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2023/24 Committee 

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President 
Nicholas Holt
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Vice-President 
Jasmine Yusuf
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Secretary
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Treasurer
James Davies
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Communications Officer
Florence Burns
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Social Secretary
Mihika Chopra
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Social Secretary
Lauren Coles
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Commercial Awareness Officer 
Bethany Stone
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Non-Law Representative
Jessica Tran
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Diversity and Inclusion Officer 
Crisna Nin Mendez
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First Year Officer
Maisie Norton
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Negotiations Officer
Matei Hostina
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Sport and Welfare Officer
Claudia Faires
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Sport and Welfare Officer
Erin Guizot
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President 
Nicholas Holt

I am a third-year law student and wish to pursue a career in commercial law. My aim as President is to help the society grow by offering diverse opportunities for the members. We will achieve this by having diverse career and networking opportunities to give members access to the legal sector. However, we also want to foster friendships and connections within the society itself, with social events and our sports activities. With this, we can all support each other throughout our degrees while also developing life-lasting skills.

Vice-President 
Jasmine Yusuf

I am a third-year law student and an aspiring commercial solicitor. As Vice-President, I pledge to utilise what I have learned from my previous role as D&I Officer to further improve our members’ experiences by refining the logistics of the society as a whole. This change would center around fostering stronger communication channels between members and the executive team, as we wish to know what our members want out of the society and what we can do to best elevate their experience at the Law School. In addition, there will be a stronger emphasis on events that will help members build and enhance their networking skills, both with their course colleagues and law firm representatives. Working on this skill is crucial and will help in preparation for networking events at firms, open days, and work experience schemes. Thus, we hope to provide you with diverse and enriching opportunities that will best prepare you for your post-education careers, all in an environment that is inclusive, welcoming, and supportive!

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Secretary
Aerona Sheikh

I am a second year law student and aspiring barrister. As Secretary, I will ensure this website is regularly updated, bringing the latest news and insights on various events to the attention of the Society members, in hopes of assisting the students on their legal journeys. Furthermore, I will diligently compose detailed yet concise meeting notes to support the committee members in executing their roles and corresponding tasks. Additionally, I hope to introduce new merchandise items that appeal to the Society members and schedule the annual merchandise release at an appropriate and accessible time. Following the example set by the former Secretary, I hope to collaborate with the Bar Society Secretary by arranging informative events and opportunities that will be advantageous to all members of the Society upon engagement. Overall, I am certain that the Law Society will become a more inclusive and diverse community, and by bringing awareness to different events that members can participate in, this shall enable members to seize opportunities that will support their legal careers.

Treasurer
James Davies

I am a second-year accounting and finance student wishing to pursue a career as a solicitor in a corporate law firm. I am particularly interested in the finance side of law, hoping to one day work within the banking and finance/M&A area. Alongside my studies, I enjoy playing a range of sports from football to squash and hockey. During my time as treasurer of the law society, I hope to manage the societies finances in an effective and seamless way to help the society manage to pay for events and the like with ease. I plan to do this through consistently monitoring and evaluating spending, meanwhile helping to get things done quickly. Alongside my aims of treasurer, for the society more generally, I would like to try and help with organising events by utilising my relationships with some city firms, and mentors across the industry.

Communications Officer
Florence Burns

I am a third-year law student with the aim of pursuing a career as a solicitor. As this year’s Communications Officer, I aspire to ensure that members are informed of recent law society updates including information from our various sponsors. Not only this, I want to guarantee that members are aware of LawSoc’s imminent events. For example, upcoming application deadlines, networking events and more. Finally, to maximize engagement I am aiming to diversify the forms of media present on the account. Not only will this provide an eye-catching page, however it will mean that members will be able to get as much as they choose to from their law society.

Social Secretary
Mihika Chopra

I am currently a second-year law student, aspiring to pursue a career at the bar. I’m sure all law students can appreciate the workload of the course, and the stress which comes with this; as such, my aim is to host an array of inclusive events - recreational and otherwise - whether they be networking, more informal games nights, or even friendly debates! I also aim to ensure our winter and summer balls are bigger and better than ever! Having had experience within the committee as the first-year representative last year, I’ve seen first-hand how much effort goes into organisation more broadly, our events, and maintaining the strength of our community, which I’m honoured to play a more integral part in, within the upcoming academic year.

Social Secretary
Lauren Coles

I am a final-year law student and an aspiring solicitor. As the social secretary, I aspire to create a range of activities which will suit every member. These events will include quiz nights, dinners and an exciting winter and summer ball. Outside of my studies, I love going out with my friends and socialising, therefore, I know I will be successful in creating a fun environment for the law society members to socialise. I also have experience in working at events which will be a great help when planning society events. I am friendly, approachable and open to ideas from members as to the type of events that they would like to see the Law Society host. Above all, I want to increase participation in a range of events this year.

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Commercial Awareness Officer
Bethany Stone

I am a third-year law student interested in pursuing a career in the practice of commercial law. I am excited by the opportunity the role of Commercial Awareness Officer presents to explore the application of legal frameworks to current business affairs. In undertaking this role, I hope to build understanding of the importance of commercial awareness in light of the significant impact business developments have on the legal industry. I will aim to achieve this through organising commercial awareness competitions as well as leading current and informed discussions. I look forward to organising engaging events which cover a range of topics of interest and adhere to different working styles so as to appeal to every member of the law society.

Non-Law Representative
Jessica Tran

I am a final-year Economics with Data Science student and wish to pursue a careerin commercial law. I hope to utilize my skills and experience of getting legal work experience as a non-law student to provide advice on getting into law for those who do not study law and are new to the industry. Also, I wish to continue to attract more non-law students to engage in events and workshops of the society through networking and collaborating with other societies. Therefore, everyone can know that they are possible to pursue a legal career. As a non-law representative, I am really looking forward to making the law society diverse and engaging for every member.

Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Crisna Nin Mendez

Hi! My name is Crisna, and I am a second-year law student aspiring to work in the immigration law field. Being a person that has moved countries multiple times, as well as part of a minority group, I aim to use my experience and understanding to make the society inclusive and welcoming to everyone. Working together with other members of the committee, I will be working towards doing events that every member can attend and feel included. Through Diversity and Inclusion panels, as well as our social media, my aim is to highlight the importance of inclusion in the society.

Negotiations Officer
Matei Hostina

Hello everyone, my name is Matei. I am a final-year law student who is truly thrilled to be responsible for organising the Negotiation Competition in 2023-24. Taking part in this competition is not only a fun and interactive activity, but it allows the participants to gain and improve essential skills, such as being persuasive, taking notes efficiently and thinking critically, that will be beneficial for their future careers. By working closely with other committee members, I hope that I will be able to increase the number of participants from previous years and make the negotiation competition a pleasant experience for all.

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Sport and Welfare Officer
Claudia Faires

Hi all, I am a second-year law student aspiring to pursue a career in commercial law. After being a member of the Law Society in first year, it inspired me to become a member of the committee. As sport and welfare officer and as a member of our Law Society netball team (Hale's Angels) my main aim is to encourage more people to become involved with the Law Society sports teams. Not only is exercise highly impactful on physical health, but also mental health and I hope to emphasise this in order to motivate more law students to join a team. Keep an eye out for the new sports team that the Law Society will have to offer for 23/24! Aside from team sports, I hope to introduce other sport and welfare activities such as yoga, Pilates and walks which are all known to aid wellbeing. My knowledge and experience in organisation and event planning will help in organising the annual Banners event which I endeavour to make bigger and better in 2024.

Sport and Welfare Officer
Erin Guizot

I am a third-year law student who is aspiring for a career in the legal field. Alongside my studies, I enjoy going to the gym and playing netball which has really helped to ensure my mental and physical wellbeing has been in check during my time at university. I am keen to share this with others by putting on various different sports and wellbeing events throughout the year which will be beneficial for members of LawSoc. I am currently Captain of Hales Angels (Law Netball Team) so I am keen to share this love of sport across the society and get more people involved in netball as well as other sports. As well as sport involvement, I hope to be an approachable face for all members if they need someone to talk to and be available for any advice.

First Year Representative
Maisie Norton
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