About STEM Future Lawyers

STEM Future Lawyers is the UK's first network for science, technology, engineering & maths students and graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in the law. We help connect the best STEM students and graduates with the UK offices of the world's leading law firms through our panel discussions, Q&As and networking sessions.

Drawing upon relationships with nearly 50 elite firms and chambers, our objective is to facilitate the recruitment of students with the skills to bridge the gap between high-level legal practice and cutting-edge technological innovation.

What they say

  • "As a business that operates in the digital business sector, we know technology is driving an unparalleled convergence between businesses, people and things. It is incredibly valuable for anyone looking to build a career in law to understand technology, but law has not traditionally been an obvious choice for STEM graduates. We're delighted that there will now be a dedicated network and we look forward to working with members from STEM Future Lawyers."

    Alex Flatman Head of recruitment at Osborne Clarke

  • "As a STEM student, commercial law is a continuation of what I have enjoyed most in science: the research, the innovation and above all, the opportunity to engage with challenging and impactful problems. Conversely, City law firms place great value on STEM degrees that are directly relevant to practice areas such as IP litigation, where technical know-how and scientific literacy are key. But by no means are scientists shoehorned into IP; the transferable skills from a STEM degree are applicable to almost any practice area. For instance, those with a quantitative slant can add value to a team by being better placed to understand some of the complex transactions in banking or capital markets. In brief, both the germane and transferable skills of a STEM graduate provide for fantastic opportunities, and never has there been a better or more exciting time to make the switch."

    Thomas Kwoh Chair of the Imperial College London student law society

  • "Innovating to stay at the forefront of technological advances, and balancing the resulting benefits with managing the inevitable unknown, is a key challenge facing not just law firms, but any business in current times. Change is happening faster than ever, and to stay ahead, you need to anticipate what's next – understanding and solving the problem before it becomes one. Technology will undoubtedly play an increasingly important role in all our lives, both in and out of work, and as technology and the law converge now more than ever is the time for STEM students to consider a career in the legal sector."

    Jon Chertkow Financial institutions and graduate recruitment partner at Hogan Lovells

  • "We always seek to attract talent from diverse academic backgrounds to increase the range of different perspectives in approaching solutions. There is huge value in the analytical, technical and creative thinking skills that STEM students develop and as the legal profession continues to embrace transformative technologies we welcome the fact that more of these students are considering a career in law."

    Charlotte Hart Graduate recruitment and development manager at Mayer Brown

  • "With the continued focus on innovation and delivering efficient digital solutions to clients, the legal profession is of real interest to students who can use their background in STEM subjects, together with legal expertise to deliver new and exciting solutions while operating at the vanguard of the profession."

    Margaret Ann Roy Graduate recruitment manager at Pinsent Masons

  • "The lawyers of the future will be those who like to play with data and know how to simplify and visualise data-driven insights for their clients. From needing to understand and interact with digital businesses to building legal technology service solutions, the skills of STEM students are set to be the core of a resetting of the legal industry. At Reed Smith we welcome lawyers with STEM backgrounds to participate in and drive our innovation programme. They won’t be short of opportunities to change the way we practice law and drive technological decisions for our clients."

    Alex Smith Innovation manager at Reed Smith

  • "This is an interesting subset of students with very real skills that could prove increasingly valuable to law firms as they bid to integrate the new artificial intelligence systems in which they have been investing. If the legal profession is to have its own version of Steve Jobs, I'd wager that he or she will be a millennial STEM graduate who does a law conversion and trains at a large law firm."

    Alex Aldridge Founder of STEM Future Lawyers and Legal Cheek

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