The Legal Cheek Commercial Awareness Academy: Introduction to Venture Capital — with Cooley

Thursday 19 October, 10am to 11am, taking place virtually

Welcome to the first in this year’s new series of The Legal Cheek Commercial Awareness Academy, a partnership with various leading law firms, designed to help boost students’ business and legal sector knowledge as they apply for training contracts.

The Academy kicks off on the morning of Thursday 19 October with a session all about Venture Capital, delivered by Cooley lawyers Kerry Corrigan and Ellen Dewhurst.

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023
Time: 10am to 11am
Location: Virtual event
Level: Students, Graduates

Kerry and Ellen will break down key themes including:

  • What is Venture Capital
  • Importance of Venture Capital to the UK economy
  • How does Venture Capital differ from other areas of Corporate Law
  • Working with Venture Capitalists and Founders
  • The role of a lawyer in the Venture Capital ecosystem

Also up for discussion will be how students can continue to develop this key branch of commercial awareness as they apply for vacation schemes and training contracts.

Following the talk there will be an audience Q&A, hosted by a Legal Cheek journalist, to ensure full understanding of the topic.

Secure your place now.

This is the first in a new series of Commercial Awareness Academy sessions, running from October 2023 through to spring 2024. After each session you will be required to sit a short test to demonstrate your understanding of the topic. If you pass all of the tests, you will receive a certificate of completion.