Thursday 16 June, 4pm to 6pm, taking place virtually
With new routes to qualification and a different style of assessments to the Legal Practice Course (LPC), the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) provides an opportunity to improve diversity and inclusion within the legal profession.
Legal Cheek is partnering with BPP University Law School on the afternoon of Thursday 16 June to discuss how the SQE is broadening access to training as a lawyer. A panel of expert speakers will explore the different components of the SQE from a D&I perspective. For example, what scholarships and funding options are available? And how does the structure of the course and associated qualifying work experience requirement enable students to earn money and gain valuable professional experience while they learn?
Time: 4pm to 6pm
Location: Virtual event
Level: Students, Graduates
Also on the agenda will be an exploration on the D&I impact of multiple choice and skills-based assessments under the SQE regime. And, what is being done to ensure that the assessments are fair and inclusive and don’t foster an attainment gap between students of different backgrounds?
• Amy Marren, solicitor apprentice at BPP and double Paralympian
• Priscilla Adu, trainee solicitor at IBB Law and The Law Society Junior Lawyers Division committee member
• Darja Cernobrivec, solicitor at GA Solicitors and vice chair of The Law Society Junior Lawyers Division
• Caroline Rayson, head of SQE programmes at BPP and former solicitor at Ashurst and Osborne Clarke
• Jonny Hurst, former City law firm partner and head of outreach and student recruitment at BPP
• Nicholas Glossop, head of inclusion & learning support at BPP
The speakers will bring these various threads together to offer advice to students as they apply for QWE and training contracts, and prepare to embark on the road to qualification.
Following the panel discussion there will be virtual networking with the speakers and the BPP University Law School team.