Why STEM students make great lawyers 2020

With Allen & Overy, BPP, Clifford Chance, CMS, Gowling WLG, HSF and Mayer Brown

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Hosted by BPP University Law School
Reference AW20-1
Date Thu 19 Nov 2020
Time 4pm to 6:30pm
Location Virtual event
Theme Careers, Commercial Awareness
Level Students, Graduates

This year’s STEM Future Lawyers panel discussion and law fair takes place virtually on the evening of Thursday 19 November.

The flagship event for science, technology, engineering and maths students interested in legal careers features lawyers and graduate recruitment teams from leading London-based global law firms.

It commences with panel discussions with lawyers from Allen & Overy, BPP University Law School, Clifford Chance, CMS, Gowling WLG, Herbert Smith Freehills and Mayer Brown. Speakers from these firms will share their experiences of how they became lawyers after originally studying STEM subjects. They will explain too how their STEM backgrounds have helped them in their legal careers.

The speakers:

  • Catherine Crampton, BPP University Law School lecturer (maths graduate)
  • Clement Moylan, trainee solicitor at Allen & Overy (physics & natural sciences graduate)
  • Laura Douglas, senior associate in financial regulation, banking & finance at Clifford Chance (physics & philosophy graduate)
  • Sarah Innes, partner in intellectual property at CMS (biomedicine, bioscience & society graduate)
  • Felicity Wade-Palmer, associate in intellectual property at Gowling WLG (biochemistry graduate)
  • Emily Bottle, senior associate in intellectual property at Herbert Smith Freehills (natural sciences graduate)
  • Emma Sturt, senior associate in banking & finance at Mayer Brown (civil engineering graduate)

We'll also be launching this year's STEM Future Lawyers-BPP Graduate Diploma in Law Scholarship.

As the legal profession embraces new technology to become more efficient, those who possess a combination of legal and tech skills have found themselves in high demand. Over the years ahead, these multi-skilled STEM lawyers will have an important role to play as law firms re-imagine their traditional structures to accommodate artificial intelligence and other lawtech.

After the panel discussion there will be a virtual law fair with the above firms. A host of trainee solicitors with STEM backgrounds will be on hand to chat informally about their career journeys to date. 

We invite all STEM students and graduates who are interested in a career in law to apply to attend below. You’ll be asked to submit a CV and two questions for the panel. Please note that, subject to consent, the details of those offered places will be shared with the aforementioned firms' graduate recruitment teams.