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The Legal Cheek Winter Virtual Vacation Scheme 2021

The Legal Cheek Winter Virtual Vacation Scheme, run in partnership with The University of Law (ULaw), takes place from Monday 13 December until Friday 17 December 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 students gain insights into life as a lawyer across a range of practice areas. The Scheme is not part of the participating firms’ recruitment processes. Apply to attend

Sponsors

In partnership with

Speakers

Will Normand

Partner at Travers Smith

Jane Park-Weir

Partner at Osborne Clarke

Ruchit Patel

Partner at Ropes & Gray

Marcus Pearl

Partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Peter Lewin

Senior Associate at Wiggin

Isabel Davies

Associate at Wiggin

Lisa Somervail

Senior Associate at Clyde & Co

Daniel Hemming

Partner at RPC

Jonathan Titmuss

Barrister at Gatehouse Chambers

Christina Tolvas-Vincent

Partner at Womble Bond Dickinson

Joe Cohen

Innovation Lead at Dentons

Christopher Tart-Roberts

Head of Lawtech at Macfarlanes

Further speakers to be announced

Schedule

Monday 13 December

9:30-10:00

Welcome

Speakers

• The Legal Cheek and ULaw teams

10:00-11:00

Commercial awareness overview: what's on the horizon for 2022?

Speakers

• Will Normand, partner at Travers Smith
Blackstone Chambers speaker to be announced

14:00-15:00

Understanding the corporate legal market

Speakers

• Jane Park-Weir, partner at Osborne Clarke
• Ruchit Patel, partner at Ropes & Gray

18:00-19:00

Welcome drinks and networking

Tuesday 14 December

10:00-11:00

Fintech and the law

Speakers

• Marcus Pearl, partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

14:00-15:00

Videogames and digital media

Speakers

• Peter Lewin, senior associate at Wiggin
• Isabel Davies, associate at Wiggin

Wednesday 15 December

10:00-11:00

Law firms listed on the stockmarket

Speakers

Gateley

14:00-16:00

Employability Expo

Thursday 16 December

10:00-11:00

Restructuring and insolvency

Speakers

Weil Gotshal & Manges

14:00-15:00

From fossil fuels to green: the transforming energy sector

Speakers

Norton Rose Fulbright

Friday 17 December

10:00-11:00

Life as a dispute resolution lawyer

Speakers

• Lisa Somervail, Senior Associate at Clyde & Co
• Jonathan Titmuss, barrister at Gatehouse Chambers
• Daniel Hemming, partner at RPC
• Christina Tolvas-Vincent, partner at Womble Bond Dickinson

14:00-15:00

Understanding legal tech

Speakers

• Joe Cohen, innovation lead at Dentons
• Christopher Tart-Roberts, head of Lawtech at Macfarlanes
• The University of Law

How it works

All sessions take place virtually via the Hopin platform. Some are view-only with students able to interact via the chat; in others students are encouraged to interact by sharing their audio and video.

Case study exercises are set by ULaw, with model answers supplied at the end of the Scheme.

You are encouraged to attend all sessions but we appreciate you may have some other commitments to balance. Students who attend all of the sessions receive a certificate at the end of the Scheme.