Aspiring Solicitor of the Month- April 2017
Emmanuel Olawore is currently undertaking a masters in Corporate Law at UCL after obtaining a high 2:1 studying Law at the University of Hull. During his undergraduate degree, he was commended for both his strong academic record and participation within the university and was subsequently selected to represent the law school in various meetings with representatives from large international law firms.
Emmanuel continues to develop both his commercial awareness and networking ability as demonstrated by his completion of the Barclays Legal Experience Week, after which he was invited back to participate in a Barclays Mentoring Scheme in conjunction with Aspiring Solicitors. Recently, Emmanuel has also been selected to participate in LawWithoutWallsX, a ‘virtual collaboratory’ from a select group of internationally renowned universities to develop innovative practices necessary to provide effective legal services. During the project Emmanuel is tasked with brainstorming various risk management and technology-based solutions whilst collaborating with entrepreneurs, lawyers and venture capitalists to find various solutions.
Emmanuel has not only been recognised by the University of Hull Law student journal for an article he authored titled ‘Diversity in the Corporate Legal Profession’ but has also assisted a number of students through establishing an informal mentoring scheme at the University of Hull whilst ensuring its sustainability after his graduation. He has further assisted students in his role as a Student Ambassador for Aspiring Solicitors and Westlaw in which led to his organisation of numerous events including the Aspiring Solicitors’ Employability Program and Training Contract Workshop designed to provide guidance to students on matters from CV’s to interviews. Following his success, he has been invited to join various panel discussion including a discussion for future student ambassadors with Aspiring Solicitors and an African Caribbean Society event titled ‘Empower’ at the University of Hull.