Editors weekly this week comes from Lawyer 2B’s Year 12 Careers Day hosted at BPP’s rather swanky Business School in the City (see story).
There are few better places to impress students with the worth of a career in law than the Gherkin, where BPP is located.
Yesterday, we saw Slaughter and May and Macfarlanes presenting on City law in practice, Linklaters and Clifford Chance on steps to qualifying as a solicitor, barristers Ian Smith of 11 Stone Buildings and James Bowling of 4 Pump Court on the art of negotiation and BPP on a lawyer’s (metaphorical) briefcase.
Students were not shy in coming forward. Apart from the usual salary related questions we saw many presenters put through their paces on aspects of the law.
Speaking to students during the breaks and observing them during workshops I couldn’t help but be impressed by their focus, but also by the feeling that law is but one option open to such students and if firms want to get the very best and brightest they need to move fast before others snap them up (I did see contact details exchanged).
Follow us on twitter @Lawyer2Bmag for the latest on the day.
Elsewhere this week, but on a similar topic we saw a new social mobility toolkit launched by Professions for Good and Slaughter and May announcing, as part of its Prime commitment, a new social mobility initiative at an inner-city school in Islington.