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Student societies

The Law School has several active student-led societies. They are one of the best ways to engage with your student community and expand your knowledge of opportunities that are available through the School, the university, and beyond. 

The School’s student societies focus on, but are not limited to, the academic courses to which they are attributed, professional development and vocational training, community outreach and support, or social representation. 

Our student-led societies offer a wealth of opportunities for personal and professional development, support, and of course, fun!  

Find out more about our societies below. 

The Anglo German Law Society

The Anglo-German Law Society is a student-led society which aims to support students who are studying the English Law and German Law LLB programme. It is also open to other students, such as ERASMUS students who attend one-year programmes at King’s College London on exchange. The society attends to curricular, and co-and-extracurricular activities which relate to the English Law and German Law LLB. They have an active social calendar which helps students integrate into King’s as well as prepare for the transition to Germany in year 3. The society has connections in Germany which help bridge the gap in terms of the student cohorts and their experience via a Law Parents peer support scheme and recently launched the Anglo-German Law journal.

The Bar and Mooting Society

The Bar and Mooting Society is a leading vocational society at King’s College London. It equips students with the skills necessary to successfully pursue a career in law, by providing mooting and advocacy training, networking opportunities with chambers and law firms, tailored support for (mini-)pupillages and the Bar Professional Training Course, and access to exclusive events organised by the Inns of Court. The Bar Society focuses on providing opportunities that are beneficial to all students, whether they are undertaking a law or non-law degree.

The Mooting Society was established in 2012 and is officially registered as a student society with the King's Student Union (KCLSU). They have operated as a niche society run by students for students, with their sole focus being to create more opportunities for mooters of all levels to build on their advocacy skills. They host a wide range of events, including workshops, practice moots and internal competitions, and also put teams of mooters forward to represent King’s in a variety of national and inter-university competitions.

The Bar and Mooting societies have up until 2017 operated as separate entities. Ahead of the 2017-18 academic year however, the societies decided to merge in order to consolidate their activity and expertise.

The Law Society

The Law Society helps students find their way into legal careers, connecting its members with top practitioners in London. They also organise a variety of enjoyable social events, debates and negotiation competitions.

The Postgraduate Law Society

The Postgraduate Law Society (PGLS) is comprised of postgraduate students at The Dickson Poon School of Law from different professional, academic and cultural backgrounds. For this reason, the society hosts a number of insightful and topical events, including established and esteemed guest speakers ranging from practitioners to academics. The society also hosts fortnightly socials at venues in and around central London, which provides a popular platform to network and meet friends.

The PPL Society

The Politics, Philosophy and Law Society is the student-led society for the Politics, Philosophy and Law LLB programme. Open to law students, politics students and philosophy students, the society provides a support network for all students on the PPL programme, dispensing advice on how to tackle the interdisciplinary nature of the degree programme. The society has an extremely active social life, arranging events such as the PPL games and curry nights.

The Pro Bono Society

The KCL Pro Bono Society is a student-led society committed to serving the public in a voluntary manner. The Pro Bono Society offers key training for students who are interested in various law and non-law related career paths. These opportunities include assisting lawyers working on death-row cases, facilitating access to higher education for students from underrepresented backgrounds and raising money for microfinance in developing countries, among many others. The society has also played an important role in the development of the King's Legal Clinic which opens in 2017. We will also launch our own Mediation Clinic, through which our accredited mediators will offer mediation services to the wider public. In 2017, the KCL Pro-Bono Society was awarded Best Pro Bono Activities by the Awards.

Association des Juristes Panthéon-King's (AJPK)

The AJPK (Association des Juristes Panthéon-King's) is a unique association designed to support the specific needs and requirements of current students on the Anglo-French LLB, while also fostering ongoing contacts with and between alumni. The AJPK is made up of two student bodies: the London and Paris "Bureaux", made up of student representatives elected annually among the students. The AJPK caters to the international nature of the course, the need for interpersonal support, and the will to foster an intercultural dynamic. Its mission is to provide help, support, and opportunities for its members.

The Law Council

The Law Council is The Dickson Poon School of Law’s Student-Staff Liaison Committee. Made up of representatives from each year group across LLB and PGT programmes, the Law Council acts as the 'student voice', identifying areas of good practice, opportunities for development, and need for improvement in the teaching and learning experience. The Law Council meets at least twice a semester with key and senior members of the law academic faculty and Professional Services staff to voice arising matters which are affecting the student experience.

Members of the Law Council also sit on various other committees within the School such as the School Education Committee, Student, Culture and Community Committee, and the Postgraduate Sub-Committee. In doing so they help determine how the curriculum delivery develops over time.

Each year the Law Council conducts its annual survey for which its members compose the questions that they believe need asking. The survey results are compiled and passed to the School which composes a formal response and action plan.

The Law Council runs the School's peer support network, known as the Law Families project which pairs incoming first year undergraduates with second and third year students to help them settle in to university life.

Each year the Council organises various events, such as mixers, festive occasions and debates.

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