Law Link Student Conference

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further information about law link: Please see here for further details in relation to the organisation.  You can find our LinkedIn page at bit.ly/LawLinkedInUK and our twitter handle is @LawLink_MCR.

Further information about how to register for the conference: We are currently asking people to sign up for the conference using Eventbrite. The relevant page is at bit.ly/LLCONF2021.

Further information about the student conference: As mentioned above, we are hosting the conference virtually this year, over the course of 4 days. Given the virtual nature of the conference, we are able to open it up to students from across the UK.

The conference has a number of objectives including:

  • inspiring students by raising the visibility of role models;
  • providing students with an insight into the professional lives of those pursuing a legal career thereby allowing them to make an informed decision about the career path they choose to pursue; and
  • providing students with the tools to navigate the application and interview process in a way that gives them the best chance of success.

The conference will be constituted of the following sessions:

  • 6 April 2021 (6:30 – 7:30 pm):
    • Panel discussion on multiculturalism in the legal profession: the challenges and the opportunities. The speakers for this session will be:
      • Hammad Akhtar (Partner, Pinsent Masons) (Chair)
      • Tan Ikram (Senior District Judge);
      • Ashar Qureshi (Partner, Fried Frank);
      • Sahar Farooqi (DAC Beachcroft); and
      • Habibunnisha Patel (General Counsel, Save the Children).
  • 7 April 2021 (6:30 – 7:30 pm):
    • Q&A session on life at a law firm. The speakers for this session will be:
      • Ayesha Nayyar (Partner, Nayyar Solicitors) (Chair);
      • Harold Brako (Partner, Addleshaw Goddard);
      • Tasnim Khalid (Partner, JMW);
      • Koser Shaheen (Professional Support Lawyer, HM Treasury and Chair of Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division at the Law Society); and
      • Orin Begum (Associate, Clifford Chance).
  • Q&A session of life at the bar. The speakers for this session will be:
    • Sally Penni MBE (Barrister, Kenworthy’s Chambers) (Chair);
    • Sam Karim QC (Barrister, King’s Chambers);
    • Aarif Abraham (Barrister, Garden Court North Chambers);
    • Kalsoom Maqsood (Barrister, Nine St John Street); and
    • Sophia Baig (Barrister, Trinity Chambers).

Attendees to choose relevant session.

 

  • 8 April 2021 (6:30 – 7:30 pm):
    • Workshop on CV and interview skills (training contract application). The speaker for this session will be Hammad Akhtar.
    • Workshop on CV and interview skills (pupillage application). The speakers for this session will be:
      • Kawsar Zaman (Barrister, No5 Chambers);
      • Prudence Beaumont (Barrister, Deans Court Chambers); and
      • Anam Khan (Barrister, Lincoln House Chambers).

Attendees to choose relevant session.

 

  • 9 April 2021 (1:30 – 2:30 pm):
    • Workshop on commercial awareness. The speaker for this session will be Faria Ali (Chair, Law Link & Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills)