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We at Lawsoc look after the hundreds of Law students that enter and study law in Maynooth. We have both a social side and an academic side. We organise the prestigious Law Ball which in 2015/2016 was held in The K Club and had 250 attendees. This year our Law Ball will be held in Dunboyne Castle on the 1st December 2016 and will have 280 attendees. We also organise a number of social nights in aid of charity throughout the year, such as For the Lawls which was organised by working with ELSA and FLAC societies on campus to organise much needed funds for the Student's Union Charity of the Year. On the academic side, we run presentations with the major law firms so our members are always in the know about internships and trainee-ships, which particularly come into light during out Law Career Fair which will take place on the 6th October 2016. This year we will also be organising trips to Blackhall on how to become a solicitor and Kings Inn visit us to discuss becoming a barrister, the dates for these trips are yet to be confirmed and will be updated on our social media sites and on campus. Mooting is also a huge part of the society's programme. For those that have not heard of it before mooting is basically debating with law and is a huge benefit for all law students. It allows you to become familiar with the law, practice work as a lawyer and looks amazing on your CV. Our society runs classes during Semester 1 on how to get involved with mooting which ties into our Philpot Curran Novice Moot Court Competition which is kindly sponsored by A&L Goodbody, for all those who have not mooted before. A number of mooting competitions occur across the country and working with the law department, and with their amazing continued support, we are able to send participants without having our members pay the entry fee. At Maynooth Lawsoc we also have our own flagship moot competition which is the Silken Thomas Moot Court Competition, which is generously supported by Matheson. The final is held every year in Carton House and all participants are given the chance to be dined at Carton House by Lawsoc while competing against some of the best mooting teams the common law jurisdiction has to offer.