AUGUST 2-3

March 3rd, 2022
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM GMT

NO TRAVEL NEEDED

NO TRAVEL NEEDED

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LEARN & NETWORK

LEARN & NETWORK

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Agenda

March 3, 2022 09:00

Welcome by Chambers Student

Welcome to the Chambers Gen Z Summit by Leah Henderson, Global Head of Talent. 

March 3, 2022 09:15

Applications & Interviews: How to market yourself and stand out from the competition

This session with our expert panel will look at:

  • Addressing FAQs e.g. How important are grades?
  • How important is legal work experience?
  • Addressing FAQs e.g. How important are grades?
  • How important is legal work experience?
  • How to demonstrate commercial awareness Common interview questions to expect and what interviewers are looking for What makes a candidate memorable?

Annabel Hale
Graduate Recruitment & Development Manager, Wedlake Bell LLP

Claire Livingstone
Senior Associate at Wiggin

David Hopkins
Barrister at 39 Essex

Rhia Lyon
Assistant Editor at Chambers and Partners

March 3, 2022 10:15

Networking Break

March 3, 2022 10:30

Covid-19 and the legal profession: tech, culture and practices

Our second panel will look at:

  • How virtual working has transformed the way lawyers work.
  • How law firm culture has adapted during the pandemic.
  • Which practices were most affected and which are still feeling the effects? What are the long-term implications that will affect legal work? E.g. bankruptcy, M&A activity downturn and uptick, litigation backlogs, employment law.
  • The impact of Covid-19 on compensation and trainee retention.

Jeremy Coleman
Head of Innovation at Norton Rose Fulbright

Natalie Bertram
Content and Research Manager at Chambers Student

Sarah Cowlishaw
Graduate Recruitment Partner at Covington & Burling

March 3, 2022 11:30

Networking Break

March 3, 2022 11:45

Diversity & inclusion: where is the legal profession now?

Paul Rance will moderate a panel of leading professionals to discuss diversity and inclusion within the legal market. The discussion will cover:

  • How law firm initiatives have evolved in recent years
  • Key focuses for the future
  • Diversity at the Bar
  • Key stats: market overview

 

Bernadette Smith
Barrister at 1 MCB

Conway Blake
International Counsel at Debevoise

James Shaw
Barrister at Gatehouse Chambers

Jerry Gallagher
Director of HR & Diversity – International at Sidley Austin

Paul Rance
Research and Content Manager at Chambers

March 3, 2022 12:45

Lunch/ Networking Break

March 3, 2022 13:15

Becoming a lawyer at a global firm

Our fourth panel will look at opportunities within global firms: 

  • What is an international lawyer?
  • Who should apply to global law firms? Which candidates are the attractive to employers?
  • How can students demonstrate their interest on their CV?
  • How important are language skills?
  • What career opportunities does a training contract with a global firm lead to later?

Arjun Dhar
Trainee Solicitor at Goodwin

Ben Parry
Graduate Recruitment Partner and Training Principal at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Ester Toumpouris
Partner at Ince

Rebecca Botthamley
Partner - Corporate & Securities at Mayer Brown

Leah Henderson
Global Talent Head of Research at Chambers and Partners

March 3, 2022 14:15

Networking Break

March 3, 2022 14:30

How to boost your employability as a 1st year student

Our final panel will look at:

  • What opportunities are available to first years with law firms?
  • How to get the most out of firm open days?
  • Firms’ vac schemes and campus ambassador roles.
  • What other experience can students get that will boost their employability?
  • Non-law students: what can non-law students do to get a sense of whether the profession is right for them? Plus the advantages of a non-law background.

Catherine Morgan
Employability Group Manager, The University of Law, Manchester

Helen McNally
Careers Advisor Cardiff University

Imogen Hanson
Employer Relations and Development Adviser (Legal & Multilaterals) at King’s College London

Kate Bassett
Head of Careers at BPP University

Megan Hulme
Third seat trainee at Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Harry Cerasale
Content and Research Manager at Chambers and Partners

March 3, 2022 15:30

Goodbye and Wrap Up by Chambers Student

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