Co-curricular activities for students
There are many activities available to our students at the School of Law that complement the curriculum.
The School of Law and the Student Law Society work collaboratively on many Pro Bono Projects. Students are currently working the following projects.
- Streetlaw presentations in the community
- The Innocence Project
- The Legal Advice Clinic
- Working with the Youth Offending Team
- Working with Armley Prison
- Encourage reading in the community
- Fundraising for a variety of causes (including Martin House Hospice)
- Community-based hands on projects and mentoring
A moot is a mock legal hearing where students play the role of counsel and deliver oral arguments on one or more points of law in front of a judge.
The School of Law at Leeds has a long-established mooting tradition and, now, a purpose-built facility in the Moot Court Room.
While not compulsory, mooting helps you to develop your research skills and practising your communication and presentation skills. It is good practice if you wish to become a barrister.
There are two student societies for students in the School of Law, the Leeds Student Society (LawSoc) and the Criminal Justice Society (CrimSoc). They provide social, sporting, academic and career activities to their respective members.
You do not have to be a member of either society to take part in the pro bono activities run within the School.
A Career in Law
Find out more about where a career in Law or Criminal Justice can take you on our careers pages.
Leeds for Life
The Leeds for Life website will help you make the most of your time at Leeds. It gives you the opportunity to develop your skills and find out what is available outside your course.