Urban Lawyers North

WELCOME TO THE URBAN LAWYERS SOCIETY PAGE

                                [2021/22]

                I'm Glad You Made It Here!!

LET'S HAVE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE TEAM BEHIND THIS SOCIETY!

This is the president of the society. She keeps her feet on the ground when it comes to expectations. She is the glue to keep us all together.

This is the vice president. She also keeps her feet on the ground when it comes to expectations. She handles all the workload of emails, meetings, makes notes in committee meetings and much more.

This is the treasurer. She plays a role in keeping up to date with the account balance and responsible for the monetary aspects of the society. She ensures that the correct paying procedure has been followed.

This is the social media officer. Event planning is the most successful when a team works together, collaborating on all the tasks that need achieving. 

This is the events manager. She handles events which come our way. She creates the links for the events, the timings, how they will run and also collaborating on all the tasks that need achieving.

Now you have got to know the team a little and the roles they play in the society, it is time to hear a little bit from the President and see what the society is about!

‘I created this society in the University of Derby as I have come into this field as an unrepresented individual in this big legal world. I want to provide students with opportunities which they normally wouldn’t get. Connecting with people in legal field who have similar ethnicity and background. To show how they have overcome barriers coming from unrepresented backgrounds. I did this for diversity and inclusion. I wanted to create something which students can relate to and feel supported and have a safety net to express their emotions and guide them on steps form going through the 3 years of the degree and what to expect for when they graduate.’

We started last year in 2020 during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We were a branch from the Manchester Urban Lawyers Society but now we are solely on our own. We have dedicated our time and efforts into making the most out of our second year of our Law degree. We want to inspire individuals going into the Law field. We are diverse but try to include BAME individuals who want to make it into the legal profession. 

There are many benefits in joining this society. Joining a society as exciting and insightful as this one will show future employers what interests you had and what you took part in. Naming societies such as ours will give you a competitive edge. Employers love to see you delve into extra-curricular activities - PLUS YOU CAN PUT THIS ON YOUR FUTURE AWARDS FOR TAKING PART AND ATTENDING EVENTS!

We have had many successful events through the pandemic which all took place virtually. YES, WERE IN THE COMFORT OF OUR HOMES. We didn't have to leave our beds to attend!! Our events included;

- QC Jo Sidhu

- BAME Solicitor

- LLM student

- The grand finale, the ‘Awareness event’ (including a chief constable in the Police, master’s in law student, a Barrister, and a Judge)

AND MANY MORE!!

This year we have planned events in hopes to inspire many individuals from 1st year all the way through to 3rd year! Current events planned are;

- Legal professionals

- Events with lecturers, Barristers, Solicitors, Law Firms, etc

- Networking events

BUT to be involved in this, YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO BE EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THESE AMAZING EVENTS. SIGN UP NOW FOR £5. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!