SOULS provides heaps of education and welfare initiatives throughout the year. Have a read below for more information, and keep an eye on the SOULS Facebook page to make sure you don’t miss out.

Welfare at law school is an extremely important issue, and our role at SOULS is to make sure that you are coping and having a good time. If you have any questions, or don’t know who to talk to, get in touch  and we’ll try our best to help.

The New Zealand Law Students Association (NZLSA) also publishes a Mental Health and Wellbeing Guide, available here, which is a treasure trove of useful information and resources.


Mentoring Programme.

SOULS runs a mentoring programme for second year students. We’ll pair you up with an older student who’s done it all before – and we’ll even give you coffee vouchers to incentivise you to catch up! Second year is tough, but a mentor will make a huge difference. Listen out for sign-ups, and get involved.

CV and Application Planning.

Otago is lucky to have the wonderful Jan Blair, CV and HR expert, come and visit throughout the year. Jan runs CV workshops, and can answer all the questions you have about applying for jobs.

IPLS Speaker Series.

SOULS organises interesting and awesome speakers from all around the country to come to Otago to talk to you. These public lectures are an excellent way to further your knowledge, and ask questions of some very influential people.



Wellness Weeks.

SOULS runs wellness weeks at stressful times of the year, to help you relax – and realise that law isn’t the end of the world.

The Staff vs Student debate is by far the best way to take your mind off your study – it’s a hilarious evening that will have you in stitches, and will show you a whole new side of your favourite lecturers.

There are heaps of other things happening in wellness weeks, like yoga sessions, bake-offs, cuddles with kittens and puppies, and giveaways. Keep an eye out for more information on these events, and more, throughout the year!