Leicester University Law Society (LULS) exists to enhance our members’ university experience. We provide wellbeing and academic support in collaboration with the Students’ Union and the Law School. We also focus on enhancing members’ employability through a range of networking opportunities, workshops, forums, competitions, social media posts and emails. More impressively, we achieve success with all this while maintaining the highest possible standards of sustainability, diversity and inclusion.
We aim to become Carbon Negative by the end of this academic year by purchasing garments made from recycled materials, digitalising information brochures and tickets to events, starting a textbook resale scheme, using recyclable tableware, offering leftover food from events for takeaway and offsetting unavoidable carbon emissions with Climate Care.
Last year, we became the first student-led society to offer our members a financial bursary, ‘The Aspiring Black Lawyers Fund’ sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills. We hope to continue in this vein and find further ways to enhance diversity and inclusion within our society, and consequently within the legal field more generally.
Our reputation for excellence is evidenced by our consistently high performance in Students’ Union awards (8 nominations in 2020/21 alone), external awards (shortlisted for Bright Network President of the Year 2021, won LawCareers.Net Best Society for Non-Law Students 2020 and won LawCareers.Net Best Law Society Overall 2018) and inter-university competitions (2 finalists in BIUCAC 2021, won the Christmas York x Leicester Criminal Mock Trial).’