Skills session with Herbert Smith Freehills
Nov
21
5:00 PM17:00

Skills session with Herbert Smith Freehills

Applications Workshop and Panel Session with Herbert Smith Freehills Graduates UK!

HSF will be running an Applications Workshop at SOAS ON TUES 21 NOV from 5-7pm in 4429, Main Building to give you the latest hints and tips on how to put together a formidable application to HSF.

Representatives will also be taking questions from you in a Q&A sessions following the workshop.

Register here: https://careers.soas.ac.uk/leap/event.html?id=91&service=Careers+Service 

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Exclusive Dinner with Travers Smith Trainee
Nov
22
6:00 PM18:00

Exclusive Dinner with Travers Smith Trainee

The SOAS Law Society is holding an exclusive dinner with Travers Smith LLP, a leading corporate, financial and commercial law firm. A select few of you will be able to network with its trainees and learn more about the firm in preparation for Vacation Schemes and Training Contracts applications.

The dinner will consist of a 3 course meal and will take place at The Refinery in New Street Square on the 22nd November. More information will be released in the weeks leading up to the event.

To apply, please find attached the TS Dinner Application with further details. Please note that the first deadline is 1st November. We look forward to receiving and reviewing your applications!

Please direct any queries you may have to Sonia at lawsociety@soas.ac.uk.

Additional Note:

We have received a couple of queries regarding the Exclusive Dinner with Travers Smith LLP. We would like to address each in turn in order to make the process as accessible as possible:

1. Bias

Please be assured that in the interest of the Law Society, we intend to accept those candidates who have shown the most interest in Travers Smith. As such, we will select students accordingly with this criteria in mind. Additionally, your application will be reviewed by members of the Law Society who are not applying to the dinner.

2. Privacy

Only members of the Law Society who will be reviewing your application will have access to your application, and these same members will not be applying for the opportunity themselves. What the reviewing panel will be focusing on is not the details of your grades, rather, the commitment and interest you have shown in the firm and how you hope to use this dinner as an opportunity to invest further into your prospective career with the firm.

3. Requisites of the Application Process

If you are put off applying by the requisites of the process (CV and Cover Letter), please note that it allows us to select you based on your demonstrated interest in the firm rather than on factors such as your academic achievement. Additionally, doing your research on the firm will help you engage far more in conversation during the dinner.

This dinner is a great opportunity to showcase your interest in Travers Smith when it comes to applying for Vacation Schemes or Training Contracts with them. Don't miss it!

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NILS Conference on 'Sustainable Development Goals: Life on Land'
Nov
25
to Nov 26

NILS Conference on 'Sustainable Development Goals: Life on Land'

This conference is a part of the SDG+ Conference Series, which is a series of conferences being hosted by the Network for International Law Students in 17 different countries across Africa, Asia and Europe. It is a modest attempt on behalf of NILS to help promote the Sustainable Development Goals and take a step towards achieving Agenda 2030. Goal 15 being hosted in the United Kingdom with ELSA Westminster.

Sustainable Development Goal 15
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? WHY TO ATTEND?
The conference is targeted mainly at students who are interested to learn the ideals and various aspects of Environmental Law, Biodiversity, Clean Energy etc. While the conference is open to anyone and everyone - law students and PhD researchers on the subject would benefit the most.

The Conference spanning for two days will deal with cutting-edge issues on the subject with the most eminent experts from London coming up at speakers. The second day will focus on extensive brainstorming session where the delegates sit together and brain-task on leading an actual change from there. A report from the conference will be submitted to various international bodies, including UN bodies as suggestions.

We have amazing speakers from top law firms and international organisations. More info soon!

PLEASE REGISTER via:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ozXnZSQVqwLRBvEOuAYJEsedRwzrhEAIlFkDjsSdf8Q/viewform?ts=59fef3ed&edit_requested=true

The fee for the participation is £5.

Event Timing: November 25 - 26, 2017
Event Address: University of Westminster
Contact us at +44 7874 367686 or office@nilsinternational.org

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BPP Event - Help! I've got an interview
Nov
28
5:00 PM17:00

BPP Event - Help! I've got an interview

Whether it is a face-to-face, video or telephone interview, BPP have consulted firms about what types of questions they use at interviews and what they are looking for in candidates! This workshop includes hints and tips on approaches that really work from alumni that have made it through the process and from graduate recruiters. This workshop is designed for all levels and particularly useful for those applying for vacation schemes and training contracts.

This event will take place on the 28th of November at 5PM in B102 (Brunei Gallery)

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How to Master Assessment Centres
Nov
30
5:00 PM17:00

How to Master Assessment Centres

30 November at 17:00–18:00

SOAS, S109 (Senate House)

Speaker: Asad Khan

Asad Khan graduated from UCL with a degree in Economics in 2015. After spending a year in the student union as the Activities & Events officer he started his personal development career. He’s a qualified NLP practitioner and he has held seminars on state management for various corporate entities including Deloitte and Network Rail. 

The seminar will cover how to approach assessment centres and then later instantly access a confident state of mind in scenarios including but not limited to interviews, presentations and assessment centres.

Spaces are limited, so register now!

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BPP Webinar: Navigating the Application Process
Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

BPP Webinar: Navigating the Application Process

From identifying the right firms to target, to ensuring your application stands out from the crowd, this workshop is designed to guide you through the training contract application process. We work with over 150 law firms, from global, national, boutique to high street firms. This means regardless of your career aspirations, we understand exactly what different recruiters are looking for.

This session includes:

• Advice in what recruiters are looking for on an application

• How to make sure your application stands out from the crowd

• How to tailor your CV to different firms

• How to ensure your covering letter stands out

• How to survive and shine in online tests

• Top tips from recruiters themselves

There will also be live Q&A with a BPP representative, an opportunity to ask questions about how to approach recruiters and how to present yourself to a prospective employer.

This event will take place on the 30th of November at 6:30PM

Book your place at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/soas-navigating-the-application-process-tickets-39916478261

After you book your place through the link above, you will be sent the prerecorded session to watch before the 30th November. On the day of the event, BPP will then send you a link to a live Q&A hosted by Jonny Hurst (Senior Lecturer at BPP) which will go live at 6.30pm.

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'DiversCity' LGBT Recruitment Event
Dec
4
11:00 AM11:00

'DiversCity' LGBT Recruitment Event

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International Law Firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) will be participating in the award-winning LGBT* recruitment event ‘DiversCity’ alongside 15 other City law firms on Monday 4 December 2017, and we would like to invite your members to attend. 

The event is in its seventh year and will take place at Clifford Chance’s offices in in London.

It will consist of an afternoon and evening of seminars and networking opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students interested in a career as a lawyer in the City. Sessions will include talks from successful LGBT* City lawyers and careers skills workshops (and what “the City” is”!).

It will be a great opportunity for students to talk to representatives from some of the top firms about what it’s like to be ‘out’ in the City and find out more about the graduate recruitment process.

 

Are you an LGBT* student interested in a career in commercial law?

For the seventh year running Berwin Leighton Paisner will be participating in DiversCity, on Monday 4 December, with the biggest line up of law firms to date! This year’s line-up includes Ashurst, Baker & McKenzie, BLP, Clifford Chance, Gowling WLG, HSF, Hogan Lovells, Millbank, Olswang, Pinsent Masons, RPC, Reed Smith, Slaughter & May, Taylor Wessing and White & Case.

This is a one day event where you will get the opportunity to meet with a range of law firms. If you would like to attend please submit your application by Friday 24 November via this link.

Reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed. For more information about the event visit https://diverscityinlaw.net/  

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NILS International Dispute Settlement Event and Refugee Law Essay Competition
Dec
15
to Dec 23

NILS International Dispute Settlement Event and Refugee Law Essay Competition

1.   NILS International are holding an event in New Delhi between the 15th and 23rd December based on International Dispute Settlement. You can find out more at this link: http://ow.ly/6dna30fKYm2 - anybody who is interested needs to email office@nilsuk.org expressing their interest as soon as possible!

 

2. NILS UK are excited to announce the launching of our first competition of the year based on the interesting subject area of Refugee Law! The top three entries will be reviewed by Sir Nicholas Blake QC of Matrix Chambers (a specialist in the area of immigration and asylum and also a previous first President of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the United Kingdom Upper Tribunal. He will be selecting the best one, whom will receive an amazing prize - which is yet to be revealed. Look at PDF attached for more details.

 

3. NILS is now accepting your submissions for their law journal! Send your submissions to ambassadorcoordinator@nilsuk.org with your name and university. More details are on the picture attached below.
 

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Inner Temple Mooting Society's Inter Varsity Moot Competition (Deadline Reminder)
Dec
20
12:00 AM00:00

Inner Temple Mooting Society's Inter Varsity Moot Competition (Deadline Reminder)

Inner Temple takes the pleasure of inviting you to take part in the annual Inter-Varsity Mooting Competition which will be held on the 21st January 2018. The Inter-Varsity Moot is a long-standing competition hosted by the Mooting Committee and held at the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

This is an increasingly popular event and places fill up very quickly so do register quickly to secure your place. Please follow the payment of registration fee instructions in the attached registration form and in addition please send an electronic copy of the registration form to the following email address before posting it (intervarsityITmooting@outlook.com).

Please note that the deadline for registration is the 20th of December 2017 and that places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis so please do not delay your submission.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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Sutton Trust Pathways to Law Plus Programme (Deadline Reminder)
Dec
21
4:59 PM16:59

Sutton Trust Pathways to Law Plus Programme (Deadline Reminder)

Applications for the Sutton Trust’s Pathways to Law Plus programme is now open! A link to the application form is here.

The Trust has teamed up with top law firms DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells and Linklaters to offer an undergraduate programme supporting Law students during their degree. The programme includes:

  • A three-day residential in London
  • Mentoring from an employee at a sponsor firm
  • The opportunity to apply for one of a number of summer work experience placements (commercial, chambers and in-house)
  • A law careers fair; and

  • Resources to support vacation scheme, training contract and mini-pupillage applications

More information on the programme is available on our website.
 

Am I eligible?
To be eligible for Pathways Plus, you must

  • Be in the first year of an undergraduate course in Law at a UK university
  • Have achieved at least AAB at A-level or equivalent (extenuating circumstances will be considered)
  • Have attended a state school

We are also looking for students who

  • Are the first generation in their family to attend university
  • Were in receipt of Free School Meals whilst at secondary school
  • Attended schools with a lower than average GCSE/A-level performance and/or progression to higher education
  • Attended schools with a higher than average proportion of students who qualify for Free School Meals
  • Have been looked after or in care

It doesn't matter whether or not you were previously a participant on our Pathways to Law programme, or which university you are attending. If you meet the criteria above, you are welcome to apply. You can also feel free to pass this email on to friends and colleagues who meet the criteria.
 

Applications close on Thursday December 21st, at 5pm, so don't delay! You can apply to the programme here.

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UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) 2018 Moot Competition (Deadline Reminder)
Jan
17
12:00 PM12:00

UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) 2018 Moot Competition (Deadline Reminder)

We are pleased to announce that the Moot problem 2018 has now been released. Please read the rules along with the problem and submit your skeleton arguments to Elly-Mae Gadsby no later than midday January 17 2018. This needs to be submitted in Word format along with an entry form. For more details please see the website.

All competitors will be notified of the selection outcome during the week commencing 29 January 2018.
The finals day will be held again at Kings College London on February 23 2018 so do bear this in mind if you decide to enter.  

Moot training

If you would like to brush up on your mooting skills in advance of submitting your entry, then we still have spaces available for the following training sessions:

November 22nd, 5-6pm at No5 Chambers, Greenwood House, 4-7 Salisbury Court, London EC4Y 8AA

November 30th, 5-6pm at No5 Chambers, 38 Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4QS

December 5th, 5-6pm at No5 Chambers, Fountain Court, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6DR

The training is free and will operate on a first come, first served basis. To book your space please email Elly-Mae Gadsby

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CAREERS SEMINAR – Practical Legal Research & Private Practice
Nov
20
5:50 PM17:50

CAREERS SEMINAR – Practical Legal Research & Private Practice

Recommended for all LLB and BA Law Undergraduates interested in a career in practical legal research and/or legal practice as a solicitor AND interested Postgraduates (seats available on a first come basis. 

Monday, 20 November 2017

Time: 1750 for 1800

Venue: SALT (Senate House Alumni Lecture Theatre)

Convenor: Dr Gunnar Beck, Reader in EU Law, SOAS.

Speaker:

Francesca Albert, Senior Editor, Practical Law Arbitration at Thomson Reuters, previously Partner (Dechert LLP, Moscow) and Of Counsel (Herbert Smith, London & Moscow)

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BPP - The Commercially Aware Lawyer: What to bring to the table
Nov
20
5:00 PM17:00

BPP - The Commercially Aware Lawyer: What to bring to the table

Designed for all aspiring solicitors, irrelevant of level, this interactive workshop is designed to cover the key attributes that recruiters look for in a prospective trainee.
 

The session includes:

• What employers mean by commercial awareness

• What commercial awareness means to clients

• What it means to be a commercially aware lawyer in any area of law, including the high street

• How to acquire, maintain and demonstrate commercial awareness

• Resilience – what is it, why is it needed and how to demonstrate it

• Advice on how to enhance your key employability skills

This event will take place on the 20th of November at 5PM in B202 (Brunei Gallery).

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Balfour@100: A Century of International Law in Palestine
Nov
18
9:00 AM09:00

Balfour@100: A Century of International Law in Palestine

18th November
9am - 6pm
DLT, Main Building
SOAS University of London

Speakers:  Anna Bernard, Matt Craven, Catriona Drew, Zeina Ghandour, Aeyal Gross,  Ardi Imseis, Vidya Kumar,  Mazen Masri,  Yossi Rapoport, John Strawson, Nimer Sultany, Yair Wallach,  Lynn Welchman.    

Concluding Address: Nathaniel Berman, Brown University

The 2nd November 2017 marks the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Rothschild expressing  British support for the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine.  For international lawyers, the centenary  provides an  occasion to reflect on a century of international legal engagement with  Palestine: from Balfour 1917 to the United Nations Partition Plan 1947; from the Occupation in 1967 to the Palestinian Intifada (uprising) in 1987.

Centre for the study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law (CCEIL) SOAS University of London & Centre on Human Rights in Conflict (CHRC) University of East London.

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Norton Rose Fulbright Open Days
Nov
17
12:00 AM00:00

Norton Rose Fulbright Open Days

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm, providing a full business law service to household-name businesses and financial institutions. We have more than 4000 lawyers and legal staff, based in 50+ cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, and the Middle East. And in amongst that global network, you’ll find some of the finest minds in the legal sector – all ready to aid your development.

The firm is holding open days at their London offices on a number of dates over the next few months. The upcoming date is November 17th. 

The open day will provide you with an insight into the culture of the firm, advice on application and interview processes from the lawyers and the trainee recruitment team. The interactive session will include workshops, opportunities to ask questions over lunch and interact with senior partners of the firm.

To apply, visit http://nortonrosefulbrightgraduates.online/uk/opportunities/open-days/

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The Legal Basis for Reparation by Doughty Street Chambers
Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

The Legal Basis for Reparation by Doughty Street Chambers

DATE AND TIME: Thu 16 November 2017 | 18:30 – 21:30 GMT

LOCATION: Doughty Street Chambers, 53-54 Doughty Street London WC1N 2LS

To mark the occasion of the Jamaica National Council on Reparation visiting London, we are organising an event on “The Legal Basis for Reparation” on 16 November 2017.

Edward Fitzgerald QC will chair a distinguished panel of Lord Anthony Gifford QC, Professor Verene Shepherd and Mr Bert Samuels, who will provide their invaluable insights on the legal basis for reparations due to the people of Jamaica. All are members of Jamaica’s NCR, established by the Government of Jamaica in 2009 to advise the Government on the case for reparation and to examine models compensation for past injustices suffered by the descendants of slaves in Jamaica.

This is a timely and important event and we look forward to welcoming you on 16 November.

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Hong Kong Law Fair in London 2017
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Hong Kong Law Fair in London 2017

Meet major international and local law firms and law schools to learn about student internships and graduate opportunities in Hong Kong on 16 November from 6:00PM - 8:00PM at The Law Society. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/2017-hong-kong-law-fair-in-london-tickets-39080367431

Participating Law Firms:

  • Allen & Overy 
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner (HK) in association with Haley Ho & Partners
  • Clifford Chance 
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell 
  • Deacons 
  • Dentons Hong Kong 
  • Eversheds 
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 
  • Herbert Smith Freehills 
  • Hogan Lovells 
  • King & Wood Mallesons 
  • Latham & Watkins 
  • Linklaters 
  • Norton Rose Fulbright 
  • O’Melveny & Myers 
  • Sidley Austin 
  • Simmons & Simmons 
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom 
  • Sullivan & Cromwell 
  • Withers 

Participating Universities:

  • City University of Hong Kong
  • The University of Hong Kong
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Alumni Entrepreneurs Speed Networking Event
Nov
15
3:00 PM15:00

Alumni Entrepreneurs Speed Networking Event

On Wednesday 15th November, SOAS Careers is hosting a brilliant speed networking event with a set of entrepreneurial SOAS alumni.  We have a limited number of spaces remaining.  

The alumni in attendance are:

- Alexandra Isenegger, Founder and CEO of LinkiLaw, a legal business for start-ups.

- Monika Shrestha, Co-Founder and Business Development Lead at Donaco, a platform that is revolutionising online charity donations.

- Neil Cameron, CTO and Technical Consultant who freelances in the tech and start-up industries.

Our alums are back at SOAS to give advice and insight into the challenges and rewards that come with starting up your own business, and the start-up industry. This is a chance to have an open conversation with alums at different stages of their careers in setting up their businesses, and a brilliant opportunity to take on different perspectives.

The speed networking event is between 3pm – 4.30pm, taking place in B201 (Brunei Gallery).  To book your attendance for this event, click here.

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Step Into Law
Nov
15
12:00 PM12:00

Step Into Law

This November we are running our flagship event, Step into Law. This event is ideal for students who would like to pursue a career in the legal sector. Step into Law provides attendees with valuable insight into the legal market, what to expect from future assessment centres and tips on how to improve employability prospects. Following the workshop sessions, students will be given the opportunity to put their questions about the legal profession to our select law firm representatives on the Q&A panel. Following the panel, students will be able to network with panel members and Law firm representatives.

Event schedule

The event will take place on Wednesday 15th November 2017, kicking off at 12pm and finishing at 6pm. More information can be found on the attached event agenda, although please be aware that certain information may be subject to change. 

Where will the event be taking place?

The University of Law, 14 Store Street, London, WC1E 7DE

Why attend?

This a great event for potential students and law firms to engage with one another and for students to get a real insight into a career in the legal industry, as well as the opportunity to network with potential future employers.

To attend you must do the following: 

1-    Sign up using the following link: http://cc.law.ac.uk/Personal/Events/book?et=53

2-    Respond to this email confirming your: Full Name, University, Email Address, and Phone Number. 

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BPP Advocate of the Year Competition
Nov
11
to Nov 12

BPP Advocate of the Year Competition

The BPTC at BPP are running an Advocate of the Year competition. They will be offering a very ‘real world’ experience as a junior barrister doing short trials. There will be a day of civil and a day of crime with actors and ex-convicts to play the clients, and over the weekend of the competition those taking part will play different roles in the trial, and develop an aggregate score. The top prize is £5000 off the BPTC if the student chooses to study the BPTC at BPP. References and other prizes are also available. The event will be on the weekend of the 11th and 12th November.  

http://www.bpp.com/aoty

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Guided Tour of Inner Temple with SOAS Bar Society
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Guided Tour of Inner Temple with SOAS Bar Society

The SOAS Bar Society is organising a guided tour of Inner Temple, one of the four Inns of Court in London, on Friday 10th November at 10am. The Inns serve as a key source of support for both students and barristers, and are responsible for calling prospective barristers to the Bar. The tour is thus a great opportunity to gain some practical insights into the life of a barrister and the route towards qualifying as one. 

In order to book your place, please send an email to soasbarsoc@soas.ac.uk with your name and Student ID. Places are limited and will be granted on a first-come first-served basis.

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Volunteering with Reprieve (Deadline Reminder)
Nov
8
11:59 PM23:59

Volunteering with Reprieve (Deadline Reminder)

About the organization:

‘Reprieve’ is an organisation comprised of human rights defenders who provide free legal and investigative support to some of the world’s most vulnerable people: those facing execution, torture, imprisonment, counter-terrorism abuses, assassination and secret prisons. ‘Reprieve’ focus on assistance rather than direct representation, as they work in many jurisdictions and it is difficult to have lawyers who practice in all jurisdictions. This approach allows Reprieve to spread themselves more and help a greater number of people.

Volunteering and what it entails:

Volunteering at Reprieve’s London office does not solely involve administrative tasks. It involves helping managing client case-files, researching and investigating, taking minutes and attending meetings. The organization prefers its volunteers to work 2-3 days per week (from 9-5pm). However, as it is aware that students are busy with their academics, students can mention in the application form which times, days and numbers of hours are best suitable to showcase their individual availability. Those who can do 1 day per week can also mention this preference. ‘Reprieve’ also value those with proficiency in the Urdu and Arabic languages, in both written and spoken capabilities. 

This is an extremely rewarding opportunity for those students interested in gaining a hands-on experience in human rights-related matters – whether you choose to pursue a career in this field or not. You will undoubtedly gain a well-rounded experience in this well-managed program, as it comprises of 37 staff members alongside about 15 volunteers on the volunteering program.

Application requirements: 

These can be found on https://www.reprieve.org.uk/about/volunteer-for-reprieve/becoming-a-reprieve-volunteer-in-london/. The application process consists of filling in the application form and submitting a CValongside this. You will also state which volunteer position you are interested in applying for, and can submit the same application for each one if you prefer. These should be sent to Esther Dummett at applications@reprieve.org.uk.

Deadline:

The deadline for submitting these applications is by Wednesday, November 8 2017. As the deadline is today, we are working to potentially extend the deadline to Friday, November 10 2017. In the meantime, please do try to submit your applications as soon as possible as there is no guarantee of a deadline extension. 

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UK Environmental Law Association
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

UK Environmental Law Association

UK Environmental Law Association is being hosted by the Francis Taylor Building in central London on 8 November from 6pm.
It is an excellent opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing a career in environmental law to ask any questions they may have about career paths of our wide range of advisers. We are delighted to have representatives from private practice solicitors, barristers, government departments, NGOs and consultancies.

The Student Careers Evening is free to attend, however, anyone interested should secure their place by email. It is not a requirement to be a member of UKELA in order to attend but if you are interested in joining, they have a special offer at present where the rest of 2017 is free, when joining for 2018. For more information, check out the attached flyer and/or visit their website.

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Inception Lecture 2017: Boiling the Frog: The Erosion of Human Rights in Malaysia
Oct
31
5:30 PM17:30

Inception Lecture 2017: Boiling the Frog: The Erosion of Human Rights in Malaysia

Speaker: Dr Azmi Sharom

Date: 31 October 2017 Time: 5:30 PM

Finishes: 31 October 2017 Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery  Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Special Lecture

SOAS School of Law is pleased to announce that this year’s SOAS Law Inception Lecture will be given by SOAS PhD alumnus Dr Azmi Sharom (LLB Sheffield, LLM Nottingham, PhD SOAS).

Dr Azmi Sharom is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya where he has taught for 27 years. He currently lectures Human Rights Law, International Environmental Law and Conflict of Laws and is Head of the Faculty of Law’s Human Rights Research Group. He is also currently President of the Academic Staff Union of University Malaya.

Azmi convenes the Southeast Asian Human Rights Scholars Network (SEAHRN) and is the Chairperson of the Publications and Public Relations Committee of the Strengthening Human Rights and Peace Research and Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia programme (a programme under SEAHRN and the ASEAN Universities Network-Human Rights Education).

Among his many publications are two edited collections - Human Rights Outlook in South East Asia 2014-2015 (SHAPE-SEA, 2016) and Human Rights and Peace in Southeast Asia, Series Vol 5: Pushing the Boundaries (Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network, 2016).

Aside from his academic work, he writes two fortnightly newspaper columns in national newspapers. These are the English language The Star and the Chinese language Sin Chew Jit Poh. His newspaper and magazine articles have been compiled into a book entitled Brave New World: Greatest Hits. He has more recently begun hosting an online video show for TheStarTV, also called Brave New World. Although equally at home talking about football or films, nearly all his media work focuses on the pressing issues of democracy, human rights, secularism, the constitution, law and governance. Dr Azmi Sharom continues to write, comment and speak about these issues despite having been charged with sedition in 2014, a charge dropped in 2016.

This is an annual public lecture to be delivered at the beginning of each academic session by a notable friend of SOAS School of Law, addressing a topical subject of general public interest which relates to the role of law in society in a broad sense. The inception lecture is intended to serve as an inspiration for our students, contribute to public debate and enhance our academic environment. The lecture is open to all new and returning students, academics, practitioners and the general public.

Previous speakers have been Rt Hon. David Lammy, MP, Geoffrey Robertson, QC, Baroness Hale And Michel Massih QC.

Registration Required via Eventbrite.

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PCLL Talk
Oct
28
2:30 PM14:30

PCLL Talk

The PCLL is the vocational programme which all law graduates must pass before entering either branch of the legal profession in Hong Kong.

The Director and Deputy Director of the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) will be visiting London and giving their own presentation about the PCLL at CUHK at 2.30 pm on Saturday 28th October in the Nash Lecture Theatre (K2.31), King’s College London Strand Campus, Strand, London WC2R 2LS. 

To register, please visit: www.law.cuhk.edu.hk/pcll_seminar

Further information can be found on the website.

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Jessup International Law Moot Competition
Oct
26
4:00 PM16:00

Jessup International Law Moot Competition

 Jessup International Law Moot Competition

The 2017-2018 season marks the 59th year of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Jessup is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 645 law schools in 95 countries. The Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. One team is allowed to participate from every eligible school. Teams prepare oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case.

The competition is aimed at students who have some knowledge of public international law at either Undergraduate or Postgraduate level.

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ICC Mediation and Negotiation Competition (Deadline Reminder)
Oct
26
12:00 AM00:00

ICC Mediation and Negotiation Competition (Deadline Reminder)

The ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition is a globally-renowned moot that lasts six days and is held in various locations throughout Paris. The Competition is open to students of every discipline—though each team is required to have at least one law student to take the role of counsel. Every year, 66 university teams from across the globe are specially selected to participate. They will compete in almost 150 mock mediation sessions throughout the Competition.

The International Chamber of Commerce Mediation Competition will be held in Paris from the 2nd to the 8th of February 2018.

Together with Sandra Geahchan, an LLM student in Dispute and Conflict Resolution here at SOAS, we are currently putting together a team for the prestigious International Chamber of Commerce 2018 Mediation Competition!  We are looking for a team of 2 to 4 negotiators, and applications are open until Thursday the 26th of October. 

This competition is the most prestigious and recognized ADR competition in the world, and is a great way to develop your advocacy skills and interact with some of the best attorneys and mediation professionals in the world. It's an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing community and to meet like-minded students from all around the world. 

Before you apply make sure you satisfy these Eligibility Requirements:

(1)  Persons who are entitled to practice law in any jurisdiction, by having passed a bar exam or otherwise, are NOT Eligible Students. However, students who have gained their qualification to practice law automatically with the completion of their undergraduate law studies (i.e. without a further bar exam or similar) and who certify that they have not yet practiced as a lawyer (i.e. provided legal advice or services to clients) are Eligible Students provided they are currently registered in a law school.

(2)  Open to both LLB and LLM/MA in Law students  

(3)  Must be a good team player, motivated and willing to learn and improve

(4)  Must be available for meetings once or twice a week on average.

If you meet these conditions and would like to apply, send your CV with a short paragraph explaining your interest in the competition to Sandra Geahchan 628817@soas.ac.uk and Harley Stewart at Harley.Stewart@hsf.com. The deadline for submission is Thursday the 26th of October and interviews will be held the following week.

 

 

 

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AMICUS Introduction
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

AMICUS Introduction

In the first event for Amicus at SOAS, Caroline, a former intern with Amicus in London, will be talking about the work Amicus does and how students can get involved. There will be a brief presentation followed by a Q&A.

Amicus is a small charity that helps provide representation for those facing the death penalty in the United States. We believe the death penalty is disproportionately imposed on the most vulnerable in society, violating their right to due process and equal justice before the law. Our aims are to provide better access to justice and to raise awareness of potential abuses of defendants' rights.

Amicus at SOAS will particularly be involved in promoting student involvment in the bi-annual US Death Penalty Training, promoting membership of Amicus, and raising awareness of the work Amicus does through fundraising and talks.

Event links: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/amicus-at-soas-intro-talk-tickets-38292639315

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Winter Law Ball
Jan
21
to Jan 22

Winter Law Ball

SOAS Law Society invites you to the Winter Law Ball at Christ Church Spitalfields. Mark your calendars to enjoy an evening of unlimited drinks, canapés and dancing! Please find more information at the main Law Ball page here.

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Allen & Overy Lunch Application
Jan
18
12:00 PM12:00

Allen & Overy Lunch Application

The SOAS Law Society is hosting an exciting event for first year Law students in association with Allen & Overy on the 1st of February 2017. 

Successful applicants will enjoy a lunch at A&O's London Offices. The event is designed to provide attendees with invaluable insight into the working environment of the firm, unparalleled networking opportunities and practical knowledge to help improve their chances of securing a vacation scheme or training contract with A&O. 

This event is an opportunity for first years only and will allow you to improve your CV and your understanding of a legal career. Please ensure that your CV includes your GCSE and A-level (or equivalent) grades.

To apply, please send your CV to the Law Society's Careers Officer, Zoha RahmanThe deadline by which to complete this is the 18th of January at noon. Requests for deadline extensions cannot not be considered.

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Zoha. We look forward to receiving your applications!

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Habeas Corpus Project at SOAS
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Habeas Corpus Project at SOAS

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The Habeas Corpus Project was founded by Ousman Noor, a former SOAS student, to provide pro bono legal representation to those seeking to challenge unlawful detentions. He will be returning to SOAS on the 5th of December to talk about his work at HCP, unlawful detention challenges in general, and his experience working as a barrister in this area of law.

There will be some time for questions and answers after the talk, followed by a short drinks reception.

The talk has sold out in previous years and been incredibly well-reviewed - please register using the Eventbrite link to avoid missing out!

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Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

Law Society Quiz Night

  • Alumni Lecture Theatre, Senate House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Law Society is having a quiz night! Sign up in teams to enjoy a night of trivia on a range of topics whilst enjoying food, drinks and snacks. There will be pizza, other food, alcoholic drinks, non-alcoholic drinks, soda, music and a lot of fun! Prizes will also be awarded! 

You can sign up as a team or individually (don't worry we'll add you to a team on the day). Team sizes can range from 2-5, Sign up here.

Tickets are £5 per person

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Oct
21
5:30 PM17:30

Postgraduate Law Meet & Greet

As part of the continuing Freshers and Welcome Back Programmes, the Law Society is hosting a get together for Law Postgraduates, with important events and dates announced! Refreshments will be served.

This is the perfect opportunity to start off the year by getting to know one another, members of the Law Society, and giving your feedback on what you expect this year.

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Oct
7
5:30 PM17:30

LawSoc Meet & Greet

As part of the Freshers and Welcome Back Programmes, the Law Society is hosting a get together for all Law Students, with fun games and important events and dates announced! Refreshments will be served. 

The perfect opportunity to start off the year by getting to know one another, getting to know all members of the Law Society, meeting new people from all years, and giving your feedback on what you expect this year.

We hope to see you there!

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Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

Freshfields Careers Dinner

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer will be hosting a SOAS exclusive careers dinner this June. This will be a great opportunity for training contract applicants during that time, to gain an insight into a distinguished and elite City law firm.

More details to come soon, so watch this space!

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Mar
18
6:00 PM18:00

Centenary Law Ball 2016

We cordially invite you to the SOAS Centenery Law Ball 2016 at the grand Law Society Common Room. Bring your finest and join us for an evening of drinks, canapés and endless dancing. 

Due to limited spaces, make sure to purchase yours quickly to avoid disappointment. NO tickets will be sold at the door. 

Dress Code: Black Tie
Unlimited photobooth between 8:30 and 10:30pm!

Programme:
18:30 Arrival & Welcome Speech
19:00 Drinks and Canapés [halal options available]
21:00 Dance Floor Opens
23:00 Last Dance

Please note that this is a strictly 18+ event - IDs will be checked at the door, and you may be denied entry if you cannot provide proof of identity on the night.

We look forward to seeing you!

Yours, 
The SOAS Law Society

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