Introducing Half-Year Memberships


Valid from 1 Jan to 1 May, the Half-Year KCL Law Society Membership will entitle you to attend the following exclusive, members-only events taking place in the Winter Semester. In addition, you will save 25 GBP off of your standard ticket price for the Annual Law Ball.

A Day in the Life of a Judge
Speed Mentoring with
White & Case
KCLLS Novice Moot with the University of Law
Career Workshop with Weil
Networking Drinks with Allen & Overy
Mooting Workshop with Herbert Smith Freehills
Spring Workshop with Linklaters
Negotiation Competition with Cleary Gottlieb
Commercial Awareness with Macfarlanes

As a member, you will also receive priority placement for our US Firms Panel taking place on 17 January with Latham & Watkins, Sidley Austin, Weil, Kirkland & Ellis and Cleary Gottlieb.

What are you waiting for? Click the button below to purchase your Half-Year Membership for only 14.99 GBP.

René Cassin: ‘Human Writes’ essay competition.

Our question this year is: ‘Theresa May calls modern slavery “the great human rights issue of our time”. Do you agree with her?’

Entries will be judged by Joshua Rozenberg, Britain’s leading commentator on the law.

There are two categories: one for 18 and under, another for 19 and over.

First prize will receive:

·Publication on the René Cassin website

·Copy of Monsieur René Cassin’s biography

·£100

The deadline is the 6 February 2017th.

For more information please visithttp://www.renecassin.org/rene-cassin-human-writes-2016-essay-competition-now-open/ or emailhannah.richter@renecassin.org with any questions.

A Career at Clifford Chance for 1st/2nd Years (Application Req.)


Apply to be one of thirty students to meet Clifford Chance at the firm's office on the 23rd of November between 6-9PM.

In this interactive session, we will start by trying to help you answer one vital question: Is a career at Clifford Chance right for you? We will give you an idea of the kind of commitment and motivation we look for in our trainees, and we will help you to understand how you can highlight your strengths throughout our recruitment process. we will discuss techniques for dealing with nerves, answering tricky questions and how we assess your personal skills and qualities.

After registering for this event, please send your CV with the title "A Career at Clifford Chance Application" immediately to kcllsapplications@gmail.com. Registration ends at noon, Friday 18 November. Successful applicants will be notified by Monday 21st of November at noon. You will not be notified unless your application has been successful. This event is for 1st and 2nd year KCL students only.

Dress Code: Business Attire

***Please be aware that this event is subject to the KCLLS Non-Attendance Policy. Read the policy to avoid being blacklisted for all future events. This event is for KCL students only. For any questions or concerns please email kcllsgeneral@gmail.com. As a general policy, we do not encourage students to skip any of their academic commitments to attend this event.

***The KCL Law Society kickstarts your career in law by connecting you with the top legal practitioners in London. We also organize a variety of enjoyable social events, moots, debates and negotiation competitions and help you develop the necessary skills to succeed.

Become a member today @ http://bit.ly/kclls-membership and download the KCL Law Society App @ www.kcllsapp.com

Debate Mate Opportunity

DEBATE MATE OPPORTUNITY

Get paid to work for an educational charity whilst you're still a student!
Debate Mate is an international educational charity that runs after-school debating clubs in areas of high child poverty, using students from top UK universities as inspiring peer-to-peer mentors. Our programme gives disadvantaged young people the skills needed to become exceptional young leaders – confidence, interpersonal communication skills and higher order thinking.

Debate Mate is looking for engaging, confident and passionate King’s students to become mentors on our Core Programme, as well as take part in other Debate Mate events. The programme involves running a weekly after-school debate club, for 16 weeks, on a day of the week that suits you. We’ll pay you £20 for each one-hour session (and reimburse your travel costs) and £30-90 for any competition days – over £500 for the year!

We provide comprehensive training to make sure you’re prepared and will conduct a DBS check on your behalf. Not only does work for Debate Mate look fantastic on your CV, it is an incredibly rewarding and inspiring way to spend your time as a student. In addition, Debate Mate is also in partnership with companies such as Deutsche Bank, Deloitte, The Economist, Teach First, Artemis Investment Management, Credit Suisse, Nomura, Simmons and Simmons, and Slaughter and May offering a wide range of connections and opportunities for all its mentors.


https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DebateMate2016

Multiculturalism in the City: The Challenges and Opportunities

The Herbert Smith Freehills Multiculturalism Network is delighted to invite you to its second panel event, Multiculturalism in the City: The Challenges and Opportunities

Date:

Tuesday 11 October 2016

Time:

18.30 - 20.30

Venue:

Exchange House, Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EGPlease click here to view map

Join us for an honest and open discussion on how multiculturalism and diversity affects the graduate population. Our experienced panel of speakers will discuss the implications of these topics on their careers thus far, and guests will be provided with an opportunity to network with the panel and Herbert Smith Freehills staff.

Our panel includes:

Tunde Okewale MBE – criminal barrister at Doughty Chambers; winner of the inaugural Chambers & Partners award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity

Tan Ikram – District Judge; Law Society Social Mobility Ambassador

Asad Dhunna – Associate Director at Weber Shandwick and writer; has written for the Independent and the Huffington Post on issues such as being a young, gay Muslim working in the City

Veronica Roberts, Chair – Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills


Herbert Smith Freehills is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We take an inclusive approach to diversity including initiatives encompassing gender, race, age, religion and belief, sexual orientation, disability and social inclusion. We recognise and appreciate all of the differences that make each of us unique. Upholding a culture of inclusion that fosters these differences is imperative for our business and the diverse clients and communities in which we live and work.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact graduatesuk@hsf.com.

Legal Intern at The Post Office

For More Information Visit the URL Here - https://app.joblab.com/vacancy/11075

The Post Office Legal Team are responsible for managing all aspects of legal risk, as well as identifying and solving strategic and operational legal issues. This is in order to provide comprehensive and accurate advice to the business on a wide-ranging set of complex issues. 

As a Legal Intern, you’ll be reviewing an extensive range of contracts to identify key clauses, and summarising any contractual obligations. You’ll also upload our contracts on to our in-house system. Additionally, you will support our lawyers with legal research as and when required. 

To succeed in this role you’ll be able to think logically and laterally – and have an ability to communicate at all levels (including the most senior) in a clear and concise way. You’ll also have a good eye for detail – and able to utilise your strong organisational, diary management and prioritisation skills to support the team with administrative and project support. 

The Post Office Legal Team was recognised as one of the top In-House Retail Teams at the Lawyer Awards 2016 – and in this role you’ll gain invaluable insight and experience. This is a great opportunity if you’re looking to develop a career in law or have already completed your law degree – and seeking appropriate work experience to enhance your training contract applications. 

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The purpose of the role

This purpose of the role is to provide legal, administrative and project support to the Post Office’s Legal Team.

The Legal Team are responsible for managing all aspects of legal risk, identifying and solving strategic and operational legal issues and providing understandable, accurate and timely advice to the business on a very wide-ranging and changing set of complex issues. 
The team includes financial services, commercial, litigation, employment, public procurement, competition and property lawyers. In-house expertise is typically complemented by the use of external legal advisers and secondees.

This role would suit candidates are either interested in a career in law or who have already completed their qualifying law degree and are seeking tangible and appropriate work experience to enhance training contract applications.

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Key areas of accountability: 
• Reviewing an extensive range of contracts, identifying key clauses, and summarising contractual obligations. 
• Managing records/contracts ensuring effective and efficient filing and retrieval systems. 
• Uploading contracts on to the Bravo system. 
• Producing a variety of documents, mail and presentation materials. 
• Handling work of a highly confidential and sensitive nature. 
• Providing administrative and project support to the members of the legal team. 
• Assisting lawyers with legal research.

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Dimensions of the role

Key stakeholders
• Corporate Services Director
• Group Legal Director
• Heads of Legal
• Lawyers

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Knowledge and skills
• At least educated to A Level standard or equivalent
• A keen interest in Law
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
• High level of organisation, diary management and prioritisation skills
• High level of general administrative and data handling skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Effective people management skills

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Location
London – Finsbury Dials

Volunteers Wanted: CoachBright

If you're hoping to get involved in some VOLUNTEERING this academic year, look no further!


CoachBright are currently recruiting students to work with school pupils from low-income families to help them get into university.

You can apply online at bit.ly/coachbright. It's just 1 hour per week for 7 weeks. The programme uses a combination of tutoring, mentoring and coaching (which you get training in) to help raise the pupils grades, confidence and expectations.


As only 18% of pupils on free school meals go on to university compared to 96% of private school children, CoachBright helps those who need it most.

Thank you.
 

Brand Ambassador: Barbri International

Did you know that International qualifications are growing increasingly popular as an enhanced route into commercial law?

With famous alumni like Barack Obama, Barbri International is an international training provider with a difference!

Do you study a pure law degree?

Do you think you have what it takes to be the next Brand Ambassador for Barbri International?

They are finalising the team this week so send your written application THIS THURSDAY before roles are filled!
http://bit.ly/barbriapply1

Being a Brand Ambassador shows employers you have the relevant skills that can help boost your early career.

Feel free to email ellie@rmpenterprise.co.uk if you have any questions.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

Paid Work Experience Opportunity at Abbas Media Law

Paid work experience opportunity at Abbas Media Law, London

Abbas Media Law is a niche London law firm (regulated by the BSB) and a leading firm advising on television and film content law and regulation in the UK. 

We are inviting applications from second and third year law undergraduates and law postgraduates interested in a career in media law to join us at our London offices in order to provide paid freelance administrative assistance.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a bright, outgoing student with a genuine interest in media law and regulation. Work will include:

- One day a week at our Kensington Office for an initial term of 12 weeks (some flexibility as to exact times/dates). The role can be performed as either one full day or split across two half days to fit course commitments.

- The role will largely involve administrative assistance and research, helping us to build our in house media law and regulation resources. There will also be opportunities where appropriate to experience advisory work e.g. reviewing scripts, films and television programmes. The successful candidate may also be required to assist with our social media communications and in the production and marketing of our media law magazine zoom-in, which is now distributed as a supplement to Broadcast magazine, and has a circulation in excess of 70,000.

£10 per hour.

To read more about our firm visit abbasmedialaw.com

To read the latest issue of Zoom-in visit http://abbasmedialaw.com/zoom-in-magazine/zoom-magazine-autumn-issue

Candidates are invited to send an up to date CV and covering letter to clare@abbasmedialaw.com by 4pm 7st October.  Shortlisted candidates will then be invited for interview later in October.