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Durham University

Durham Law School

Student Societies

Durham University Law Society

The Durham University Law Society is one of the oldest and most popular societies operating in Durham, run by a team of dedicated students. The aim of the society is to give you access to information on current issues within the legal sector and it is broadly divided into three areas, which are careers, social, and human rights. You could attend talks given by prominent speakers or network with professionals at careers events.


ELSA strives to Enhance Legal Sector Access for anyone pursuing a legal career. The society hosts events with national and international law firms located in and outside of London, which provides members with the opportunity to personally connect with employers not traditionally promoted at Durham.

The Mooting Society

The Mooting Society promotes the art of legal argument, rules, and procedures. As a part of this society you would attend regular workshops to hone your skills and enter national mooting competitions.

Durham University Pro Bono Society

You could join the Durham University Pro Bono Society to gain real world legal experience through participation in community outreach projects. There are a variety of programmes already running, such as Durham Lawyers without Borders and the Innocence Project, but the society could also lend you a hand in developing your own pro bono project.

Durham Law Review

Help edit the prestigious Durham Law Review, with articles written by influential contributors such as Nelson Mandela and the Vice-President of the International Court of Justice, Judge Weeramantry.

Durham Bar Society

The Bar Society is an organisation which aims to provide information to members who are considering a career at the Bar.

This is a vocationally-focused society which seeks to further the career opportunities of those wishing to join the Bar; a competitive, yet rewarding, profession.
The opportunities available through being a member of this society includes: career talks, networking dinners at chambers and Inns of Court, application workshops and mock trials. In particular, we will place particular emphasis on preparing members for mini-pupillage, pupillage, marshalling and BPTC applications.