Club officers represent law students' academic needs via their involvement in School of Law committees, and within the wider university. More generally, the Law Club's Parenting Scheme provides an informal personal support system between first year students and 'parents' from other years. The Law Club is also responsible for running the mooting and debating competitions which take place throughout the year, and provide a challenging but enjoyable way for participants to develop their skills in legal research and oral argument.
Socially, the Law Club is prominent within the School. It has a diverse social calendar, which varies from year to year as the Executive Committee's membership changes. Events range from fantastic balls to fancy-dress pub crawls. Even the Club's mooting and debating competitions are popular social events: dinners and drinks receptions are organised for participants and spectators after each round.
Professionally, the Law Club also has an important role. Its relationship with its sponsoring firms gives members regular opportunities, whether at a social event, a skills development session, or a graduate careers presentation, to network with representatives from various fields of law.
We aim to ensure that every member feels included in what the Law Club offers. Anyone, including non-law students, is welcome to become a member, and students from all years are entitled to stand for election to the Executive Committee. Members have numerous opportunities to get involved in the Law Club's activities - from working on the UBLC publication, Dicta, to participating in one of Law's sports teams.