Keep Calm Talk Law

Keep Calm Talk Law (www.keepcalmtalklaw.co.uk) is an online law journal written by students for students. It is searching for new writers: enthusiastic aspiring lawyers who want to take advantage of the platform and an opportunity to have their voices heard.

In particular, KCTL is looking for new regular writers, the lifeblood of its operation, and will also accept contributions from guest writers.

Throughout its time in operation, KCTL has published 508 articles and, at its peak, was drawing in just under 100,000 readers. Its writers have used their experience with the journal – particularly the way in which it has developed their awareness of commercial current affairs – to secure Training Contracts at a number of major firms, including Magic Circle, Silver Circle and large US outfits. As well as that, two writers have – as a direct result of their writing for KCTL – had articles published in The Guardian. 

And, with law very much at the centre of life thanks to topics such as Brexit, tribunal fees, prison reform and even the changing shape of the US Supreme Court, the journal is recruiting new team members to ensure there is a place for accessible, informed and engaging discussions about the law from younger members of the legal community.

A regular writer would be expected to submit one article a month – of maximum 2,000 words in length – on a contemporary legal issue. Guest writers can submit a piece of similar length on a one-time or occasional basis.

Both groups of writers are provided with unrivalled editorial support: each article receives on average two hours of editing work from three separate editors, one of whom will be a subject specialist. Furthermore, writing with KCTL can help consolidate the work put in for your law degree by allowing you to research and develop further your ideas on a supervision/seminar topic, be used on your applications for training contracts and an excellent way to help develop your ability to write and explore topics. 

More details on this excellent opportunity can be found on the KCTL website.

Brexit's financial and legal implications on EU citizens

The KCL Bulgarian Society will be holding an event to discuss Brexit's financial and legal implications on EU citizens on 25th May at 6.30pm at Somerset House. The guest panel will discuss the legal and financial implications that might affect EU citizens, who live and work in the UK, followed by a Q&A session and networking.

The guest panel will feature the following speakers:

-Simeon Djankov
http://www.lse.ac.uk/fmg/people/SimeonDjankov.aspx
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simeon_Djankov

-Kamen Shoylev
http://www.newbalkanslawoffice.com/our-team/kamen-shoylev

Purchase your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brexits-financial-and-legal-implications-on-eu-citizens-tickets-33315068266?aff=efbevent

 

Breaking The Class Ceiling: from child refugee to barrister

The KCL Somali Society are hosting a top barrister, Hashi Mohamed, who began as a child refugee. He will be talking about the unwritten rules you must learn to get a top job. Hashi Mohamed came to the UK aged nine, as an unaccompanied child refugee, knowing little English. His academic achievements at school were far from stellar. He attributes his success to his mentors and will be talking about how they helped him achieve his goals of becoming a barrister.


Please note that there are only a number of tickets available and booking is required to guarantee you a place. Tickets can be found here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/breaking-the-class-ceiling-from-child-refugee-to-barrister-tickets-33565472231?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-

BARBRI INTERNATIONAL: Interested in qualifying as a US attorney?

Interested in qualifying as a US attorney? Sign up to Barbri International, the number one Bar review program with alumni such as Barack Obama. Barbri offers an alternative route into commercial law by gaining extra qualifications to work internationally!  

Sign up to their mailing list to receive relevant updates about events/open days: http://bit.ly/barbrisignup-KCL.

Check out their website here: http://bit.ly/ownthebar-KCL

The KCL Crisis Team


Apply for the position of International Law Counsel in the upcoming Kashmir Crisis Simulation. 5 positions available. *Knowledge of Public International Law is essential*

The KCL Crisis Team organises Crisis Simulations that see more than 100 students involved each year. Previous attendees were from Princeton University, Leiden, Sciences Po and King’s.

The upcoming Simulation (24-26 February) focuses on the Crisis in Kashmir and includes Counsel for five committees: India, Pakistan, China, United States and Kashmir. During the Simulation, the role of each Counsel is to advise on questions of International Law, such as the use of force (drones), water resources and statehood.

Each Counsel will be trained and provided with a reading list three weeks in advance.

*Knowledge of Public International Law is essential* Students who are currently taking the PIL module at King’s may also apply.

Please send your CV and a simple 250-word Cover Letter outlining your interest to kclcrisisteam@gmail.com. Mention your committee preference in the Cover Letter. For further information please contact dano.brossmann@kcl.ac.uk

Application deadline (extended): 17 January 2017
Date of event: 24-26 February 201
Venue: King’s College London

 

 

Women at the Commercial Bar Open Day - One Essex Court


Over the last few years, we have realised that fewer women than we would like are applying for a career at the commercial Bar. In order to encourage women to consider a career at the Bar, One Essex Court is offering an Open Day on 2 March 2017 to allow students to learn more about life at the commercial Bar for women.

This one-day event, which will be hosted by barristers and clerks from One Essex Court, will include talks and advice sessions, interactive activities and networking opportunities all aimed at providing students with an invaluable insight into the life and work of successful female commercial barristers. The event is open to women and men and to law and non-law students.

We welcome applications from students in any year of undergraduate or postgraduate study and any discipline. The application form can be downloaded from our website http://www.oeclaw.co.uk/pupillage/open-day and must be submitted by 26 January 2017. Consideration will be given to all applications received by that date and up to 30 successful applications will be selected.  We will notify successful applicants by email by 16 February 2017 and will reimburse reasonable travel expenses.

One Essex Court is a leading set of barristers’ Chambers, specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration. Our work embraces all aspects of domestic and international trade, commerce and finance.