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2021
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Student societies in Law scoop award nominations

Law student societies have been nominated for five awards at the LawCareers.Net Student Law Society Awards.

Student Law Society Awards 2021 LawCareers.NetCongratulations to the Manchester University Law Society (MULS) and the Manchester University Pro Bono Society for scooping a grand total of five nominations at the prestigious LawCareers.Net Student Law Society Awards!

The Student Law Society Awards highlight and celebrate the great work carried by societies across UK campuses, and the fantastic events and opportunities they create for their members. This year, LawCareers.Net received submissions from 38 student law societies alongside 2,700 votes from their members.

The Manchester University Law Society is nominated for “Best Law Society Overall” (sponsored by DWF Group plc), “Most Committed to Increasing Diversity”  (sponsored by Baker McKenzie) and “Best Society for Commercial Awareness”.

Hafsah Nawaz, Treasurer for MULS, says "MULS are pleased to once again be nominated for the LawCareers.Net Society Awards including, for the first time, as Best Student Society. 

"Our nominations are a reflection of the proactivity of our existing and new members to provide feedback on what MULS can do for them. As such, our core priorities for 2020/21 centred around our other nominations in developing members’ commercial fluency and encouraging candid conversation about diversity and inclusion at the top of the legal profession. 

"At our heart, MULS seeks to enhance our members’ employability, help to develop their personal and professional networks, and ultimately create a community of diverse and like-minded individuals that lasts long after graduation."

The Pro Bono Society was nominated for “Best Pro Bono Activities” and “Best Social Media” (sponsored by Shoosmiths).

President of the Pro Bono Society, Adelina Maghet, says, “Pro Bono work lies at the heart of our society and we are continuously looking for new ways to make use of our resources and skills to empower our community to live better lives. Being nominated gives recognition to the army of students it takes to run our projects, as well as to our devoted volunteers who have been working with us from all over the world.

"Although running a society as active as ours remotely has been a personal challenge, I am delighted to see that our efforts have been acknowledged on a national scale – this would not have been possible without such a creative, proactive, and dedicated committee.”

Best of luck to both societies at the final awards ceremony!

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