About our event

Are you an LGBTQIA+ undergrad or postgrad student with aspirations of pursuing a legal career in the City? Look no further, because our award-winning DiversCity in Law Careers event is back for its twelfth year. Our event is tailor made to empower and inspire LGBTQIA+ law graduates and provides a supportive and inclusive space to navigate the legal profession.

We aim to break down barriers, address challenges specific to LGBTQIA+ individuals, showcase successful LGBTQIA+ legal professionals, and equip attendees with the knowledge, skills, and connections necessary to pursue and excel in their legal careers while embracing their authentic selves.

The goal is to leave graduates feeling a sense of pride, excitement, and empowerment, knowing that they have the support and resources to thrive as LGBTQIA+ individuals in the legal profession.

On the day

There’s lots to look forward to. DiversCity in Law is an exclusive opportunity to gain deep insights into the diverse range of law graduate programmes offered by some the top City firms.

You will get the chance to hear from LGBTQIA+ legal professionals and recent law graduates as they share their inspiring personal stories. But that's not all – we're here to equip you with the competitive edge you need, offering essential careers advice, CV workshops, and insights into the recruitment application process. Plus, you'll have the chance to establish invaluable connections through networking opportunities with both fellow students and LGBTQIA+ legal professionals. And if that wasn't enough, don't miss out on the chance to participate in our mentoring programme, providing you with guidance and support as you embark on your legal journey.

12:45 – 13:00
Event Registration
13:00 - 13:15
Introduction and welcome by Diversity Solutions
13:15 - 14:00
Panel Discussion with Legal Professionals
14:00 – 14:30
Fireside Chat with Law Graduates
14:30 – 14:45
14:45 – 15:45
Recruitment Workshops and Up-skilling Sessions
15:45 - 16:15
Career Booths
16:15 – 16:30
Making the most of the LGBTQIA+ mentoring programme
16:30 – 17:30
Closing Remarks & Networking

The stories

We could go on and on about why the DiversCity in Law event is something not to be missed. But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what previous attendees had to say:

The DiversCity in Law event was a fantastic opportunity to hear the stories of inspirational LGBTQIA lawyers and gain hugely valuable application coaching and advice. It left me feeling more confident in my applications and in pursuing a career as an LGBTQIA lawyer.

This event is invaluable for LGBTQIA candidates. It gives you the insights, networking opportunities and confidence you need to make the most of your training contract applications for leading law firms.

The contacts I made during the event put me in an incredible position to progress my career, and gave me the confidence that I can do so without hiding who I am. The mentoring scheme offered alongside the event is also an unmissable opportunity, my mentor was absolutely fantastic!

DiversCity is different from any other networking event I have ever been to. It gives real insight into life as a LGBTQIA City solicitor, with some truly inspiring speakers and stories. I was impressed with the strong sense of solidarity within the LGBTQIA legal profession, as well as the numerous opportunities which, thanks to that same community, were made available to me. Moreover, DiversCity’s mentoring programme is a unique and invaluable resource which was fundamental in helping me to secure a training contract with a top international City firm for 2017.