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Celebrating inclusion law fair - student registration

Date: 9th October 2020

Time: 09:00 - 16:30

Location: Online


We are delighted to be running our first ever law fair, which is open to students from all universities in Scotland who want to find out about internships, traineeships and a career in the law.

We're actually hosting much more than a law fair, because as well as being able to meet a range of different employers, you'll also be able to sign up on the day to lots of different sessions focused on diversity and inclusion, as well as career-building.

Employers attending include MacRoberts, NatWest (formerly Royal Bank of Scotland), Pinsent Masons, Dickson Minto, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and Bloomsbury publishers. Employers attending the law fair will have a 90 minute slot when you can drop in. Please note the employers participating will therefore change throughout the day.

Click on out programme below to explore more about each session.

How to sign up

This event is free to attend. Please complete the sign up via survey monkey to give us some basic details.

Sign up for the law fair now.

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 the Zoom link. Please note that to access the functionality needed for this law fair, you will need to update your Zoom to the very latest version.

  • 09:00 - 09:15

    Registration and 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, NatWest, Pinsent Masons and Dickson Minto 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:

    CMS
    Turcan Connell
    Macroberts
    Shepherd & Wedderburn
    Faculty of Advocates
    Davidson Chalmers Stewart
    Thorntons
    Dentons
    Addleshaw Goddard

    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:

    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.

    MacRoberts

    This session will give you an insight into MacRoberts, the firm’s culture and values and the type of work in which our lawyers are involved on a day-to-day basis, and you will also hear first-hand insights from our team about what life as a trainee solicitor at MacRoberts is really like. As a firm which is committed to ensuring all of our colleagues and clients feel included and supported, our panel will also look at just some of the ways in which MacRoberts fulfils that commitment. Our panellists will also provide an overview of the application process (for trainees and summer students) and share some top tips to make your application stand out. Attendees will also have the opportunity to put questions to our panel about embarking on a legal career at MacRoberts. Find out more about MacRoberts.

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

    Bright Network

    We’re delighted to bring you this exclusive upskilling workshop with Bright Network’s Marketing Director Ben Triggs, sharing his expert advice and insights to give you everything you need to craft best-in-class applications and wow leading Law firms. Bright Network is the UK’s no.1 careers platform empowering students and recent graduates like you to get ahead and unlock great opportunities for their future career, from day one. Click here to explore the network ahead of the event and kickstart your success.

    Lexis Nexis

    James Harper, who leads Lexis Nexis' CSR and Rule of Law Programmes, will talk about the Rule of Law – a concept which is being talked about increasingly at the moment, but sometimes with little understanding or appreciation for what it actually means. The talk will give a brief overview of what the Rule of Law is, why it is important, how it is threatened and what we can all do to help protect and advance it. Find out more about James Harper's work and Lexis Nexis

  • 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:

    DWF
    Pinsent Masons
    British Army
    Brodies
    DLA Piper
    Clyde & Co
    Lexis Nexis
    TLT
    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:

    The Glass Network

    The Glass Network is a capacity-building and networking group for LGBT+ and allied members of the Scottish Legal profession. The organisation is open to all legal professionals in Scotland and welcomes people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, including those identifying as straight and cisgender. Attend their session to find out more about their work and equality in the legal profession. Find out more about the Glass Network on their LinkedIn page.

    The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS)

    The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) is Scotland’s prosecution service. They receive reports about crimes from the police and other reporting agencies and then decide what action to take, including whether to prosecute someone. They also look into deaths that need further explanation and investigate allegations of criminal conduct against police officers. The COPFS is one of the largest employers of solicitors in Scotland. Attend their session to find out more about their work and recruitment process. Read more about the COPFS on their website.

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

    Women in Law Scotland (WILS)

    WILS is a network aiming to promote gender equality in the Scottish legal profession and to create a forum for networking, sharing ideas and best practice. Join this session to hear more about WILS, but also how the route each contributor took into the profession, as well as their different roles and backgrounds. Find out more about Women in Law Scotland on their LinkedIn page

    Clyde & Co

    Clyde & Co is a global law firm providing a complete service to clients in its core sectors of insurance, transport, energy, infrastructure and trade & commodities. Join this session designed for students to support you on your career journey. Find out more about Clyde & Co on their website.

  • 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:

    NatWest (formerly Royal Bank of Scotland)
    Burness Paull
    Dickson Minto
    Jones Whyte
    Scottish Government
    Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
    Anderson Strathern

    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.

  • Join a quiz as a bonus session to meet the SYLA, Scotland's biggest membership organisation for new lawyers. You can join the SYLA as a student - find out more on their website.

  • 17:45 - 17:45

    Close of event

Prices

This is a free event