The Legal Cheek Summer 2021 Virtual Vacation Scheme

The Legal Cheek Summer Virtual Vacation Scheme, run in partnership with The University of Law (ULaw), takes place from 12-16 July 2021. It features a series of short talks, workshops and Q&As with lawyers from leading firms, corresponding written exercises set by ULaw, as well as an employability expo and various socials.

The Scheme is open to all students. Its aim is to help those whose employability preparations have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic gain insights into life as a lawyer across a range of practice areas. The Scheme is not part of the participating firms’ recruitment processes.

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Schedule

Monday 12 July

9:00-9:15

Welcome — with the Legal Cheek and ULaw teams

9:15-10:15

Understanding the world in 2021 — with Slaughter and May

Format

Presentation

14:00-15:00

How the commercial legal market works: in-house and private practice — with Accutrainee and leading general counsel

Format

Workshop (with case study exercise)

18:00-19:00

Welcome drinks and networking

Format

Social

Tuesday 13 July

10:00-11:00

Finance and capital markets — with Ropes & Gray

Format

Workshop (with case study exercise)

14:00-15:00

What the G7’s global corporation tax plan means for the world economy — with Freshfields and Devereux

Format

Presentation

Wednesday 14 July

10:00-11:00

The future of cities — with Gowling WLG

Format

Workshop (with real estate case study exercise)

14:00-16:00

Employability expo

Format

Expo

Thursday 15 July

10:00-11:00

Business skills for lawyers of the future — with The O-Shaped Lawyer

Format

Workshop (with case study exercise)

14:00-15:00

Litigation & arbitration — with Akin Gump, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and Gatehouse Chambers

Format

Workshop

Friday 16 July

10:00-11:00

Competition law after Brexit — with CMS

Format

Presentation

14:00-15:00

Technology and the legal profession of tomorrow — with iManage, Legl/CrowdJustice, Osborne Clarke and ULaw

Format

Workshop (with case study exercise)

18:00-19:00

Farewell drinks — with ULaw future trainees and the Legal Cheek team

Format

Social

How it works

All sessions take place virtually via the Hopin platform.

Workshops, talks and Q&As run as ‘Sessions’, with students able to comment and ask written questions in the livechat. Exercises are set by ULaw, with answers supplied at the end of the Scheme.

Social events and the Employability Expo run in a series of virtual booths, which allow students to join interactive video chats.