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About our Society

The society aims to make as many career and educational opportunities available to our members as possible. We aim to diversify the type of events ranging both in terms of types of legal career and type of event e.g. workshops, talks and one-on-one support. Previously, the USLS has organised trips to the UK Supreme Court, as well as host a range of brilliant alumni who come to speak to current students about many career opportunities in law and beyond; this alumni networking event includes a wine and cheese evening, which allows to students to mingle with alumni and speak to them in-depth. Workshops are held regularly, with guest speakers from law and law-related backgrounds including Gena Miller and Baroness Hale of Richmond; in the past, those workshops have been hosted by Clifford Chance, Macfarlanes, as well as BPP and the University of Law. In addition, we have helped attract recruitment teams from London and local firms to Sussex to speak to students about pupillages, masters, apprenticeships, vacation schemes and training contracts.

For 2020 -2021

The Committee

for 2022-2023



Finance Officer

Diversity & Inclusion

Tessa Chrisstensen

Vice President

Isabelle Basson


Emelie Pegelow


Olivia Morley


Iakovina Mitousi





Barrister's Officer


International Careers Officer

Media Officer 


Solicitor's Officer

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Melissa Hume

Zahra Al-Ani

Sellah Penteliuk

Katerina Kastellanou 

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Amelia Parker


 Lily Jane Haselip

About Us: About

Alumni Testimonials

Alumni are important to us and act as great inspiration for present members, we intend on building this section to show stories of our Sussex law graduates and where they find themselves today. A great example for our society has been Marcus Hayes, managing partner at Mason Hayes Solicitors – an alumnus who has benefited the legal community as a whole, given back to our law society and inspired the university that supported his academic development.

Having completed both my undergraduate LLB and first LLM Masters at Sussex, I am now at UCL studying towards my second LLM in International Commercial Law at UCL whilst also acting as co-Managing Director of a new start-up, London Law Tutor Ltd. My time at Sussex, aided by the tremendous efforts of the Law Society, has put me in a strong position in relation to my future career. Networking events arranged by the Law Society were the beginning of a long series of networking opportunities that have given me useful contacts and that “foot in the door” when it comes to work experience and mini-pupillages.

Jay Gajjar
London Law Tutors Ltd.

During my three years at Sussex the University and the Law Society gave me so much. Surrounded by inquisitive peers and stimulating teachers it helped to stretch my imagination, diversify my perspective and push and challenge my comfort level. In encouraging me to challenge convention and to think independently, Sussex not only provided a great academic education but gave me tremendous self confidence upon graduation to go out and achieve whatever I wanted to achieve in life. Fortunately for me and thanks to the University and the Law Society, that is what I have managed to do.

Marcus Hayes
Mason Hayes Solicitors

About Us: Team

➢ Free skills workshops hosted by BPP and the University of Law – essential to boost your legal skillset!

➢ Take part in charity events and give back to your local community

Meet potential employers at networking events

Discounted ticket to the Spring Law Ball (USLS’s biggest event of the year!)

➢ Fun social events - includes discounts and great deals on club entry and drinks

Access to run and vote for the next committee


Why become a member


of the USLS?


Samantha O'Brien

Past Committees

About Us: Testimonials


President - Rebecca Preen

Vice President - Henry Bonsor

Secretary and Society Liason - Amy Westbrook

Media Officer - Hannah Bland

Social Secretary - Callum Stickney

Diversity, Inclusion &
Welfare Officer - Monica Gangar

Careers Officer - Anna Sterling
Career Officer Tristan Strzelczyk

President - Freddie Whittle

Vice President - Maria Veronica Rivas

Secretary and Joint Careers Officer - Lily Beweley-West

Finance Officer - Bryan Lai

Media Officer - Vickram Sidhu

Social and Welfare Secretary - Molly Reeve

Bar Officer - Aaron Ömerǧlu

Non-Law Officer - Patrick Gonzales

1st Year Representative - Rebecca Preen

President - Shayan Haider

Vice President & Finance Officer - Rebecca Preen

Secretary and Society Liason - Molly Reeve

Media Officer - Lily Jane Haselip

Social and Welfare Secretary - Jade Sisk

Non-Law Officer - Yebo Wang

Careers Officer - Marco Abousleiman





President – Charles Mak
Vice President – Amelia Katz
Treasurer – Rohan Bhasin
Secretary – Emily Gibbs
Event Officer – Rachel Smart
Internal Affairs Officer – Gabriella Pini-Colbert
External Affairs Officer – Amani Salam
Careers Officer – April Birring
Bar Officer – Beckie Martin
Pro-Bono Officer – Harley Auerbach



President – Louise De Souza
Vice President – Jermel Anderson
Treasurer – Ollie Temple
Secretary – Claire MacNally
Director of External Affairs – Rohan Jerath
Communications Officer – Rob Pickard
Careers Officer – Carl Wheeler
Social Secretaries – Vicky Moore
Internal Affairs Officer – Jessamy Warren
1st Year Representative – Hannah Lima

About Us: List

President – Polde Petek
Vice President – Ketan Jha
Treasurer – Harley Auerbach
Secretary – Phoebe Pennington
Internal Affairs Officer – Heidi Burrows
External Affairs Officer – Anousha Vasantha
Careers Officer – Kloe Halls
1st Year Representative – Rebecca Martin

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