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Applying for LawCareersNetLIVE 2021

updated on 12 October 2021

Dear Oracle

I’d like to apply for one of the LawCareersNetLIVE conferences, but I’m not sure which event I should choose?

The Oracle replies

This year we are excited to be bringing our annual LawCareersNetLIVE conferences to you both in person and virtually.

Our Manchester, London and Virtual events offer delegates the chance to meet and network with a range of top law firms. If you’re finding it difficult to decide which event to apply to, read our advice below.

As students are allowed to apply for only one LawCareersNetLIVE event, we recommend identifying which firms you are most interested in, the dates that work best for you and whether you’re keen to get back to in-person networking, or happy to enjoy the conference from the comfort of your home.


LawCareersNetLIVE Manchester is taking place on Friday 26 November. LawCareersNetLIVE London is taking place on Friday 3 December. LawCareersNetLIVE Virtual is taking place on the afternoons of Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 December. 

Firms and workshop topics

LawCareersNetLIVE London

If you are interested in working in the City, then LawCareersNetLIVE London will be the event for you. Sponsor firms include Baker McKenzieKirkland & Ellis International LLP, Osborne Clarke LLP and RPC. There are some great workshop topics confirmed for LawCareersNetLIVE London, so if you fancy finding out more about negotiating commercial contracts, international M&A or the anatomy of an asset finance transaction, you should apply for this event.

Find out more about LawCareersNetLIVE London.

LawCareersNetLIVE Manchester

For those of you thinking of a career in Manchester and beyond, LawCareersNetLIVE Manchester boasts exclusive access to some of the UK’s most elite firms, such as DWF Group PlcShoosmiths and Jones Day. If your application to LawCareersNetLIVE Manchester is successful you could engage in workshops on:

  • how to solve global disputes;
  • catastrophic injury; and
  • working collaboratively on a corporate transaction.

Find out more about LawCareersNetLIVE Manchester.

LawCareersNetLIVE Virtual

Burges Salmon LLPOsborne Clarke LLPPinsent Masons LLPRPC and Mills & Reeve LLP are all sponsoring LawCareersNetLIVE Virtual this year. Delegates will be able to interact with firm representatives throughout the event, much like the in-person events, and take part in immersive firm-led workshops. Workshop topics for LawCareersNetLIVE Virtual include:

  • changing the future of law one innovation at a time;
  • regulatory disputes in sports law; and
  • the future of work.

Find out more about LawCareersNetLIVE Virtual.

Writing your application

We’ve already had applications where candidates have cited the wrong firms at the wrong events, so make sure to check the LawCareersNetLIVE website for the full list of sponsor firms and workshop topics.

Please note that LawCareersNetLIVE London is highly oversubscribed every year. While we read every application that comes in, we will be looking for outstanding applications – that means excellent academics, good work experience, an understanding of the importance of commerciality and self-knowledge when it comes to the reasons why you will make a successful lawyer.

Read ‘Five tips for flawless LawCareersNetLIVE applications’ for more advice on submitting a top-class application.

You cannot transfer between events after submitting your application, so please choose the dates that you can attend.

For more information and to apply, head to the LawCareersNetLIVE website

We hope this helps and we look forward to receiving your application for LawCareersNetLIVE 2021!