The Best Student Life. Bristol SU

Bar Society

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National winner of 'Best Society for Aspiring Barristers' 2015, 2016 and 2017, and 'Most Committed to Improving Diversity' 2017!


The University of Bristol Bar Society is the second largest society within the Law School and the only one tailored towards students interested in a career at the Bar. We provide networking opportunities with barristers, judges and alumni, and host many competitions designed to improve oral advocacy regardless of career path. 


Throughout the academic year, we organise talks from barristers and judges from different practice areas, give pupillage and mini-pupillage advice sessions, hold advocacy training workshops and moots, visit the Inns of Court and the Supreme Court, as well as holding fantastic networking events - including an annual black tie Networking Dinner, which has a 1:1 ratio of students to practitioners, providing an outstanding opportunity to make contacts, learn more about the Bar and possibly gain an offer of work experience, all in an informal environment. We also hold the very popular Bristol mock trial, which marks the culmination of the academic year at the University of Bristol Law School and is judged by a local barrister with prizes for the best student advocates.


The Bar Society is also dedicated to increasing and supporting diversity at the Bar at a grassroots level; our unofficial motto is 'there is no bar to the Bar' - and we set out to prove this wholeheartedly. In the 2017/18 academic year, Diversity Week was expanded into Diversity Fortnight, additionally, we have introduced a non-law representative to ensure that all students are aware of the opportunities that the Bar, and Bar Society, can afford to them.


Whether you are interested in becoming a barrister, hoping to secure a training contract, or just curious about what exactly it is that people with wigs do, we are here to help. Join today for just £12.50, or £30 for three years (save yourself £7.50!) - open to students from ALL academic disciplines.


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President: Isaac Chambers

Vice-President: Cher Lyne Peh

General Secretary and Equality Officer: Hannah Pierpoint

Careers Secretary: Emily Girvan-Dutton

Head of Advocacy: Marie Schwab

Treasurer: Maximilian Sakoschek

Press Secretary: Shannon Nath


Terms and conditions

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Membership Fee Inclusions


Prior to signing up to a Club or Society speak to the Committee to find out what your membership includes and if there are any further expenses throughout the year.


Service Standards


All Club or Society members can expect to receive:


  • The opportunity to attend regular meetings, events, activities, trips and socials as arranged.
  • The opportunity to stand for a committee position or vote in their elections (Bristol students only).
  • For Sports Club – to attend regular training sessions and have the opportunity to be selected for the teams.


Code of Conduct


When joining a club or society you are agreeing to abide by the constitution, general rules, regulations and policies of University of Bristol Students’ Union and also the Club or Society Code of Conduct which sets out the level of behaviour & discipline expected of all Club & Society members.


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Refund Policy


Any customer who pays for a membership subscription to a Bristol SU Society, Sports Club, Student Media and initiatives has a 14 day cooling off period from the time and date of purchase during which they have the right to cancel the subscription and receive a full refund. If you do decide to cancel within the 14 days, Bristol SU will refund your payment within a further 30 days of the cancellation.  To request a refund please email:


Data sharing (Sports Club members only)


Please be aware that Bristol SU may share data relating to the members of its sports clubs with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health (a department of the University).  This information may be used for the purposes of communicating direct with these members and/or to cross-reference against SEH's Sports Pass membership records.


As part of Bristol SU's membership of British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Bristol SU may have to share data on to its sports clubs members so BUCS can, from time to time, communicate with these members. 


Data sharing (Societies members only)


If you're joining one of the societies listed below please be aware that your name and email address will be shared with Bristol Hub for the purpose of keeping you up to date with their activities through their email “The Week”:

AIESEC Bristol, AMICUS Bristol, Anti-Slavery Society, Bristol Feminists, Bristol Friends of MSF, Bristol Marrow, Bristol Social Enterprise Society, Bristol Student Action for Refugees, Bristol University Amnesty International, Conservation Group, Bristol University Oxfam Group, Bristol University Sustainability Team, Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad, Engineers Without Borders, Howard League for Penal Reform Student Society, International Affairs Society, Medsin Bristol, Model United Nations, and Vegetarian and Vegan Society.


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If you do not want your details shared with the Hub please email:

These terms shall be governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. Nothing in these terms shall exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.