Innovation and the law – with Osborne Clarke, Shoosmiths, Blandy & Blandy and ULaw in Reading

Wednesday 12 June in Reading; open to all students

What does the wave of innovation that is sweeping through the legal profession mean for the next generation of lawyers? And how should students be engaging with this theme as they develop the commercial awareness that is central to training contract applications?

These are some of the questions we will be asking at Legal Cheek’s latest student event, ‘Innovation and the law’, held in association with The University of Law (ULaw) and hosted at the London Road campus of the University of Reading, on the evening of Wednesday 12 June. Apply to attend.

Sharing their views with an audience of students will be a panel of lawyers from three leading law firms with major Reading operations: Osborne Clarke, Shoosmiths and Blandy & Blandy. They will be joined by ULaw’s campus dean for Reading and Guildford.

Date: Wednesday 12 June 2019
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: London Road campus of The University of Reading
Level: Students, Graduates

The quartet — whose names were announced last week — will discuss how they are working to deliver legal services in a more efficient way with the help of new technologies such as artificial intelligence. They will also consider the changing role of lawyers in an environment of greater automation, and advise students on how to best position themselves as they prepare to enter the profession at an exciting time.

There will be plentiful opportunities, too, to ask the speakers about their own career journeys and seek wider advice about getting into commercial law.

After the Question Time-style discussion, there will be drinks and networking with the speakers and a collection of the firms’ trainees and members of their graduate recruitment teams.

Apply to attend below. The event is open to all students. You’ll be asked to submit a CV and two questions for the panel.