We at Lawsoc look after the hundreds of Law students that enter and study law in Maynooth. We have both a social side and an academic side. We organise the prestigious Law Ball which in 2015 was held in The K Club, 2016 in Dunboyne Castle, 2017 in The Knightsbrook Hotel, 2018 in Clontarf Castle and 2019 in The Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore. We also organise a number of social nights in aid of charity throughout the year, such as "For the Lawls" which was previously organised in conjunction with ELSA and FLAC to organise much needed funds for the Student's Union Charity of the Year. On the academic side, we run presentations with the major law firms so our members are always in the know about internships and traineeships, which particularly come into light during out Law Career Fair which took place on the 8th October 2019. This year we will hope to organise trips to Blackhall Place and The Kings Inns visits us to discuss becoming a solicitor or barrister, the dates for these trips are yet to be confirmed and will be updated on our social media sites. Mooting is also a huge part of the society's programme. For those that have not heard of it before mooting is basically debating with law and is a huge benefit for all law students. It allows you to become familiar with the law, practice work as a lawyer and looks amazing on your CV. Our society runs classes on how to get involved with mooting which ties into our Philpot Curran Novice Moot Court Competition which is for all those who have not mooted before. A number of mooting competitions occur across the country and working with the law department, and with their amazing continued support, we are able to send participants without having our members pay the entry fee. At Maynooth Lawsoc we also have our own flagship moot competition which is the Silken Thomas Moot Court Competition. The final is held every year in Carton House and all participants are given the chance to be wined & dined at Carton House while competing against some of the best mooting teams the common law jurisdiction has to offer. In 2020 we hosted our biggest competition yet which saw over 16 teams compete.
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