It has been another incredible year for the Open University Law Society! We have done everything from winning mooting competitions, providing great news and advice articles, fun social events, and supporting our members like never before. All good things must sadly come to an end though.
As the sun sets on this committees year, the door is open for the next committee to push the boundaries and assist OULS members even further!
Now is the perfect time for OULS members to get involved, and stand for election!
Why run for election?
There is no better way to give back to the community of OU law students and alumni than being a part of the OULS committee. As a committee member you are in a incredible position to plot the future course of the society, as well as meeting and connecting with your fellow members. It is extremely gratifying to see your hard work pay off when a fellow student takes up mooting, benefit from your careers advice, or enjoys and debate your written articles.
If you ever had your own ideas of how the OULS could be improved, or what they should be focusing on, now is your chance to be the change. In addition, the skills and experiences you will attain in office are exactly what law firms look for. There will also be chances to network with other committee members, faculty staff and more from the legal and academic world. In short, being an OULS committee member is greet for your CV!
What do committee members do?
These incredible opportunities do come with responsibility. All committee members are expected to maintain the standards set by their predecessors. Membership of the committee is voluntary, and consideration should always be given to the amount of time you can dedicate to the committee. Depending on the role you are elected to, you may have plenty on your plate!
This should not discourage you from standing from election however; as the rewards are great and the committee can be extremely flexible. So long as you are realistic in your goals, you will enjoy every minute.
For more information on any particular role, feel free to contact the current committee member (contact details of the current committee can be found here).
So where do I sign up?
Committee positions are open to all current members of the OULS. You can stand for multiple roles (but can only successfully be appointed to 2).
Nominations open on the 1st March 2018, and will close at 11.59pm on 16th March.
You will need to send an election statement of 500 words to email@example.com
For the full terms of the OULS elections criteria, time table, and guidelines on what to include in your election statement, please download the Election 2018 Information Sheet, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Good luck everyone!
Joe Beet – OULS Editor