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Technology and the Law

We think this webinar captures a very important message: that in Law, you’ll use transferable skills and technical knowledge from your STEM degree every single day.

You’ll hear from four STEM graduates who have chosen to pursue a career in Law at Herbert Smith Freehills. We’ll introduce you to some of the terminology, as well as the training required to become a lawyer, which as a STEM student you might not be familiar with.

Whether you’re already thinking about a career in Law, or you didn’t even know it was an option; these insights are not to be missed.

Here’s one of the many kind comments we received…

"Brilliant – a great combination of being insightful and informative. It was fantastic to be able to put law as a sector and Herbert Smith Freehills in the minds of STEM students as a potential employer. Thanks to Carla and Sophie for all your hard work on it!" – Rebecca Worrall, Graduate Recruitment Adviser at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Hosted by

Carla Power
Sophie Hare-Scott

Guest speakers

Cassie Ayre
Trainee in Corporate
Charlie Madill
Trainee in Corporate
Kate Peck
Trainee in Corporate
David Hemming
Trainee in Real Estate
Rebecca Worrall
Graduate Recruitment Manager
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This webinar was originally broadcast on
Thursday, 4th February 2021

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You don't need to have studied law to become a lawyer...

"Although you'd be a lawyer, you'd very much be using your STEM knowledge and ways of working in your day-to-day role" – Rebecca Worrall, Graduate Recruitment Manager at Herbert Smith Freehills.

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"Your skills are actually really valuable"

Charlie Madill, Trainee in Corporate, describes how she uses her STEM degree at law firm, Herbert Smith Freehills.

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What does Herbert Smith Freehills' assessment process look like this year?

Rebecca Worrall, Graduate Recruitment Manager, outlines the firm's assessment process and reveals what they are looking for in candidates.

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Herbert Smith Freehills' assessment centre

We hear from some of Herbert Smith Freehills' trainees about the firm's assessment centre – in particular, the mock negotiation exercise and role-play exercise.

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"You are fully immersed in the firm"

Charlie, Trainee at Herbert Smith Freehills, tells us what the company's Vacation Scheme involves.

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Discovering real-world applications

David Hemming, Trainee in Real Estate, explains how his placement with GSK actually helped him firm on a career in Law at Herbert Smith Freehills.

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From STEM Graduate to Lawyer: what's involved?

Trainees at Herbert Smith Freehills describe the training they undertook as STEM graduates pursuing a career in Law.

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