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Thanks to everyone who attended the Sports Tournaments in Exeter and Sheffield. A 3rd Place finish at Exeter and a 4th Place finish at Sheffield was not as good as we had hoped for, but I am pretty sure everyone had a good time. Thanks very much to Burges Salmon and CMS Cameron McKenna and my counterparts at Exeter and Sheffield who helped organise everything. Hopefully we will be sending teams to a tournament in Reading in March.

Netball: Weekly training is on Tuesdays at 4pm on the Westwood Courts, everyone is welcome to attend. Matches will be arranged soon.

Football: Training times change weekly, but a likely slot is Mondays at 4pm on the Astroturfs. The KPMG league is now up and running, and we look like strong contenders this year.


Up and coming events include a Ski Trip to France from the 16th to the 24th of March 2007, exclusively designed for Warwick Law Society; a mentoring pub quiz; weekly viewings in collaboration with Warwick Law Cinema of exciting films with relevant legal content, and a themed cocktail party building up to the famous Law Ball, and the holidays, of course! This term promises to be crammed with great socials, so make sure you’re at the party!

Speaking of parties, the first ‘I HEART LAW STUDENTS’ social was an unforgettable experience. Combine law students, karaoke, and personalized t-shirts in a bar, and you can imagine what the result was. Let’s just say the Spice Girls, Tom Jones, and The Village People would be proud.

Joelle Dudelzak and Maria Wall

Law Ball

Law Ball tickets are on sale NOW! Buy your ticket online from the Students’ Union Ents page or from Advance in Union South. Tickets are £50 for Law Society members and £55 for non-members.

Note: Paper tickets will be available for all ticket holders in Term 2.

February 24, 2007 at the picturesque Chesford Grange Hotel

Enjoy a sumptuous three-course meal, wine, live entertainment and dancing all night. Warwick’s own Jaffa Rose will open the night. The main act will be announced in Term 2. Past acts have included Nate James, Jamelia, Liberty X and Trevor Nelson.

An elegant and exciting night for you and your friends.

Tickets go on sale in Week 5, Term 1. There are limited tickets, so buy early to ensure you don’t miss the best night of the year!


Note: This project is not run by the Law Society, so please contact the person in charge of this project.

“Justice, Colourful”

This is a project that aims to dramatize legal cases. We will be producing films that recreate leading law cases to facilitate legal learning. If you want to take part in this project please come by to talk to us at the Societies Fayre on Thursday or Friday. You can participate either by acting, helping out with the production and there’ll be some other tasks that we’ll also need help with. This is a great opportunity to take part in an innovative project…and also having a great time!! We will be supported by the Law School and its staff, so no need to worry if you’re not experienced! We look forward in seeing you soon at the Fayre!

Contact Lucas Bento on 07810553111 or [email protected] for further details.

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
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

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