Celebrating Inclusion Event and Law Fair 2021

Date: 8th October 2021

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Location:
Zoom

Join us for the Celebrating Inclusion Event and Law Fair 2021, jointly hosted by the Law Society of Scotland and the Lawscot Foundation. Lawscot Foundation logo

We are delighted to announce that 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 are excited to host this centralised law fair, which students from all 10 LLB universities can attend for free. Research from the Bright Network tells us that 80% of students want to meet a firm or organisation before applying, making this is a brilliant chance for employers to connect with future applicants.

In addition to the traditional law fair format, we will hear from organisations such as SEMLA and role models in the law, which we hope will encourage students from all backgrounds to attend. By booking a booth at this event and law fair, firms and organisations are making a clear signal to students that you are truly committed to being inclusive.

Even better, all profits will go straight to the Lawscot Foundation, which supports students from less advantaged backgrounds to access a career in law.

For students

Any student who wants to become a Scottish solicitor is welcome to attend this event and law fair, whether you're on a LLB programme, the Diploma, another related course, or you're a Scots law graduate.

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Student registration

Join us at our online Celebrating Inclusion Event and Law Fair 2021 to meet a range of Scottish legal employers and hear from organisations, such as the Scottish Feminist Judgements Project and Scottish Ethnic Minorities' Lawyers Association (SEMLA).
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For employers

If you would like to take a virtual stand at the event, we have two packages available – an enhanced package and a standard package, starting at £300 (donation to the Lawscot Foundation), plus a special offer for small firms.

Firms and organisations wishing to book a stand should please email our Outreach Development Officer Milly Berndes-Cade at EmiliaBerndes-Cade@lawscot.org.uk.

Please note that places are limited.

Briefcase

Available packages

We have two packages available – an enhanced package and a standard package, starting at £300 (donation to the Lawscot Foundation).

Small firm offer

Does your firm have five or fewer partners? If so, please get in touch with our Outreach Development Officer, Milly Berndes-Cade, to discuss a special package discount.
Questions?

If you would like more information, please get in touch with our Outreach Development Officer Milly Berndes-Cade at EmiliaBerndes-Cade@lawscot.org.uk

Thank you for supporting this event!

We would like to thank our main sponsors of the day, who are:

We are also delighted to be joined by:
  • 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

    LexisNexis will give a masterclass on legal research skills. More details to follow...

  • 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