University of Plymouth Law Society

Why is D&I important to your Law Society?

It is our responsibility to advocate for diversity within our society so we can support the motion of change happening within the legal profession. We live in a society in which diversity is celebrated. It is important that as a student body we reflect the diversity of the university community.

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

Our Law Society is committed to having the legal profession be a true reflection of our society. With a diverse committee from traditionally underrepresented groups in the legal profession, we are committed to allowing every member of the law school to feel included and represented through us. From the AGM where our committee are elected based on their speeches on the day rather than campaigns, to all our events; we ensure that students of all backgrounds feel confident in developing their transferable skills with our society. We have had Supreme Court judges, international public speakers, as well as local professionals hold talks to inspire students, ask questions to and source information to boost their confidence.

 

Ayesha Faraj

Secretary and Careers Officer for the Plymouth Law Society, 2019-2020

As Secretary and Careers Officer, I work hard with the committee to ensure everyone’s career goals are a consideration within our planning over the year. We achieve this by providing many different opportunities, most importantly our annual Cheese and Wine event, which provides the opportunity for any society member to network with legal professionals across the South West regardless of their background. This has secured many students work experience and training contracts who may have not had the opportunity otherwise.