The events shown below are brought to your attention as they may be of interest to some of you. Unless otherwise stated the University of Kent is not involved in any of them and cannot endorse any. 

*Events being uploaded all the time! Keep checking

Notes about this page

  • This page includes events for those who are interested in legal careers.
  • Whilst we are not able to endorse any of the events we do makes consider who is running them and the content before we bring them to your attention.
  • 99% of the events are free to attend. There are a couple of events each year which cost a small amount of money (less than £50) which we think offer value.   We do not endorse or promote any other opportunities which come at a cost to the student.

How to use this page:

  • There are a number of organisations that have regular events throughout the year (including the holidays – stay switched on!) which you can attend for free.   It is too time consuming for us to list each and every one of these so we have given you the link to the events listings page on their websites although sometimes we also highlight some that we think are relevant.
  • There is no way you can attend everything!  Be selective.
  • Legal recruitment does start in stage 1 and, thus, it is not easy to say that a particular event is relevant to a particular year group.
  • Events which are not specifically about legal careers but which may develop your skills or knowledge for a legal career are at the end of this page.

Organisations with on-going Legal Events Schedules

 

Pump Court Tax Chambers

Pump Court Tax Chambers will be hosting a Pupillage Webinar on Thursday 29th September at 1pm which will include a select panel of barristers discussing life at the tax bar. Further details can be found here.


The Bar Council

Pupillage Fair 2022 programme

Taking place at etc. venues, 133 Houndsditch, London, on Saturday 15 October 2022, students will be able to visit over 80 exhibitors and meet with representatives from a wide range of pupillage providers and experts from across the Bar.

At the Pupillage Fair, aspiring barristers can:

 

  • Get advice on CVs and applications at our CV clinic
  • Find out more about funding and support
  • Hear from practising barristers about their experience at the Bar
  • Discuss prospects with representatives from a wide range of pupillage providers

This year there will be a series of online fringe events in the week leading up to the fair. From Tuesday 11 October to Thursday 13 October students will be able to hear what life is like as a barrister working in different areas of practice. Access to the online seminar programme is included with all ticket types.

View the full programme and book your free tickets on The Bar Council website.

www.barcouncil.org.uk/pupillagefair2022

Tuesday 11 October – Thursday 13 October 2022, online

Saturday 15 October 2022, 133 Houndsditch, Liverpool Street, London

 


Herbert Smith Free Course 

Technology and data are helping businesses become faster, more efficient, and more resilient. But being successful in this digital age requires navigation of major new risks presented by digital change.

This free course gives students the inside scoop into how technology is transforming the role of lawyers at a leading international law firm, from the advice we give to the way we work. It consists of three 90-minute evening lectures, presented online by expert lawyers who specialise in advising some of the most exciting clients in the world on emerging technologies.

https://insights.hsf.com/digital-law-careers/p/2

Registration closes on

Sunday 9 October


White and Case Open Day

Opportunity details – University of Kent Careers & Employability Service

Application closing date: Oct-28-2022

White & Case is a global law firm of more than 2,600 lawyers worldwide. We’ve built an unrivalled network of 45 offices in 31 countries. That investment is the foundation for our client work in over 200 countries today. Complex client projects, nuanced local market knowledge and global capabilities define who we are. Many White & Case clients are multinational organisations with complex needs that require the involvement of multiple offices. As part of our training contract, we offer every trainee a guaranteed six-month overseas seat.

Discover White & Case through the eyes of our people. Read more (https://inside.whitecase.com/) about our work, our people and our offer.

 


Latham & Watkins

Open Days Opportunity details – University of Kent Careers & Employability Service

Application closing date: Jan-01-2023

We’d love to get to know you, and have designed our open days to give you an insight into life at a commercial law firm and the unique culture at Latham. Visit lwcareers.com for more details on opportunities and application deadlines.

• Penultimate year law students, all final year students and graduates: November/December 2022
• First and second year students: February 2023

London Open Days

– 23 November 2022:   Deadline – 30/10/2022
– 7 December 2022:     Deadline – 30/10/2022
– 22 February 2023:     Deadline – 01/01/2023

 

 


Home – LawCareersNetLIVE Thinking about a career in one of the United Kingdom’s foremost law firms? Then LawCareersNetLIVE is a must-attend event, looking at the skills, attributes and techniques that are necessary to launch a career at a commercial law firm.

In Person Manchester event – 25th November 2022

In Person London event – 2nd December 2022

Virtual event – 6th/7th December 2022

To apply select the link above.


   

https://www.aspiringsolicitors.co.uk/events/   ‘Aspiring Solicitors’ is an organisation that provides many legal opportunities. You will need to register to take part and to receive a monthly newsletter.  You can also follow them on FB and be a member of the Kent Aspiring Solicitors FB page here.  They have annual conferences on: Social Mobility / Ability / Working Families / Culture Women and Pride.


https://www.lawcareers.net/Explore/Diary  Includes “How to…” talks such as how to write a good application / how to choose a firm etc;   “Insight” talks including law firms talking about their firms and lawyers talking about specific areas of practice.

https://www.allaboutlaw.co.uk/events – home page for all of their events including diversity courses and law fair

https://www.allaboutlaw.co.uk/events/digital-campus  – the page specifically listing the speaker programme.   Includes “How to…” talks such as how to write a good application / how to choose a firm etc;   “Insight” talks including law firms talking about their firms and lawyers talking about specific areas of practice.

 


  https://www.legalcheek.com/events/  Includes daily talks:  “How to…” talks such as how to write a good application / how to choose a firm etc;   “Insight” talks including law firms talking about their firms and lawyers talking about specific areas of practice.

  • The Legal Cheek Virtual Pupillage Fair 2022!
  • Applications are open for The Legal Cheek October Virtual Pupillage Fair 2022, which is just three weeks away, taking place on Saturday 8 October from 10am to 1pm!
    Free to attend and open to all | If you haven’t already, SECURE YOUR PLACE NOW

www.BPP.com/events  Includes daily talks:  “How to…” talks such as how to write a good application / how to choose a firm etc;   “Insight” talks including law firms talking about their firms and lawyers talking about specific areas of practice.

Kent has a Campus Ambassador and a dedicated Instagram account: sign up and get reminders of the events :(@bpp_ca_kentuni)


https://www.brightnetwork.co.uk/bright-network-events/  – not exclusively law but some are and all are useful.  Not as many events as the above but there are 3-day events/internships too.  Past attendees have got a lot out of these opportunities.


Inns of Court – events for future barristers

To find out what is happening at the other Inns  trawl through their full calendar!


Events around London
These lists have been put together because they are London based but they are offered by a wide range of organisations:

  • The great list has been put together by someone at City Law School – it captures some key events taking place in and around London (and, of course, on-line). https://events.lawbore.net/
  • This group includes all sorts of events about working in commercial/corporate law.  https://www.lawcity.co.uk/events-3

Non Legal CAREERS EVENTS 

  • For events in non-legal career areas see the LSSJ Employability blog or CES, Careers, Events
  • Are you interested in enterprise / starting your own business / gaining leadership skills? Then look at the opportunities offered by ASPIRE. They offer free support and training for you to develop your own business. Click here to visit their page.
  • Target Jobs – you can check their website here to see what they are offering this month.
  • Rate My Placement: here 
  • Virtual Internships in a range of industries, including tech, finance and law firms-https://www.theforage.com/