LSE Law Review Call for Submissions (Deadline Reminder)
Feb
4
11:59 PM23:59

LSE Law Review Call for Submissions (Deadline Reminder)

The LSE Law Review is a student-run law journal seeking to provide a platform for high quality legal scholarship, with the ultimate aim of contributing to debates surrounding all areas of the law. Our Editorial Board is composed of LSE students from all years of study who are fully responsible for all editorial and organisational decisions in relation to the Review’s publication. We operate independently with the endorsement of LSE Department of Law.
The LSE Law Review welcomes submissions from every level of legal study and practice, including those from practitioners, educators, judges, and students.  Submissions should take the form of a case-note, a letter to the editor or an article, and are subject to a meticulous review process before publication. Further information regarding the submission guidelines can be found here.

The LSE Law Review is pleased to be accepting submissions for Volume III, including:

  • Articles

  • Case notes, and

  • Letters to the Editor

Deadline: February 4th 2018, 11:59pm GMT

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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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Slaughter & May Africa Essay Prize (Deadline Reminder)
Jan
19
to Jan 20

Slaughter & May Africa Essay Prize (Deadline Reminder)

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Slaughter and May Africa Essay Prize.

This is a competition open to all students at EU educational institutions, whether studying part-time or full-time, law or non-law subjects. Students are invited to submit a 1,000 word essay response to one of the following two questions:

  • Select an African regional organisation and explain why it makes a valuable contribution to the development of international law;

      or

  • “Almost 1bn people, or 13 per cent of the world’s population, live in sub-Saharan Africa today. That number will more than double by 2050 and 4bn people (or 36 per cent of the world’s population) could live in the region by 2100, according to a projection last month by the UN Population Division.” What opportunities and challenges does this create? (Financial Times, 7 July 2017).

The essays will be judged by a panel of Slaughter and May partners and guests and the winners will receive the following prizes:

First prize: £2,000
Second prize: £1,000
Third prize: £500


The first prize winner may also have the opportunity to take part in a work placement at Slaughter and May, if they have not already accepted a training contract elsewhere.

The deadline for entries is Friday 19 January 2018. Further details, including how to enter and the rules of the competition, can be found on our website.

The Slaughter and May Africa Essay Prize is organised and sponsored by Slaughter and May, a leading international corporate and commercial law firm based in the City of London. Africa is an increasingly important part of the firm’s practice: many of the firm’s clients have operations in African jurisdictions, while the firm also provides advice to various African governments. The competition intends to stimulate debate around the important issues to which African commerce and law give rise.

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LSE-Featherstone Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Moot 2018 (Deadline Reminder)
Jan
17
11:59 PM23:59

LSE-Featherstone Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Moot 2018 (Deadline Reminder)

Registration is now open for third annual LSE-Featherstone Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Moot (commonly known as the 'LGBT Moot'). If you took part previously, we very much hope that you return this year! If your institution has not taken part previously, we hope that you can join us 2nd-3rd March 2018 at LSE Law. The previous competitions were a lot of fun and featured in Pink News (here) and Legal Cheek (here). 

The competition is named in honour of Baroness Lynne Featherstone, the architect of the equal marriage legislation in England & Wales who commissioned the UK government's first ever transgender action plan. The two day event brings together SOGI minority and ally law students, practitioners, activists, and academics for mooting, workshops, and social events. The competition promotes awareness and a deeper understanding of SOGI legal issues and is developing a community of SOGI minority and ally (soon-to-be) lawyers that can work together to advance SOGI minority rights. 

Registration will close 17th January 2017You do not need to have team members confirmed to register. The moot problem concerns transgender employment discrimination and is available hereThe problem has been written by Robin Moira White, a barrister at Old Square Chambers. Robin is a leading expert in employment discrimination, with particular expertise in concerning gender identity and many previous participants will have met her at the moot. 

Please register (up to two teams per 'centre'- if your university has more than one campus/centre you are permitted to enter two teams per campus/centre) by completing the form on our recently updated website. 36 teams will be selected to compete in the oral rounds. Teams will be selected based on the quality of their written submissions. Further details about the competition can be found on our website: http://www.lsefeatherstonelgbtmoot.com/ 

If you have any questions (that are not addressed on the website), please email lselgbtmoot@gmail.com. If you registered over the Christmas break, we will be in touch shortly with a confirmatory email. 

Dr Andrew Scott and Ollie Persey

Co-Chairs, LSE-Featherstone Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Moot 2018

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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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SOAS Advocacy Society - Mooting Competition 2018 (Deadline Reminder)
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

SOAS Advocacy Society - Mooting Competition 2018 (Deadline Reminder)

We are excited to announce that applications for the SOAS Advocacy Society's first ever mooting competition are now open! The competition is sponsored by the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting and the final will be held at the Supreme Court as judged by Lord Carnwath. 

Applications are open to law students at any stage of their studies at SOAS. You can sign up either through our Registration Form or via an email to soasadvocacysociety@gmail.com with a 100-word motivational statement and your CV. 

We are extending the application deadline to 7 PM on Monday 15th January 2018. Match-ups, team allocation and the mooting problem will be released by 12 PM on Tuesday 16th January. 

The competition is open to both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the school of law. Applications can be made either through our Registration Form or via an email to soasadvocacysociety@gmail.com with a 100-word motivational statement and your CV. 

The rounds will proceed as scheduled between 4 – 6 PM on the following days:

·         Friday 26th January                          Quarter Final; 
·         Monday 5th February                      Semi Final; and
·         Wednesday 21st February             Finals

The prizes on offer include: 

Winning team - £200 each
Runners up - £150 each
Best Advocate - £150

The three attachments below include an invitation letter detailing the basics of what the competition offers, a competition handbook detailing procedural intricacies, and a flyer for the graphically minded. This is a unique opportunity given the exposure offered and we look forward to seeing you make the most of it. Please feel free to email us with any queries you may have.

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Bar Pro Bono Unit Volunteer Opportunity (Deadline Reminder)
Jan
12
12:00 PM12:00

Bar Pro Bono Unit Volunteer Opportunity (Deadline Reminder)

The Bar Pro Bono Unit is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to volunteer as Casework Volunteers in the National Pro Bono Centre on Chancery Lane, London. 

This Casework Volunteer position is a fantastic opportunity to obtain unique exposure to the Bar as a profession and to a wide range of areas of law.  The candidate will also learn a great deal about the needs of litigants in person.  The Casework Volunteer position is for one day per week from 5th February – 1st June 2018 and we can offer up to £50 towards travel per week and up to £5 towards lunch per day.

The application pack is attached for your information. 

Deadline for applications: Midday Friday 12th January 2018, applications received after this time will not be considered.

The role

You will assist Caseworkers with the following tasks:
a)    summarising applications and case papers ready for Reviewing Barristers
b)    taking phone call enquiries from members of public
c)    completing case reports
d)    allocating cases and writing summaries which are sent to volunteer Barristers across England and Wales and placed on our members website
e)    administrative support

Previous volunteer’s feedback: 

 "I would strongly recommend to anyone interested in pursuing a legal career to try and spend some time with the BPBU. It helps you hone crucial skills such as succinctly summarising the key facts of a case and identifying the relevant legal issues, something that should stand you in good stead for any pupillage or training contract interviews. The staff are all wonderfully welcoming and helpful, and whilst a key benefit is the range of areas you will experience (anything from Defamation to Child Protection). Ultimately you are doing genuinely important work that makes a material difference to people's lives."

Requirements

You must have completed at least one year of law-related study or have one-year experience of law-related work. Voluntary sector and office experience is preferred but not essential. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed at our offices the week commencing 15th January 2017. The interview will include a written assessment.

Application is by way of an application form; CVs and covering letters will not be accepted. For further information about volunteering and how to apply visit https://barprobono.org.uk/work-for-us.html

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Jones Day Negotiation Competition (Deadline Reminder)
Jan
10
11:59 PM23:59

Jones Day Negotiation Competition (Deadline Reminder)

We are excited to announce the first SOAS – Jones Day Negotiation Competition!

The SOAS – Jones Day Negotiation Competition is a simulation of real-life legal negotiations based on a dialogue or discussion between two sets of partners, acting as solicitors on behalf of clients, in an attempt to reach an agreement or solve a problem. By the end of the competition, you will have gained valuable experience in negotiation and dispute resolution.

This is an excellent opportunity to acquire, develop, and practice negotiation and persuasion skills in a team environment. Participating in the SOAS – Jones Day Negotiation Competition will be an excellent way to showcase your collaborative skills, your ability to think analytically and excel under pressure to your future employers.

The competition is open to both Law and non-Law students, and there is no previous experience required as training will be provided.

Please find further details about the competition attached.

In order to register, please complete this form. The deadline is on 10th January 2018 but places are limited and we advise you to register as soon as possible.

Should you have any questions, please contact Ancuta on 640132@soas.ac.uk. We look forward to receiving your registration forms!

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Human Right Futures
Jan
10
6:30 PM18:30

Human Right Futures

Human Rights Futures

Chair: Stephen Hopgood (SOAS)

Helena Kennedy (Oxford), Joanne Mariner (Amnesty International), David Mepham (Human Rights Watch), Jack Snyder (Columbia University) and Leslie Vinjamuri (SOAS)

Date: 10 January 2018  

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Start Time: 6:30 PM

Type of Event: Book Launch / Panel Discussion 

Human Rights Futures sees the world at a crucial juncture.  The project for globalizing rights will either continue to be embedded or will fall backward into a maelstrom of nationalist backlash, religious resurgence and faltering Western power.  In one collected volume, mainstream and critical human rights scholars together examine the empirical and normative debates around the future of human rights.  They ask what makes human rights effective, what strategies will enhance the chances of compliance, what blocks progress, and whether the hope for human rights is entirely misplaced in a rapidly transforming world.

tephen Hopgood, Professor of International Relations and Pro-Director (International), SOAS University of London

Helena Kennedy, Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford University

Jnne Mariner, Interim Director of Law and Policy, Amnesty Internationa

David Mepham, UK Director, Human Rights Watc

Jack Snyder, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science and the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia Universit

Leslie Vinjamuri, Director of the Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice an Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Relations, SOAS University of Londo

*This event will be on a first-come-first-served basis for seating, will be recorded and photographed.* 

This event will be followed by a reception.

Please register on: Eventbrite

Organiser: CISD and CCRJ

Contact email: cisd@soas.ac.uk

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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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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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White & Case Hong Kong Open Day
Dec
19
5:30 PM17:30

White & Case Hong Kong Open Day

Our Hong Kong office is hosting an open day on the 19th December, and they would like to invite LLB and JD students who are looking to become a Hong Kong Trainee Solicitor in 2020 (i.e. those who expect to complete the PCC by mid-2020).

Students who are interested in attending will need to email the Hong Kong Graduate Team: graduaterecruitment.hk@whitecase.com

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Young Legal Aid Lawyers Student Representative Scheme (Deadline Reminder
Dec
15
5:00 PM17:00

Young Legal Aid Lawyers Student Representative Scheme (Deadline Reminder

What is YLAL?

YLAL is group of students, paralegals, trainee solicitors, pupil barristers and qualified junior lawyers based throughout England and Wales. We are committed to practising in those areas of law, both criminal and civil, that have traditionally been publicly funded. We believe that the provision of good quality publicly funded legal help is essential to protecting the interests of the vulnerable in society and upholding the rule of law.

 Our primary aims are:

·         To campaign for a sustainable legal aid system which provides good quality legal help to those who could not otherwise afford to pay for it.

·         To increase social mobility and diversity within the legal aid sector.

·         To promote the interests of new entrants and junior lawyers and provide a network for like minded people beginning their careers in the legal aid sector.

Are you a member yet?

Join (for free!) here.

What does the role of YLAL student representative involve?

The role will last until the end of the academic year with the possibility of renewal. A student representative will: 

·         Represent YLAL at university events such as Freshers’ fairs.

·         Oversee a YLAL membership recruitment drive at their university.

·         Promote YLAL's monthly London meetings within your university.

·         Gather students' views on access to justice and legal aid issues. 

·        Encourage students to get involved in the work of YLAL, including helping with our campaigns, reports, news and social media communication.

How to apply?

Please complete the following application form by 5pm Friday 15th December. If you have any questions, please email Ollie P.

Check us out on social media

Twitter and Facebook

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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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Keating Chambers - Women at the Commercial Bar
Dec
14
5:15 PM17:15

Keating Chambers - Women at the Commercial Bar

Join us at Keating Chambers for our event "Women at the Commercial Bar" on 14 December - an insight into the career challenges and successes of women at the Commercial Bar. There is a flyer attached with more information.

Please contact Maddy Ilsley on milsley@keatingchambers.com / +44 (0)20 7544 2600 to reserve your place. 

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SOAS Bar Society - Rose Heilbron Mooting Cup (Deadline Reminder)
Dec
13
10:00 PM22:00

SOAS Bar Society - Rose Heilbron Mooting Cup (Deadline Reminder)

We are pleased to announce that applications for this year's Rose Heilbron Mooting Cup are now open. This is the competition's second year as SOAS's official internal mooting competition, sponsored by the Honourable Society of Inner Temple and the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting (ICLR).

The mooting competition was named in recognition of the pioneering legacy of Dame Rose Heilbron DBE QC, the first woman to be appointed silk, to sit at the Old Bailey, to win a scholarship at Gray's Inn, and to lead a murder case.

The competition will take a standard knock-out format, with three rounds on the following dates:

Round 1: Monday 22nd January

Round 2: Monday 29th January

Round 3: Monday 5th February

Participants will be given 1 week to prepare for each round. Each round will take place in the early evening. Please note that commitment to attending and participating in all rounds is imperative. A Rose-Heilbron Mooting Cup Handbook with further details on the competition format & rules will be released to participants once selected. 

Prizes

Winning Team: Rose Heilbron Cup + £100 each

Runners Up: £50 each

Best Advocacy Award: for best performance by an individual competitor.

The final round of the moot will be followed by a drinks reception with alumni, barristers and other professionals in the field, which all finalists will be expected to attend. Photos will also be taken and uploaded to the Bar Society's social media and web platforms.

Applications are open to 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students. This is a great opportunity to develop your advocacy and mooting skills, evidence impressive engagement with the law to employers, and interact with a range of different people.

To apply, please send your CV and a 200 word description outlining your interest and suitability for the competition to soasbarsoc@soas.ac.uk

Deadline: 10pm Wednesday 13th December.

The Best Advocacy Award may be given to an individual participant at the discretion of the judge and Bar Society at any stage of the competition.

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Your Way to Corporate Law - with Clifford Chance and Others (SOAS Banking & Finance Society)
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Your Way to Corporate Law - with Clifford Chance and Others (SOAS Banking & Finance Society)

This event is part of the Your Way To Success series at Banking and Finance SOAS. This introductory event is designed to provide an overview of Corporate Law. The event is open to the public but spaces are limited so reserve your spot to guarantee it. 

For this particular event, we have an associate on the Real Estate team at Clifford Chance (Magic Circle), another associate who focuses on Dispute Resolution at Herbert Smith Freehills (Silver Circle), and the third is a trainee at Sidley Austin (6th largest US law firm).

The speakers will discuss the diverse practice areas and sectors in their respective firms along with the type of work they carry out on a daily basis. In addition, the speakers may share advice for students who are interested in pursuing a career in Corporate Law. For the most part, the event will be discussion-based and interactive, therefore members of the audience will be able to ask questions.

Fri 8 December 2017

19:00 – 21:00 GMT

Location to be confirmed. 

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UK Supreme Court Visit
Dec
7
9:30 AM09:30

UK Supreme Court Visit

A tour of the UK Supreme Court is booked on Thursday 7th December at 9.30am. The tour will be free of charge.

There are only 29 places. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis via this link on Eventbrite!

If you want to reserve a place, please register using your SOAS email address

The tour will last approximately 45 minutes to an hour. If we are lucky, there may also be an opportunity to observe some of an appeal hearing, but this is dependent on the court schedule and space in the public seating areas - so no guranteess but keep your fingers and toes crossed! 

There is an interactive educational exhibition on the lower ground floor, which you may wish to visit at the end of the tour. 

You are welcome to bring your cameras along with you as photography is permitted within the Supreme Court (as long as a court is not in session) however please note that recording of any kind is not permitted.

I encourage you to view the educational video before the visit. The film provides a basic overview of the Court’s work, in an accessible style: http://www.supremecourt.uk/introductory-film.html

Finally, we will have to go through an airport-style security check as we enter the building, so please try to travel light as there are also no cloakroom facilities available so please avoid bringing any bulky items or luggage.

The meeting point will be confirmed prior to the visit via email.

If we arrive 10 minutes late, our tour will be cancelled so we will have to move on as a group if anyone is late.

Book now before places run out!

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International Launch of ‘The Lawfare Institute’ and ‘Lawfare: the law as a political weapon’
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

International Launch of ‘The Lawfare Institute’ and ‘Lawfare: the law as a political weapon’

Valeska Teixeira Zanin Martins and Cristiano Zanin Martins, of Brazil-based legal firm Teixeira, Martins and Advogados, invite you to the international launch of ‘The Lawfare Institute – the misuse and abuse of law for political ends’ and the book entitled ‘Lawfare: the law as a political weapon’.

Aside from the launch of the Institute and book, Valeska and Cristiano will discuss the current situation in Brazil both from a legal and political perspective and will explore how the act of ‘Lawfare’ is being used against the former President and is becoming an increasing global issue in many legal situations around the world.

Rafael Valim, the Professor of Law at The Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo will also be speaking.

The event is kindly hosted and chaired by Alfredo Saad Filho, Professor of political economy in the Department of Development Studies at SOAS, University of London.

The event will take place in the Brunei Gallery (Room B102), 1st Floor, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh St, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG on Tuesday 5th December, 7pm – 9pm

Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP to Charlotte Cornwell – charlottec@blj.co.uk

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The London Legal Forum Leadership and Diversity Winter Ball
Dec
4
6:30 PM18:30

The London Legal Forum Leadership and Diversity Winter Ball

The London Legal Forum

The University of London Legal Forum is London’s first and only intercollegiate law society. With a free membership and serving over 38 universities, this society uses its exposure to get you the best events with the best firms.

Already, they have arranged a fast-track application scheme with Clifford Chance for their members as well as an exclusive dinner with the EMEA Head of Banking at leading international firm Norton Rose Fulbright. 

As a society that has diversity at its core, representing all of the universities in London, they are also heavily involved with organisations like SEO, Aspiring Solicitors and Bright Network. This December 4th, they will be hosting their Leadership & Diversity Winter Ball at the prestigious Law Society in London. With speakers from SEO, Mayer Brown, Norton Rose Fulbright and more, this event will be the first of its kind and an opportunity for students and professionals alike to be inspired over drinks, canapes and some live jazz music.

To learn more, and sign up for membership visit their website at:
www.londonlegalforum.co.uk

Or check them out on Facebook: 
www.facebook.com/thelondonlegalforum/


The London Legal Forum Leadership and Diversity Winter Ball

As aspiring lawyers and students, we are all aware of the immense challenges we face to achieve the success we want and deserve.

To celebrate our achievements this year, the London Legal Forum will be hosting a ball at the prestigious Law Society on Chancery Lane.

They will also be hosting leading international law firms Norton Rose Fulbright and Mayer Brown, who will be sending partners and senior associates to discuss their journeys into the law and the challenges they faced. Trainees and graduate recruitment will also be in attendance for attendees to network with and celebrate the end of the year.

With free drinks and canapes, as well as live jazz music, this event will be an elegant and stylish way to end your year, meeting and networking with truly inspiring individuals in a beautiful venue.

Speakers from the social mobility charity SEO London, which helps students from lower socio-economic backgrounds get jobs in competitive professions will also be in attendance.

This event is the best value Winter Ball ticket available at the moment, getting you entry, free drinks, canapes and a live jazz pianist all for an early bird price of £9. In addition, courtesy of the Law Society, the LLF is proud to be able to donate its profits from this event to SEO London.

Not only does your ticket buy you a great evening, it makes a real contribution to the furthering of social mobility.

DRESS CODE: Black Tie

Buy tickets here. https://www.studentcentral.london/organisation/LegalForum/

Click ‘Going’ on their Facebook event here. https://www.facebook.com/events/156364574966412/

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Barbri Event
Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

Barbri Event

Did you know that with an LLB you can qualify as a US attorney in as little as 6 months? 

Once you are a qualified US attorney you can also sit the QLTS (Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme) to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales without the need for a training contract!

Join Barbri on Monday 4th December from 6:00-7:00pm at our joint SOAS & LSE presentation held in the Careers Seminar Room (SL62) in Senate House to learn more about how you can qualify as a US attorney. 

Register here: http://ocply.co/barb18-soas-ba-event

 

Keep updated by following the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1980737562169302/

Barbri International’s Managing Director Sarah Hutchinson will be attending to answer your questions!
All attendees will also be entered into a prize draw to win £15! 

About Barbri:
Barbri International help non-US law students prepare for the New York and California state bar exams. LLB graduates are generally eligible to sit the New York bar exam right after graduation.

Their online courses can be completed alongside full-time work or studies (and are cheaper than an LLM).

Visit Barbri’s website for more info: http://ocply.co/barb18-soas-barbr-v

Feel free to like their Facebook page to receive updates about upcoming events and opportunities: https://www.facebook.com/Barbri-International-Brand-Ambassador-at-SOAS-912267912203215/?fref=ts

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Report launch: ‘Criminalisation of Women in Sudan - A need for Fundamental Reform.’
Dec
4
5:15 PM17:15

Report launch: ‘Criminalisation of Women in Sudan - A need for Fundamental Reform.’

Najlaa Ahmed, Dr. Carla Ferstman, Osman Mubarak, Dr. Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker,Dr. Lutz Oette

Date: 4 December 2017 Time: 5:15 PM

Finishes: 4 December 2017 Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: SOAS, Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 4429

Type of Event: Seminar

The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) and the Redress Trust are proud to release a joint publication entitled ‘Criminalisation of Women in Sudan - A need for Fundamental Reform.’

Programme

17:15 - 17:20  Introduction -Dr Lutz Oette, Director, Centre for Human Rights Law, SOAS
17:20 - 17:35  Defending women’s rights in Sudan - Najlaa Ahmed, Lawyer from Sudan
17:35 - 17:50  Public order laws in Sudan and the absolute prohibition of torture - Dr. Carla Ferstman, Director, REDRESS
17:50 - 18:05  Infringement of women’s rights in Sudan: an overview - Osman Mubarak, Sudan based lawyer& Postgraduate student at Essex University
18:05 - 18:20  What possibilities for reform? - Dr. Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker, Professor of international Law and legal researcher (Sudan)
18:20 - 19:00   Moderated discussion

All welcome. Please RSVP at cas@soas.ac.uk

This event has been organised in collaboration with SSSUK, SOAS Centre for Human Rights Law, SIHA and REDRESS

Contact email: cas@soas.ac.uk

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Trinity College Law Review: Call for Submissions (Deadline Reminder)
Dec
4
12:00 PM12:00

Trinity College Law Review: Call for Submissions (Deadline Reminder)

The Trinity College Law Review (TCLR) is Ireland’s oldest and leading student law journal. The TCLR is now accepting submissions for Volume XXI of the print edition and the TCLR Online, our new online companion to the print edition. The Editorial Board accepts papers in English, French, German or Irish.

Publication in the

Trinity College Law Review represents the culmination of valuable legal research and writing and is widely recognised as a significant achievement. We gladly accept articles and casenotes from undergraduates, postgraduates and graduates, on all areas of law. Numerous prizes are available for successful authors: see our website for further details.

The submission deadline for Volume XXI is 21st January 2018. Submissions for publication in the TCLR Online will be accepted throughout the year.

Submission Guidelines:

English articles should be no longer than 10,000 words excluding footnotes. French, German and Irish articles should be no longer than 5,000 words. Case notes should be a maximum of 4,000 words. The Editorial Board may however consider longer scripts.

TCLR Online: papers should be no longer than 5,000 words excluding footnotes.

Authors are required to prepare their submissions in the OSCOLA style which can be found in the Authors’ Guide. The Authors’ Guide also contains a summary of all selection and editing procedures.

Papers should be submitted by email in .doc/.docx format to: submissions@trinitycollegelawreview.org

The e-mail should contain the author's name, year of study, course and contact details (e-mail, phone number and postal address) in the main body of the e-mail with the article attached. The selection process is entirely anonymous. Do not include any indications of your identity in your submission.

We look forward to working with you.

The Editorial Board

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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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 Environmental Governance Beyond Borders: The Impact of European Union’s Normative Power in Non-EU Countries
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Environmental Governance Beyond Borders: The Impact of European Union’s Normative Power in Non-EU Countries

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

Thursday 30 November, 7:00pm-8:30pm,
Room G3 (Main Building, SOAS)


Speakers: Florent Pelsy and Virginie Rouas
(Legal Advisors, Milieu) 


The European Union (EU) is a major economic and political actor on the global stage. As such, its norms and policies can exert considerable influence on non-EU countries. This situation has been visible in the field of environmental governance. Over the last decades, the EU has built a rich and advanced legal and policy framework to protect the environment. On some occasions, the domestic application of EU environmental norms has had direct or indirect consequences in non-EU countries. For example, the REACH Regulation requires both EU and non-EU producers of chemical substances to respect EU standards if they want to enter the EU market. Similarly, foreign airlines operating in the EU have been included in the EU emission trading system. In other instances, the EU has sought to directly influence the way environmental policy is shaped abroad. This is the case of the EU legal framework on FLEGT, which aims to ensure that only legally harvested timber is imported into the EU from African, Asian or Latin countries. Non-environmental EU legislation may also have an influence on environmental governance in non-EU countries. In the sector of financial services, Directive 2013/34/EC on annual financial statements now requires companies, which are active in the extractive industry, to disclose payments to governments in the countries in which they operate.

Florent Pelsy and Virginie Rouas currently work at Milieu, a legal consultancy based in Brussels. Milieu’s core competence originated in EU environmental law and has now extended to other policy areas, such as fundamental rights or public health. Milieu works closely with the EU institutions, other international organizations, and national authorities.  Florent Pelsy is a Senior Legal Advisor with extensive experience in the fields of energy, chemicals and environmental law. Virginie Rouas is a Legal Advisor working on environmental law and justice issues. She wrote her doctoral thesis on human rights and environmental litigation against multinational enterprises in Europe.

Both Florent and Virginie are former SOAS students.

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Global Food Fair - Hosted by LawSoc
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Global Food Fair - Hosted by LawSoc

Calling all SOASians who love to eat!

The SOAS Law Society has got your dinner sorted this Thursday. Just head to JCR for our Global Food Fair. 

We are raising money to support SOAS Law Society events this year by hosting a Food Fair in Senate House. Our Society Members will bring food from the UAE, Nigeria, Pakistan, Italy, and more! 

Come support the Law Society and fill up your plate at our Global Food Fair. As much as you can for £5 and refills for £2!

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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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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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SOAS Exclusive Dinner with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Deadline Reminder)
Nov
30
12:00 AM00:00

SOAS Exclusive Dinner with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Deadline Reminder)

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


The dinner will consist of a 3 course meal.

7 December at 18:30–21:00

The Kitty Hawk (11, 13 &14 South Place, EC2M 7EB London, United Kingdom)
 

To apply, please find the Freshfields Dinner Application attached with further details. Please note the deadline is the 30th November. We look forward to receiving and reviewing your applications!

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

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AMICUS at SOAS presents The Central Park Five
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

AMICUS at SOAS presents The Central Park Five

Join our film screening fundraiser on Wednesday, 29th November from 19:00 in B104 (Brunei Gallery)! We will be screening The Central Park Five, an award-winning documentary by Ken and Sarah Burns about an infamous case of the wrongful conviction and later exoneration of five African-American and Hispanic juveniles for the rape of a jogger in NYC's Central Park in 1989.

The ticket costs £4.77 (£4.00 ticket cost + £0.77 Eventbrite fee) and 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to Amicus and their work representing those on death row in the United States.

There will be baked goods, snacks and drinks at no additional costs.

Please register here.

Please note that you will be able to register at the door but the cost of this will be £5.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Amicus at SOAS

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