Student associate terms and conditions

The terms and conditions set out below apply to being a Student Associate of the Law Society of Scotland. If you have any questions in relation to being a Student Associate, or the terms and conditions set out below please contact the Law Society of Scotland at the email address
By completing and submitting the application form to become a Student Associate you are agreeing to be bound by the terms and conditions set out below.

Terms and conditions of use

  1. In order to subscribe to become a Student Associate you must be an individual currently either:

       a) undertaking the LLB at one of the accredited universities offering this course, or currently undertaking the pre-PEAT training contract.

       b) undertaking the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (‘the Diploma’) in Scotland

       c) have completed the LLB, or pre-PEAT training contract within the last 3 years

       d) have a valid Diploma

The Law Society of Scotland reserves the right to request certain documentation and/or information from you in order to verify you are currently undertaking, or have undertaken the LLB or the Diploma.

  1. Becoming a Student Associate allows you to benefit from discounts on certain services and events. (The discounts available to you and the organisations providing such benefits are not fixed or guaranteed to be exactly as advertised, and may vary at any time).
  2. You may not sell or otherwise transfer your Student Associate status, or any individual benefit (or purport to do so) to another person at any time.
  3. The fact that you are a Law Society of Scotland’s Student Associatedoes not mean you are a member of the Law Society of Scotland and does not confer upon you any other rights, including those held by members of the Law Society of Scotland nor does it guarantee that you will be admitted to the Society in due course.
  4. In the event that you fail to comply with these terms and conditions the Law Society of Scotland shall be entitled to cancel your subscription immediately.
  5. You will no longer be deemed to be a Student Associate if you apply for, and are granted, an Entrance Certificate (as defined in the Admission as a Solicitor (Scotland) Regulations 2011) and commence a training contract. Please note that a full check of identification, qualifications and a test of fit and proper will be carried out when you apply for your Entrance Certificate.
  6. Please allow up to 21 days to process your application from receipt of the application form.
  7. It will not be possible to book any events and CPD courses at the Student Associate rate until you have received confirmation of the application being successfully submitted.
  8. The Society reserves the right to limit the numbers of subscribers if necessary. If this decision is taken, the Society will communicate this decision to all possible subscribers via the website.

Completing the application form

This year we are able to accept online applications for subscribing. Please complete the details of the online form, and press ‘submit’ as shown. If you would prefer to complete a word version please email

Upon submission of the form, you will receive an email confirmation of your application. If you do not receive an email seven working days after completing the form please contact The Society reserves the right to limit the numbers of subscribers if necessary, in order to ensure all subscribers receive value for money. If a decision is taken to limit the numbers at a certain point, and your form is received after this point, the Society will email to confirm you have not secured a place on the scheme - the application will not progress further and your form will be returned to you.

Your personal information

Data Protection Act 1998 

The information provided by you will be processed by Society, which as data controller is responsible for it.

That information will be processed to help the Society perform its functions including: (1) those under the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 and other legislation (2) discharging its professional obligations (3) formulating and implementing professional practice rules (4) developing and offering training (5) providing you with services (6) carrying out its public affairs programme, representing the interests of the profession and the public. See our website for more on these functions and the purposes for which that information may be processed.  The Society may contact you by post, telephone, fax or email in connection with these purposes.  

The Society may pass your name and address to third parties for marketing purposes. Third parties’ applications are assessed on the basis of their interest and benefit to you, in accordance with the Society’s licensing scheme. They pay a fee to the Society in return, the proceeds of which are used to support the Society’s activities.  If you do not wish your details to be passed to third parties for this purpose please contact us / Tel. 0131 476 8143.