If you are a "new lawyer", visit the Society's New Lawyers web pages! The Society is committed to supporting you during your years of study, your traineeship and throughout your first five years as a qualified solicitor in the Scottish legal profession.
Scottish Young Lawyers Association
The SYLA is a non profit-making organisation that exists to represent, educate and entertain young Scottish lawyers and has been doing so since 1974. It's also a member of the European Young Bar Association (EYBA). "Young lawyers" means LLB students, Diploma students, trainees and qualified lawyers up to 10 years qualified. They also hold a whole range of CPD events each year to keep their members educated on legal developments and on management skills. They believe that young lawyers work hard so they should play hard too so they organise a variety of social events to entertain their members.
The Trainee and Newly Qualified Society, or TANQ, was set up with the threefold aim of - raising the profile of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow among new entrants to the legal profession; providing a forum for education seminars particularly suited to the needs of trainee solicitors; and providing an opportunity for trainees to meet with their peers to share experiences in a social setting.
Attending TANQ events is not only a great way to meet new people, network and hear about what's happening in law firms in and around Glasgow, but it is also a good opportunity to increase your knowledge and understanding of different areas of law. If you are starting your legal career, TANQ is an invaluable way to learn from other people's experiences and to make contacts that may help you in the future - and it's free!
The AGCAS Scotland mission is to lead, and support the delivery of the highest quality career education, information and guidance for students and graduates, in collaboration with key stakeholders.
BUNAC offers a range of exciting work abroad, volunteer abroad and teaching overseas programmes. These include a summer camp counselling programme in the USA and Canada; flexible work abroad and volunteer abroad programmes to destinations such as Canada, the USA, Australia and New Zealand, Cambodia, South Africa and Ghana; as well as a range of worldwide teaching overseas placements in the USA, China and many more destinations.
The National Union of Students (NUS) is the main confederation of students' unions that exist inside the United Kingdom. Although the NUS is the central organisation for all affiliated unions in the UK, there are also the devolved national sub-bodies NUS Scotland in Scotland, NUS Wales in Wales and NUS-USI in Northern Ireland (the latter being co-administered by the Union of Students in Ireland).
The Young Mediators' Group is a new group, intended for young professionals (under the age of 35) with an interest in learning more about commercial mediation and promoting its use in all sectors. The Young Mediators hold a number of free events throughout the year.