Please see below for a list of our recent events and activities
ONLINE STUDENT CONFERENCE
Law Link hosted a conference for 1,000 students from universities across the UK. The conference focused on access to the legal profession for those from under-represented backgrounds. As in previous years, the conference sessions were led by a number of judges, leading barristers and solicitors.
Law Link hosted a conference, at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's Manchester office, for 100 students from universities across the north-west, on access to the legal profession. Speakers including judges, barristers, solicitors and MPs.
COMMERCIAL AWARENESS WORKSHOP
Law Link held a workshop on commercial awareness, at the University of Manchester in collaboration with Urban Lawyers North. The event was attended by students from across the city.
Law Link hosted a workshop, for legal professionals, on how to negotiate successfully. The session was led by Liz Bramon, who helped develop the course on negotiation at Harvard University, and Faria Ali, Chair of Law Link Manchester.
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER LAW FAIR
Law Link Manchester recently participated in the University of Manchester Law Fair where committee members had the chance to interact and engage with aspiring legal professionals from a variety of backgrounds.
MAKING SUCCESSFUL APPLICATIONS
Law Link hosted a Q&A session, at the University of Law, on what it takes to make a successful training contract application. Speakers included graduate recruitment partners from both JMW and Eversheds Sutherland. The session was followed by an opportunity to network with representatives from firms across Manchester.
CAREER WORKSHOPS AT FGS
Law Link ran five workshops at Flixton Girls' School's 'Aspirational Futures Day'. The workshops were led by Faria Ali, Chair of Law Link Manchester with participation by a District Judge and a number of pupil barristers.
CAREER PROGRESSION: BREAKING DOWN THE BARRIERS
A panel discussion focused on breaking down the barriers to career progression. Our distinguished panellists included:
Mike Devlin (President, Manchester Law Society)
Joy Kingsley (Senior Partner, JMW)
Tas Khalid (Partner, JMW)
Sam Vincent (Senior Associate, BCL Legal)
ROUNDTABLE AT THE LAW SOCIETY: WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP IN LAW
Faria Ali, Chair of Law Link attended a roundtable at the Law Society to discuss the issue of progression of BAME women to positions of leadership.
ENGAGING WITH STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
The Law Link team attended the Law and Criminology Fair at the University of Manchester.
BBC ASIAN NETWORK REPORT
Faria Ali, Chair of Law Link, and a number of the network's members provided their views on accessibility to the profession.
WOMEN IN LAW: BREAKING DOWN THE BARRIERS
District Judge Obodai and Naeema Choudry, Partner at Eversheds Sutherlands, provided their insights on the challenges and opportunities that come with being a woman from a BAME background working in the legal profession.
Members of Law Link met for dinner to socialise and network in an informal setting.
Faria Ali, Chair of Law Link Manchester and Judge Jinder Singh Boora led a brainstorming session at which members of Law Link set out their goals and objectives for the network.