SOAS University of London

School of Law

Student Life

Our students join and take part in activities organised by the SOAS Student Union and its many clubs. Chief amongst these for students of the School of Law is are the SOAS Law Society and the SOAS Bar Society. These societies organise careers and networking events, skills workshops, a Law clinic, mooting competitions and social events. Banyan: SOAS Advocates is a network of SOAS students, which provides pro bono legal research on cutting edge questions of development, human rights and social justice.

The School of Law also organises careers events with leading practitioners in the field and there is a vibrant mooting scene at SOAS. Mooting forms part of the assessment for Property Law and International Commercial Arbitration. There are numerous opportunities to be involved in external mooting competitions. This year, for example, SOAS will be sending teams to compete at the ESU-Essex Court Mooting Competition, Inner Temple Inter-Varsity Moot, Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, LSE-Featherstone Moot, Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court and the IBA-VIAC CDRC Vienna Mediation and Negotiation Competition. SOAS also regularly sends a team to the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.

Other clubs that are popular among our students are:

Debating Society

Detainee Support Group

International Law Society

Investment Bank Society

Islamic Society

Language Exchange

Lawyers without Borders

Mature Student's Society

Model United Nations Society

Policy Forum

SOAS Radio

SOAS Spirit

SOAS Policy Forum