Preparing students for entry to the solicitors’ profession - Law Society Event

This exciting event for undergraduates aims to cover all aspects of preparing for a career in the solicitors’ profession, including tips on increasing your chances of success, completing applications and interview techniques.
 
Delegates will also be given an insight into the different routes to qualification and alternative career options on offer by a variety of employers within the legal profession.
 
The event is FREE to all students and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
 
Learning outcomes 
  • learn how to enhance your chances of successfully qualifying as a solicitor 
  • discover tips to help you stand out from the competition
  • identify areas of law to which you are best suited and how to excel in the application/selection process.
 
Programme overview 
 
Welcome and introduction
Speaker: Simon Davis, deputy vice-president of the Law Society of England and Wales
 
Preparation! Preparation! Preparation! – everything you need to know before putting pen to paper
 
• Training positions and vacation schemes
Speaker: Paul Gascoyne, graduate recruitment manager, Shearman & Sterling
 
• The Legal Practice Course 
Speaker: Diane Goodier, national programme director, University of Law
 
Application process – learn what recruiters are looking for from candidates and how to make your applications stand out
Speaker: representative from Hogan Lovells
 
Selection process
Speaker: Julia Sadler, specialist law editor, GTI Media
 
Question and answer session
Panel: Representatives from morning sessions
 
Non-commercial routes into law
Speakers: Martin Jordison, Government Legal Service 
      Ian Powell, Tuckers solicitors
 
Demystifying commercial awareness
Speaker: Rebecca Babb, senior graduate executive, Clyde & Co
 
Alternative route to qualification
Speaker: Noel Inge, managing director, CILEX Law School
 
My route into law
Speakers: Victoria Anderson, trainee, Carter-Ruck 
Sakhee Ganatra, trainee solicitor, Travers Smith
Oliver Haddock, trainee, RadcliffesLeBrasseur
Ranae Oliver, trainee legal counsel, Royal Bank of Scotland
 
 
In order to register for this event (and to see the full programme pdf) you will need to register for the event here.
 
The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL
Event Start Date: 17 Oct 2017  -   Event End Date: 17 Oct 2017
Start Time: 09:15 AM
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End Time: 04:30 PM

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