City Solicitors Horizons is supported by the City of London Solicitors’ Company, the City Solicitors’ Educational Trust (CSET), The Legal Education Foundation (TLEF) and leading City law firms.
About the City Solicitors Horizons programme:
50 talented first year undergraduates studying any degree discipline but interested in pursuing a career in law will be selected to complete an outstanding three-year support programme featuring:
- Classroom and one-to-one training sessions
- Personal mentoring by lawyers at participating leading law firms
- Annual work experience placements with leading legal employers
About SEO London:
SEO is a diversity focused charity that helps students from under-represented backgrounds achieve their full career potential. In the last 15 years we have helped more than 5,000 talented undergraduates secure extremely competitive internships and graduate full time positions with more than 60 of the UK’s leading employers, including many leading City law firms.
How to apply:
Applications are open until 10 December 2017! Please click here to apply. If you have already applied to SEO London you will still need to apply to the CSH programme.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so those interested in applying are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Places will be confirmed in late December 2017.
Students will be selected based on social mobility criteria, academic performance and their commitment to pursuing a legal career. To apply, you:
- Must have been educated at a state funded school (at any point of your academic studies) and either:
- a) be of the first generation of your immediate family to attend university; or
- b) have been eligible for free school meals or some other form of income-related financial assistance; or
- c) have been in care/are a care leaver.
- Be reasonably committed at this stage of your university course to joining the legal profession; and
- Have, in the judgement of your university, a strong potential to succeed academically.
- You must also study at a university based in London or the south east of England. (Please see FAQs for more details.)
OPEN: A careers event for disabled undergraduates – hosted by My Plus Consulting on behalf of the law firms who are attending
28 November 2017
This uniquely interactive event is designed to provide people with disabilities and long-term health conditions an insight into the true nature of the opportunities for graduates interested in pursuing a career in law. With contributions from some of the world’s leading law firms, it will help you to develop your understanding of the industry and the support that is available.
The event is being held by the biggest names in law, including Linklaters, Baker & McKenzie and Hogan Lovells. They are looking forward to meeting talented first and second year students (graduating 2019 and 2020).
The event will cover areas such as:
- An introduction to the legal sector
- How to approach the recruitment process
- When and how to talk about your disability / health condition and the support
you may require
It will also give you an opportunity to meet with people in a similar position to you and to network with representatives and recruiters from 6 leading global law firms.
For further information and to apply please visit open-to-you.co.uk.
The Award, sponsored by National Accident Helpline, offers UK law undergraduates the chance to win £5,000 and a work placement.
How can you enter?
Submit an original essay on the topic: “The personal injury legal sector is frequently attacked by government, insurers and media as ambulance-chasing lawyers seeking to promote a compensation culture. What can organisations in the personal injury legal sector do differently in order to dispel the misconceptions and bring integrity back to claiming compensation?”
Your essay must be a maximum of 1,300 words, excluding footnotes and a 100-word summary and needs to be submitted by 14 January 2018. Read more about the award and enter.
Join Us …
Hear from Barrister and judicial members about the profession as part of a panel presentation followed by a networking reception. Our Outreach Team will be on hand to answer your questions about funding and Inner Temple programmes.
Don’t miss out; get the facts about the profession, not the myths. Use this link to book onto an event now!
Insight event – Oxford 1 November 2017
Venue: Examination school (OX1 4BG)
- 6.30 pm Doors open
- 6.45pm Panel session with Question and Answer session
- 7.40 pm Reception
- 8.40 pm Finish
- Book here
Insight event – Cambridge – 28 November
- 5.30 pm Doors open
- 6.00 pm Panel session with Question and Answer session
- 7.00 pm Reception
- 8.40 pm Finish
- Book here
First steps – look at LawCareers.Net Starting Out hub:
- First-year law students All the information you need in your first year, from how to develop commercial awareness to work experience opportunities at law firms.
- Non-law students Covers everything you need to know about the conversion course (GDL), transferable skills from different degrees, and valuable work experience opportunities.
- The Beginner’s Guide to a Career in Law Clear and accessible advice on the basic structure of a legal career and how to achieve it.
from the Professional Development Centre, 1st Floor Bannerman Centre (Library building).
The student guide to the UK’s law firms with advice on training contracts, vacation schemes, deadlines, law careers and more. Also online…
Advance warning of the TARGETjobs events programme for the autumn and spring terms: