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Government Legal Profession Diversity Summer Scheme 2022

  • Date: 4th May 2022 - 5th May 2022
  • Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Applications for this Scheme have now closed.

Government Legal Profession Diversity Summer Scheme 2022.

The Diversity Summer Scheme aims to provide work experience to undergraduates or graduates from diverse backgrounds which are currently under-represented across the legal profession.

The scheme is being held virtually from Wednesday 4 May – Thursday 5 May 2022.

About GLP

The Government Legal Profession (GLP) comprises organisations which provide advice to departments such as the Treasury as well as to public bodies such as the Competition and Markets Authority.

We advise on most areas of law that you can think of and many of our lawyers are involved in litigation and making legislation.

About the Scheme

  • The Diversity Summer Scheme is a great way to see how the Government Legal Profession fits together, with lawyers and administrators from across the organisation participating in the scheme.
  • The days will involve a programme of interactive talks and workshops, hosted virtually. Some of these will explore what it is like to work for GLP, with talks from the head of the GLP, Susanna McGibbon, who will be holding a question and answer session.
  • As well as talks, there will be introductions to key legal areas such as litigation, legislation, employment and commercial law, as well as opportunities to partner up with a buddy (a lawyer from GLP) and work through employment, commercial, competition and international law exercises.
  • The scheme will provide insights into the process of applying for legal jobs, with a session on the GLP recruitment process and psychometric testing, along with general legal application tips.
  • Each student is allocated a buddy who will provide help and feedback on the work exercises, as well as offering career advice.

Who should apply?

Undergraduate students (law or non-law) or graduates (law or non-law) who are interested in working in law in the public sector. An interest in current affairs is also helpful.

When is the scheme:

4 May – 5 May 2022

Where:

Virtual

When to apply:

Applications for this Scheme have now closed.

Eligibility:

  • You must be an Aspiring Solicitors member;
  • You must not have accepted a training contract with any law firm or legal team;
  • You must be either a current undergraduate (law or non-law) or graduate (law or non-law);
  • You must have an interest in working in law in the public sector; and
  • Have the right to work in the UK.

Bookings

Bookings are closed for this event.

Booking for this event is now closed