EST. 1943

This Is Us

Welcome to GħSL

UNIVERSITY OF MALTA'S LAW STUDENTS' SOCIETY

Għaqda Studenti Tal-Liġi (Malta Law Students’ Society) is a faculty based non-profit organisation at the University of Malta representing all law students. GħSL was founded by a group of law students back in 1943, led by Joseph Ganado, later Professor of Civil law and Dean of the Faculty of Laws.

Every year, law students are given the opportunity to elect students to head the organisation, as well as class representatives from every year in order to maintain the best possible communication between students, the Society, and the Faculty.

GħSL is also responsible for publishing scholarly legal articles in it's annual 'Id-Dritt' publication, as well as on the Online Law Journal. Id-Dritt, first released in 1944, remains the most recognised and prestigious forum for local as well as international jurists to contribute to the discussion of various topics.

Martina Cassar

President - The office of the President is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation. It ensures that the goals set for the respective academic term are achieved and leads the organisation in the direction best suited to do so. The guiding role of the President is crucial in order to assist the other officers to make the most out of their position.

Sarah Mifsud

Vice-President - This year, the office of Vice-President is concerned with managing and overseeing academic projects within the executive and assisting the President and Secretary General in all things to do with the administration and general running of the organisation.

Andrew Sciberras

Secretary General - The Secretary General keeps the organisation running smoothly and efficiently, tackling any problems that may arise and assisting the other officers. Together with the President and Vice-President, the Secretary General helps guide the organisation and achieve its goals.

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Financial Officer - The financial office manages the finances of the organisation by keeping track of its income and controlling its expenditure. It is also tasked with preparing financial reports and developing budgets thereby ensuring the smooth-running of the organisation.

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Public Relations Officer - The Public Relations Officer is responsible for the relationships between the organisation and the general public. This office is tasked with maintaining the organisation's online platform, including the website and social media platforms such as ‘Instagram’, ‘Facebook’, and ‘Linkedin’. The Public Relations Officer is also responsible for creating all press releases, posters, and other forms of media on behalf of the organisation.

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Academic Officer - The academic sector of the organisation is one of its strongest assets. The officer’s main focus is to organise several informative events with the aim of helping students with their studies and any challenges that the law course might bring. The law course can be tricky, but it’s the Academic officers job to streamline the process and address any issues the students may have.

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External Relations Officer - The External Relations office is also referred to as legal aid, and aims to give back to the community. This office organises charitable events, various clean-ups to aid the environment, and acts as the way the organisation shows it truly cares about those around us. In short, it is the office that thrives and works to enact a positive change in the world we live in.

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Leisure Officer - The Leisure office makes sure that GħSL is more than just academics. This role is there to create social interaction between the organisation and students, but most importantly between the students themselves. The tasks of the office include organisation of parties, live ins, drive in cinemas, and other countless social events.

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Marketing Officer - From social media content to sponsorships and branding, the Marketing Office is the brains behind GħSL's image. Working hand in hand with each of the other offices, the office is able to produce the best possible promotional content for any of GħSL's events or publications. The Committee's goal is for GħSL to be as reachable as possible to its members, students, and the public. Digital creatives and social media enthusiasts are encouraged to join the Marketing Committee to help GħSL keep a fresh and modern look while retaining its professional image.

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Resources Officer - The Resource office’s main purpose is to publish notes and past papers held by the organisation in light of the needs of its members, as well as compile and publish documents which would serve to be advantageous to both students and legal professionals alike. Therefore, the Resources office is responsible for managing every aspect of the organisation’s informative and/or academic publications.

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Publications Officer - The Publications office is responsible for the editing and publication of the leading law journal in Malta: the highly-esteemed 'Id-Dritt'. It also takes care of the 'Online Law Journal', an GħSL initiative for students to have their articles published on the.

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Policy Officer - The Policy office is well-known for its annual Policy Paper which is generally centred around predominant topics within the legal sphere. Besides this, the office also focuses on the 'Taħdita Legali', which creates a platform open for debate regarding controversial matters.

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International Officer - Last year this office was effected greatly due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however this scholastic year, it's back with a bang! This office plans international events by scouting and discussing all available locations, universities, accommodation, flights and activities, both for the leisure trips, as well as for the academic exchanges.

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Moot Court Officer - The starting point of the Moot Court office lies in the definition of a ‘moot court’, which is a competition where law students tackle an imaginary case as if they were the lawyers. Generally, these can take various forms - either mediation sessions dealing with a particular realm of law, written submissions submitted to the court or even, a whole court case. In the latter, there would be an imitation of an actual case, in which a judge would preside over the court, hear the case, and decide on the best team.