Lawyer 2B Events Diary

MAY

College of Law Open Day

Date: 9 May 2009

Venue: The College of Law, Braboeuf Manor, St Catherines, Portsmouth Road, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1HA

Time: 10:00

Contact: 0800 289997
opendays.g@lawcol.co.uk
www.college-of-law.co.uk/opendays

Details: GDL full-time & part-time: 10.00 – 13.00 / LPC full-time & part-time: 10.00 – 13.00
Our open days provide further information on our full-time and part-time courses. They cover a range of presentations and activities which could include talking to our expert career consultants, learning how to get involved in our award-winning pro-bono programme and chatting to current students and tutors. To find our more and to book a place, please visit the website above.

Mayer Brown Skills Session – performing well in group exercises

Date: 13 May 2009

Location: London

Venue: Mayer Brown’s London Office – 201 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3AF

Time: 17:45
Contact:graduaterecruitment@mayerbrown.com

Details: An interactive session designed to provide you with the opportunity to improve on the key skills to successfully get you through the recruitmentprocess. Email in advance to register.

The Law Society careers event

The Law Society, in association with the Association of Muslim Lawyers, the Black Solicitors Network, the Lawyers with Disabilities Division, the Society of Asian Lawyers and the Junior Lawyers Division, has developed an event that aims to prepare students for a career in the legal profession.

Date: 27 May 2009

Time: 9.15am – 4.40pm

Venue: The College of Law, 133 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham, B18 6AQ. The venue is near the town centre and is accessible from New Street railway station. Please note that additional venue details, including a map, will be forwarded with a confirmation letter. The venue has a reasonable level of access. However please indicate on the booking form if you have any particular access needs.

Who should attend? The event is aimed at undergraduates and LPC students. It aims to cover all aspects of preparation for a career in the legal profession including routes to qualification, completing applications and interview techniques. Delegates will also be given an insight into the alternative career options offered by different types of employers within the legal profession. There will be a choice of breakout sessions on the work of an in-house solicitor and a private practice solicitor.

The event is free to all students.

JUNE

Mayer Brown Interview Skills Session

Date: 10 June 2009

Location: London

Venue: Mayer Brown’s London Office – 201 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3AF

Time: 17:45

Contact:graduaterecruitment@mayerbrown.com

Details: An interactive session designed to provide you with the opportunity to improve on the key skills to successfully get you through the recruitment process. Email in advance to register.

DLA Piper First Year Insight Day

Date: Wednesday 17 June 2009

Time: 10.00am to 5.00pm

Venue: DLA Piper, 3 Noble Street, London EC2V 7EE

Event details: The Insight Day will give you the opportunity to:

  • Meet with trainees, associates, partners and graduate recruitment
  • Gain an understanding about what life is really like as a commercial solicitor and the skills you will need to do well
  • Get an overview of different departments
  • Hear hints and tips for making successful applications

To apply for the Insight Day please email puneet.tahim@dlapiper.com with answers to the following questions:

  1. Which university are you currently studying at?
  2. Which A-Level subjects did you study and what grades did you achieve in each subject?
  3. Why do you want to attend the Insight Day? (Maximum 150 words)
  4. Why do you think you should be selected for the day? (Maximum 150 words)

Please send the answers as a word document attachment and title the email Application for the First Year Insight Day. The closing date for applications is Sunday 7 June and successful applicants will be informed no later than Wednesday 10 June.

JULY

JLD annual conference and ball

Date: Saturday 11 July 2009

Time: 10.00am to 5.00pm

Venue: Birmingham City Football Club

Event details: Booking is now open for the second JLD annual conference and ball, to be held on Saturday 11 July at Birmingham City Football club. Gain 4.5 CPD hours at the conference with sessions including: top tips for becoming a superstar associate, the future of the training contract and potential career paths. The evening ball will be a black tie champagne reception, including a three course dinner with dancing. View programme and booking form.