The Events and Activities Officers plan a number of exciting events over the year for everyone to enjoy.
The prestigious Cheese and Wine networking event occurs every year, exclusive to UPLS members. If this seems daunting to you, do not worry, a Mini Masterclass is also organised for you to get in some practice! The event is a great opportunity for all years to speak with a variety of professionals , make new connections, gain insight into the legal field and possibly secure some work experience. As the event is professional, business attire must be worn by those attending, especially if you want to make a good (first) impression. If you are looking to get your name out there, this one is not to be missed! Once announced, make sure to grab your ticket as soon as possible, they are limited and go quickly!
Due to Covid restrictions, we could not hold our annual Cheese and Wine event in person. Despite this, our officers, Ruby Forster and Hannah Dymond successfully planned a Virtual Cheese and Wine event on 'Hopin'.
“It was a great pleasure attending this year’s virtual Cheese and Wine event hosted by the Law Society of the University of Plymouth. Due to Covid the event was held remotely, but this did not dampen the success of the evening due to the novel virtual break out rooms which allowed us all to chat freely. The legal practitioners were very impressed with the calibre of students from the University and gave the opportunity for us to consider potential applicants for trainee contracts on an informal basis. We were inundated with questions regarding life as a lawyer and what our firms can offer the students which I hope has helped develop a pathway for some exciting new legal careers.” James Walsh- President of Plymouth Law Society and Partner of GA Solicitors
At the end of the academic year, the annual, award winning Law Ball is held. This evening consists of awards, raffles, good food, drink, entertainment and lots of fun! Every year it has been one to remember. There really is no better way to finish off the year with your friends and fellow members!