Written by Society of Black Lawyers
October 17, 2010
TEST LEGAL FUTURES 2010 is the first national conference of its kind, aimed at creating a forum for African, Caribbean, Asian and ethnic minority law students to network with each other, share experiences and highlight the challenges as well as the opportunities that exist for those seeking to pursue a career in the law.
Organised jointly by the Society of Black Lawyers and the NUS Black Students’ Campaign, LEGAL FUTURES 2010 will inspire, motivate and provide guidance to ethnic minority law students and those who aspire to study law.
The conference is scheduled to take place on Saturday 6th November 2010 at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Conference topics include:
•The future of the legal profession
•Life and debt: The political economy of legal education & training
•Expanding your horizons: the global market for legal services
•Qualifications are not enough: gaining legal experience & enhancing your employability
•A national law student network: the value of building alliances and self-organisation
Conference workshops include:
•What kind of lawyer do I want to be?
•CV Surgery: review your resumé
•The art of advocacy
•Against all odds: Improve your chances of securing a pupillage
•Signing on the dotted line: Securing a training contract
Confirmed speakers include:
•Carolyn Downs, Chief Executive, Legal Services Commission
•Sue Nelson, Chair, Equality and Diversity Committee, The Law Society
•Julie Bishop, Director, Law Centres Federation
•Melinda Hightower, National Chair, National Black Law Students Association, USA
Attendance at the conference is FREE. Register online at CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
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