Celebrating Inclusion Event & Law Fair 2021: Student registration

Date: 8th October 2021

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Location:
Zoom

Sign up now for for the Celebrating Inclusion Event and Law Fair 2021 to meet more than 30 employers and attend sessions on diversity and career building. Woman looking at laptop, screen not visible

This year's Celebrating Inclusion Event and Law Fair, jointly hosted by the Law Society of Scotland and the Lawscot Foundation, will take place on Friday, 8 October 2021 via Zoom.

We're excited to host this event, because it's more than just a law fair. Along with the chance to meet more than 30 employers, you can sign up to attend sessions focused on diversity and inclusion, and career building.

Employers attending include: Pinsent Masons, Dickson Minto, Burness Paull, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, Dentons, Ashurst, Morton Fraser and Addleshaw Goddard. Each employer at the law fair will have a 90-minute slot when you can drop in to speak to them. With three law fair sessions throughout the day, each one will have different employers participating.

Check out the full programme below to explore more about each session.

How to sign up

This event is free to attend and open to all law students and graduates who want to become a Scottish solicitor. 

Sign up for the law fair here.

We'll be back in touch ahead of the event to give you more information about how the fair will work and how to join via Zoom. Please note that, in order to access the functionality needed for this law fair, you will need to update your Zoom to the very latest version.

  • 9:00 - 9:15

    Welcome
  • Choose which session you would like to attend from our contributors:

    The Scottish Feminist Judgements Project

    The Scottish Feminist Judgments Project is part of a global series that aims to imagine how important legal cases might have been decided differently if the judge had adopted a feminist perspective. Find out what the project aims to do, why it matters, how they work with students and what's next. Find out more about the Scottish Feminist Judgements Project.

    Diversity Role Models

    A panel of speakers from the Faculty of Advocates, Addleshaw Goddard, Pinsent Masons and Burness Paull discuss their journey into the law and challenges they faced.

  • Students can virtually drop-in to employers in this round, to ask questions and meet representatives. 

    The employers attending the law fair during this time-slot are:

    Dentons

    Dickson Minto

    Pinsent Masons

    The Army

    CMS

    Anderson Strathern

    COPFS

    Thorntons

    DWF

    Ashurst

    Womble Bond Dickinson

    Please note that the employers featured in rounds one, two and three of the law fair are all different, so we recommend students attend all day to make the most of interacting with different employers.

  • During the event you will be able to choose which session you would like to attend from our contributors:

    Application Masterclass with Pinsent Masons & Dickson Minto

    Hear from Pinsent Masons and Dickson Minto who will give tips and tricks on how to an ace application.

    Ashurst LLP

    Ashurst's vision is to be the most progressive global firm. For almost 200 years they have advised corporates, financial institutions and governments on their most complex transactions, disputes and projects. Ashurst offer the reach and insight of a global network, combined with the knowledge and understanding of local markets.

     

  • During the event you will be able to choose which session you would like to attend from our contributors:

    Scottish Ethnic Minorities' Lawyers Association (SEMLA)

    SEMLA is a group focused on the support of ethnic minority lawyers and law students in Scotland. It collaborates with some of the largest law firms in Scotland and the United Kingdom, opening doors for SEMLA’s members into workspaces, providing its members with opportunities to connect with firms and organisations to increase access to the legal profession for all talented lawyers and law students - regardless of background. Join a panel discussion made up of SEMLA members. Find out more about SEMLA.

    LexisNexis

    Legal research is not just something you need to excel at university. It’s an essential skill for anyone working in the legal profession, and something that employers look for in applicants.

    Join this legal research masterclass where an expert from LexisNexis will take you through the best ways to approach legal research, share their tips and tricks, as well as answer any questions you may have.

  • Students can virtually drop-in to employers in this round, to ask questions and meet representatives. 

    The employers attending the law fair during this time-slot are:

    Burness Paull

    Faculty of Advocates

    MacRoberts

    NatWest

    Brodies

    Addleshaw Goddard

    Shepherd and Wedderburn

    Aegon

    Morton Fraser

    Davidson Chalmers Stewart

    Shoosmiths

     

    Please note that the employers featured in rounds one, two and three of the law fair are all different, so we recommend students attend all day to make the most of interacting with different employers.

  • During the event you will be able to choose which session you would like to attend from our contributors:

    Pinsent Masons: Social Mobility

    Join future trainee, Emilia Gordon, and trainee, Lauren Bowie, who will reflect on their legal career and discuss how to embraces ones socially mobile background. They will also offer their advice on how to prepare for a career in law. 

    Morton Fraser

    Get an insight into what it is like to be a trainee at Morton Fraser! There will then be an open Q & A discussion, video and talk from a current trainee who will reflect on their pathway into law as someone from a socially disadvantaged background.

  • During the event you will be able to choose which session you would like to attend from our contributors:

    The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS)

    Join Nicola Dodds and Angus Crawford who will be giving an insight into 'Going into court as a Prosecutor.' 

    Dentons 

    With a legacy in Scotland dating back to 1871, Dentons are committed to the market and deeply rooted in the community. Their lawyers are intimately familiar with the nuances of doing business in Scotland, and can help you get things done quickly and effectively. Their Scottish-based team provides cost-effective, UK-wide advice, sharing insights, approaches and ideas with global colleagues to offer clients proven solutions to even the most complex challenges.

  • Students can virtually drop-in to employers in this round, to ask questions and meet representatives.

    This is an opportunity to meet some exciting small firms and organisations. 

    This includes:

    Diversity Digest

    BARBRI

    Legal Services Agency 

    Hey Legal

    The Glasgow Law Practice

    Scottish Young Lawyers' Association

    TC Young

    Livingstone Brown

    McGovern Reid 

    Miller Samuel Hill Brown

    Scullion Law

     

     

    Please note that the employers featured in rounds one, two and three of the law fair are all different, so we recommend students attend all day to make the most of interacting with different employers.

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Prices

This is a free event