Enhance your student experience

Law students

The University of Sheffield offers one of the best student experiences in the UK – we were ranked in the top five universities in the UK for best overall student experience for the eighth year in a row in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018.

As a student of the School of Law you will have access to hundreds of opportunities to make your university experience unforgettable, which will make you even more employable when you graduate.  To aid you in this experience we have a number of student led societies outlined below. Often sponsored by large law firms across the UK, these societies are an excellent opportunity to meet new people, make new networking connections and gain invaluable employability skills.

Student societies

In addition to the 200+ societies on offer in the Sheffield Students' Union, the School of Law has departmental societies which you can join. 

Bar Society (BarSoc)

The Bar society’s aim is to help you become a fully qualified lawyer by, each year, putting on a range of events aimed at developing vital skills applicable to every career, not just in law. They welcome everybody who wants to gain an insight into advocacy.

Criminological Society (CrimSoc)

This society is dedicated to all students beginning a Criminology course and students from other courses who are interested in Criminology.  This society offers a number of employability opportunities and cross departmental social events.

Edward Bramley Law Society (EdBram)

The Edward Bramley Law Society aims to enhance the studies of its members by providing academic support, extra-curricular activities and other opportunities which help members improve themselves and their employability throughout their time at Sheffield Law School - all with a sense of belonging. 

Miscarriages of Justice Awareness Society (MOJAS)

The Miscarriages of Justice Awareness Society (MOJAS) is a society which primarily aims to raise public awareness of Miscarriages of Justice.  They believe that everyone deserves a fair trial and we should fight for it.

Founded in 2015 with the aim of working closely with Law students and other students with a similar passion. By getting involved with MOJAS, you can expect to learn more about the topic, but also learn about general Criminal Law, Criminology.

Women in Business

This society's aim is to encourage and empower women who are entering into male dominated industries. Providing members with advice and support from sponsors and alumni, giving you the employability edge. They also host networking events and skills workshops for members to develop their skills such as commercial awareness and leadership.


The Law4NonLaw Society focuses on the encouragement of diversity within the legal profession.  The society is composed of non-law undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Sheffield, as a society they strive to help shape, enhance and support all opportunities available to students who intend to or are currently converting to Law.

Learn more about the opportunities available to you as a student at The School of Law here.

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