STEM in Law: Ask the expertsBy Osborne Clarke
A STEM background hones literacy, numeracy and analytical skills – all of which are excellent attributes for a lawyer and transferable to all areas of law. It can be particularly valuable in fields such as intellectual property (IP), where an understanding of the science underpinning a patented product can vastly improve your ability to offer exceptional legal advice and build lasting client relationships.
Osborne Clarke is an award-winning multinational law firm. With 26 global offices we’re proud to say that our influence and impact can be applied almost anywhere. The core sectors we work in all thrive on innovation (Tech, Media & Comms, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Real Estate & Infrastructure, Retail & Consumer and Transport & Automotive). Our sector teams include lawyers from all legal disciplines, effortlessly blending expertise, insight and enthusiasm. Crucially, we think sector-first, organising ourselves around the current affairs and future challenges of the industries we serve, rather than traditional legal practice areas.
Like any private practice, legal expertise is at the heart of everything we do. But we also understand that when our employees come from a diverse range of academic backgrounds, we build the strongest teams and produce our most outstanding work for clients.
This session will be focussed on our IP practice and what makes STEM students and graduates fantastic aspiring lawyers. Our Head of Life Sciences, Will James, will be joined by Chris Pratt (Associate Director) and Sian Edmonds (Associate, who trained at OC) to discuss the value that a STEM background can bring to legal practice. They'll also be talking about the exciting work that our IP team have been getting stuck into and how you can make the steps to explore a legal career for yourself. This live session will also include time for attendees to ask questions.