University of Sussex Law Society

Why is D&I important to your Law Society?

We believe that there is so much talent amongst underrepresented groups which is often overlooked. Our Law Society’s objective is to provide opportunities to everyone, regardless of their background. Aspiring Solicitors has done so much for underrepresented groups, and it would be an honour to work in conjunction with them to continue to provide opportunities for underrepresented groups.

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

Our Law Society hosted and continues to host networking events, social events and workshops open to all students. Some of these events are hosted by our main sponsors, BPP University and the University of Law. We have also worked with and continue to work with a number of law firms to provide workshops which are open to everyone. We have an initiative this year to get a higher representation of minorities in our inter-university legal competitions. We aim to provide underrepresented students with opportunities they might not get by hosting free events on campus.  It is vital for us to break the perceived stigma around socially mobile students and to provide them with the same opportunities as the rest of the students. Our Law Society committee this year is also very diverse.

 

Shayan Haider

President of the University of Sussex, Oxford Brookes Law Society, 2019-2020

Our university is built upon the foundation of inclusiveness; it is our duty that we embody this in our Law Society.