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Thu 21 September, 2017

This event, run by the Pupillage Advice Service at City, takes place between 2pm and 5pm.

More info coming soon!

The Rt. Hon. Maria Miller MP (Chair of the Women and Equalities Select Committee) will open the event. The authors - Marc Mason (University of Westminster) and Steven Vaughan (UCL Faculty of Laws) - will then speak to their research results. Following the result, a panel, with representatives from the BSB, FreeBar, BLAGG and 29 Bedford Row, will offer some short reflections on the research.

Where: Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, Marylebone, London

Time: 7-9pm

Find out full event details and book via UCL events.

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Thu 5 October, 2017
The times they are a-changing - or are they? Do female lawyers need to be Superwoman to survive? Is motherhood welcomed, tolerated or rejected at the Bar? What makes for a successful advocate? Is gender relevant? What about career progression? Are women fairly represented on the Bench and in its most senior courts? Is there practice or appointment discrimination and if so what is being done about it? This lecture (speaker: Jo Delahunty QC) will explore the reality of life at the Bar and why vocation matters. Time: 6pmLocation: St Barndard's Inn Hall No charge for entry and no advance booking, but it is first-come, first served on arrival. For venue information see the Gresham College website.

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Wed 11 October, 2017

Authors of the very popular 'Path to Pupillage' Â (Georgina Wolfe - 5 Essex Court and Alexander Robson - Littleton Chambers) come to talk to City students.

Time: 6.15pm

Location: Atkin Building Lecture Theatre

In this lecture, Professor Fiona MacMillan of the Law School at Birkbeck, University of London, examines current issues of Intellectual Property Law and Cultural Property Law with a focus on market pressures and community values.

Event Location: DLG19, Rhind Building

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Sat 21 October, 2017

This Fair is an opportunity for students to gain further insight into the career at the Bar by meeting members of different chambers and organisations, the Inns and Bar Council offering information and opportunities.

This is the only fair that is run by the Bar to ensure it is fully representative of the Bar.

Location: The University of Law, 2 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8HQ

Time: 10-4

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The Dickson Poon School of Law 43rd Annual Lecture is given by Mrs Danielle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank.


Edmond Safra Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, Kings College London

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The 2017 annual lecture, will be delivered by Max Hill QC who will be talking about his work as Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. The lecture is open to the general public but JUSTICE members and Friends will be given priority booking. The lecture will be followed by drinks and canapes.

JUSTICE members will get priority booking for the lecture, which begins at 6.30pm.

Location: Shearman & Sterling LLP, 9 Appold St, London EC2A 2AP.

Be sure to reserve your ticket in advance.

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Barristers from Hardwicke Chambers give their top tips on how to handle this tricky part of the interview.

Time: 6.15pm

Location: Atkin Building Lecture Theatre

Rob Robson gives this useful talk on how to carry out research for your interviews. More info to follow.

Time: 10:30

A panel including barristers from 5 Essex Court, Landmark, 2 Temple Gardens, Henderson, Cloisters and Hardwicke will take participants through how to complete the gateway form.

Time: 6.15pm

Location: Student Common Room

Practitioners from 5 Essex Court, Landmark, 2 Temple Gardens, One Essex Court, Garden Court and Cloisters will be on hand to talk you through how to perform in pupillage interviews.

Time: 6.15pm

Location: Student Common Room

Robin Sellers QEB and City Law School will take participants through tips on how to carry out bail apps and pleas in mitigation.

Time: 10.30-12

Estanis Bouza-Ortin from the City Careers Service will run through advice for the competency-based questions in interview.

Time: 2.30-3.30

Location TBC

What role do children play in the family trial? The case concerns their future: how is their voice heard? What happens if they hold the key to the issues before the court? Should they give evidence, hear evidence? Should they meet the judge deciding their futures? How does the court reduce the risk that the trial experience itself harms the child it is seeking to protect? In this lecture I will explore whether the family court system is t for purpose when it comes to dealing with the children at the heart of its deliberations. Speaker: Jo Delahunty QC

Time: 6pm

Location: St Barnard's Inn Hall

No charge for entry and no advance booking, but it is first-come, first served on arrival.

For venue information see the Gresham College website.

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David Gilchrist from the City Careers Service talks through alternative careers if you've decided pupillage is not for you.

Time: 10.30-12

Location TBC

Who does the story belong to: the family or society? Where and how are the lines drawn? Until relatively recently the Family Court door was closed to all save the parties and professionals involved in the case. A 2014 initiative aimed to secure an immediate and significant change in practice to usher in greater understanding of the way in which the courts operate. The aim was to improve public awareness of the court process and to increase confidence in its actions. Transparency was the watch word of the day. Has it worked?

Speaker: Jo Delahunty QC

Time: 6pm

Location: St Barnard's Inn Hall

No charge for entry and no advance booking, but it is first-come, first served on arrival.

For venue information see the Gresham College website

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It offers a wide selection of American Journals with extensive coverage, eg. Harvard Law Review (1887-), Yale Law Journal (1891-).

Its collection of English journals is growing and key ones to remember are as follows: Cambridge Law Journal (1921-), Industrial Law Journal (1972-1997), International and Comparative Law Quarterly (1952-), Law Quarterly Review (1885-), Legal Studies (1981-)

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