Why STEM students make great lawyers 2018

With Allen & Overy, Bristows, Clifford Chance, Pinsent Masons, Reed Smith and more

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Hosted by LexisNexis
Reference AS182
Date Wed 14 Nov 2018
Time 6pm to 8:30pm
Location LexisNexis, London
Theme Careers, Commercial Awareness
Level Students, Graduates


This year’s STEM Future Lawyers panel discussion and law fair takes place on the evening of Wednesday 14 November at LexisNexis in central London.

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 a short introduction from LexisNexis followed by a panel discussion with Allen & Overy, Bristows, Clifford Chance, Pinsent Masons and Reed Smith. Speakers from these firms will share their experiences of how they became lawyers after originally studying STEM subjects. They will also explain how their STEM backgrounds have helped them in their legal careers.

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.

Not that lawyers with science backgrounds are an entirely new thing. Firms like Bristows, which specialise in areas including technology, intellectual property (IP) and life sciences, have long traditions of hiring STEM graduates who convert to law.

After the panel discussion there will be a law fair, drinks, nibbles and networking, with further law firms including Bird & Bird, CMS, FreshfieldsMayer Brown, Osborne Clarke and Travers Smith. 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.