AS Social Mobility Event with A&O

  • Date: 12th November 2020
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Allen & Overy, London

Register your interest

Registrations of interest are now open to attend the unique social mobility event focused on increasing awareness, understanding and confidence for aspiring solicitors from low income families, state school comprehensives and first generation of families to attend university – The AS Social Mobility Event 2020.

The fourth AS Social Mobility event will be hosted by A&O but will also include participation from a range of law firms and lawyers from a cross section of private practice and in-house legal teams.

The agenda  below is packed full of useful, targeted and inspiring information/advice.

If you would like a little bit more insight into what you can expect, watch our video of the 2018 event, hear from some of the students who attended  and learn a little about the help and insight they gained from the day.



  • 13:45 – 14:15 – Student Arrival and Registration
  • 14:15 – 14:30 – Introductory Speeches from Allen & Overy and Aspiring Solicitors
  • 14:30 – 15:30 – Session 1: Social Mobility in the Application Process and In Practice
  • 15:30 – 16:00 – Session 2: Personal Branding
  • 16:00 – 16:15 – Session 3: Inclusion at Allen & Overy
  • 16:15 – 16:30 – Break
  • 16:30 – 17:15 – Session 4: Senior Panel
  • 17:15 – 17:45 – Session 5: Success Stories
  • 17:45 – 18:00 – Closing Speech
  • 18:00 – 19:00 – Networking and Canapés


To apply for this event you must:

  • be an Aspiring Solicitors member;
  • be in any year of study at undergraduate or postgraduate education or be a graduate from university;
  • be available to attend the entire event;
  • be a social mobility candidate (i.e. at least two from the following – be from a low income family, state school comprehensive, first generation of your family to attend university, be a refugee, have spent more than 3 month in local authority care);
  • want to pursue a legal career at an international commercial law firm; and
  • be on track to secure or have secured at least a 2:1 degree qualification.

Further information

  • No late applications will be accepted;
  • Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed where travel is booked promptly following invitation to the event and on the production of a valid receipt;
  • Applications will be reviewed after the deadline and offers made after that date; and
  • All those who applied will be notified of the outcome of their application within three weeks of the deadline.

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