Discuss Insight Day
Get an insight into careers in commercial law before starting university!
Closing date: Sunday 15th July 2018, 23:59
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 on Tuesday 7th August from 10am-2pm at Slaughter and May, 1 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8YY!
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, Clifford Chance, 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 7th August 2018 from 10am-2pm at Slaughter and May, a commercial law firm.
- You will learn about Slaughter and May, 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 2018
- 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?
Interested students should apply for the Discuss Insight Day below. The deadline for applications is Sunday 15th July 2018 at 23:59. To find out more about the Discuss Insight Day, please contact Alexander Olive at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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