Jan
24
5:30 PM17:30

Step into Law (24 Jan)

Careers Zone (SL62) SOAS 

Wanting to be a solicitor?

The Vacation scheme deadline is fast approaching! 

Step into Law is an interactive session designed to help you get started with vacation scheme and training contract application forms. 

Step into Law will look at the current legal graduate marketplace, how to sell your skills and experiences to employers as well as what type of questions you might come across – and even give you a chance to have a go at some questions yourself! 

They will provide an insight into what the rest of the selection process may look like, so you can prepare yourself for future assessments.

View the flyer attached below for further information 

To book a place for yourself please visit https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SOAS-STEP

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Feb
4
9:30 AM09:30

Allen & Overy and Aspiring Solicitors First Year Open Day (4 Feb)

9:30 am-3pm

Allen & Overy are looking for Aspiring Solicitors first year university students to join them on for an interactive Open Day to gain a deeper understanding of the role of a lawyer and what it would be like to work at Allen & Overy. Attendees will be given the opportunity to meet lawyers from across A&O’s different practice groups, ask lots of questions, have a tour of the offices and take part in some hands on sessions where we hope you will learn some more about yourself, as well as A&O. 

To apply for this event you must:

·      be an Aspiring Solicitors member;

·      have secured AAB at A-Level;

·      be a 1st year law student or a penultimate year non-law student;

·      be from at least one of the following diversity groups (i) Black Asian or Minority Ethnic (ii) be socially mobile (i.e. at least two from the following- be from a low income family, state school comprehensive, first generation of your family to attend university, be a refugee, have spent more than 3 month in local authority care) (iii) be LGBT+ (iv) have a disability or long term health condition;

·      want to pursue a legal career at an international commercial law firm; and

·      have secured at least BBB at A-Levels or equivalent.

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Feb
6
11:30 AM11:30

Linklaters Commercial Understanding Workshop (6 Feb)

11:30am-2pm

Location: Linklaters LLP, One Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8HQ

 

What is Commercial Understanding? How do you get it, and why is it important? Linklaters Commercial Understanding Workshops, will be answering these questions, breaking down the anatomy of a deal, and giving you a hands on opportunity to practice your critical thinking skills. Register to book your place and join our Trainees and Graduate Recruitment team for this interactive session, followed by informal networking and lunch.

Eligibility: First year students studying in any discipline with an interest in Commercial Law.

If you have any questions, please contact Francesca Dadzie (Graduate Recruitment Assistant) at  francesca.dadzie@linklaters.com

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Mar
1
9:30 PM21:30

Rule of Law Innovation Challenge 2019 (1st March)

Applications are open until January 1st.

The time of year has come again for LWOB to hold its annual Rule of Law Innovation Challenge at Kings College London! 

This annual event is designed to provide students with opportunities to contribute and aid the development of innovative educational mechanisms in rule of law. This year, the challenge is to create learning mechanisms for LWOB’s programmes in Tanzania and Kenya. SOAS has dominated the competition the last two years so we want to come back stronger than ever! 

We are promised at least one team so spots will be limited. Please send in a cover letter - no more than 200 words in PDF format - if you would like to participate in this years' SOAS ROLIC Team. Once the first team fills up we will request space for more, so applications will be taken on a rolling basis. Send in your applications quickly for a higher chance of participating in the competition.

Please clear your schedules for 1st March!

The final submission for this challenge should encompass one of the following categories: 

  1. Combatting Violent Extremism Among Youth

  2. Combating Wildlife Crime

  3. Gender-based violence & Domestic Violence

  4. Evidence Processing

Find the event description attached below. We look forward to hearing from you all!

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Internship Opportunity at IBA's Legal Policy & Research Unit (London)
Apr
1
to Jun 28

Internship Opportunity at IBA's Legal Policy & Research Unit (London)

There is an internship opportunity with the International Bar Association from 1 April - 28 June 2019 in their Legal Policy & Research Unit.  

The page with information on the internship is here under The IBA's Legal Policy & Research Unit (London) accordion.

The deadline for applications is 30 November. 

If you have any questions, please contact Georgia Watson - Georgia.Watson@int-bar.org

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Jan
21
4:30 PM16:30

Aspiring Solicitors - PwC Insight Day (5 Feb)

Location: PwC, Embankment Palace office, London 

PwC calls upon enthusiastic first year law students to join them at their Insight Day. PwC will run a negotiation exercise equipping you with the skills to tackle group assessments, followed by an interview tips workshop. 

Their event will also feature an office tour, Legal at PwC presentation and an opportunity to network with PwC professionals over lunch.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis with a waiting list.

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Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

LGBT+ Inclusion in Law (Jan 17)

Travers Smith and myGwork will be hosting a panel discussion 'LGBT+ Inclusion in Law'. This evening session is an opportunity for aspiring solicitors to listen to the experiences of LGBT+ leaders and role-models, and explore what more can be done to create fully inclusive workplaces where people can be their authentic selves, comfortable in their own identity. The session will be followed by drinks and canapes where attendees will be able to meet members of our LGBT+ Group, straight ally colleagues as well as many of our current trainees.

Students can attend by registering to the free event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lgbt-inclusion-in-law-tickets-53345036440?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 The discussion will be held at Travers Smith on Thursday 17 January at 6.00pm.


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Jan
14
6:00 PM18:00

LPC Virtual Open Evening (14 Jan)

LPC Virtual Open Evening is taking place on Monday, 14 January 2019 from 6pm for all the students of SOAS.  

Anyone interested in attending should sign up via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/virtual-open-evening-lpc-and-llm-legal-practice-solicitors-tickets-52312623465 and the link to the online classroom will be sent out to all who have registered on Monday morning.

 If anyone has queries about the Virtual Open Evening or BPP’s LPC, please email your query to educationliaison@bpp.com, or attend on Monday evening!


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Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Amicus Essay Competition (31 Jan)

ELSA UK and ELSA Ireland are delighted to announce the launch of the Amicus Essay Competition in collaboration with Amicus ALJ, a charity that helps provide representation to those facing the death penalty in the USA.

 First prize is a 2-week Work Experience Placement at Amicus ALJ in their London Offices and publication of the winning essay in the upcoming Student Comparative and European Law Review (SCELR). 

Topic: 'The role of the jury: should individuals who are not experts be able to decide whether someone is sentenced to death?'

Judges include prominent academics and QCs.

 Find out more at: https://elsa-uk.org/2018/11/20/the-elsa-amicus-essay-competition/ 

If you have any questions, please email academicactivities@uk.elsa.org or alternatively please email ab883@le.ac.uk

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Jan
4
10:00 PM22:00

Recruiting research assistants at the Law Commission (deadline Feb 1)

The Law Commission has recently launched a research assistant recruitment campaign for 2019. 

Every year, the Law Commission recruits up to 18 research assistants to help make the law simple, modern and fair.

 The role is fixed-term for 51 weeks, with the possibility of renewal for a further year upon application.  

It’s a fantastic opportunity to master complex areas of law and help shape UK legal reform, whilst working side by side with the Commissioners. 

The Law Commission's research assistants develop a range of skills and gain professional experience that is hard to obtain anywhere else, and they all go onto great jobs in law and policy. Applications close on 1 February 2019.

 Please find links to posters advertising the opportunity (in English and Welsh), the 2019 application guide and a document with top tips for applicants:

Guide for Applicants 2019

Top Tips for Applicants 2019

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Further details on the role and eligibility can be found in the guide and on our website: https://www.lawcom.gov.uk/placements-and-internships/research-assistants/

Prospective applicants can ask our current research assistants questions about the role on our call-in days, between 10am and 12 noon on 10 January 2019 and 2pm and 4pm on 11 January 2019.

If you have any questions about outreach, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Commission. For any queries about the role and the application process not answered by our guide, please contact recruitment@lawcommission.gov.uk.

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Jan
4
10:00 PM22:00

Amicus Essay Competition (Jan 31)

ELSA UK and ELSA Ireland are delighted to announce the launch of the Amicus Essay Competition in collaboration with Amicus ALJ, a charity that helps provide representation to those facing the death penalty in the USA.

First prize is a 2-week Work Experience Placement at Amicus ALJ in their London Offices and publication of the winning essay in the upcoming Student Comparative and European Law Review (SCELR). 

Topic: 'The role of the jury: should individuals who are not experts be able to decide whether someone is sentenced to death?'
Judges include prominent academics and QCs.

Find out more at: https://elsa-uk.org/2018/11/20/the-elsa-amicus-essay-competition/ 

If you have any questions, please email academicactivities@uk.elsa.org or alternatively please email ab883@le.ac.uk

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Dec
20
3:00 PM15:00

Pathways to Law Plus Programme (apply before 20th December)

What is Pathways Plus?

This programme provides 1st year university students with insight and experience in the legal sector. Run in partnership with DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells and Linklaters, the programme includes:

  • A three-day residential in London

  • Mentoring from one of the sponsor firms

  • Networking opportunities

  • The opportunity to apply for summer work experience placements

  • Application support for vacation schemes and training contracts

Further information can be found on our website.

Who can apply?

In order to be eligible for the programme, applicants must:

  • Be in their first year of university

  • Have attended a state school

Preference will be given to applicants who also:

  • Have achieved at least AAB at A-level (or equivalent)

  • Have received Free School Meals

  • Are in the first generation of your family to go to university

  • Attended a school with a high percentage of students on Free School Meals, or with a low progression rate to university.

We have received excellent feedback from this programme in the past, so we would love to extend this opportunity to your members.

Applications are now open and can be found here. The deadline for applying is Thursday 20th December at 5pm, so don't delay!

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Dec
12
5:30 PM17:30

The Law Society 'Criminalisation of lawyers and Human Rights defenders' (Dec 12)

The Law Society is hosting a seminar on the "Criminalisation of Lawyers and Human Rights Defenders" on 12th of December, at 5:30.

The seminar aims to shed some light on different forms of criminalisation, from the use of sedition laws in Malaysia, to INTERPOL listings of Turkish lawyers, misuse of the European Arrest Warrant, violation of fair trial guarantees, and the systematic interference by governments with HRDs' work in countries like Azerbaijan.

The event is free to attend and will be a great opportunity for networking with barristers and solicitors. If you are interested: registration starts at 5:30 at The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL.

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Dec
12
2:00 PM14:00

Royal Courts of Justice Tour (Dec 12)

The SOAS Bar Society has booked a Royal Courts of Justice Tour to be taking place on 12th December at 2 pm. The tour takes the form of a visit to a courtroom (subject to court sitting) where you will learn about the history, art, and architecture of the RCJ. This will be followed by a brief presentation on the kind of cases that the RCJ is concerned with and the type of work the courts are involved in.

 If you are interested in attending the Royal Courts of Justice Tour, please register your interest by sending us an email to soasbarsoc@soas.ac.uk. We will allocate places on a first come first serve basis so please register your interest as soon as possible. The latest date to register your interest is Wednesday, December 5th but please do so beforehand to secure your place!

Please note that if you obtain a place, you will have to pay £2 admission fee which will be collected by one of the SOAS Bar Society Committee members.

 

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Dec
10
to Dec 22

King & Wood Mallesons Hong Kong 2019 Vacation Clerkship Program

King & Wood Mallesons Hong Kong office has opened applications for our 2019 vacation clerkship program.  

Applications are online through our portal and the deadline is 22 January 2019.

A list of the principals of the firm may be obtained from our website: www.kwm.com
King & Wood Mallesons in Hong Kong is a member firm of the King & Wood Mallesons network.


See kwm.com for more information.

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Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

SOAS Graduate Network launch (Dec 6)

From 18:00 to 20:00

We’re launching a brand new student mentoring function via SOAS Connect (our online mentoring service). 

The eMentoring platform is designed to help connect current students to SOAS alumni. This could be anything from a few emails or checking a CV/application, to meeting face to face or even offering work experience. As you may well know, mentoring can be hugely enjoyable and rewarding, so this is a brilliant opportunity to get involved and build your professional network. 

To celebrate the launch of student-alumni mentoring, we’re hosting a networking event at SOAS on the 6th December 6-8pm. The event will be a chance to network with others who use the system, as well as current students, employers and academics. 

To register your interest, please sign up via Careerszone or email careers@soas.ac.uk

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Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

Communication and the Law with BCLP (Dec 5)

Starts from 6:00, room TBC

Tim Smith, Partner from the Planning and Zoning department at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner will be hosting ‘Communication and the Law’. Tim was the Graduate Recruitment Partner for over five years and is now the champion of the Social Inclusion and Ethnicity network at BCLP. 

 During this session, Tim will be exploring the following topics.

•         Why lawyers communicate in the way they do

•         The different communication scenarios

•         An introduction to Plain English drafting

•         Some exercises in deciphering legalese

•         Introduction to the coursework exercise

 Tim shall be sticking around for some networking following the talk.

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Nov
27
3:00 PM15:00

The Life and Career of a Senior Criminal Law Barrister Seminar (Dec 3)

3rd December 2018, 5:30 at MB211

Sam Stein QC is a specialist Criminal Defence and Inquiry/Inquest Advocate. Sam has spent 30 years defending people before the Courts in all areas of criminal work and for many years Sam has taken part in campaign work leading him to represent people before Inquiries and Inquests. Sam has been a Governor of the Inns of Court College of Advocacy and is the highest ranked advocacy trainer. 

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Nov
27
3:00 PM15:00

Westlaw Trainings (27th, 28th, 30th November)

Do you know how to reference your cases properly? 
Do you know how to find that perfect case for your essay?Do you know how to access books, journals, and legislation with one click? 

If you answered no to any of these, come to one of the Westlaw training sessions this week! 

The dates available are:

27th November Tuesday 13-14 pm 

28th November Wednesday 13-14 pm

30th November Friday 12-13 pm

Sign up by emailing 650516@soas.ac.uk

Follow us for the latest updates at https://www.facebook.com/TRFLLSOASUniversityofLondon/ 

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Nov
26
4:00 PM16:00

SOAS Bar Society Mini-Moot Opportunity (Nov 26)

The Bar Society is organising its first moot of the year, with two rounds, on the 26th of November, and the 5th of December

If you are interested in applying as a mooter please send a 200-word motivational statement and a CV to soasbarsoc@soas.ac.uk. Before applying, please make sure you are available on both dates. 

 We look forward to hearing from you! 

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London Law Conference
Nov
24
9:00 AM09:00

London Law Conference

From 9:00 to 17:00, University College of London

The SOAS Law Society is proud to announce that we are sponsoring the London Law Conference, the first ever student-run law conference held in London. 

APPLICATIONS FOR THE INAUGURAL LONDON LAW CONFERENCE ARE NOW OPEN!

Students from all years of study and degree backgrounds are encouraged to apply! 

Brexit, legal-tech, blockchain... Do you want to know what these terms really mean and the impact they will have on the legal industry? Join us at the London Law Conference, where we will be discussing the 'Future of the Legal Industry'.

Come and meet the most senior people in law, grow your network and increase your chances of securing a vacation scheme or training contract! 

ALL-STAR SPEAKER LINE-UP:

This year’s PRESTIGIOUS AND INCREDIBLY SENIOR line-up will not disappoint! 

To get things started we are delighted to announce…

  • Paul Smith, Former Chairman & Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

  • Sir Christopher Bellamy QC, Chairman of the Global Competition Practice, Linklaters

Stay tuned for more speaker reveals, more seniority is yet to come!


TRAINEE Q&A PANEL

Find it difficult to distinguish Magic Circle over US law firm? This panel will help you understand the differences between law firms and broaden your understanding of the role of a trainee.

LEGAL-TECH PANEL

Legal-tech is the big buzzword within the legal industry, but what does it really mean? More importantly, how will it affect YOU in the future? Join our guest speaker, a former Associate at Freshfields, to find out more about his successful legal-tech start-up.

APPLICATION WORKSHOP

After learning all about a career in law, Allen & Overy will be running an Application Workshop, helping you understand what makes a perfect application. 

To apply please click here.

APPLY EARLY to avoid missing out on this unforgettable event - this Conference provides it with all, you do not want to miss it. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Stay tuned for more information on our Facebook page, such as newly unveiled speakers: https://www.facebook.com/LondonLawConference/ 

For any questions, please contact us at londonlawconference@gmail.com or on Facebook.

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Call for writers for the SOAS Law Journal. Deadline Nov 23
Nov
23
4:00 PM16:00

Call for writers for the SOAS Law Journal. Deadline Nov 23

The SOAS Law Journal welcomes submissions from graduate and professional contributors. This is your chance to officially publish one of your legal writings, on paper and online, through the name of a leading UK institution. 

In preparing your submission, please make note of our mandatory guidelines. These can be found at https://www.soaslawjournal.org/submissions.  Articles which do not comply with these guidelines may not be considered for publication. 

Procedural Guidelines:

1. We will not consider articles previously published or otherwise under consideration at other publications. 

2. Submissions are to be emailed to submissions@soaslawjournal.org.

3. Submissions must be accompanied by an Article submission cover sheet.

4. Submissions must be 5,000 - 10,000 words (excluding footnotes).

5. Citations must comply with the OSCOLA standard.

6. Deadline: Friday 23rd November 2018.

 

Our Selection Criteria

To our editors, the ideal article is well-researched, nuanced with context, and critically analyses contemporary legal issues. It will often include interdisciplinary and comparative research. Basic elements of our selection criteria follow below.

1.Content: The article must of a legal nature.

2.Academic Quality: The article must not be a repetition of existing works.

3.Readability: The article must be well structured and written in plain English. 

4. Referencing: Articles are diligently monitored for plagiarism. All work must be accurately referenced. 

 Do not hesitate to email the SOAS Law Journal Executive Board at soaslawjournal@soas.ac.uk for further information.

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Nov
19
4:00 PM16:00

Speed Networking Event (Nov 28)

From 19.30 at Senate House (Cloisters), SOAS.

Starting with our exciting Speed-networking Event! Please fill out the survey below to express interest so that we can get a headcount before requesting applications. We have invited several guests from across the legal profession - Barristers, Solicitors, Paralegals, Startup Founders - for a night of speed-networking. Whether you have a specific goal in mind or you are still undecided, this is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the possibilities law has to offer! The event takes place on Wednesday the 28th November 2018 at 19.30. There will be as many students as professionals and the event will work on a rolling basis, each student having 7 minutes to talk to a professional before rotating.

If you are interested, please send us a 200-word statement of interest to lawsociety@soas.ac.uk

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Student legal consultant Opportunity for Saffron Technologies Inc.
Nov
13
to Nov 16

Student legal consultant Opportunity for Saffron Technologies Inc.

Saffron Technologies Inc. is looking for a select few students to join their team of student legal consultants. Please find below the company information, job description and application process. 

Company information

Saffron Technologies Inc. has developed Mata, an all-in-one solution WebApp for first-time entrepreneurs to work with Investors and Employees in real-time collaboration and full transparency. It essentially streamlines starting and operating a business.

Job Description

  • Researching company incorporation processes in Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico and Argentina. 

  • Sourcing templates when applicable for such a process. 

  • Finding out the different types of legal company structures, e.g. in USA you have LLC, DBA, S-Corp, C-Corp, Non for profit. 

  • Inputting information on a google doc and logging progress on a google spreadsheet. 

  • Communicating directly with the Project Manager.

  • It is preferred that you have undertaken or are currently undertaking a Company law module. 

Application process

To apply, please send your CV and a short paragraph (max. 250 words) detailing your suitability to lawsociety@soas.ac.uk with the subject line 'Student legal consultant application.'

The applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The deadline for submitting applications is 16th November at 23.59. Interviews will take place on 17th, 18th and 19th November. 

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Oct
1
to Oct 13

SOAS Law Society Committee Application

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How to apply:

If you are interested in applying, please email your CV alongside a Cover Letter at lawsociety@soas.ac.uk. The Cover Letter shall include:

1. Candidate’s name

2. Student number and year of study

3. Position you are applying for

4. Short paragraph (no more than 250 words) explaining why you think you are suitable for the position

The deadline for the application is 13th October. Our Committee will review the applications. The shortlisted candidates notified shortly and interviewed on 15th-17th October.

Take some time to consider which position is best suited to your current experiences and skill set. Should you require any further clarity, do not hesitate to get into contact with us. Please ensure that you understand the level of commitment expected from each position before you apply for the roles. Despite the extra responsibility, the work is very rewarding, and the leadership position will certainly reflect well on your CV!

Wishing you all the best in your application!

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Sep
28
11:00 AM11:00

Freshers' Fortnight

A very warm welcome and welcome back to the freshers and returning students respectively. We hope you have had a restful and enjoyable summer.

This year, the SOAS Law Society has prepared a variety of workshops, competitions, networking events, socials and many more for you. We wish to help and equip you with the necessary skillsets as well as opportunities to enter the professional world. We would also like to make your time at SOAS much more enjoyable and fulfilling throughout.

For more information, please visit our booth at the Freshers' Fayre this Friday, 28th September.

We wish you a successful year ahead, and we look forward to meeting you all of you very soon!

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Sep
19
5:00 PM17:00

BOOK LAUNCH: The Centre for Gender Studies & The Centre for the study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law

Dianne Otto (ed.), Queering International Law: Possibilities, Alliances, Complicities, Risks

Wednesday 19, Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Room SWLT, Senate House, SOAS University of London

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With Authors: Dianne Otto, Vanja Hamzic, Rahul Rao

Reader response: Grietje Baar

Chair: Emily Jones

This ground-breaking collection reflects the growing momentum of interest in the international legal community in meshing the insights of queer legal theory with those critical theories that have a much longer genealogy – notably postcolonial and feminist analyses. Beyond the push in the human rights field to ensure respect for the rights of people with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, queer legal theory provides a means to examine the structural assumptions and conceptual architecture that underpin the normative framework and operation of international law, highlighting bias and blind spots and offering fresh perspectives and practical innovations.

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Public Interest Environmental Law Conference 2018
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Public Interest Environmental Law Conference 2018

 

PIEL UK (Public Interest Environmental Law) 12th Annual Conference, 6 April PIEL UK’s (Public Interest Environmental Law) Conference is set to be held at Cass Business School, London on 6th April 2018.

For their 12th annual conference, they will explore the theme ‘Environmental Litigation: ‘Has the Green Revolution Reached the Courts’ through three panels: Environmental Rights and Justice, Liability of Multinational Corporations and Government Accountability for Emissions Reductions. PIEL UK will host a day of thoughtful and engaging panel discussions and networking opportunities. The conference presents an exciting opportunity to hear from the most distinguished of practitioners, academics and journalist working within the field of environmental advocacy and public interest litigation.

The student tickets are £5 and includes entry to our conference, with lunch and coffee provided, and a proceeding drinks reception. For more information on who they are, their speakers for this year’s conference and how to buy tickets please see the attached brochure.

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The Law Society's Lawyers with Disabilities Work Experience Scheme (Deadline Reminder)
Apr
1
12:00 AM00:00

The Law Society's Lawyers with Disabilities Work Experience Scheme (Deadline Reminder)

This summer we will be offering students and Law graduates the opportunity to gain work experience at law firms and within legal teams across the country. This includes Magic Circle Firm Slaughter & May, City firm Stephenson Harwood and more.

The work experience is specifically for students who have a disability including a long term illness and are interested in gaining legal experience.

Applications close at Midnight on the 1st April.

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Student Comparative and European Law Review Call for Submissions
Mar
30
11:59 PM23:59

Student Comparative and European Law Review Call for Submissions

ELSA UK and ELSA Ireland, in partnership with the Sheffield Centre for International and European Law, are delighted to launch the call for submissions for the second edition of the Student Comparative and European Law Review (SCELR). 

Submissions are invited from all students who are studying at a higher education institution in the United Kingdom or Ireland, and those students who are ELSA members studying at an institution outside the UK and Ireland. This includes those enrolled on law conversion courses and those who are studying for professional training courses such as the LPC or the BPTC.  Submissions should be written on the subject of comparative law, the law of the European Union, or the European Convention on Human Rights. Articles should be 4,000 to 10,000 words. Case notes should be 1,000 to 4,000 words. We warmly encourage submissions from students who are writing legal dissertations or legal research projects as part of their undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses, provided these articles have not been and will not be published elsewhere. All rules can be found attached and on our website.

All submissions will first be reviewed by the appointed Editorial Board members, who will compile a shortlist of articles based on the peer review process. The shortlisted articles will then be reviewed by our academic partners at the Sheffield Centre for International and European Law. Members of the Centre of Law will ultimately select the best articles to be included in the final edition. Authors will be informed at each stage of the review process as to the status of their article and whether it has advanced or not.

The deadline for entries is Friday 30th March at 23:59 BST. All submissions must be sent in MS Word format via email to lawreview.academicactivities@uk.elsa.org with the subject line ‘SCELR Submission 2018’. Any questions should be directed to the Editorial Board at the same address. Please find attached below, the style guide, rules and a copy of the last year’s first edition.

Best of luck with your submissions!

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BPP - Insight into Law
Mar
28
10:00 AM10:00

BPP - Insight into Law

Designed for those students from a non-law background that are considering a career in law, 'Insight into Law' explores what it's like to both study and practice law.

In this session, you will:

  • be given tips on how to enhance your employability and secure a training contract or pupillage; 

  • explore some of the areas of law that you will study at BPP University Law School through interactive activities;

  • try your hand at a new legal skill, such as interviewing or advocacy; and

  • you will have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Sessions will be held at BPP Leeds and London Waterloo. During registration, please select which venue you wish to attend.

Date and Time: Sat 28 April 2018, 10:00 – 16:00 BST

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/insight-into-law-tickets-42059457971

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Human Rights & Climate Change: the Case of the Indian Sundarbans
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Human Rights & Climate Change: the Case of the Indian Sundarbans

Human Rights & Climate Change: the Case of the Indian Sundarbans

Speaker: Birsha Ohdedar

Date: 22 March 2018 Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 22 March 2018 Time: 8:30 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: G3

Type of Event: Seminar

The relationship between climate change and human rights has been in the spotlight in recent times. Already, the effective fulfilment of a number of human rights such as the right to life, food, health, housing, water and sanitation are affected by the impacts of climate change.

The Indian Sundarbans provide a salient example where the relationship between climate change and human rights can be examined. The region faces multiple threats of cyclones, sea level rise, flooding, and erosion. The Indian Sundarbans form part of the world’s largest delta and the world’s largest coastal mangrove forest. The region is a World Heritage site and is renowned for its biological diversity and wildlife. The region is also home to 4.5 million people, who make up some of the poorest and most marginalised sections of the country. Floods and tidal surges are a part of everyday life that can wash away houses, crops, and contaminate water sources. Climate change remains at the forefront of people’s lives. Communities live knowing that a single storm or cyclone can change things forever. 

This seminar will analyse into the challenges facing the region today, in addition to exploring both the historical and contemporary reasons for these issues. The seminar will discuss the implications for how we understand the relationship between human rights and climate change by examining the interaction of ecological, social and natural factors that interact. In particular, the seminar will draw attention to how laws and policies play a critical role in the everyday lives of people and ecologies in the region and discuss the implications for both the region and beyond. 

Birsha Ohdedar is a lawyer and researcher on environmental law, climate change and human rights, and currently a PhD candidate at SOAS. His PhD focuses at the relationship between the human right to water and climate change in India. Birsha is a qualified solicitor in New Zealand and currently works as a legal consultant for the Environmental Law & Climate Change department at Simmons & Simmons LLP. In recent years, he has also worked with the Legal Response Initiative, attending UN climate negotiations and providing legal advice to climate vulnerable developing countries.

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Some Challenges of Promoting Commercial Mediation in the Developing World
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Some Challenges of Promoting Commercial Mediation in the Developing World

Some Challenges of Promoting Commercial Mediation in the Developing World

Prof. Hiro N. Aragaki, FCIarb | Professor of Law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles (USA) | Professorial Research Associate at SOAS

Date: 21 March 2018 Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 21 March 2018 Time: 8:30 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B111

Type of Event: Seminar

As crippling court backlogs have often meant that “justice delayed is justice denied,” businesses and governments in the developing world are increasingly looking to mediation as a more efficient, amicable, and flexible way to resolve commercial disputes.  But what are the obstacles to making mediation a practical reality in many of these locales?  What is the best way to meet those obstacles—through legislation or judicial reform, or through bottom-up initiatives aimed at changing ingrained mindsets and cultivating a new breed of the ‘lawyer-as-problem solver’?  And what is the future outlook of mediation in commercial hubs across Asia and Africa? 

Professor Aragaki started mediating cases in 2001 and has provided mediation training to judges and lawyers in the U.S. and in selected regions in Africa and Asia.  Last year, he was retained by the World Bank to help set up and train the first court-connected mediation program in Monrovia, Liberia.  For the past several years, he has provided ongoing training and advice in connection with efforts to draft a new national mediation law in India.  He is currently working on the first comprehensive, comparative study of mediation legislation from around the world.  

Seminar is free to attend but registration (via Eventbrite) is required. REGISTRATION

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