Finding a graduate career is a big moment in your life. You’ve got a lot of decisions to make. What do you want to do? Where do you want to do it? Will it make you happy? Does it pay enough to support your future plans?
But for students with a disability or a long-term health condition, it doesn’t end there. You’re also trying to work out which businesses will support you properly. Who’ll enable you to manage your condition in the workplace? Who’ll empower you to do your best work? Are there prejudices to overcome in the profession?
If you’re wondering about a career in law, we can help. This interactive, virtual event provides undergraduates with disabilities and long-term health conditions with direct connections to law opportunities. You’ll talk to knowledgeable employers. Meet successful lawyers with disabilities. And you’ll get a sense for how to get ahead in a career that’s right for you.
Previous attending firms include: Macfarlanes, RPC, Weil and White & Case.
To join us at our Access to Law event, there are a few things we’ll need you to be:
This half-day event is carefully crafted to provide all sorts of vital information about your potential future profession, from how you’ll be supported to how to apply, and whether to declare your condition. Each of our firms is here to get to know you personally, and provide you with all the honest insight they can.
1. An introduction to law
Get the low-down on this endlessly fascinating profession and the variety of opportunities it presents.
2. Being proud of who you are
Discover why it’s good to be up-front about disabilities and health issues and what kind of support you can expect.
3. Recruiter-led skills sessions
Learn more about each stage of the recruitment process, and how to maximise your chances of success.
4. Panel discussions
Hear from senior representatives from the firms and previous event participants about their conditions and experiences of the profession.
5. Networking with firm representatives
Practise your newfound skills as you talk with representatives from participating firms.
Our organisers run a whole series of events to help young people from all kinds of backgrounds to crack their chosen industry – and plenty of them go on to internships and graduate programmes, thanks to us.
The next Access to Law event will be hosted virtually in 2021. If you register your interest and we confirm you as an attendee, we’ll let you know the all the platform details you need well in advance, as well as making any adjustments you might need.
If you have any questions, all you need to do is get in touch and ask us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This won’t affect your registration at all, and it’ll be kept in confidence by the event organisers, so please just let us know.
Collecting and protecting your data
Access to Law is organised by Stafford Long. In the run up to the event, we’ll be collecting certain data about the people attending. To register for the event all we need is your name and email so we can let you know when applications are open. We’d also love to keep you posted about other events that might be of interest. So make sure you tick the box that says you’re happy for us to stay in touch.
If you’re having difficulty uploading your CV or covering letter, please email your interest along with your CV and covering letter to email@example.com, quoting Access to Law application as the subject.
If there’s anything you want to know that isn’t covered here, if you’ve got feedback for us on how we can improve, or if you’ve got an idea for a future event, you can get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org