There are lots of exciting events happening within the Law School. Plus there are many other University and external events which may be of interest. We have therefore collated them all into one central calendar to help you choose which you would like to attend.


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Wed 27 Oct, '21
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Commercial awareness – what it really means and how to develop it

This webinar, sponsored by Addleshaw Goddard, Dentons and White & Case is all about commercial awareness. We'll be discussing what it really means, how to develop it, and how to demonstrate it in law firm applications. If you've heard the term, but aren't quite sure what it all means - then this is the webinar for you!

Wed 27 Oct, '21
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Lexis Library Foundation Training Session

The session will cover: What is Lexis Library?; Glossary - Legal Terms; Legislation searching; Case searching by title; Journals searching; Explore search and narrowing results; Browsing Halsbury’s Laws / Index and Individually taking the foundation certification.

Wed 27 Oct, '21
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Law School Research Seminar - Dr Sharifah Sekalala, University of Warwick

MS Teams

Title: 'Geo-legality of careless supply: COVID 19 pandemic and the failure of medical supply chains'

Wed 27 Oct, '21
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BPP Regional Law Fair

Aimed at students looking to secure a vacation scheme, open day, training contract, qualifying work experience or other opportunities with firms outside of London. e.g. North of England, Midlands, South West, East and South East of England.

Wed 27 Oct, '21
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Lexis Library Advanced Training Session

The advanced session will cover: Use Lexis Library to perform more complex legal research; Use the Legislation, cases and journals search forms in a more detailed way; Understand the value of topics; Arrive at more comprehensive results and Individually take the advanced certification.

Wed 27 Oct, '21
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Build back better: Infrastructure in the post-Covid world — with Pinsent Masons

Experts from across the firm’s UK offices will provide insights into the work they do while reflecting on some of the opportunities and challenges they are encountering along the way. They will also reflect on their own career journeys and offer advice to those seeking to follow in their footsteps.

Thu 28 Oct, '21
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Oxford Law Trove Webinar

Get to grips with Law Trove: A session to demonstrate how to get the most from Law Trove’s features. Law Trove is a database containing key e-textbooks for Law students. The session will include search functionality, annotation, saving, and help using Oxford University Press' digital resources to their potential.

Thu 28 Oct, '21
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The world in transition with White & Case

Legal Cheek’s latest virtual student event, in partnership with White & Case. The event will bring together a number of the firm’s lawyers, each based in a different location working in a different practice area, to get their views on the world we are emerging into after the pandemic.

Thu 28 Oct, '21
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Frontline: Skills for social work Part 1

Motivation, resilience, self-awareness and empathy are fundamental skills used by social workers to transform the lives of children and families. This event looks at how and why these Frontline competencies are essential to social change and social work. You’ll learn more about the Frontline competencies and hear how these are used in practice from experienced social workers, as well as gaining tips for your Frontline application. 

Thu 28 Oct, '21
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Maitland Chambers: Pupillage Applications Webinar

Open to all aspiring barristers. During this webinar members of our pupillage committee and junior barristers will provide valuable insights into pupillage applications, including a Q&A session. Members will also provide further information and details regarding our Mentoring Scheme.

Thu 28 Oct, '21
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Virtual Lecture: Thinking About an International Rule of Law

Speaker: Professor Philippe Sands QC

Join us for the 12th Annual Oasis of Peace Rueff Lecture online via Zoom. Registration is free.

Fri 29 Oct, '21 - Sun 31 Oct, '21
18:00 - 15:10
Warwick Climate Negotiating Forum

Runs from Friday, October 29 to Sunday, October 31.

WCNF gives you the opportunity to participate in global climate negotiations, & attend exciting talks and workshops. The event is 100% free!

Mon 1 Nov, '21
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Preparing for Interviews in the Legal sector

The workshop will provide an insight into how to prepare for legal interviews and will be delivered by colleagues from Chambers Student. Chambers Student is a leading platform for information on law careers and opportunities.

Mon 1 Nov, '21
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The Big Commercial Awareness Themes of 2021-22

A virtual event in partnership with The University of Law (ULaw) exploring the big commercial awareness themes that students need to focus on as they apply for training contracts. The virtual event kicks off with a panel discussion chaired by a Legal Cheek journalist featuring lawyers from Gowling WLG, Irwin Mitchell and Ropes & Gray, and a careers expert from ULaw.

Mon 1 Nov, '21
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Insight into Irwin Mitchell - Our Client Service Areas

At this presentation learn more about each of our client service areas, the cases that our colleagues work on and how our trainee solicitors support our clients. We can help advise and represent our clients in any area of law and at this session we will discuss how we ensure that our clients are getting one integrated plan that takes all of their legal needs into account.

Tue 2 Nov, '21
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Meet the White & Case Trainees

Please join a number of the White & Case trainees who will be able to answer all of your questions about the firm, the training contract, overseas seats and much more.

Tue 2 Nov, '21
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Frontline: Assessment Centre Skills workshop

Join us in this interactive virtual workshop to understand how to succeed in a competency-based assessment and what to expect from an assessment centre to a graduate programme.

Tue 2 Nov, '21
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PwC's Virtual Park - Spotlight on: Legal

Our Spotlight on: Legal event will give you an insight into our Legal Summer Vacation Scheme and Training Contract that we offer at PwC and give you the chance to hear more about PwC's multidisciplinary practice. There will be a live session on our application process and an opportunity to network with trainees and professionals from our Legal team, as well as our Student Recruitment team.

Tue 2 Nov, '21 - Tue 9 Nov, '21
17:00 - 19:30
COP26: Climate Innovation Challenge

Runs from Tuesday, November 02 to Tuesday, November 09.

An opportunity to learn about and develop your own sustainable solutions with guidance from our expert team. NatWest and the University of Warwick have collaborated to welcome students interested in climate change, to put your thoughts about tackling climate change and sustainability to the test. Have the opportunity to learn about and develop your own sustainable solutions with guidance from our expert team. Register by 1 November 2021.

Tue 2 Nov, '21
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Inner Temple Insight Event: Birmingham
Malmaison Birmingham

The panel session kicks off the event with practising barristers and judges discussing their journeys to the Bar. There is an opportunity to ask questions after the panel session. To conclude the evening there will be a reception with panel members local to the area. During the evening there will also be a scholarships presentation. Free to attend but booking is required.

Wed 3 Nov, '21
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CANCELLED: How Aspiring Solicitors can help you!

An informative and interactive session for first-year students on how Aspiring Solicitors (AS) can help you kickstart your career in law. The primary aim of the organisation is to increase diversity in the legal profession. In 2020, 50% of 24 partner law firm trainees were AS members! During the session we will explain who we are, more about what we do, and why we do what we do! We will also discuss how you can register to be an AS member and what this means for you. Questions are welcome.

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this event due to low numbers.

Wed 3 Nov, '21
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BrighterBox: Optimise your LinkedIn for recruiters

BrighterBox will be sharing how recruiters scout for graduate talent on LinkedIn and how you can optimise your profile to ensure you're searchable and showing off your skillset.

Wed 3 Nov, '21
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Meet the Trainees at K&L Gates LLP

K&L Gates would like for you to join this session of ‘Meet the Trainees’ which will allow you to gain an insight into a day in the life of a trainee. You will be able to find out more about our current trainees, the type of departments they have worked in, their experiences throughout and plenty more. You will also be given an opportunity to interact with them during a Q&A.

Wed 3 Nov, '21
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Should I do the LPC or SQE?

Torn about whether to opt for the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or instead go for the new Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) route? Speakers from the graduate recruitment teams of Kennedys, TLT and Shakespeare Martineau will be joined by speakers from BPP University Law School.

Wed 3 Nov, '21
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How to start a career in policy and think tanks

Interested in politics and government? Want to know what a career in think tanks looks like and where to start? Sign up for our panel event.

Thu 4 Nov, '21
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Insight into PwC

During this virtual session you will find out more about who we are and what we do, which will include hearing from some of our recent graduate joiners. We'll also share more about our selection process, which will include some really useful hints and tips to help you succeed. We'll be running the session using Webex and Slido technology.

Thu 4 Nov, '21
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The Legal Cheek UK Virtual Law Fair 2021

The free online event is open to all students (both undergraduates and postgraduates) and gives students from all universities the opportunity to meet nearly 60 of the nation’s leading law firms.

Thu 4 Nov, '21
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Farrer & Co Virtual Open Day

We will be hosting a virtual open day to help you find out more about our practice areas, clients, vacation schemes and training contracts.

Thu 4 Nov, '21
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How to get a training contract – different routes to becoming a solicitor

This session will explore the different routes to qualification and provide the opportunity to hear about the career journeys of those qualifying via the traditional and other routes. The event will be delivered by colleagues from the Birmingham Trainee Solicitor Society and include a panel of speakers illustrating the different pathways into a legal career including traditional route (GDL and/or LPC after university followed by training with a law firm), alternative career path – paralegal and other careers prior to commencing a training contract with a law firm.

Thu 4 Nov, '21
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Gatehouse Chambers Virtual Pupillage Evening

We are delighted to invite prospective pupillage applicants to meet us at our virtual event. There will be a short talk about our work, what we offer to our pupils and what you can expect from pupillage at Gatehouse Chambers. You will then have an opportunity to meet members and discuss life in Chambers and at the Bar more generally. Places are limited. If you would like to attend please send 50 words stating why to Joshua Griffin with the subject heading ‘Virtual Pupillage Evening’.

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