As a new law student at UNSW, you are automatically a member of the best student society on campus, run by law students, for law students.
Our time at UNSW thus far has been particularly memorable and valuable because of the fantastic opportunities that we’ve had both inside and outside of the classroom.
The UNSW Law Society aims to make your law student experience as diverse and exciting as possible! This includes giving you a helping hand with forming new friendships, excelling in your studies, developing your professional skills and inspiring a passion for social justice. The first thing to look out for is a three-day getaway for first years called Law Camp. Also, be sure to sign up for our first-year mentoring program, LawPLUS to give you all the insider secrets and shortcuts to having a great time at UNSW Law and a myriad of competitions. We also provide a wide range of social events, sporting events, career development opportunities, mooting, negotiating, mentoring, networking, mental health workshops, social activism, volunteering and leadership opportunities, and a tonne of information on how to survive and thrive at law school.
Ultimately, we aim to provide you with a host of opportunities to help you to engage in your passions and be the best law student that you can be. But we can’t do that without you! So make sure you get involved with Law Society events, find out more from our website and keep up to date with us on Facebook! We can’t wait to meet you all in 2019!
When you become a student at UNSW Law, you automatically become a member of one of the country's most respected student-run law organisations - The UNSW Law Society (LawSoc).
The UNSW Law Society looks after a range of portfolios, from Education and Mooting, to Administration and Social Justice. The Law Society is proud to celebrate a rich diversity of students with a multiplicity of backgrounds, interests and passions.
Make friends for life at Law Camp, and take park in the Law Revue, intervarsity sports and the annual Law Ball.
These activities and events are an accessible and enjoyable way to immerse yourself in the culture of our law school, learn what LawSoc has to offer and make friends that will last throughout your degree and beyond.
Yindyamarra: A Documentary was produced entirely by UNSW Law students through the UNSW Law Society’s Social Justice portfolio. It premiered at the Law School in October and is currently being shown at a host of external organisations.
The documentary centres on the theme of Yindyamarra – a Wiradjuri word and way of living. Yindyamarra speaks of respect, but also of gentleness, honour and learning to do things slowly. Living with Yindyamarra means living in harmony and respect with each other and with Country.
Follow the journey of ten UNSW Law students into Wiradjuri country, and share their enriching, confronting and provocative experiences as they explore the legal and social realities of our First Australians.
The makers of this film acknowledge the Wiradjuri People and the Wiradjuri Nation.
Re-live the UNSW Open Day and get a sneak peak of life as a UNSW Law student. Get a sense of what studying law is really about and hear from current students as they take you through some of the advantages of studying with us.