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.
Law-related events are shown first (in date order) and generic careers events or ones that may appeal to students looking for alternative careers are second.
EVENTS FOR FUTURE BARRISTERS
Inner Temple: Thinking of becoming a barrister?
The Inner Temple are hosting a series of events online that will give an insight into the profession. Hear from practising barristers and judges about their path to the bar and have your questions about the profession answered. It is an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about their prospective careers.
· 3 November
· 19 November
Book now by clicking here.
For these events, virtual doors open at 5.50pm with a prompt 6pm start. End time for all events is 7.30pm, except for the 22 September, which ends at 8pm. They will each include a panel talk from members of the profession followed by a chance to ask questions informally.
Being BAME at the Bar – Tuesday 24 November, 6-8pm
Virtual doors open at 5.50pm for a prompt 6pm start
The roundtable kicks off the event with practising barristers and attendees discussing being BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) at the bar. The event is open to all (including allies). Guests are encouraged to bring questions for discussion. Book here.
Next Steps Sessions
The Inn does offer Next Steps Sessions for students who want to know more about the journey to the Bar. These sessions are an opportunity to hear about what the Inn has to offer and speak informally to a member of the Outreach Team. This term these are taking place via Zoom. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your session.
Race & Ethnicity at the Chancery Bar – Careers Event – 26th Oct, 5-6.30pm, Zoom
Registration is essential, all are welcome but space is limited, so to register please click here.
For more events at the Inns check out their websites:
Please note….the below tours are not taking place during COVID but I’ve left these details here so that you might be able to plan a visit when this is all over.
Tours of Inner Temple – available alternating Wednesdays (10.30am) and Fridays (2.30pm)
Book as an individual or with a group (max. 20 people). Tours offer a chance to see the Inner Temple and to gain insight into the following areas: Education and Training activities available to those on the GDL and BPTC; Advice on legal work experience; Explanation of the scholarships process; Tour of the Library (subject to staff availability); Q&A Please email email@example.com to make a booking http://innertemple.org.uk/prospective-members/forthcoming-events
Only the above Inn (Inner Temple) has a dedicated Events page for prospective members. So, to find out what is on at the other Inn’s you’re going to have to trawl through their full calendar! Here are the links to those calendars:
EVENTS FOR FUTURE LAWYERS – of any kind
LAW FIRM WEBINARS
Many Law Firms are doing webinars as they can’t come to campus. Check their Events page on their websites for details.
Linklaters are a firm that wants Kent students to attend and they have some great talks happening. For full details see
where you will find talks about:
- How a Deal Works – 19th Oct
- ACS Open Day – 20th Oct
- Money & Personal Finance – 22 Oct
- Pro Bono Q&A – 23 Oct
- Application Blast – 26 & 28 Oct
- Firmwide Managing Partner Career Journey – 27 Oct
- Global Links: Africa – Date TBN
- Legal Skills – Date TBN
- Innovation Q&A – 30 Oct
- How to combat Virtual Fatigue – Date TBN
- Pitching Skills – Date TBN
- Global Links: Middle East – Date TBN
- Preparing for an Assessment Centre – Date TBN
- Family, Carers and Career Changers – 6 Nov
AllAboutLaw Virtual Law Fair – 26-30 October.
The five-day virtual fair is the UK’s largest virtual career fair with more than 10,000 attendees expected.
There are more than 50 exhibitors. They include a range of the leading law firms, including all of the Magic Circle, US law firms, national firms, regional firms, as well as City and International firms. In addition, you will meet leading law schools like the University of Law, BPP and Barbri, who will be helping you to understand everything, from funding your postgraduate legal education to how the SQE works (the new route to qualification that will replace the GDL and LPC) and what firms prefer. You can also join your law society and careers service if they are attending.
AllAboutLaw has also built a series of tools to help you identify which firms are right for you and those that are most interested in someone like you. For example, are special days for first years, another day for non-law students and a diversity day.
All law firms would like their workforce to reflect the society they serve. Many are working on that and take it very seriously which is why we have different days where they’ll explain how and why they would like to have more people like you working at their firm.
The fair includes the most important personalities in the legal sector with partners, founders, associates, podcasters and leading influencers in the legal market. Many of these speakers are exclusive to AllAboutLaw’s fair. You can check out all speakers, topics and talks once you have registered.
In the build-up to the fair, they’ll ensure you are prepared. They’ll make sure you know which firms are right for you, what you need to ask, how to prepare and how to impress at the fair. You’ll be able to book slots well in advance of the fair until sessions are full. They expect many sessions to be fully booked, so register early. There are almost 100 sessions you can attend across the week.
- Book in one-on-one meetings with law firms (scary, but worth it!)
- Attend firm-specific webinars to find out about life at the firms on your shortlist
- Join conference-style panel discussions with up to 500 others
- Get involved in intimate workshops with 20 other students
- Find out about other upcoming events by firms before anybody else
Sign up for free today – www.lawfair2020.co.uk and we’ll make sure you get access to the tools, the right information and the right opportunities to move forward and progress your career in law.
You can also follow AllAboutLaw’s new page on LinkedIn.
TARGET JOBS’ INSIDE CITY LAW – 9 November – Online
This networking event with RPC provides an insight into working in law within the City. Find out more.
- Speak directly with trainees and lawyers and learn from their experiences
- Gain insider tips from graduate recruiters on how to make your application stand out
- Develop those all-important placement application skills
- Participate in case studies and receive feedback on your performance
Inside City Law gives students the opportunity to discover more about a career in City Law and ask those all important questions by networking with lawyers, trainees and graduate recruiters.
Students will spend a whole day at RPC’s head office located in London overlooking The Tower of London and take part in sessions designed to reflect the application process, as well as showcasing their skills and personality. They can hear first-hand about what it is like to work in law within the City and the opportunities that are available to them in this leading firm, through networking sessions with the recruitment team, trainees and lawyers. The day will also include case study sessions where students will work with their peers in groups. These sessions are aimed at helping students to discover the skills that are necessary to work in law and apply to RPC vacation schemes.
ASPIRING SOLICITORS LAW FAIRS
If you want to be a commercial solicitor this is the fair for you. Find out more and sign up on: https://www.aspiringsolicitors.co.uk/virtual-diversity-law-fairs-2020/
(Please note, the separate Vacation Scheme Law Fair is fully booked)
BPP Law School has a range of great events scheduled for this term. Take a look at their brochure here BPP University Law School Autumn Events 2020
The events include (but there are others, so do check them out:
Virtual Internships with many commercial firms and law firms- https://www.theforage.com/
More events coming soon …
Every autumn term LCN host LawCareersNetLIVE – careers conferences that offer students the opportunity to interact with top law firms, learn about their businesses and network with recruiters, solicitors, partners and trainees. This year all three conferences will take place virtually and will be split over the following dates:
- Manchester, 26-27 November;
- London, 3-4 December; and
- Virtual, 1-2 December.
You can read more about this event here
To apply for a place at the event on your chosen days, visit the LawCareersNetLIVE website. The deadline to apply is 29 October, but as applications are considered on a rolling basis, candidates are advised to get theirs in as soon as possible. Please note, this event does cost £10 but it is worth it.
Culture – 27th October
An event to celebrate the cultural diversity that exists in the legal profession and to discuss the steps necessary to strengthen inclusion for those from under-represented ethnic and religious backgrounds.
SOCIAL MOBILITY – 3rd & 11th November
AS Social Mobility events are focussed on increasing awareness, understanding and confidence for aspiring solicitors from socially mobile backgrounds such as being from low-income families, attending state school comprehensives or being the “first gen” to attend university.
ABILITY – 18th March 2021
focussing on increasing awareness, understanding and confidence for aspiring solicitors with disabilities and long term health conditions. For more information and to sign up go to https://www.aspiringsolicitors.co.uk/events/ability-event-2020/
WOMEN IN LAW – March 2021
The date is yet to be set for this event but register your interest to attend the third AS Women In Law event focused on increasing awareness, understanding and confidence for female aspiring solicitors. Find out more and register your interest on https://www.aspiringsolicitors.co.uk/as-women-in-law-event/
WORKING FAMILIES – 26th March
‘Aspiring Solicitors’ is an organisation that provides many legal opportunities. I do not aim to list everything from their website on this blog so you should also check out the opportunities on their website at https://www.aspiringsolicitors.co.uk/events/ 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.
If you’re an Aspiring Solicitors member there are always opportunities to apply for.
SEE THE NEW LISTING ON THEIR WEBSITE http://www.aspiringsolicitors.co.uk/
GENERIC and/or NON-LEGAL CAREERS EVENTS
Are you interested in enterprise / starting your own business / gaining leadership skills? Then look at the opportunities offered by the Hub for Innovation & Enterprise. They offer free support and training for you to develop your own business. They’re based on campus. See https://www.kent.ac.uk/enterprise/hub/
Association of Project Management Events
- Legal project management, 22 October 1030-1130
- The session will be delivered by a Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) live from Australia
- He is a Director at PwC New Law
- Legal project management (LPM) is a growing area of the legal profession
- Agile project management, 29 October 1700-1800
- This is a panel discussion with academics and practitioners on the panel
- It’s aimed at university students although others are welcome
- It’s the first of a series of three virtual debates looking at key project issues
- APM and project management introduction, 5 November 1300-1400
- The session is open to students from all subject backgrounds from any university
- The session will include the following information:
– An overview of the project profession including key skills and its value
– How to build employability skills with an online APM professional qualification
– Our Emerging Professionals Network
– Project management graduate schemes