The Black Law Students Network (BLSN) is a safe space for Black Law students at the University of Southampton to connect and grow together. Law school can be stressful and sometimes isolating if you find it difficult to form the right connections. Our goal is to ensure you do not have to go through the journey alone. All students are welcome.
Activities We Offer
Throughout the year, we run Bi-Weekly Check-In Socials to provide Black Law students a chance to get to know each other better and support each other along the way. Each Check-In Social is designed to focus on self-development themes like coping with stress as a law student or applying for internship schemes. Working with others who understand you will allow you to feel like part of a community and to form professional connections that could last a lifetime. Peer Mentorship is also an important element that is built into the socials so students can get consistent guidance and support while developing their leadership potential.
Our other activities and events include:
- A Networking Practice Social (October)
- Virtual Career Panel (November) where you can network with successful Black barristers and solicitors and ask them any questions you have about their legal journeys
- A visit to a leading global law firm for a Career Planning and Commercial Awareness talk (December)
- A Practice Moot (February)
- An excursion to a law court (April)
- An end-of-year Black Tie Dinner and Awards Ceremony (June)
Through these events and activities, we hope you will find ample opportunities to practice your professional skills, receive peer feedback, and take full advantage of the opportunities the Law School offers.
Once you come out to any BLSN event, you will be able to put a face to our names. We would love to introduce ourselves in person and support you in any way we can, so please don’t be a stranger. 🌞
We look forward to meeting you soon.
Wishing you the very best!
BLSN 2023/24 Committee
All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for University of Southampton Black Law Students Network this year are:
First Year Officer
Anna Nda Ackah
These are the current membership fees offered by University of Southampton Black Law Students Network , although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.
|2023/24 Full Year Membership||£8.00||06/09/2023 - 30/06/2024||Full Year Membership provides access to all our events and resources for the entire 2023/24 Academic Period.|
|Semester 2 2024 Only Membership||£5.00||08/01/2024 - 30/06/2024||This provides access to all our events and resources for the second semester only.|
|Semester 1 2023 Only Membership ||£5.00||25/09/2023 - 31/12/2023||This provides access to all our events and resources for the first semester only.|
|Black Law Students Network & Law society 1-Year Membership||£15.00||01/10/2023 - 30/06/2024||Yearly joint membership to give you the opportunity to experience activities and events from both Black Law Students Network & Law Society. |
All SUSU clubs & societies must have a Constitution which governs how they run
Health & Safety
All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for University of Southampton Black Law Students Network are available to view below
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