What is the Student Law Conference?
The Conference is aimed at law and non-law students aspiring to work as lawyers in the City. We are pleased to have Lady Hale, Sir Francis Jacobs, managing partners and heads of departments from the world's elite law firms as guest speakers who will share their life-stories, debate on topical issues and host five break-out sessions.
Who is sponsoring the Conference?
Allen & Overy, Baker & McKenzie, Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith, Linklaters and White & Case are sponsoring this event.
Who can attend?
We welcome applications from undergraduates and postgraduates from any discipline. Our only criterion is that you have obtained or are likely to obtain a 2:1 in your degree.
Where will the Conference be held?
The Conference will take place at One Great George Street in Westminster, London. (http://www.onegreatgeorgestreet.com/)
When can I apply?
Applications are open now!
How long should my covering letter and CV be?
We are screening applications in line with law firms and so, as a general guide, you should aim for a one page covering letter and a maximum of two pages for your CV.
How can I keep up to date with the Conference?
Sign up to our Facebook Fan Page and we will post any changes on the status updates. As there are limited places for each break-out session, if we have filled all the places for a break-out session we will post it on our Page so that you can apply to another break-out session and increase your chances of being offered a place.
How many students will be selected?
We will invite 240 students to come to the Conference. There will be 48 students per break-out session.
Who will there be at lunch?
All of the sponsoring firms will have a stand with members of Graduate Recruitment who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have on their firm, their training contract and their application process.
What are the break-out sessions?
The partners hosting the break-out sessions will divide students into small groups. They will give a presentation on the topic followed by a case study so that you can see what type of work is involved in a real transaction. The session will be interactive so once again you will have plenty of opportunities to ask your questions to leading lawyers in those fields. You do not need to have any knowledge on the topic to attend.
How much do tickets cost?
Tickets are priced at £29 including VAT. This will enable you to take advantage of a 3 course buffet lunch and tea, coffee and biscuits served during the breaks. Further, the speeches and break-out sessions will be released, where available, to the delegates.
What if I change my mind?
Once you have paid for the ticket, please note that refunds will not be possible.