Student Activities

University isn’t just about lectures, essays and exams!  Our students also get involved in other activities as part of their course.

LSSC Court Room

Student Law Society

Run by the students for the students, the Law Society organises a wide range of events for members including:

  • Internal and external mooting competitions
  • The Law Society Ball where students get their first taste of formal dining as well as the opportunity to network with members of the Bar and the Law Society
  • Visits to the Inns of Court and the Houses of Parliament
  • Careers talks from local law firms, the police, the probation service and other relevant organisations
  • An active debating society


Take part in a fictitious legal appeal case in our mock court room and get a taste of what its really like to be a lawyer. 

In a moot, two pairs of advocates argue a case in front of a judge and whichever team presents the strongest legal argument wins.  It is without a doubt, the best way to develop your legal skills of analysis, interpretation, presenting and public speaking.

Mooting competitions can be held internally amongst students or externally where the School goes up against other universities as part of regional and national events. 

The School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications has a strong reputation for its mooting success with students' successes including beating Oxford University in the annual Oxford University Press (OUP) National Mooting Competition.