Event Spotlight: Diverse Legal Leaders

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Welcome to the official highlights page for Diverse Legal Leaders! Our final law-focused event of the season is designed to support aspiring lawyers (no matter your degree background) learn more about the legal sector and start building the key foundations and connections to secure your next role.

Check out this wrap up reel from 2023!

Meet different types of firms

Attending Diverse Legal Leaders is a perfect opportunity to explore different specialisms across the sector. Whether it’s a regional or American legal firm, different employers have a range of practice areas and it’s important to find a firm that matches your values and goals. You may come across a firm you’ve never even heard of before, but their culture and career opportunities may really stand out to you as somewhere you envision your future career.

Check out the type of firms we’ve had join us at Diverse Legal Leaders:

American firms including Akin, Covington & Burling, DechertJones Day, Sidley Austin

Commercial firms including BristowsClyde & Co, Herbert Smith Freehills, MacfarlanesMishcon De ReyaRPC

International law firm including DLA Piper

Magic circle law firms including Allen & Overy and Slaughter and May

Multi-specialist firm including PwC

Regional firms including Osborne Clarke and TLT LLP

The event gave me an opportunity to gain insight into top law firms and it also allowed me to expand my network even further! Hearing from the panellists was extremely helpful and seeing so many people from such diverse backgrounds was greatly empowering. Overall, it was a well organised event - Claire

Boost your commercial awareness

Many students are familiar with the importance of having a solid understanding of commercial awareness—a key skill highly sought after by many leading employers. The ability to effectively apply this knowledge in applications and interviews can set you apart as an outstanding candidate.

For aspiring lawyers, gaining insights into the legal sector, along with an awareness of the industry’s challenges and opportunities, is essential. This is where Diverse Legal Leaders come in!

Connecting with industry experts and gaining a first-hand understanding of life in the law sector can significantly enhance your commercial awareness. If you're eager to improve this skill, take the opportunity to ask questions during networking sessions, such as asking, How can I effectively showcase [skill like commercial awareness or communication] in my applications?



Entering the sector from a non-legal background

Did you know that a whole host of leading law firms look for candidates from any degree discipline? Don’t let what you study hold you back!

Whether you’re studying History or Philosophy to Economics, attending events like Diverse Legal Leaders is a prime opportunity to feel inspired by legal leaders who were once in your shoes! You’ll learn from their career journeys, gain tailored advice, and learn about what key transferable skills you can draw on in your applications and interviews. No matter where you are in your career journey, attending event like this will put you in a prime position for your future.

Fantastic event, which truly felt like it opened the doors to understanding my career path - Kahlil

Keen to make your move into the legal sector? Keep any eye out on the event hub for upcoming events!

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