First years need LAWSOC in their lives! The premier social events on campus; academic/welfare support; camps, comps; sport and chat. Like Suits but more glamorous, almost. While LAWSOC exists to advocate for Law Students, our social events are famous campus-wide. We’re definitely NOT a club just for law students.
The University of Canterbury Law Students' Society (LAWSOC) exists to actively promote the interests of UC Law Students'. We live the motto 'Love Law, Love Life' in delivering our primary objectives of representing the interests of law students and enhancing the law school experience, both academically and socially.
Membership is optional; it is available to all law students as well as the wider UC population. The reputation of LAWSOC has continued to flourish on campus, we are as well known for the quality of our social events enjoyed by all students as we are for the education/welfare support we offer law students.
The interests of UC law students are represented in various ways. The President and Education/Welfare Officers attend meetings of the Law Faculty. The President also meets with the University of Canterbury Students' Association. At a national level, the President, Competitions Officers and Education/Welfare Officers attend Council meetings of the New Zealand Law Students' Association (NZLSA).
A law degree, any degree in fact, is tough; LAWSOC organises and coordinates a number of quality social events to help our members blow off some steam and indulge in the glitz of the legal profession. These include (but are definitely not limited to) Buddy Night, Law Ball, Race Night, Law Camp, Law Stein, Quiz Night, BBQ's, Sports Exchanges, the list goes on.
Consider joining if...
You want to have a chance of making it through to second year. You want to sample that glamorous #LawLife; you enjoy a few classy brews; you’ve always wondered why Law Ball has such a rep; you’ve heard the stories about Law Camp…; you want to sample the best.
Buddy Night (27th of February): A night of meeting, greeting, drinking and grooving. A $4,000 bar tab and sultry sweet tunes welcome our first years to Law School. A night not to be missed. Open to all, not just law students.
Law Camp (24th-26th March): The (in)famous Law Camp is a law school institution; a rite of passage for all law students. A great way to meet people; a Law Camp friend is a friend for life. Plus there’s kegs, so many kegs.
LAWSOC and DLA Cocktail Night (11th or 18th March TBC): A first for LAWSOC this event is likely to be one of our best. The event involves going to a mystery location where only the finest alcohol will be served. So come along and be part of a night to remember!!
Law Ball (29th July): A premier event on LAWSOC’s social calendar. Routinely recognized as one of, if not the, best events on campus. A gourmet meal, premium drinks, live entertainment and more. Dust off your suit or ball gown, LAWSOC’s going to show you a good time.
Law Revue (August): This singing, dancing, terribly offensive stage show extravaganza is put on by a
cast of (extremely) amateur law students. Whether you’re a cast or audience member this’ll have you in stitches.
Academic/Wellness (all year): Academic tutorials for mid and end of year exams, coffee and muffin catchups, wellness-week and advocacy support. LAWSOC’s providing you with the support to get through the grind of Law School. We’ve got your back.
Tom Pemberton, President