The Law School features seven student societies, which are run for and by our students. All have a professional and/or academic function, enabling students to develop their employability, prepare for legal practise, and to continue discussions about the role and purpose of law outside of the classroom. Societies also have a social function, and organise a number of social events throughout the year (often with a dual professional purpose), giving students the opportunity to get to know each other, and to develop their joint interests in law.
Kent Student Law Society (KSLS)
One of the largest and most successful societies on campus, the Kent Student Law Society is for students who are interested in working as a solicitor. Annual highlights for the society include the Kent Law Fair and the Law Society Annual Dinner, but the Student Law Society also organise regular networking opportunities with legal professionals, as well as annual trips to places of particular note.
Kent Law Temple Society (KLTS)
The Kent Law Temple Society, for intending barristers, is heavily involved in the mooting programme at Kent, and organises a number of information sessions and networking opportunities for Kent students who wish to go to the Bar. The Temple Society hold an annual dinner which attracts a number of eminent attendees, including QCs and senior members of the Bar Council.
Kent Critical Law Society (KCLS)
Kent Critical Law Society aims to interrogate the social, economic and political dimensions that shape legal doctrine and contemporary society. The Society organise a number of discussions and debates about the relationship between law and politics, often focusing on issues of morality and legitimacy. Each year the society organises a critical legal conference that attracts academics, practitioners and students from across the UK.
Kent Canadian Law Society
Kent is one of the most international law schools in the country, with students from around the world studying with us. The Canadian Student Law Society is for students who are interested in practising law in Canada, and holds a number of professional and social events, keeping in close contact with Kent's extensive network of alumni in Canada.
European Law Student Association (ELSA) Kent
ELSA is the world’s largest law student network of its kind operating across 42 countries with over 38,000 members and 300 local groups. It has consultative status with several United Nations bodies such as UNESCO and UNCITRAL, observer status with WIPO and has participatory status with the council of Europe. ELSA Kent is currently is an official observer group of the ELSA network, following its successful affiliation at the ELSA UK National Committee Meeting on the 17th November 2013.
Kent International Law Society
Kent International Law Society provide a more practical approach to international law and the numerous fields it encompasses.The society aims to provide information and tools that allow Kent law students to explore international law and transnational legal dispute resolution tactics.