Diversity, Inclusivity & Sustainability

As a student-run organisation, we help our diverse and mature students’ careers, education, and social needs in their path to a career in law.


HHLS members 2021-2022

Diversity, Inclusivity and Sustainability

Hughes Hall in Numbers


2021 law undergraduate intake


2021 LLM/MCL intake


Students (law and non-law) at all levels




Total overseas students


Minimum student age

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Flagship Events

Each year the Hughes Hall Law Society organises a number of events alone or in partnership with other organisations.

(His Honour Judge Andrew Christopher Holmes & finalists at SCOTUK)

HHLS MOOT – Michaelmas|Lent

HHLS has a long tradition of promoting public speaking and advocacy. Many of our law and non-law students, including those on a solicitor track, participate and advocate before the judges at the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom each year. In the past, our guest judges included Right Hon Lord Phillips and Lord Carnwath, among others.

(Right Hon Lord Sales ’20)

Charnley Law Dinner – Lent

Charnley law dinner promotes law at Hughes Hall and gathers top professionals in the field including Supreme Court judges, solicitors, barristers and academics who interact and engage in discussions with students. Past honourable guest speakers included Lady Hale, Lord Sales and Lord Loyd-Jones.

(Omnia Gadalla shares her experience advocating
for women’s inclusion in Egyptian judiciary, 22′)

Fireside Chats – Michaelmas|Lent

In partnership with the Centre for Climate Engagement, the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, and the Net Zero Lawyers Alliance, Hughes Hall Law Society is proud to co-organise and host the event to promote a dialogue between climate lawyers, students and academics.

Women in Law – Lent

Inaugurated by an award-winning Egyptian rights activist and our LLM alumna, Omnia Gadalla, the Women in Law roundtable takes place on the 8th of March each year to promote open and honest discussions among women in different fields of law to empower female students who want to pursue a career in law. Past speakers included, among others, Mahnaz Malik (barrister, Twenty Essex), Amita Riksen (CEO, Kingfisher Global), J. Jarpa Dawuni (founder, Howard University Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership).

How we support our students

Since all of our students are 21 years old or older with the vast majority holding at least one degree and coming from some of the most diverse backgrounds, students’ needs and questions in regard to future careers tend to be different. As the Hughes Hall Law Society, our aim is to cater for our diverse students through:


Being made up of mostly career-changers, we recognise that not every great lawyer studied law as their first degree. That is why we are dedicated to promoting a career in law to all our non-law students who are equal members of our society. We are one of the very few societies that open every one of our events, including the annual moot, to non-law students.

As someone who is pursuing a prospective career in law, I have been enjoying the interdisciplinary and dynamic nature of my course, which combines law, economics, sustainability and finance. The Hughes Hall Law Society is a great place for me to connect with the law community at Cambridge.

– Elliot Cohen, 2nd year, BA Land Economy


  • Law firms office tours
  • Dinners and networking events with firms
  • Applications workshops (mature students)
  • Alumni garden event
  • Mentorship scheme
  • Term card (includes career opportunities)


  • Law receptions
  • Law formal
  • Tea and cake
  • Law cinema
  • Stash
  • Exams workshops
  • Mock exam preparation
  • Students’ online resource repository


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