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Internal Affairs and Welfare

As the Internal Affairs and Welfare Officer it is my job to look after the well being of the members of the Law Society. We at the Law Society are always trying to bring more opportunities and support for our members. Get help of the Best essay writer online.

This year Internal Affairs and Welfare has many new exciting projects:

A major aspect of my job is to start and maintain the mentoring scheme. This scheme pairs up a current student (the Mentor) with a new student (the Mentee) and is meant to act as a system of support and help with issues ranging from module choices, essays to personal issues. The scheme has worked very successfully in the past and this year we hope to improve and expand on it.

Student Problem Time

I will be available in the Law School Common Room from 1-2pm on Mondays to answer any problems that students may have. These problems can include any issues that you would prefer not to discuss with your Personal Tutor/ Mentor or issues you would like brought to the attention of the Law Society. I will now be representing the Law Society in the SSLC, so you can come and see me to highlight any issues you would like to be discussed in these meetings. Alternatively, you can just come and chat! If you can not make it within this time, email any problems and I can reply by email or meet with you at a more convenient time. Hopefully there will also be a box where sensible (!) questions can be posted that I can email replies to or refer you to the appropriate person.

Common Room Refurbishment

Please email any changes or additions to the Common Room that you would like to see. Already ideas have included a water cooler, recycling bin and a coffee machine. This is your space so make it one you want!

Book Sale Money

The deadline for claiming Book Sale Money has now passed. If you have a genuine reason why you have not been able to collect your money in the past three weeks, please email me.

Mentoring Scheme Pub Quiz

Sunday 19th November, 7pm in The Graduate Club. £200 worth of prizes! Free to enter! Easy questions! An open Bar! How can you resist!!! Thanks to the kind support of our new sponsor, Addleshaw Goddard.

In the Spring Term the Law society is going to organise the first Module Choice Day. Students and Staff will come together to discuss the module options and you can gain more information from all points of view before you make those important module decisions! This will offer a more detailed and personal guide than the Module Choice Booklet.

We are also working on providing a forum for discussion on issues that are important to you along with having a better dialogue with the Law School. There are several ways by which you can participate in this forum so watch this space for more news. Here’s hoping you have a fantastic year!

Your Internal Affairs and Welfare Officer

Sarah Rogers

Warwick Law Cinema

Week 10 Film

  • Legally Blonde (2001)
  • Tuesday 5 December
  • Room H.051
  • 6.30pm
  • Starring Reese Witherspoon
  • Synopsis: A story about a blonde law student at Harvard Law School.
  • There will be an introduction by Rebecca Probert.
  • Warwick Law Cinema began last year and its cause is to screen law-related films every Tuesday evening at 6.30pm in Room H.051 for FREE. A whole host of lecturers are to appear this year as guest speakers to present films by way of an introduction of the legal issues and points of interest in the film. Lecturers will be on hand to answer any questions at the end of the film.

Law Students are encouraged to get involved. It is a both social and educational activity which is an opportunity not to be missed! Students from other disciplines also welcome.

Schedule for the Term

TERM 1 Film Title Guest Speaker
Week 1 – –
Week 2 Legally Blonde (2001) –
Week 3 Rogue Trader (1999) Gary Watt
Week 4 Presumed Innocent (1990) Bill O’Brien
Week 5 Let Him Have It (1991) Roger Leng
Week 6 – –
Week 7 – –
Week 8 The War of The Roses (1989) Rebecca Probert
Week 9 Dead Man Walking Jodie Hemming
Week 10 Legally Blonde (2001) [Re-run] Rebecca Probert
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Helen Dean by email.

Legal Careers Events 2006-07

This list will be regularly updated. To see a full list of Careers Service events, and to sign up for these events, please click here.This list will be regularly updated. To see a full list of Careers Service events, and to sign up for these events, please click here.

Week 1
Norton Rose Graduate Recruitment PresentationWednesday 4 October, 6.30-8.00pm, Panorama Room, Rootes Social Building

Week 2
Nottingham Law School PresentationWednesday 11 October, 6.30-8.00pm, Panorama Room, Rootes Social BuildingJones Day ‘Question Time’Thursday 12 October, 6.30-8.00pm, Panorama Room, Rootes Social BuildingJones Day is a global law firm with a well-established City of London practice. Unlike most other major City law firms, we run a non-rotational training system whereby trainees take work from different departments simultaneously. We also offer two-week vacation schemes to law and non-law students.
To find out more, join us at our “Question Time”
Date: Thursday 12 October 2006Start time: 18:30Venue: Chancellors Suite, Rootes BuildingOpen to: Law and non-law studentsRefreshments: Drinks and buffet receptionNo Dress Code
If you would like to attend the event, please sign up here.
To find out more about Jones Day before the event, please visit our website at www.jonesdaylondon.com/recruit
Week 3
Careers Service ‘Careers in Patent and Trade Mark Law’ SessionMonday 16 October, SIGN UP online with Careers Service.Herbert Smith Graduate Recruitment PresentationMonday 16 October, 6.30-8.00pm, Panorama Room, Rootes Social Building.Lovells ‘Life as a Trainee Solicitor’ Skills SessionTuesday 17 October, 1.00-2.00pm, SIGN UP online with Careers Service.Allen & Overy LLP Graduate Recruitment PresentationTuesday 17 October, 6.30-8.00pm, Chancellors Suite, Rootes Social Building.Allen & Overy LLP is an international legal practice with over 5000 people in 25 centres worldwide. We are renowned for our high quality Finance and Corporate advice but also have major strengths in areas such as Dispute Resolution, Tax, Employment and Real Estate. Within this broad range of expertise we offer a training contract characterised by flexibility and choice.
We recruit 120 trainee solicitors and 100 vacation placement students each year. Applications are welcomed from both law and non-law students.
If you would like to find out more about us please come to our presentation on Tuesday 17th October at 6.30 pm in the Chancellors Suites 1 and 2 in the Rootes Social Building, where you will be able to meet the Graduate Recruitment Partner plus other members of Allen & Overy.
Careers Service ‘BVC in Birmingham’ SessionWednesday 18 October, SIGN UP online with Careers Service.College of Law ‘BVC and Scholarships’ PresentationWednesday 18 October, 2-3pm, Room R0.14, Ramphal Building. SIGN UP online.Nottingham Law School Open EventSaturday 21 October, 9am-4pm. Free transport available from campus.SIGN UP online with Careers Service.Nottingham Law School will be holding the annual LPC, BVC and GDL Open Event on Saturday 21 October 2006. A coach will be provided to transport students between campus and Nottingham. Please sign up with the careers service for a place on the coach.

Week 4
College of Law ‘LPC’ PresentationMonday 23 October, 6.30-7.30pm, Chancellors 2, Rootes. SIGN UP online.Baker & McKenzie Graduate Recruitment PresentationTuesday 24 October, 6.30-9pm, Chancellors Suite, Rootes Social Building.Careers Service ‘OXILP and Shoosmiths’ SessionTuesday 24 October, SIGN UP online with Careers Service.

Week 5
Linklaters Presentation: What does a commercial lawyer do all day?Monday 30 October, Panorama 3 Theatre, Rootes Social Building, 6.30pm.What does a lawyer do on a deal? Or on a daily basis? How do you work with other lawyers? When do you start to meet clients? And how will your career pan out? You can find out answers to all these questions and many others at our presentation. Either turn up on the day or confirm your attendance by emailing [email protected] You can also sign up on the Warwick Careers website.
Keep an eye on our website for other events that could be happening on your campus, you’ll find a diary of events plus blogs from trainees by clicking on LinkNow.
Taylor Wessing Led Interactive WorkshopTuesday 31 October, 12pm, H2.03 (Humanities Building).If you are thinking about what motivates a commercial lawyer and how that works in the real world then you might be interested to attend this workshop. Here Taylor Wessing will be holding an interactive workshop in the form of a business game, as Partners, Associates and current trainees from Taylor Wessing explain and then together with 30 students practice, how to commercially apply and use legal skills and training in a business environment. Examples include how to “sell” legal services and attracting new business; both invaluable skills to be practiced and developed at a commercial law firm such as Taylor Wessing. The event will be followed by drinks on campus as our guests, making this an excellent all-round opportunity to meet lawyers from Taylor Wessing and find out more about their experiences in the legal world.
We are looking for 30 students to take part. To register for this event please SIGN UP online with Careers Service. If you have any questions at all please contact [email protected]
Becoming a Lawyer without a Law Degree – Careers PresentationThursday 2 November, S0.13.Did you know that you can become a lawyer without a law degree? Did you know that employers in the legal profession are very keen to recruit good graduates from ALL disciplines, not just law? This session will help you to find out more about the legal profession, how you qualify without a law degree and what employers are looking for. It doesn’t matter how much you know – or don’t know – about the profession – come along and find out more. If you have a disability or a specific learning difficulty and you anticipate needing additional support during the session, please contact the Careers Service in advance. Sign up on the Careers website.College of Law Presentation on Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)Thursday 2 November, 6.30pm, Chancellors 2, Rootes.Thinking about Law?
You don’t need a law degree to follow a career in the law.
This College of Law talk is open to all non-law degree students. It will tell you everything you need to know about the training and job opportunities available in law.
A legally qualified tutor will discuss the Graduate Diploma in Law: a conversion course for non-law graduates and the wide range of legal careers available after completion of the course including the lawyer and barrister routes.
Information will be given on The College of Law careers team and the pro-bono and extra curricular opportunities on offer where you can gain valuable experience and help with your future legal career.
For more information come along on Thursday 2nd November 2006 or visit www.college-of-law.co.uk

Week 6
Oxford Law FairSaturday 11 November. For those interested in the Bar.In recent years Warwick has provided transport to the Oxford Law Fair to those students interested in a career as a barrister. The event will be attended by a considerable number of barristers and chambers, and will be a highly useful stepping stone to a career at the Bar. Please SIGN UP as usual with the Careers Service, and do remember that this event is only open to those considering a career as a barrister.

Week 7
Clifford Chance Graduate Recruitment PresentationMonday 13 November, Rootes Building.Clifford Chance is a truly global law firm, which operates as one organisation throughout the world. Our aim is to provide the highest quality professional advice by combining technical expertise with an appreciation of the commercial environment in which our clients work.
With offices in 20 countries, the firm operates across all business cultures and offers full service advice to clients in key financial and regulatory centres in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
Clifford Chance’s lawyers advise internationally and domestically, under both common law and civil law systems.
The firm plans to take on 130 trainee lawyers in each of the next few years, from law and non-law backgrounds. Nearly all remain with the firm after qualification.
Training involves spending four six-month “seats” each in a different department (Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Real Estate and Tax, Pensions & Employment). Most trainees interested in an international secondment spend six months abroad.
Sign up on the Careers website.

Week 8
Slaughter & May Graduate Recruitment PresentationMonday 20 November, details TBC.Preparing for the Law Fair – a skills session with Pinsent MasonsTuesday 21 November, details TBC.Law FairTuesday 21 November, Panorama Suite, Rootes Building.The annual Law Fair is your best opportunity to explore a large number of law firms in one place. To see which firms are attending the Law Fair, go to the Career’s Service website.CMS Cameron McKenna Graduate Recruitment PresentationTuesday 21 November, details TBC.

Week 9
Wragge & Co Graduate Recruitment PresentationMonday 27 November, details TBC.

Week 10

Treasurer

The role of the Treasurer is to take care of the society accounts. They create and enforce the budget for all Law Society departments and ensure their activities are profitable. All the societies’ finances run through the Treasurer who is responsible for collecting debts and paying creditors. The role involves frequent liaisons between the union, other exec members, and law firm sponsors. As part of the top three the Ttreasurer together with the President and Secretary takes responsibility for the day to day running as well as wider aims and the direction the society takes throughout the course of the year.

Caylie Maybour

General Secretary

As the General Secretary it is up to me to ensure that the Society functions smoothly. That means co-ordination between members of the exec, liaising with the Law School and if necessary other departments.

I will also be working closely with the President and the Treasurer to ensure that we deliver on our promises and make the Law Society as accessible to its members as possible. There are a lot of opportunities for members to get involved and we will try our best to expand our activities to involve as many people as possible.

Then there is the Law Ball, the biggest social event on the Warwick calendar! This year promises to be as much fun as the last few years. It is definitely not an event to be missed.

This year’s exec is committed and helpful so please fell free to approach anyone of us. Here’s hoping you have a brilliant year!

Shahana Chatterji

The Publicity Department

The Publicity Department will be working hard throughout the year to provide all members with the necessary information about what the society has to offer. The department will aim to get everyone involved in social, mooting, writing, sporting and general academic events. It is here to advise and inform its members about the best methods of maximising their use of the Law Society.

The biggest highlight of the year of course will be the mighty Law Ball but all other Law Society events will equally be as fun and rewarding. So come on and get involved in what this society has to offer!

Adelaide Kirby

External Affairs

External Affairs – it certainly doesn’t sound like the most exciting aspect of one of Warwick’s largest student-led societies, whose action-packed timetable will keep your legal minds and alcohol-consuming mouths busy all year round!

However, it is an essential part of ensuring that the Warwick Law Society constantly meets the needs of its members. Below is a quick run-down of how good external links can help you…

Legal Careers Events 2006-07

A student-led careers service

So you’ve got you’re A-Levels, chosen a university (good choice, by the way), and now you’re looking for a career which will reward you for all your hard work. In association with the university’s Career Service, and with a little bit of work of our own, we hope to provide students with a diverse selection of events and advice which can allow you to make the right choices from the outset of your legal career.

First of all, you’ll probably already know that the route to becoming a lawyer is a complex one. There’s the academic stage, where you acquire a qualifying law degree, or read for another degree and then take a one-year conversion course (the GDL or CPE). Then there’s the vocational stage – the Legal Practice Course (LPC) for all you budding solicitors, while would-be barristers take the Bar Vocational Course (BVC). You’ll also want to have secured a Training Contract or Pupillage at some point, as well as take part in a Vacation Scheme or Mini-Pupillage to make sure that your final choice is the right one for you.

We hope to answer any questions you may have through the following events:

Law Firm Graduate Recruitment Presentation Evenings

City law firms are always keen to meet Warwick students, and feed them with posh sandwiches in return for their attention. If you are interested in a career as a commercial solicitor in the City, keep your eyes peeled over the coming months for details of such events.

Skills-based career sessions

This year we would like to introduce a number of events which allow you to get a feel for a particular law firm, or whether a career in law is the right choice for you. We are in talks with firms and hope to organise smaller events based around vital skills, such as negotiation, commercial awareness and interview techniques. We will let all of our members know the details of these events when they have been finalized, and would look for students to sign up for these highly beneficial events in advance.

Law Fair

The Law Society will provide you with details of Warwick’s annual Law Fair as it happens, so you won’t miss out on perusing countless glossy brochures and finding out how much a lawyer actually earns!

National Pupillage Fair

For those of you considering the barrister route, we have traditionally organised a trip to Lincoln’s Inn, London, for the National Pupillage Fair, a chance for budding advocates to rub shoulders with the best the Bar has to offer.

Additionally, you can always contact the External Affairs Officer, Matt Butter, or any member of the Exec, who should be able to point you in the right direction with answers to any burning questions you may have.

External Events

The External Affairs Officer is in constant contact with other members of the Exec, to ensure that events such as inter-university sports and mooting can be run as efficiently as possible.

Sponsorship

External Affairs plays a big part in creating the capital which allows any events within the Law Society to happen. We are in direct contact with potential sponsors who love to provide us with cash for garish sports kits, honourable mooting judges, champagne-soaked socials and the infamous Law Ball.