OULS Events Calendar

The calendar below includes events organised by the OULS as well as events organised by other bodies which may be of interest to OULS members.

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Weekend of 23rd/24th September 2017 – OULS Mooting Workshop, University of Law, Manchester

Following on from our London Mooting Workshop on 16th/17th September, our second of three Mooting Workshops takes place in magnificent Manchester exclusively for OULS members. These workshops will be of benefit to all standards of mooter, regardless of whether you are in your 1st or final year of study. Mooting experience is a prerequisite if you are thinking of becoming a member of the bar, and is hugely beneficial to your future career, as well as helping improve your research skills, confidence and public speaking (not to mention being great fun). A social event will be held on the evening of Saturday 23rd September, for all attendees and also any other OULS members who want to drop by to say hi!

For full details, and to register your place, please contact mooting@ouls.org. Hurry – Registration closes soon!

 

Monday 25th September – OU Business and Law Schools Induction (and OULS Mooting Demonstration), ONLINE

As part of the Open University’s Student Hub Live, the OU Business and Law Schools induction will take place online on Monday 25th September. Throughout the day, various interactive talks will take place kicked off by Paul Catley and Rebecca Taylor (Head of the Law School and Executive Dean of Business and Law, respectively) at 9.30am, and concludes with a Mooting Demonstration ‘Ready, set, MOOT!’ by none other than the OULS’ Georgia Palmer and Jennifer Wharton.

Whether you are a Fresher, or an OU veteran, you will not want to miss this ONLINE event.

For full details, check out the itinerary, here.

 

Weekend of 30th September/1st October 2017 – OULS Mooting Workshop, Edinburgh

Following on from our London and Manchester Mooting Workshops, our final Mooting Workshop takes place in the beautiful Scottish city of Edinburgh. This final workshop, aimed at our Scottish (as well as English) members will be of benefit to all standards of mooter, regardless of whether you are in your 1st or final year of study. Mooting experience is a prerequisite if you are thinking of becoming a member of the bar, and is hugely beneficial to your future career, as well as helping improve your research skills, confidence and public speaking (not to mention being great fun). A social event will be held on the evening of Saturday 30th September, for all attendees and also any other OULS members who want to drop by to say hi!

For full details, and to register your place, please contact mooting@ouls.org.

 

Tuesday 13th October 2017 – Mixed Messes Dinner – Gray’s Inn, London

Apply to attend a Mixed Messes dinner hosted by the Treasurer, Baroness Hale, Deputy President of the Supreme Court. Attend a drinks reception, hear a talk from Dinah Rose QC, Blackstone Chambers and enjoy a 3 course dinner in Gray’s Inn Hall.

You will be personally hosted by a young practitioner who practises in areas of law of interest to you and they will keep in touch with you to offer on-going advice and support.

There is no charge to attend.

Spaces are limited therefore please apply as soon as you are able, here.

 

Saturday 21st October 2017 – The Bar Council Pupillage Fair, University of Law, Moorgate, London

This Pupillage Fair is an opportunity for students to gain further insight into the career at the Bar by meeting members of different chambers and organisations, the Inns and Bar Council offering information and opportunities. This is the only fair that is run by the Bar to ensure it is fully representative of the Bar.

To book and for further details please visit the EventBrite website here.

 

Saturday 21st October 2017 – University Advocacy Day for 3rd or 4th year law students – Gray’s Inn, London

Gray’s Inn will run two University Advocacy Days in 2017.  The programme will comprise a talk on advocacy from Mukul Chawla QC, Head of Chambers at 9-12 Bell Yard and students will also experience advocacy and ethics training from some of the most eminent advocates in the country such as Ali Bajwa QC, Sally Ann Hales QC, HHJ Lynn Tayton QC, Alex Milne QC and Christina Michalos.

There will be a drinks reception in Hall hosted by The Treasurer, Baroness Hale, Deputy President of the Supreme Court and to which Bar course students, pupils, practitioners and judges will be invited.

There is no charge to attend and travel costs will be subsidised.

Spaces are limited therefore please apply as soon as you are able before the deadline of noon on Thursday 5th October 2017, here.

 

Tuesday 14th November 2017 – Mixed Messes Dinner – Gray’s Inn, London

Apply to attend a Mixed Messes dinner hosted by the Treasurer, Baroness Hale, Deputy President of the Supreme Court. Attend a drinks reception, hear a talk from Professor Jane Stapleton, Master of Christ’s College, University of Cambridge and enjoy a 3 course dinner in Gray’s Inn Hall.

You will be personally hosted by a young practitioner who practises in areas of law of interest to you and they will keep in touch with you to offer on-going advice and support.

There is no charge to attend.

Spaces are limited therefore please apply as soon as you are able, here.

 

Saturday 25th November 2017 – Targetjobs National Pupillage Fair, Gray’s Inn, London

TARGETjobs is offering you the chance to attend the UK’s largest and most established Pupillage Fair; meet chambers’ representatives, discover more about different sets and find the best match for you and your career. National Pupillage Fair will be attended by some of the UK’s leading chambers, as well as course providers and Bar associations, and promises to be as popular as ever.

To book and for further details please visit the Targetjobs website, here.

 

PAST EVENTS:

 

Saturday 13th August 2016: Summer Social Laser Tag and Beers – Bristol

Saturday 3rd September 2016: Edinburgh Mooting Workshop – Open University Scotland

Saturday 10th September 2016: London Mooting Workshop – University of Law,  Moorgate

Saturday 17th September 2016: Mooting Selection Day – Camden Town, London

Saturday 22nd October 2016: University of Law, Moorgate – Bar Council Pupillage Fair

Saturday 10th December 2016: Christmas Party, Manchester – ‘Aspen Rocks

Tuesday 31st January 2017: Tom Bingham Essay Competition Entry Deadline

Weekend 21st/22nd January 2017: Mooting Workshop – London

Monday 6th March: ICLR Open University Mooting Competition Grand Final – UKSC, London

Monday 6th March: Social Event – Red Lion, Westminster, London

Saturday 11th March 201: University Advocacy Day – Gray’s Inn, London

Tuesday 25th April 2017: OU Annual Law Lecture 2017 – Church House Westminster, London

Tuesday 9th May 2017: Mixed Messes Dinner – Gray’s Inn, London

Saturday 13th May 2017: OU law School & University of Law Careers Day – Open University Campus, Milton Keynes

Sunday 25th June 2017: Question and Answer Day – Inner Temple, London

Tuesday 12th September 2017: Business Network Briefing – OU Campus, Milton Keynes

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