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What we do

The student experience at The Edward Bramley Law Society includes a diverse range of cultures, curricula, and extracurricular activities. We offer many options for our students to choose from, making them directly involved in designing their own educational path which meets the high standards of our curriculum requirements. There’s so much for students to do and experience here.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Head over to Book Online to find our events!

Career Events

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Here at EdBram, we try to bring our members the best possible opportunities so that they are able to advance their careers in preparation for graduation. From firm-hosted drinks receptions to LinkedIn advice sessions we hope we can be on hand to help you through the foundations of your career.

We work tirelessly to provide members with opportunities hosted throughout the year. These are usually posted on our Facebook group and on our Instagram, but will also be available on our website to look at.  

This year we are proud to announce our bespoke Careers Dinner, held in November. More information is to come, with ticket announcements coming soon so keep your eyes on our social media to not miss out! We would like to thank our sponsors this year, for contributing to the costs of the evening as well as to other career events this year, and hope to see them there to greet our talented students! 

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Bi-Annual Balls

Each year we host two gorgeous events, The Winter Ball and The Summer Ball.
The winter and summer balls are hailed the highlights of law students social calendars, attended by students and staff alike. Every ball has a theme and our most recent include – The Big Apple, Alice in Wonderland and The Great Gatsby! Enjoy a glass from the champagne fountain, pose for snaps in our Photo Booth and dance the night away with hundreds of your course mates!

Members receive a huge discount on their ball ticket, and also priority access ticket sales. The balls sell out every year, so this is a great benefit to have!

Trips Abroad

Our trips abroad sell out fast every single year and there’s good reason why. The trip abroad is an unbelievably fun 4 day holiday in Europe with your course mates and members of the Ed Bram committee.

We always research to ensure the city we visit is student budget friendly with lots of things to do, and keep the cost of the trip as low as physically possible! Not only do we arrange your flight, hostel and transport to the airport, but our social secretaries also plan great activities for you to enjoy during the day and evening should you wish!

In 2022/23 we went to the wonderful destination of Prague! – We hope everyone who came had as much fun as we did!

For 2023/24 we will be having an even bigger trip! We are incredibly excited about this and hope that our members are too! Watch out on our Facebook page for details as to how to reserve your place on what is sure to be a fun packed 4 days with your favourite committee.

Regular Socials

Work hard, play hard.

Law can be a demanding degree so Ed Bram socials are the perfect excuse to put down your books, get together with your course mates and have a good time.

Edward Bramley is sponsored by the cocktail gods, Vodka Revolution, so all members of Ed Bram receive a 2-4-1 card for drinks and food!

Keep an eye out on the Upcoming Events page for our next social!

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sports

Sports are a key aspect of the Edward Bramley Law Society and we actively encourage all members to participate within the various sports teams! Through the Edward Bramley Law Society we offer a diverse and inclusive nature sports group with three main teams that participate, allowing all members to become involved in the Men’s Football team, the Women’s Football team and the Netball team.

 

Through the creation of these three teams we aim to provide a welcoming and friendly platform for members to meet other people in the society and to create friendships through playing sports and attending sports social events. Furthermore we can also highlight the successful and competitive nature of all three teams enjoying a great level of triumph in the various leagues in which they competed. The Women's Football team was successful in its inaugural year winning key matches within its league and hoping to build further on its successes from last year. Similarly the Netball team also enjoyed a similar level of success winning a large amount of their matches in the Campus League competitions. The Men’s football team also won a lot of matches in the various formats, and impressively won the 5-a-side cup across all of the University Teams in 2023.

 

This year we hope to continue our success but also to maintain the team's inclusivity as a great way to meet and create friendships across the society. The Law Sports Instagram page (@sheffieldlawsport) is a great way to access the key information for those looking to join the teams and will have key information regarding the competitions and the social events. Through these regular socials it allows us to improve teamwork on and off the court and to meet other members from the different teams.

If there are any other questions that you want answering regarding the sports teams please feel free to ask the Sports Secretary: Callum West (cwest2@sheffield.ac.uk), or the various captains Netball: Chloe Lawrence (calawrence1@sheffield.ac.uk), Men’s Football: Patrick Reed (Preed3@sheffield.ac.uk) or Women’s Football: Constance Reynolds (creynolds2@sheffield.ac.uk) and Anjuna Mascarenhas-Swan (amascarenhas-swan1@sheffield.ac.uk) who will do their best to help you out!

well-being & Diversity

As one of the largest student societies at The University of Sheffield, we feel it is our duty to look after the well-being of our members. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we placed a special emphasis on mental health and will continue to do so. As part of this, we have certain members trained to be Mental Health Aware, with Orlaith Fisher, our Inclusions Officer, being a fully trained Suicide Awareness First Aider to support students both generally and academically through her role.

 

We have set up a specific well-being email service, where members could get in touch for reassurance, a friendly and non-judgemental chat and response when feeling vulnerable or experiencing poor mental well-being. We are really proud to offer this service, and whilst we emphasised that it does not replace therapy or crisis lines, it provides members with additional support during a particularly difficult period.

We will also be continuing our ‘Edward Bramley Families’ scheme. Here, existing students were given the opportunity to become ‘parents’ to a small number of first-year students. This scheme acted as an informal way of mentoring, focusing on the pastoral side of university life, rather than the academic. Group chats were set up for each family, where they could keep in touch, ensuring that the first years had settled into university well, giving general advice, and meeting up where restrictions allowed. This initiative proved popular - we had 46 ‘parents’ sign up to form a family with 90+ first year students in the first year of running this scheme.

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Bar division 

With the merger of Edward Bramley Law Society and Bar Society in 2021, the Bar Division was designed to support future barristers with events and competition. However, as of 2023 Bar Division has grown even further with holding events and competitions for members of the society irrespective of their desired career path! 

 

So what do we offer? 

 

Opportunity to be part of the External Team and represent University of Sheffield at a National and International level! 

You could be part of the following competitions: 

  • OUP Mooting Competition 

  • Landmark Property Moot 

  • Landmark Judicial Review Moot

  • HRLA Judicial Review Moot 

  • Criminal Moot Michael Corkery

  • ESU Essex Court Chambers

  • LSE Featherstone

  • Jessup International Moot 

  • Inner Temple Inner Varsity Moot 

  • University of Southampton Moot

  • Varsity Moot 

 

Or if you prefer to keep it close to home, take part in our Internal Competitions!

  • Novice Moot aimed at students with no experience of mooting

  • Client Interview Competition 

  • Negotiation Competition

  • Bail Application Competition 

  • Plea in Mitigation Competition 

  • Bank House Moot 

  • Internal Moot

With plenty of monetary prizes, mentorships and mini pupillages for the winners!

 

Why should I take part? 

Put your legal skills acquired throughout your degree into practice whilst developing plenty of transferable skills ranging from: advocacy, public speaking, legal thinking to  research. It is a great experience to put on your CV but more importantly it is an amazing opportunity to meet new people and try out a new skill!

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