Below are details of talks hosted on campus by KLS, any of the KLS student law societies, the University’s central Careers & Employability Service and the wider university which may be of interest to you. Please note that the talks below are only a small proportion of the many talks that take place on campus every week. They are the ones that I believe are most relevant to law students but there will always be others that may be of interest to some of you so you should check out the university events calendar too.

EP
Employability Points
All of the talks listed will entitle you to between 5-10 EPs unless otherwise indicated.
Make sure you sign the attendance registers.

EMPLOYABILITY EVENTS 

Please note that events are still in the process of being booked.  Please come back closer to the start of term for more dates.


 Please note, this list is being added to regularly. Don’t miss out – check each week


Every Week:

 

Week 5 – research & Assessment Week
Law related events

  • Legal Careers Bitesize –  Navigating the Legal Careers Recruitment Process as an International Student –  Monday 21st October 3pm, Mooting Chamber, Wigoder Building  In this session we will look at any additional things you need to know/do as an international student trying to establish your career in the UK.  We’ll consider what recruiters want from you and how you can use your internationalism to advantage.  We’ll also cover facts about the visa system (it will not be advice) and how you can identify firms that might act as sponsors. 
  • Dementia Friends Training Tuesday 22nd October, 2-3pm, ELT2 – Many law firms are training their staff in how to deal with clients with dementia.  If you are interested in working in a private client setting it is likely that you will have clients living with or assisiting someone living with dementia.   This will be a good compliment to client interviewing skills and will add an additional interest to your CV.  This session will be led by Bekka Fuszard, alumna, Solicitor at Whitehead Monckton and Dementia Friends Trainer.   Will be of interest to anyone taking Client Interviewing Skills


  • #KLShour – Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm, on Twitter! – Every Tuesday join in with the Twitter conversation.
  • Legal Careers – Gaining an Advantage in Yr1 – 11am, Thursday 24th October, ELT2. In this session we will look at the opportunities open to first year law students who want to become lawyers – from open days to insight days and various forms of work experience. You’ll find out how to locate these opportunities and how to apply to them. We’ll spend part of the session looking at how to draft an effective CV and what to put on it to get you into these schemes.
  • How to prepare for a Law Fair – Thursday 24th October, 6-8pm – This KSLS event will help you to prepare for the upcoming law fair.  If you want to make a good impression this is a must attend event.   There are some fantastic global, city and local firms attending this event who want to be wowed by Kent students. Make sure you are doing the ‘wowing’!

Other events of interest

Careers & Employability Service Events this week

Please book your place for any of the below on Target Connect

You will find a list of the CES talks and workshops here – https://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/events/CEScalendar.html?view_by=month&tag=careers

Week 6
Law related events

  • Enhance your employability and student experience whilst studying at the University of Kent – Monday October 28th, 3pm, Mooting Chamber, Wigoder Building. The Employability Points Scheme, Kent Union and Careers and Employability Service will provide a short workshop on how you can enhance your skills and employability whilst you study at Kent. If you are looking to secure work placements during your degree, this session will also identify various ways of doing so. This is a workshop for anyone who has not previously used / registered for these opportunities – any year group.
  • How to prepare for a Law Fair/Pre-Law Fair Talk, 6-8pm, 28th October, ELT2 – This KSLS event will help you to prepare for the upcoming law fair. If you want to make a good impression this is a must attend event. There are some fantastic global, city and local firms attending this event who want to be wowed by Kent students. Make sure you are doing the ‘wowing’!   The aim of this event is to inform students of what to expect at the Law Fair. We shall also have time for a Q&A at the end. Please refer to our KSLS’ Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/kentstudentlawsociety for more information on the events.
  • Hogan Lovells Workshop – Application & Interview Workshop – 6-8pm, 29th October, Rm TBN –   Charlotte Maurice, Graduate Recruitment @ Hogan Lovells and Simi Malhi, trainee and Kent alumna  will present a session. Hogan Lovells are really keen to see more applications from Kent students.   Do come to this workshop and find out more.     You can follow them on Instagram: @HoganLovellsGradsUK and Twitter @HLGraduatesUKThis is a joint KLSEmployability KSLS event.

This is what the firm have to say:

“We are Hogan Lovells: one of the world’s largest and most established global law firms, solving some of the toughest legal problems in 48 international locations. We’re well-known among our clients for our deep industry sector expertise, and among our people, for our open, supportive and diverse culture. In everything we do, we work as one team, seamlessly across continents, borders and time zones. That’s 2,600 game-changing lawyers in 26 countries for you to work with and learn from.

Whether you join us as a trainee solicitor after you graduate, or during your studies on one of our insight days or vacation schemes, you’ll soon see there’s something different about Hogan Lovells. You’ll also be able to tap into our deep industry expertise, and a huge range of practice areas. And with the sheer breadth of opportunity available at the firm, you’ll be able to grow your legal expertise, sharpen your commercial edge and discover a career path that’s personal to you.

How do you become one of the global game-changers? A member of the Hogan Lovells’ Graduate Recruitment team and a Kent alumnus will join you on 29th October @ 6pm for an Application and Interview Skills workshop. Gain valuable skills and ask questions from our representatives to make your application stand out from the crowd and your interview as successful as possible.

For more information, please visit our website at www.hoganlovells.com/graduates.”

  • #KLShour – Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm, on Twitter! – Every Tuesday join in with the Twitter conversation.
  • Clifford Chance – 10am -12pm Weds 30th Oct Rm TBC Full details to follow
  • The Kent Law Fair – 1-4pm, Eliot Hall.  This year’s fair is the biggest and best with representation from Hogan Lovells, Freshfields, Clifford Chance, Mayer Brown, RPC, Judge & Priestley, Herbert Smith Freehills, Trowers & Hamlins, Furley Page, Girlings, dgb Solicitors, Thomson Snell & Passmore, Hatton Wyatt, Boys & Maughan, Outset, F:Lex, Law Careers.Net, Chambers Student,  Target Jobs, University of Law, City University, BPP, BARBRI, LTC, ICSA, the Kent Law Society, Aspiring Solcitors and Employability Points.  There may be more!
  • Linklaters –  either Tuesday 29th or Thursday 31st October, 2pm. Rm TBC.  Details to follow.

Other events of interest

  • Interviewing witnesses of crime: State of the science and future directions, the School of Psychology Annual Lecture 2019-2020 – Professor Amina Memon, Thursday, 31 October 2019. Sibson Atrium Foyer, 5pm for drinks reception, 6.15pm for lecture in SLT1

Talk Abstract:
Gathering accurate and detailed information from witnesses is essential for establishing what happened for prosecution purposes and for intelligence gathering to prevent incidents. The cognitive interview is an ethical and effective model of interviewing that draws on the science of memory and communication. Research on the Cognitive Interview has had an enormous impact on best practice guidance in many countries and in particular on interview structure and questioning style. The appeal of the CI lies its flexibility to be adapted for use in different contexts. Within the policing and criminal justice context, it’s been invaluable in inspiring research with different populations to examine how cognitive deficits and other challenges may compromise witness testimony. When used appropriately the CI results in a questioning style that minimises bias that can come from interviewers or misleading information. In this talk I’ll review the impact of this investigative interviewing tool highlighting best practice showing how far we have progressed. I’ll end with a commentary on future applications of the tool including its potential for gathering information about human rights abuses and the benefits for interviewers as well as interviewees.
Speaker biography
Professor Amina Memon is director of the interdisciplinary Research Centre for the Study of Emotion and Law at Royal Holloway.  Her work has important implications for how children, vulnerable adults and seniors are interviewed and how these interviews are undertaken and processed by police officers, judges and other professionals within the judiciary system. 

Register to attend by email to: psychannuallecture@kent.ac.uk by 17.10.19. Please state whether you plan to attend the drinks reception as well as the talk – in which case please let me know of any dietary requirements, as I shall order nibbles to go with drinks.

 

Careers & Employability Service Events this week

Please book your place for any of the below on Target Connect

You will find a list of the CES talks and workshops here – https://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/events/CEScalendar.html?view_by=month&tag=careers

Week 7
Law related events

  • Legal Careers Bitesize: Using Westlaw to enhance your commercial awareness and skillMonday 4th November  3.15 – 3.45pm, Mooting Chamber, Wigoder Building   The new Westlaw platform now has some useful employability features and resources. One of those is the Law School Resource Centre which can be found in Practical Law. There is useful information about professions in the legal field, commercial awareness and practical skills. This session will show you how to use Westlaw to boost your employability: create alerts on legislation and cases in a specific area of law; find information about the latest developments. This session will be led by the Westlaw Rep , Alexandra Nadasan.
  • #KLShour – Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm, on Twitter! – Every Tuesday join in with the Twitter conversation.
  • Provisional Commercial Awareness Workshop with BPP – 6-8pm, 5/11/2019 Tuesday   This is a KSLS event.  Room details to follow
  • How to network successfully – 2-4pm, 6th November, DLT3 –  This is an interactive workshop to train you how to network in person.  You’ll learn about greetings, conversation starters, how to keep conversation flowing, how to ask for what you want, how to leave a conversation without looking rude, how to join another group and more.   Previous attendees have found this to be a very confidence boosting event which has had a significant impact.   Priority for places on this training will be given to students in the KLS Professional Mentoring Scheme but if there are places remaining it will be opened up to other attendees.  Notice will be given in the e-bulletin in due course – please do not email me asking for a place on this training at this time.
  • KSLS & ULAW EVENT – 6th November, 6-8pm, Rm TBN.  Topic TBN
  • Irwin Mitchell, 2pm, Thursday 7th November Rm TBN – Hints and tips regarding application forms, video interviews and assessment centres. This event will give you an insight into how to make an impact with your application form, video interviews, assessment centres and beyond.  Hear from their Early Careers team about how to approach these assessments and present the best version of yourself.  Trainees will also talk about their experiences of going through the assessment process. I expect the Trainees to be Kent alumni.  Students should learn how to prepare for assessments understanding what firms are looking for and know how to avoid the pitfalls.
    They should feel more confident about making applications and being able to present their examples in the best possible way.
  • Provisional:  Barrister – v – Solicitor – Thursday 7th November, 6-8pm This annual KSLS and KTLS event will help you to understand the difference between the two main (UK) legal professions (there are others!). If you are just starting to consider your legal career this is a great event to attend. John Nee, Barrister, Becket Chambers will argue the case for the Bar and Keeley Lengthorne, Partner, MW Solicitors, will argue the case becoming a solicitor.

Other events of interest

  • Careers in the public sector panel event – 6th November, 2-4pm, GLT3 + Foyer – This panel event will offer you an understanding of the wide range of public sector jobs that a law degree can lead to (not lawyers). Confirmed speakers include an Adviser from the Local Government Association, a Former Senior Government Policy Maker and a Consultant from DSTL. Each panellist will talk briefly about their work and why they chose to work in the public sector. There will follow questions and an informal networking session where you can speak more personally with each of the panellists.

Careers & Employability Service Events this week

 

Please book your place for any of the below on Target Connect

You will find a list of the CES talks and workshops here – https://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/events/CEScalendar.html?view_by=month&tag=careers

Week 8
Law related events

  •  The Future of Training for the BarMonday 11th November 3pm – 4.30pm*, Mooting Chamber, Wigoder Building Christopher Kessling, Head of Recruitment and Admissions, The Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) and Barrister.   Training for the Bar is changing. The old Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) has been replaced by new training pathways allowing novel approaches to suit individual needs and learning styles. Chris Kessling, a barrister and head of recruitment at the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA), will explain the new bar training landscape for those interested in becoming a barrister, including the approach taken by the ICCA to training the barristers of the future. This talk includes helpful tips on applying for bar training courses and how to use your time to make your CV stand out to achieve pupillage success.   *This talk may take a little more than an hour but there will be the opportunity for you to leave at 4pm if you need to.   The presenter will stay until 5pm should there be lots of questions.
  • Provisional Aspiring Solicitors event –  Monday 11th November at 7pm – This post will be update when we have more details (not being arranged by KLSEmp).
  • Macfarlanes – an introduction to Macfarlanes and talk on the ‘life of a training contract’ followed by networking drinks. – Tuesday 12th November 4pm – 6.15pm, GLT1.  Speakers will include Ciara Kempson, Graduate Recruitment Adviser and KLS Alumna + trainee.
    • 4- 5pm – Introduction to Macfarlanes/’The Life of a Training Contract’, Macfarlanes Trainees
    • 5- 5.30pm – Application Hints & Tips/general Q&A, Ciara Kempson, Graduate Recruitment Adviser
    • 5.30 – 6.15pm – Open Networking – a chance to speak more personally with the presenters.
  • #KLShour – Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm, on Twitter! – Every Tuesday join in with the Twitter conversation.
  • Provisional:  Tuesday How to Get Through your Interview with BPP – 12/11/2019, 6pm?  This is a KSLS event.  More details to follow 
  • Democracy and the Law –  Emeritus Professor John Fitzpatrick OBE, former Director of Kent Law Clinic, Thursday 14 November at 6.30pm in Grimond Lecture Theatre 1 preceded by refreshments, served in Grimond Foyer, from 6pm.
    This is the annual Tucker Millward Guest Lecture co-hosted by Kent Law Society and Kent Law School.   . Attendance is free, but attendees are asked to reserve their place online in advance (for catering purposes).
    About the speaker:   Professor Fitzpatrick has had a long and distinguished legal career. After obtaining a degree in English Language and Literature from Oxford University, he worked for 15 years in Community Law Centres in Brixton and Hammersmith (first as a caseworker and later as a solicitor), specialising in employment and immigration and asylum law. He served as a voluntary member on the Management Committee of the Hammersmith and Fulham Community Law Centre from 1992 until 2014, and from 2007 to 2009 was the Chair of the national Law Centres Federation.
    He joined Kent Law School in 1991 as a Lecturer and has lectured mainly in the areas of human rights law and public law. An active trade unionist, he served as President of the Kent Branch of the University and Colleges Union for nearly a decade up to 2013.
    Professor Fitzpatrick also served as a member of the University’s Council for two years until his retirement in 2018. He was Director of Kent Law Clinic from 1992 until 2018 during which time the Clinic won many prestigious prizes for its work, including the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2008. Professor Fitzpatrick was awarded an OBE in 2006 for ‘services to the administration of justice’.

Other events of interest

Careers & Employability Service Events this week

Please book your place for any of the below on Target Connect

You will find a list of the CES talks and workshops here – https://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/events/CEScalendar.html?view_by=month&tag=careers

Week 9
Law related events

  • Why proactivity is now a key legal skill required by law firms when recruiting trainees:  Branding and Marketing Yourself as a Future Lawyer  – Monday 18th November 3pm, Mooting Chamber, Wigoder Building   Craig Sharpe has had a career spanning over 25 years working in law, partly as a solicitor and now a consultant marketing specialist for law firms. This background gives Craig an unusual insight into what’s changed and what law firms now look for when recruiting, why this is and why the information is important for students. The talk is full of real world examples, is informal and practical.The following will be covered:1. The legal market – what’s changed?
    2. The old fashioned lawyer
    3. The new type of client
    4. The proactive lawyer – more than just a good technical lawyer
    5. What really goes on in modern law firms.
    6. Who’s getting it right?
    7. Who’s getting it wrong?
    8. How you can develop the right mentality.
    9. Practical takeaways.During the talk we will be looking at a number of law frim websites including Darlingtons, Mishcon, Gannons, Streathers and Taj Solicitors. It is recommended that students attending have a look at these websites before the talk.
  • #KLShour – Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm, on Twitter! – Every Tuesday join in with the Twitter conversation.

Other events of interest

Careers & Employability Service Events this week

Please book your place for any of the below on Target Connect

You will find a list of the CES talks and workshops here – https://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/events/CEScalendar.html?view_by=month&tag=careers

Week 10
Law related events

  • Legal Careers Bitesize Psychometric testing Workshop – Monday 25th November 3pm, Mooting Chamber, Wigoder Building In this session Liz Foden from the Careers & Employability Service will show you the different types of tests that legal (and other graduate) recruiters use to select applicants for interview following their initial application. There will be chance to practice and test yourself.
  • #KLShour – Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm, on Twitter! – Every Tuesday join in with the Twitter conversation.

Other events of interest

Careers & Employability Service Events this week

Please book your place for any of the below on Target Connect

You will find a list of the CES talks and workshops here – https://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/events/CEScalendar.html?view_by=month&tag=careers

Week 11
Law related events

Legal Careers Bitesize – Monday 3pm, Mooting Chamber, Wigoder Building In this session we will look at

#KLShour – Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm, on Twitter! – Every Tuesday join in with the Twitter conversation.

Other events of interest

Careers & Employability Service Events this week

Please book your place for any of the below on Target Connect

You will find a list of the CES talks and workshops here – https://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/events/CEScalendar.html?view_by=month&tag=careers

Week 12
Law related events

Legal Careers Bitesize – Monday  3pm, Mooting Chamber, Wigoder Building In this session we will look at

#KLShour – Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm, on Twitter! – Every Tuesday join in with the Twitter conversation.

Other events of interest

Careers & Employability Service Events this week

Please book your place for any of the below on Target Connect

You will find a list of the CES talks and workshops here – https://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/events/CEScalendar.html?view_by=month&tag=careers

 


 

The Careers & Employability Service host many other talks every week. A full listing of the CES’s talks can be found at http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/caseve