We are excited to announce that the 2017 DiversCity in Law date has been confirmed; the 2017 event will take place on Monday 4 December. Further details of the programme for the day and how to apply will be announced via the DiversCity in Law website. Here’s what some of the students had to say about… Read More Date confirmed for DiversCity in Law 2017
DiversCity is a very special event: it provides a platform for the LGBT community to support and encourage one another when considering and settling into life as a City lawyer. For students, the event provides encouragement to those that may be hesitant about stating that they are LGBT in application forms, the belief that it… Read More Why I participate in DiversCity
Dominic Brown, an associate at Slaughter & May speaks about what it’s like to be LGBT and on secondment. Tell me a little bit about yourself. I grew up in Jamaica and Malaysia, and although I was young at the time I still have many happy memories of those places. I returned to England… Read More What’s it like being on secondment?
Donna Halkyard, Head of Inclusions & Diversity at RPC As the Head of Inclusion & Diversity at RPC, some people might say that it is no surprise that I’m a LGBT* ally as creating a more inclusive workplace is a key requirement of my role. The latter is undoubtedly true; there are well-documented organisational… Read More The value of being a LGBT* ally
Our annual event will be taking place on the 5 December at the office of Baker & McKenzie LLP. This is the sixth year we have run this initiative and we now have an amazing 16 City law firms participating. To help us reach as many people as we can please help us promote the… Read More Promote DiversCity in Law
Why is diversity so important? | Source: AllAboutLaw Diversity is fast becoming one of the highest priorities on any legal firm’s checklist, so we sat down with Erena Pillitteri, Olswang’s Graduate Recruitment and Development Specialist to discuss her thoughts on the matter and how the firm continues to attract a diverse range of applicants. AAL:… Read More Why is diversity so important?
Q&A with future trainee Charlie Parker About me Name: Charlie Parker Degree: BA (Hons) English Literature with Human Rights (but graduated in 2009 and have been managing health and social care services in the charity sector since) Interests: Volunteering, running, cooking, aviation Favourite place on earth: 35,000 ft in the sky – I love to… Read More Q&A with Charlie Parker – DiversCity mentee
Despite being academic at school, I really wasn’t sure what I wanted to study at university. In the end, I chose to study Law with Spanish, with the intent to pursue a career in law. Although I was enthusiastic about my future career prospects, I soon hit a stumbling block. I attended open days and… Read More My DiversCity Experience
Even though we have received a large number of applications for the 5th DiversCity in law event, taking place on the 1st December 2015, we still have a few spaces left. Therefore, to make sure everyone who wants to attend our event has the opportunity to apply we have extended the deadline to 12 noon on… Read More Application deadline for DiversCity 2015 event extended
Getting advice from experienced LGBT lawyers who are confident enough to be themselves helped Miles Tonkin secure a training contract at Herbert Smith Freehills Traditionally mentoring has been associated with the straight white male world. And there is no doubt that the “Old Boys’ Club” has been very effective in its bringing together of like-minded… Read More ‘Traditionally mentoring has been associated with the straight white male world’