Discuss Insight Day

Get an insight into careers in commercial law before starting university!

Applications are now open – please submit by 23:59 on Sunday 23rd June 2019.

Have you ever wondered what exactly a commercial lawyer does? Do you want to find out how to gain work experience with commercial law firms during university? If so, you should come to the Discuss Insight Day in summer 2019!

What is Discuss?

Discuss is a training programme for brilliant first year university students, from all subject disciplines, who are interested in City Law.

  • Students receive one to one sessions with expert coaches who have worked at the following top City law firms: Allen & Overy, Herbert Smith Freehills, Slaughter and May and Travers Smith.
  • These sessions aim to improve each student's chances of securing a vacation scheme (i.e. work experience) or training contract at a law firm in their second year of university.
  • Students on the programme also get to visit each of the five firms, where they speak with lawyers and take part in negotiation skills workshops.

What will happen on the Discuss Insight Day?

The Discuss Insight Day will be taking place on Wednesday 14th August 2019 at a commercial law firm in London.

  • You will learn about commercial law firms, and what their trainee lawyers do on a daily basis.
  • There will also be an opportunity to develop your commercial awareness and learn how to apply this in future applications to law firms.
  • Finally, all Discuss Insight Day attendees will have the chance to submit their Discuss applications before starting at university, giving them a head start (as other applicants won't know about the opportunity until they get to university!)

Who can apply to the Discuss Insight Day?

To apply students must:

  • Be in Year 13, with plans to attend university in September/October 2019
  • Be from a lower socioeconomic status group, for example, having received free school meals or being the first generation in their family to attend university, or having experienced other forms of social disadvantage.
  • Be predicted AAB at A Level (or equivalent).

Please note: You do not need to study law to be a lawyer, so you can come to this event no matter what degree you plan on studying!

How to apply?

Applications are now open. Please apply by 23:59 on Sunday 23rd June.

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