Become a student associate

Exciting news! We have launched a new opportunity for students to become student associates of the Law Society of Scotland. Read more about the scheme below and sign up free of charge!


Smiley Person Icon   Who can join?

If you are and LLB or Diploma student/graduate, you can join!


Coin Icon   It's free

It doesn't cost anything to become a student associate, but there are loads of extra benefits in addition to the standard work we do with students.


Print Tick Icon   Boost your CV

Why not pad out your CV, gain loads of new skills and meet new people by becoming a...

Street law trainer
Student careers ambassador
Student blogger
Donald Dewar debate tournament judge

You'll also get discounted access to our specialised CPD for new lawyers events which take place across Scotland.


Building Icon   Keep on top of your commercial awareness 

Get a monthy free Lawscot e-bulletin, tailored specifically for students

Get a free subscription to the Law Society's Journal online - containing highly relevant and varied content about the big issues in the legal profession.


Briefcase Icon   Career support

Get tailored advice on your CV or interview prep guidance to make sure you have the best chance of securing a traineeship.

You could join our Career Mentoring Scheme and get 1 to 1 support from an experienced professional in the legal sector.


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When should I apply for my Entrance Certificate?
When should I apply for a traineeship?
When is my Diploma talk?

Signing up as a student associate means we can keep you up to date on essential information like this which will keep you on track, as well as interesting opportunities that could boost your career prospects.


Crowd Icon   Meet new people

Having great networking skills is a big part of building a successful
career in law - start improving yours now! Being a student associate will give you access to loads of opportunities where you can meet new people and become a networking pro.


Star Icon   Win big!

You'll be eligible to enter our student competitions.

Currently, we have a massive competition live, which you can enter to win 3 weeks paid work experience at the Scottish Parliament + £500!



Read our terms and conditions about being a student associate here.


Question Mark Icon   Any questions?

Get in touch with a member of the Careers team by emailing