Monday, 6 June 2016
6pm - 8.30pm
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 65 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1HS
• Welcome and introduction from Andrew Austin (Graduate recruitment partner)
• Working as an LGBT lawyer
We will cover topics such as how the firm’s LGBT network, Halo, and allies network, Halo Champions, work, and some of the experiences that members of those networks have had during their time here.
• Responsible Business: our work on global LGBT rights
Our firm is committed to doing business in a way that is ethical and sustainable. As part of that, many colleagues from across our network are working on projects that are designed to help improve LGBT rights around the world. We will focus on our pro bono work for the Human Dignity Trust, a charity which challenges the criminalisation of consensual homosexuality; our submission to the UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group on global LGBT rights; and on our work in Japan on marriage equality.
• Questions to the panel
Ask questions to the Freshfields panel about being LGBT in the City, what it’s like working at an international law firm more generally, and about the process for applying for a workshop, vacation scheme or training contract.
• Networking and drinks
Applying for this event
We welcome law and non-law undergraduate students interested in a career in law, and who identify as LGBT or who are interested in Freshfields’ engagement in this area.
You will need to apply on our website by writing a short statement (200 words) on why you would like to attend the event. The application deadline is Monday 23 May.
The dress code is smart casual. Freshfields will meet successful applicants’ travel costs in line with our expense policy.
Spaces are limited and successful applicants will be provided with further details before the event.