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Harris Society (College Law Society)

Keble's student run society aimed at the furtherance of interest, knowledge and opportunity for those considering the legal profession.

Keble's student run society aimed at the furtherance of interest, knowledge and opportunity for those considering the legal profession.

Keble College, a constituent college of the University of Oxford, was established in 1870. Law has been studied at Oxford for some 850 years. The study of law has been prominent in the history of Keble, and is a tradition which continues today. Former tutors of law at Keble include the esteemed Jim Harris, from whom the Society derives its name, and Justice Dyson Heydon, formerly of the High Court of Australia. The Harris Society is a student-run society which draws together both students of law and students in other fields interested in law and the legal profession.

The Keble College Law Society was renamed The Harris Society in 2005 remembrance of Professor Jim Harris, Fellow and Tutor in Law at Keble from 1973 to 2004.

Among other things, the Society liases with solicitors’ firms inside the legal profession to organise talks and functions with a view to providing help and insight into the legal world beyond university. It also organises college moots and dinners, and aims to support the study of law in the college at all levels, undergraduate or graduate, in all appropriate fashions.

The Society awards prizes to students for academic achievement. The Harris Law Prize for Moderations is awarded each year to the member with the best performance in Law Moderations. The Harris Law Prize for Finals is awarded each year to the member with the best performance in Finals.

The Harris Society mooting competition is sponsored by Slaughter and May, who also kindly sponsor Keble's lawbook purchase scheme.

Harris Law Society