Manchester MET Law Society

Why is D&I important to your Law Society?

Just as diversity and inclusivity is an important aspect of the law and society in general, we believe it is just as important to ensure everyone feels welcome, supported and heard by our society so that everyone is able to enjoy our socials, networking events and workshops.

Highlights of ways that your Law Society has tried to increase diversity

This year’s focus has been on making sure everyone feels included and heard. We have dedicated a lot of time to building a friendly, social atmosphere. Our events are dedicated to ensuring that no one is left out and we always account for different beliefs and values. We are also proud to host an open-door policy whereby anyone is welcome regardless of their beliefs, values or characteristics, and work hard to ensure everyone feels part of a family rather than a group. Our workshops and talks focus on practical legal skills and avenues into any of the given legal professions so everyone’s desired career is promoted. Furthermore, we have organised large fundraising events and trips to give students opportunities they may have never experienced. Importantly, I believe the  increase in our members (from 70 last year to 130 this year) reflects our friendly approach and includes students from foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Cody Brookes

President of the Manchester Law Society, 2019-2020

Just as the law is designed to protect and apply to everyone in society, I think it is important that our society has strived to replicate this in our society.

As a student I have been aware that not everyone has the same experiences and opportunities and I am proud to say that our society has acknowledged this and strived to change this as far as possible.

We have a dedicated team with ambitious plans to provide opportunities students will not have experienced before so that everyone gets the most out of their time in academic life.