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Four valuable skills that STEM students bring to the legal profession

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Experts from LexisNexis, Bristows, Reed Smith and Allen & Overy share their views

At our recent event, ‘Why STEM students make great lawyers’, held with LexisNexis in central London, experts from LexisNexis, Bristows, Reed Smith and Allen & Overy took questions from 75 science students interested in pursuing a career in the law.

We have brought together each speaker’s key point about the skills that STEM students bring to the legal profession into four short one to two minute-long subtitled videoclips.

Virginia Jones, civil engineering graduate and head of LexisNexis PSL head of dispute resolution

“STEM graduates are focused on the outcome”

'STEM graduates are focused on the outcome'

'STEM graduates are focused on the outcome', says LexisNexis UK head of litigation Virginia Jones, who converted to law after completing a civil engineering degree at Edinburgh University.

Posted by STEM Future Lawyers on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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Gemma Barret, biochemistry graduate and partner specialising in biotech litigation at Bristows

“STEM graduates speak the language of tech clients”

STEM graduates speak the language of tech clients

STEM graduates speak the language of tech clients, says Bristows Law Firm partner Gemma Barrett, a biochemistry graduate who now specialises in biotech litigation. She says she uses her science degree everyday as a lawyer.

Posted by STEM Future Lawyers on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Alex Smith, innovation manager at Reed Smith

“STEM graduates know how to use data”

The push towards data driven decisions in law firms

Reed Smith Innovation Manager Alex Smith on the growing importance of data in law firms — and why opinion-driven decisions are no longer enough

Posted by STEM Future Lawyers on Monday, December 4, 2017

Will Samengo-Turner, senior associate specialising in fintech at Allen & Overy

“STEM graduates deliver information succinctly”

STEM graduates deliver information succinctly

Will Samengo-Turner, a senior associate specialising in fintech at Allen & Overy UK Graduate Recruitment, on why he likes working with STEM graduates who convert to law

Posted by STEM Future Lawyers on Thursday, December 7, 2017

After the session there were drinks, networking and a mini-law fair at LexisNexis’ law campus with the above firms plus CMS, Travers Smith, Mayer Brown, Pinsent Masons and Osborne Clarke.

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Further reading

From Edinburgh Uni civil engineering graduate to solicitor [Legal Cheek Careers]

How my biochemistry degree was the perfect training for becoming an IP lawyer [Legal Cheek Careers]

Why City law firms need more STEM graduates [Legal Cheek Careers]

Find out more about STEM Future Lawyers.

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