University of Liverpool Solicitors Society

Why is D&I important to your Law Society?

Every single one of our committee members belongs to at least two of the underrepresented groups listed on the Aspiring Solicitors website, demonstrating to us just how widespread diversity is. Sometimes, the legal sector can feel like a network of people that know each other resulting in others feeling like they don’t belong in this closed shop. Celebrating people’s differences and viewing it as an asset to any working environment is paramount to any successful organisation.

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

We work very closely with our Aspiring Solicitors Campus Ambassador, Katherine O’Gorman, and promote the various events on and off campus. We organised an information drop in for members to show up and ask our Campus Ambassador any questions they may have. Members of our society are also active with other social mobility diversity platforms. Our committee has not only grown in size in the past year but had become increasingly diverse. Every single one of our committee members belongs to at least two of the underrepresented groups listed on the Aspiring Solicitors, a significant development from the previous year.

 

 

Crystal Sawyers

Vice President of the Liverpool Solicitors Society, 2019-2020

Our society is committed to addressing issues around diversity and inclusion in the legal sector. Through hosting events based on diversity and building relationships with other societies, the committee is starting important conversations about diversity and inclusion which will benefit members in their journey to becoming solicitors.

Law society committee member

Our society is a devoted and down to earth group of people who strive to help our members  when searching for careers support. The committee consists of both British and international students from diverse backgrounds, and student support is provided with equal respect and care for everyone.