In addition to the 200+ societies that all University of Sheffield students can join, students in the School of Law have the opportunity to join a number of departmental societies and groups.

Contact details for all societies and groups can be found below on this page. Follow them on social media for more events!

Here are just some of the student society and group events planned for 2020-21:

The Legal Hackers Society‘s aim is to offer educational sessions and workshops to ‘hack’ a series of problems throughout the academic year. We will hold at least one formal event per month.

Lawyers Without Borders‘ past events include participation in the national Rule of Law Innovation Challenge, with our division previously working in partnership with Shearman & Sterling LLP, as well as film nights and many exciting socials! This year, we will again be entering a team for the Rule of Law Innovation Challenge which will include the exciting opportunity to look into an international rights issue and the potential means for remedying it. We will also be hosting a Survivor Testimony in partnership with the Holocaust Educational Trust, commercial awareness sessions and many online social evenings with other LWOB divisions across the country.

During the academic year UpVision: The Social Mobility Law Society are hoping to provide confidence booster sessions, talks from successful speakers from similar backgrounds and the chance to get involved in social mobility projects in the local community.

Join us in our first year while we find our feet and we hope you find a supportive network to increase your confidence in pursuing a legal career!

The Edward Bramley Law Society pride ourselves on our inclusive events and work closely with the School of Law, Sheffield alumni, and professional networks; allowing members to gain insight into the legal profession and other careers. The steady growth of our two flagship events, Law Week and Charity Week, plus the expansion of our sports teams reflect our consistent progression and dedication to increasing opportunities for all.

Highlights for ELSA members:
  • International and national mooting competition and the chance to be heard at the European Court of Human Rights
  • Essay competitions and opportunities to be featured in the ELSA law review
  • ELSA Webinars for insightful Seminars and Conferences
  • Academic Activities sessions to enhance your legal skills
  • Discounted memberships from legal guidance organisations and selected nightclub events around Sheffield!
  • Several opportunities for networking and socialising nationally!
  • ELSA Spirit throughout your legal career!

During the academic calendar, Law4NonLaw delivers relevant legal resources and information for all its members with the most popular form of provision through the organisation of numerous career events. Students gain a broader comprehensive knowledge about the workplace and a greater understanding towards commercial aspects of the legal profession. 

These are open to all students no matter what level of current study or discipline at the University of Sheffield. Alongside this, our Society hosts other extracurricular activities such as end of term celebrations, lively socials including bar crawls, meals out and our Winter and Summer balls. The Law4NonLaw Society strives to help all members meet new friends with common interests, to develop and support your legal skills and to form a networking foundation ready for the workplace.

We are looking forward to welcoming you this academic year, and have exclusive careers opportunities ready to be launched.

ATALS has many plans lined up for 20-21, including a competition exclusively available to Sheffield students and an upcoming eBook on commercial awareness and key law firm practice areas (which is due to be released in late September!) with a leading commercial awareness platform.

Law Societies

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Bar Society

As a society, we have one aim and purpose: to help you succeed in your path to becoming a fully qualified lawyer.

We put on a wide range of events which can help all students succeed, irrespective of their career path.

Find out more & join here >

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You don’t have to studying Criminology to be a member! CrimSoc is for anyone with an interest in crime, Criminology or policing, and a great way to meet new people with similar interests.

Find out more & join here >


As one of the largest law societies in the UK, The Edward Bramley Law Society aims to enhance the studies of its members by providing academic support, extra-curricular activities (e.g. mooting, sports, socials etc) and other opportunities which help members improve themselves and their employability throughout their time at Sheffield Law School – all with a sense of belonging. We welcome law and non-law students from all years!

Find out more & join here >



ELSA Sheffield is a branch of European Law Students Association UK. It is an international, independent, non-political, non-profit organisation run by and for law students. ELSA activities comprise a large variety of academic and professional events that are organised to fulfill the vision of ELSA.

Join if you want to expand your knowledge and career possibilities across EU!

Find out more & join here >

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The Miscarriages of Justice Awareness Society is a society which primarily aims to raise public awareness of Miscarriages of Justice.
We raise awareness and we do it passionately. By getting involved with MOJAS, you can expect to learn more about the topic, but also learn about general Criminal Law, Criminology and also take part in activities with other societies.
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The Law4NonLaw Society focuses on the encouragement of diversity within the legal profession.

As non-law graduates and postgraduate students at the University of Sheffield, we strive to help shape and support all opportunities available to students who intend to or are currently converting to Law. This includes those on the MA Law course.

By joining our society, the experience of non-law undergraduates and conversion postgraduates will be enhanced. Feel free to contact us on our Facebook page, get updates on our Instagram page or get in touch and email us.

Find out more & join here >

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Women In Business

The aim of our society is to encourage and empower women who are aspiring to enter a career in typically male dominated industries. We aim to provide members with advice and support from sponsors and alumni, networking events and skills workshops for members to develop their skills such as commercial awareness and leadership workshops.

Lawyers Without Borders

Lawyers Without Borders Student Division is a society working internationally to promote the Rule of Law and access to justice within the area of human rights. Our society is open to everyone regardless of degree.

Our society is open to everyone regardless of degree, with membership being available on the SU website. For more information, we are easily located on Facebook and Instagram (LWOB_UOS) or you can email us. We look forward to meeting you!’


The Legal Hackers society

The Legal Hackers society is part of a global movement exploring the intersection between law and technology. We raise awareness, have discussions, and create solutions to current problems that can be addressed by legal technology or have been caused by legal technology.

We welcome students from all disciplines and all levels of knowledge! You just need to be interested in tackling important issues and solving these problems creatively.

Law Student Groups

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ATALS is a legal blog aiming to make commercial awareness simple and digestible through the use of infographics. In little over a year, we have built a readership spanning across 66 countries and recently won the Santander Universities £1000 Summer Enterprise Grant! We have also been featured on The Corporate Law Academy and Legal Cheek’s ‘Best of the Blogs’. Keen to give our readers an ‘insider’ perspective into law firms, we have also built a wide network of top firms including Linklaters, Baker McKenzie, Cooley, Ashurst, Kingsley Napley, RPC and many more!

Students are welcome to get involved with us and enter article submissions either through our Instagram account or through the ‘Contact’ form on our website >


Brand new to 2020/21, UpVision: The Social Mobility Law Society aims to create a community for like-minded students of state school, low income and/or minority backgrounds hoping to pursue a legal career.

We want to help break down the socio-economic and mental barriers between underprivileged students and the path to a successful career in law, ensuring that students from disadvantaged educational and economic backgrounds feel that they have equal access to opportunities and a strong support system around them whilst they settle into the competitive environment of a law degree.

 Any law students passionate about widening-participation welcome, although the society is targeted towards students of a low income/state educated/minority background.

Sign up and show your interest here >