Pinsent Masons encourages law student involvement in business challenge

Pinsent Masons is offering law students who take part in a fundraising business challenge the chance to discuss their future career with a partner at the firm.

As part of National Pro Bono week, the firm is supporting charity WildHearts by entering a team into Micro-Tyco, a fundraising event running through November.

To encourage students to take part in the challenge Pinsent Masons says it will reward those with the most innovative ideas and/or who raise the most money with a place at one of its December office insight evenings and the opportunity to discuss their careers ambitions with a partner.

In the Micro-Tyco business challenge teams are given just £1 of ‘seed capital’ from WildHearts.

Each team then has just four weeks to use their entrepreneurial skills to transform that £1 into as much money as possible.

All funds generated go to WildHearts which last year lent £550 to teams participating in Micro-Tyco, generating £106,882 in return.

All monies raised in Micro-Tyco are invested in microloans, which WildHearts make available to impoverished people throughout the developing world.

Linklaters, Harper Macleod and MacRoberts are also taking part in the challenge.

To enter, you need to fill in a form here and submit a team name of “Pinsent Masons – [your team name here]”. Individuals or teams of up to five people may apply.

You must also submit a short summary (500-word maximum) illustrating how you grew your pound to by 1 December 2012.

The news follows Pinsent Masons’ support for a graduate recruitment event for LGBT students this December. (24 October 2012)