Student legal consultant Opportunity for Saffron Technologies Inc.
Nov
13
to Dec 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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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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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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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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VOTE NOW! SOAS Law Society 2018/19 Committee
Mar
20
12:00 PM12:00

VOTE NOW! SOAS Law Society 2018/19 Committee

We are pleased to announce that elections are now open for the SOAS Law Society 2018/19 Committee! 

Many thanks to all who have nominated themselves and provided manifestos! 

You can view manifestos and vote for your preferred candidates using the following link: https://ble.soas.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=11945

 

If you are interested in voting (including non-law students), please follow the following instructions: 

  1. Follow this link: https://ble.soas.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=11945
  2. If you are not enrolled on this page, click 'Click here to enrol' to self-enrol yourself onto this page. 
  3. Scroll down to the 'Law Society 2018/19' header to view the candidates' manifestos and use the voting link to submit your vote.  

Deadline for votes: 12:00PM Tuesday, 20 March 2018.

We wish you all the best with voting and the electoral process generally, may the best candidates win!

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YLAL Social Mobility Report: London Launch
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

YLAL Social Mobility Report: London Launch

Our next meeting will see the launch of YLAL's new social mobility report: "Young Legal Aid Lawyers: Social Mobility in a Time of Austerity", Wednesday 14 March, 18:30, University of Law, Moorgate (2 Bunhill Row).

Following a membership wide survey we have completed a detailed report on the state of social mobility for junior lawyers in the legal aid sector. We will be launching our report in a series of nationwide local events. We encourage all those lawyers - junior, senior, management, partners, junior barristers, QCs, lecturers, teachers - with an interest in encouraging social mobility in the sector, and understanding the barriers to it, to join us!

The launch will feature a keynote speech from Amanda Weston QC of Garden Court Chambers and a discussion on the report's key findings. Please note the change of venue (University of Law, Moorgate campus) from our normal meetings and do make sure to register on Eventbrite for your free ticket. We expect the event to be even more popular than usual so register early to avoid disappointment!

The launch will be followed by a drinks reception, kindly sponsored by the University of Law.

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The Bar: What's it like for Women? - One Essex Court
Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

The Bar: What's it like for Women? - One Essex Court

One Essex Court is a leading set of barristers’ Chambers, specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration.

Fewer women than we would like are applying for a career at the Commercial Bar. In order to encourage women to consider this career, we are holding an information event on Tuesday 13 March 2018 in London: Parliament Chamber, Inner Temple, Crown Office Row, London, EC4Y 7HL.

Three female members of Chambers of varying seniority will give short talks about their experiences of life and work at the Commercial Bar followed by a question & answer session. There will then be an opportunity for students to talk informally over drinks to those and several other members of Chambers and clerks. The event is open to women and men and to law and non-lawstudents. A flyer for the event is attached. Students can book their place by emailing events@oeclaw.co.uk

We will be live-streaming the event and those unable to attend in person are welcome to watch the live-stream. For details, please see our website www.oeclaw.co.uk/pupillage/women-at-the-bar

Please find the attached flyer for further details. 

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Delivering across borders - Slaughter and May in Africa Event
Mar
13
3:45 PM15:45

Delivering across borders - Slaughter and May in Africa Event

3.45pm – 6.30pm (drinks reception from 6.30pm – 8.30pm)
Monday 26 March 2018
One Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8YY
(Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed)

Find out more about Slaughter and May’s Africa Practice Group and hear from our lawyers and some inspirational speakers.
 
Slaughter and May is delighted to invite you to discover more about our Africa Practice Group and find out what it’s like to work in one of the most prestigious law firms in the world.

Africa is an increasingly important part of Slaughter and May’s practice. Many of the firm’s clients have operations in African jurisdictions and it is frequently necessary for the firm to find solutions to challenging legal issues in Africa, in collaboration with outstanding local law firms across the continent. Slaughter and May also provides advice to various African governments.

You will hear from a diverse range of Slaughter and May lawyers who will share with you their experiences in our Africa Practice Group and the recent transactions they have been working on.
 
You will also have the opportunity to network with our lawyers and partners during an informal drinks reception, where you can find out more about working at Slaughter and May and our collaborative and inclusive culture.

We hope you can join us on 26 March and look forward to welcoming you to the firm. 
 
Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. Please complete this form by Wednesday 14 March to register for a place at this event. We will respond to you by Friday 16 March to confirm whether you have secured a place.

If you have any questions, please email us at trainee.recruit@slaughterandmay.com.

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Applications open to join ParliaMentors (Deadline Reminder)
Mar
12
12:00 PM12:00

Applications open to join ParliaMentors (Deadline Reminder)

Applications are now open for ParliaMentors, our UN Award-Winning leadership programme.

The programme involves teams of university students of different faiths and non-religious beliefs to collaborate and create real social change while being mentored by a local MP. Our goal is to build connections and understanding between students of different backgrounds while at the same time equipping a new generation of leaders that is more diverse and representative.

ParliaMentors has been running for 11 years and graduates have gone on to work as senior civil servants, charity directors, published authors and MPs both at home and internationally.

Students interested in working on community and social relations, developing their leadership skills whilst collaborating with other potential leaders would make great candidates for the programme, particularly those that may have taken on some positions of responsibility in the past and are looking to take this to the next level.  

Recruitment for ParliaMentors will remain open until Midday on Monday 12th March 2018.  

We now work at 10 Universities in London, Birmingham, Nottingham and Manchester, including SOAS. 

Applications are open to anyone who will be a current student in the 2018/19 academic year at these 10 universities only.

Please help us to continue spreading the word! We would be grateful if you could share the below message with students or relevant forums. Follow us on Twitter @ParliaMentors for updates and if you have any questions please do not hesitate in contacting us.

It’s time for young, diverse voices to be heard. Apply to ParliaMentors today!

Do you see yourself as a future community or political leader? Are you tired of hearing about divisions in society and want to be part of the solution? Would you like to be mentored by an MP? Then apply for ParliaMentors.

ParliaMentors is a UN Award winning leadership programme where teams of university students of different faiths and non-religious beliefs collaborate to create real social change while being mentored by an MP. The programme is fully funded and runs alongside the academic year.

You’ll be joining a network of over 450 emerging leaders who've gone on to be senior civil servants, charity directors and even an MP since graduating.

To coincide with the recruitment period, we have released a video celebrating and showcasing the fantastic work those on the programme have achieved.

Applications close Midday on Monday 12th March 2018.

Get in touch
www.3ff.org.uk/parliamentors
mentoring@3ff.org.uk
0207 485 1350

All the very best,
The ParliaMentors Team

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Nominations for the SOAS Law Society 2018/19 are Open!
Mar
11
11:59 PM23:59

Nominations for the SOAS Law Society 2018/19 are Open!

It has been a busy year and we hope that we have provided you all with opportunities to engage with us and that you have made the most of such opportunities!

We are pleased to announce that nominations for the SOAS Law Society's 2018/19 committee are now open. A document containing role descriptions is attached in PDF form and interested students should ensure they use this document to nominate themselves for the role most suitable to them. 

Please note the following: 

  • All roles are open to either LLB Law students or BA Law and ... students. The role of Non-Law officer is open to BA or BSc students across all departments at SOAS. 
  • All roles are restricted to students in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th (where applicable) years. Students who are currently in their 1st year of study, who will be in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th years by the 2018/19 academic year are welcome to apply. 
  • The role of President is only open to 3rd year students. 
  • The role of Technology Officer should desirably have website and graphic design skills. 

Deadline for nominations: 11 March, 2018.

Elections will be open from 12 March, 2018 until 22 March, 2018. Following this, the current (2017/18) committee will hand over all SOAS Law Society functions to the incoming (2018/19) committee. 

Best of luck to the nominees! 

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 IFES Annual Conference 2018: The Fintech Revolution
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

IFES Annual Conference 2018: The Fintech Revolution

We are honoured to invite you to the student-led Islamic Finance conference in the UK. This year we will be looking at Fintech and learning how Islamic Finance is innovating in this space.

Learn fundamentals of both Islamic Finance and Fintech from industry leaders, and join us in inspiring the next generation of leaders in the Islamic Finance space.

Tickets and an itinerary of the day can be found here and please access the Facebook event here.

Date: Saturday, 10th March 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 15:30 PM

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THE AGE OF HUMAN RIGHTS IS OVER
Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

THE AGE OF HUMAN RIGHTS IS OVER

THE AGE OF HUMAN RIGHTS IS OVER


Can we still validate the notion from Kofi Annan in 2000, that this is the Age of Human Rights? Or do the global atrocities committed since 2000 speak otherwise?

Some Scholars argue that Human Rights are simply a locomotive for the White Saviour Complex. Others, that the highpoint of Human Rights occurred in the end of the Cold War and opened up a window of opportunity for Human Rights advocates to push for the implementation of International Law and the creation of global courts. But was this just a brief hiatus? Why has ISIL not been held accountable for Human Rights Abuses? Why has Bashar-Al-Assad not been tried in a court of law?

Is it then safe to say that States use the term Human Rights as a way to manipulate foreign policy however they seem fit? Has the UN failed to fulfil its promise? With the scandalous US President what will happen to the Age of Human Rights? 

It is with great pleasure that the SOAS Law Society invites you to a Debate Panel Discussion upon the notion ‘The Age of Human Rights is Over.’ on Friday 9th March 2018 in the BGLT from 7pm-8:30pm. The event will be followed by a Drinks Reception in the Brunei Suite. 
 

Keina Yoshida, Doughty Street Chambers
Keina practices in the areas of Media Law, Inquests and Public Inquiries, Actions against the Police and Court of Protection.  She also specialises in international human rights law. She is currently junior counsel acting on behalf of a core participant in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. During the summer she was junior counsel in the Foster v McNicol case representing the Labour Party.

Keina has particular expertise in women’s human rights, including VAWG, CEDAW, sexual and reproductive rights and LGBT rights. She is part of the Doughty Street International team and sits as an Advisory Board Member of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics. 
 

Moataz El Fegiery, Front Line Defenders
Moataz El Fegiery is the protection coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa. Before joining Front Line Defenders, El Fegiery was the executive director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) , MENA deputy director of the International Centre for Transitional Justice and senior teaching fellow in law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He was also a research fellow at the Foundation of International Relations and Dialogue (FRIDE). El Fegiery is the treasurer and member at the executive committee of the Euro Mediterranean Human Rights Network since 2006 and board member of CIHRS. He is the author of Islamic Law, Human Rights: The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016).
 

Jurate Guzeviciute, International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute
Jurate is a lawyer with nine years of experience in national and international human rights, humanitarian and criminal law work. Currently Jurate works for the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, where she covers the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region. Before joining IBAHRI Jurate worked as a Legal Director at the human rights NGO in Lithuania, where she managed legal programmes and supervised litigation work. Jurate has lead strategic litigation on domestic violence, discrimination, disability rights, inclusive education, rights of unaccompanied minors (illegal detention), hate speech, etc. She has conducted research into rights of hate crime victims, gender equality, state guaranteed legal aid. Jurate holds an LL.M. degree in Public International Law from Leiden University (the Netherlands) and a Master of Laws degree from Vilnius University (Lithuania).
Jurate has also worked with a defence team at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague, and interned at the DG Humanitarian Aid at the European Commission in Brussels.


Chair: Rushnay Sikander (Non-Law Officer) 

Register here for a ticket: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-age-of-human-rights-is-over-tickets-43705031927  

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UCL Intercollegiate Human Rights Moot and Debate
Mar
2
1:15 PM13:15

UCL Intercollegiate Human Rights Moot and Debate

All guests wishing to attend the event should sign up for a ticket via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-human-rights-intercollegiate-moot-debate-tickets-43331025263. The event schedule may be found on the same link.

Tickets are whilst stock last, so we recommend that you sign up as soon as possible

Please also click going on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/175814823143705/ 

Admission is free and open to anyone (they do not need to be from your university); so we greatly encourage you to invite your friends, classmates, supporters and anyone else interested in this area of law (EU; Human Rights) to attend. 

We are sure this event will be an interesting one (unlike any other moots/ debates), since the very case (Pfeifer v Austria) the moot is based around is one of Spielmann's very own judgments(!) in the ECHR- even before he became an ECHR president.

 

DEBATERS-

Proposition: 
KCL - Imran Malik
QMUL - Jeeshan Choudhry

Opposition: 
UCL - Ryan Brun
SOAS - Aiman Kulsoom Rizvi 


 

MOOTERS-

Appellant:
SOAS (Senior Appellant) - Marie Bechet
UCL (Junior Appellant) - Abe Chauhan 

Respondent: 
QMUL (Senior Respondent) - Efe Uwadiae
KCL (Junior Respondent) - Christopher Banks

 

Just 2 additional things to note:

1) All guests should look to arrive early and be seated by 1.15pm, as the event will begin at 1.30pm sharp.

2) The venue is the Jeremy Bentham Room in the Wilkins Building on the UCL Main Campus. Here is a campus map which may be of assistance: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/wilkins-building 

Alternatively, if you input the postcode "WC1E 6BT" into googlemaps, that will also give you directions to UCL. The nearest tube station is Euston Square station, though Warren St, Euston, Russell Square are all nearby. 

Thank you and we very much look forward to welcoming you to UCL on 2 March, next Friday. 

Please do not hesitate to drop us an email at lwob.ucl.2018@gmail.com should you have any queries. 

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An Inclusive Energy Transition? The Role of Public Participation in International Energy Governance
Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

An Inclusive Energy Transition? The Role of Public Participation in International Energy Governance

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11th Annual Evening Seminar Series: Environmental Law in Times of Change

An Inclusive Energy Transition? The Role of Public Participation in International Energy Governance


Thursday 1 March 2018, 7:00pm
Room G3 (Main Building, SOAS)

Moving away from our reliance on fossil fuels at the lowest social and economic cost is one of the major challenges humanity faces today. The need to curb carbon emissions and to adopt new energy systems calls for a fundamental redesign of our political, economic and social systems. Accountability of decision-makers and transparency of their decisions is fundamental to ensure that the transition to a low-carbon economy is inclusive and fair, taking into account the different interests at play. As a result, energy policies that have traditionally been the domaine réservé of the state are opening to public involvement and scrutiny. The process is not purely a national one: international norms can play a significant role by setting minimum standards that frame the design of new energy policies. It is visible, for instance, in the work of the Aarhus Convention compliance committee that is increasingly called to assess whether new energy activities (e.g. the construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant) and policies (e.g. the design of wind energy policies) violate international procedural environmental obligations. Overall, the discussion will interrogate how international governance can contribute to the design of principles of ‘energy democracy’ that facilitate the transition to a low-carbon economy.

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Dr Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli is a Lecturer in Law at King’s College London. Before joining The Dickson Poon School of Law in August 2017, she was Philomathia Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge. Leslie-Anne is a public international lawyer, whose research investigates the nature and content of the principles of international environmental law. Her monograph, entitled The Prevention Principle in International Environmental Law, is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press (2018). Leslie-Anne’s research also looks at the energy transition to a low-carbon economy from an international and comparative law perspective. She is the Project Leader of the Platform on International Energy Governance, a network of excellence that fosters the conduct of research in unexplored areas of international energy governance

The Seminar will begin at 7pm in room G3, SOAS Main Building, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0XG.

No Registration Required - All Welcome. 

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Know Your Rights Project - Inaugural Human Rights Moot (Deadline Reminder)
Feb
28
11:59 PM23:59

Know Your Rights Project - Inaugural Human Rights Moot (Deadline Reminder)

Knowing Our Rights Project (https://www.knowing-our-rights.com/about/) invites mooters to participate in our inaugural human rights based moot. The following is a descriptive explanation of our exciting event: 

The Knowing Our Rights (KOR) research project, in collaboration with Brunel Law School (BLS) and sponsored by The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, is pleased to announce the inauguration of an inter-university human rights mooting competition. Inspired by KOR’s goal of increasing understanding of the European Convention on Human Rights in the UK by engaging with the public, particularly the younger generation, this human rights moot will challenge participating students to engage with topical and controversial human rights issues within a legalframework. The Brunel-Inner Temple Inter-University Human Rights Moot is also a great opportunity for those law students keen to refine their advocacy skills before panels of experienced legalpractitioners and academics.

The qualifying round will be a full day of mooting and workshops hosted at Brunel University’s Moot Court, on Saturday 28 April 2018.

The semi-finals and finals will be hosted at the Inner Temple on the evening of 4 May 2018. It will be judged by eminent members of the Inn, KOR experts and academic scholars. A reception and award ceremony will follow. There will equally be the opportunity to participate in a written submissions’ contest, the winners of which will be announced that evening.

We have limited spaces for teams wishing to participate, so those interested should contact Ms Gabrielle Laurin (1435606@brunel.ac.uk) with the names of their teams’ competitors by 28 February 2018.

The rules and moot problem will be sent closer to the date to those competing. There is a participation fee of £15 per participant: KOR is a research project with a deep passion for human rights related issues. As a consequence, the amount raised through the participation fee will be donated to a legal charity, which will be voted on the day of the qualifying round.

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

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BPP 'Time to Shine' Mock Assessment Centre
Feb
28
4:00 PM16:00

BPP 'Time to Shine' Mock Assessment Centre

This session will include:

Assessment Centre: featuring typical activities and skills which are commonly assessed in the recruitment process.
· Panel Q & A event for prospective solicitors.
· Separate sessions for prospective barristers.
· Mini-Law fair.
· Food, drink and networking opportunities.
· 2018-19 BPP Commercial Awareness, Negotiation and Employability Certificate for those who attend.

Date: Wed 28 February 2018

Time: 16:00 – 20:30

Location: 
BPP University Law School
68-70 Red Lion Street
London
WC1R 4NY


The link to register for this event is https://bpp-feb2018-assessmentcentre.eventbrite.co.uk

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 REDRESS Panel Event: Human Rights Careers
Feb
26
4:30 PM16:30

REDRESS Panel Event: Human Rights Careers

If you are interested in human rights-related careers or internship opportunities, come join the SOAS Law Society at our  REDRESS panel event with speakers who work at the London-based human rights organisation. 

Redress is a human rights organisation in the UK that helps torture survivors obtain justice and reparation. The organisation works with survivors to help restore their dignity and hold torturers accountable. The strategy in which Redress achieves these aims is through casework, advocacy and capacity building. Casework involves providing legal assistance, whilst advocacy involves working with governments, parliaments, international organisations and the media.

Please see the attached poster for more details on the speakers and on their career journeys (2 of whom have completed masters degrees at SOAS!)

Also, do not forget to sign the Google Form with your names and SOAS ID/email as there are limited spaces available! https://goo.gl/RnzP99

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HART (Humanitarian Relief Aid Trust) Human Rights Essay Competition 2018 (Deadline Reminder)
Feb
26
12:00 AM00:00

HART (Humanitarian Relief Aid Trust) Human Rights Essay Competition 2018 (Deadline Reminder)

HART is running our annual Prize for young people who are interested in Human Rights.

Students in our senior category (aged 18-25) can win £300, a week’s work experience and tea at the House of Lords with HART Founder Baroness Cox.

This is a brilliant opportunity for students to examine and engage with Human Rights issues that affect millions of people around the world.

The Competition

There are two categories, a Creative project or Essay writing.

(Entrants can submit pieces for one or both categories, but limit this to only one entry for each)

Creative project: produce a creative piece of work about the Human Rights or Humanitarian situation in any of the countries in which HART works

Essay writing: research and write a 1200 word essay on a topic of their choice that is related to any of the countries in which HART works

Deadline: Midnight on Monday 26th February 2018

To find out more and download an Information pack - click here

Please share the news of the competition with your students and University societies so everyone has the chance to take part in this great opportunity. To help you, forward this email or copy our example tweet/facebook/linkedin post on your social media.

Tweet:18-25 yr olds can win £300 by entering @HARTnews Essay or Creative #HumanRightscompetition. Find out more: https://www.hart-uk.org/get-involved/humanrightsprize/

Facebook/linkedin: @Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART UK) are running their annual creative and essay competition for young people interested in Human Rights. If you’re aged between 18-25 you could win £300, a week of work experience and tea at the House of Lords with Baroness Cox!

Find out more about how you can enter here: https://www.hart-uk.org/get-involved/humanrightsprize/  

HART Prize for Human Rights

Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust 

Tel: +44 (0) 208 204 7336 

Web: www.hart-uk.org | Twitter: @HARTnews 

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Aspiring Solicitors Campus Ambassador Programme (Deadline Reminder)
Feb
23
5:00 PM17:00

Aspiring Solicitors Campus Ambassador Programme (Deadline Reminder)

Aspiring Solicitors - we're recruiting!

Calling all students at SOAS - we are looking for a hard-working and enthusiastic law student with a genuine interest in increasing diversity in the legal profession to become a Campus Ambassador for Aspiring Solicitors for 2018/19. 

Our campus ambassadors play an invaluable role in promoting Aspiring Solicitors at their university and ensuring that many more students can find out about the services and assistance we offer. They help us plan events and workshops, manage their university’s Facebook page to promote our opportunities and provide insights into how best we can reach out to more members. 

In return, our ambassadors are able to develop key transferable skills to vital for training contract and vacation scheme applications, exclusive employability appointments, access to AS events, and skills workshops. Please see the AS website for full details - https://www.aspiringsolicitors.co.uk/campus-ambassadors/.

How to apply

Please complete this Google form - https://goo.gl/forms/vc91YXi6VjmjZDu12 - by 5pm Friday 23rd February  You will need to upload a copy of your CV with a percentage breakdown of your university modules to date. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please note that you must be a registered member of Aspiring Solicitors to apply for this vacancy.

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She@Law Talks: Promoting Women and BAME Leadership in the Legal Profession - SOAS Law Society
Feb
22
5:00 PM17:00

She@Law Talks: Promoting Women and BAME Leadership in the Legal Profession - SOAS Law Society

The purpose of the She@Law Talks is to promote more women and BAME leadership in the legal profession. It will be an informal setting and interactive session where Dr. Mos-Shogbamimu will be sharing practical insights on entering into and rising in the legal profession; breaking down myths pertaining to women, and drawing from her personal experience. The talk also translates effectively for those in other disciplines who may be considering a career path in law. 

There is also an opportunity to arrange free mentoring with Dr. Mos-Shogbamimu in support of this initiative.

About the speaker:

Dr. Shola Shogbamimu is a New York Attorney, Consultant Solicitor, Founder of the ‘Women in Leadership Publication’ and a Huffington Post contributor. As part of her work, she has started a ‘She@Law Talks’ initiative and has gone to speak to many law students across the country, most recently at Cambridge.

Thursday 22nd February at 5.00 pm in room B201 (Brunei Gallery). 

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Liberty - Administration Support Volunteer (Deadline Reminder)
Feb
22
9:00 AM09:00

Liberty - Administration Support Volunteer (Deadline Reminder)

This email is to let you know that we are currently recruiting for a new round of Administration Support Volunteers.

All the updated information is below, and the role description/person specification is attached.

Organisation: 

Liberty is a high-profile campaigning organisation that has been fighting for human rights and civil liberties for over eighty years.

We work on a diverse array of issues, including non-discrimination, migrants’ rights, protest, privacy, digital rights, free speech, police misconduct and access to justice. We are a uniquely multi-disciplinary team, working to achieve change through a powerful combination of lobbying, strategic litigation, public campaigning, member activism, and providing free advice and information to the public. Liberty has been standing up for people and holding the powerful to account since 1934, and it is needed now more than ever. 

Role: 

Administration support volunteer. We are looking for people who can provide administrative support to our Operations and Development teams, starting the week beginning the 12th March.

The work in this volunteer role will therefore be varied and will change from one day to the next. The types of tasks are likely to include;

 

·         Cover the reception area in Liberty’s office, helping to manage the switchboard and deal with visitors, suppliers etc

·         Manage outgoing post 

·         Record and manage information and data entry

·         Other administrative support across Operations, Development and other teams as needed

Skills/Additional info:

Successful applicants will be hard working and reliable with a proven interest in Liberty’s aims.

They will also have excellent verbal and written communication skills with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Hours/Days: One day per week for a period of four months

Closing date: 9am Monday 19th February 2018.

Way to apply: http://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/about/volunteer/index.php

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A4ID (Advocates for International Development) Volunteer Positions (Communications and Training) (Deadline Reminder)
Feb
19
10:00 PM22:00

A4ID (Advocates for International Development) Volunteer Positions (Communications and Training) (Deadline Reminder)

Communications Volunteer:

Time commitment: 2-5 days a week

Usual hours: 9:30 – 17:00 (flexible)

Location: Oval, London

About the Role:

Communication is an important component of A4ID’s work. The organisation needs to show lawyers how their skills are helping to change lives. This is an exciting opportunity for somebody with a passion for communications to make a real difference to our charity.

This role involves assisting the A4ID CEO with typical tasks including:

  • Working with the pro bono team, policy team and development or legal partners to draft case studies, blogs and articles highlighting the recent work of A4ID.
  • Liaising with external communications consultants and providers.
  • Managing the production of a quarterly newsletter.
  • Using InDesign software to update and create A4ID publications.
  • Posting approved content on A4ID’s social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • Uploading approved content on to A4ID’s website.
  • Assisting staff and other intern with internal communications tasks as required.

To Apply:

Please complete an application form and confidential recruitment monitoring form and return by email to info@a4id.org

Applications deadline: Monday 19th February 2018 at 10:00

Further information + application form: http://www.a4id.org/jobs-and-internships/a4id-comms/

Training Volunteer:

Time commitment: 2-5 days a week

Usual hours: 9:30 – 17:00 (flexible)

Location: Oval, London

About the Role:

This role involves assisting the A4ID Training department with scoping, research, planning and conducting various training courses and events on Law, Development, and Business & Human Rights. The position will work with the Learning and Development Manager toward the following key objectives:

  • To successfully plan the content, logistics and budget for the annual Law and Development Training Programme.
  • To successfully plan the content, logistics and budget for expansion of training programmes into different thematic and geographic areas.
  • To successfully organise training courses and events on Business & Human Rights and Development issues in the UK, India, and Kenya.

To Apply:

Please complete an application form and confidential recruitment monitoring form and return by email to info@a4id.org

Applications deadline: Monday 19th February 2018 at 10:00

Further information + application form: http://www.a4id.org/jobs-and-internships/a4id-training/

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Liberty - Administration Support Volunteer
Feb
19
9:00 AM09:00

Liberty - Administration Support Volunteer

Organisation: 

Liberty is a high-profile campaigning organisation that has been fighting for human rights and civil liberties for over eighty years.

We work on a diverse array of issues, including non-discrimination, migrants’ rights, protest, privacy, digital rights, free speech, police misconduct and access to justice. We are a uniquely multi-disciplinary team, working to achieve change through a powerful combination of lobbying, strategic litigation, public campaigning, member activism, and providing free advice and information to the public. Liberty has been standing up for people and holding the powerful to account since 1934, and it is needed now more than ever. 

Role: 

Administration support volunteer. We are looking for people who can provide administrative support to our Operations and Development teams, starting the week beginning the 12th March.

The work in this volunteer role will therefore be varied and will change from one day to the next. The types of tasks are likely to include;

·         Cover the reception area in Liberty’s office, helping to manage the switchboard and deal with visitors, suppliers etc

·         Manage outgoing post 

·         Record and manage information and data entry

·         Other administrative support across Operations, Development and other teams as needed

Skills/Additional info:

Successful applicants will be hard working and reliable with a proven interest in Liberty’s aims.

They will also have excellent verbal and written communication skills with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Hours/Days: One day per week for a period of four months

Closing date: 9am Monday 19th February 2018.

Way to apply: http://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/about/volunteer/index.php

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