What's On

06/10/2020- Our Webinar Series!

Starting on Thursday 8th October (5:30-6:30), we are lucky to be joined exclusively by Bernie Rivard (Future Trainee Solictor at Travers Smith, Former President of King's IT&IP Law Society, and contributor at LawCareers.Net) for our 'INTRO TO LEGAL TECH' webinar

Sign up here!

https://forms.gle/xWmbHQUZiusteSVP8

Then on Friday 9th October (6pm), Matthew Berrick (Future Trainee Solicitor at Pinsent Masons and Founder of the Legal Line Up and GlobalTechLoop) is hosting an exclusive open forum where everyone is invited to ask as many questions as you like about the application process to law firms - particularly those applying as a non-law student.

This is a great opportunity to network and Matthew will bring you many valuable resources which will help you as you make vacation scheme and training contract applications.

Sign up for the forum here!

https://forms.gle/ExXVAcvWYguCkALr6

23/09/2020 Intro week/Ed Bram Week

A massive welcome to all students to the University of Sheffield! As a society we have worked hard over the summer to organise a series of virtual events to get to know people on your course and in your year given the limited face-to-face teaching. Check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/edbramlawsociety for more information on these events.

These events include a Law School 101 webinar with the committee, Give it a go sessions in mooting and negotiations, and a virtual escape room. If you like the sound of these events, head over to the SU website using the link on our home page to purchase membership.

We can't wait to see you there (online of course)!

18/09/2020 University of Sheffield Activities Fair

The Ed Bram Committee members will be available from 10-2 for the activities fairs on Monday 21st September and Wednesday 23rd. Find out more from the SU and join the virtual events to find out more about why you should join Ed Bram!

31/07/2020 LawCareers.Net 'Building a legal career during the time of coronavirus'

On Wednesday 5th August at 5pm LawCareers.Net will be hosting a webinar discussing what aspiring lawyers and law students can do during this time to stay focused on their legal career, and offer practical advice to further your chances of success.

You can sign up using the link below!

https://www.lawcareers.net/Explore/Diary/7374-05-08-2020-LawCareersNet-webinar-Building-a-legal-career-during-the-time-o

14/06/2020- Bright Network Internship Experience

The Bright Network have arranged an amazing opportunity to take part in a three-day virtual internship experience across six sectors, including commercial law, investment banking and consulting. Applications are open now and spaces are unlimited. The Commercial law internship starts on the 14th July and is run in partnership with Slaughter and May, Allen&Overy and Clyde&Co. It will be a great opportunity to gain insight into life at these law firms, especially with many open days being cancelled.

Follow the link for more information and to apply now:

https://www.brightnetwork.co.uk/graduate-jobs/internship-experience-uk/internship-experience-uk-job

29/05/2020- Sheffield SU Underpass Festival

As many of you will already know, the first Underpass Festival was due to take place on the 2nd May at Shefffield SU. Whilst it has been postponed and still due to take place on the 17th October, in the meantime, the SU have launched a fundraising campaign before hosting an online festival this Saturday 30th May.

How to get involved:

1.RUN-DERPASS: run 5km, donate £5 and tag 5 friends with #runderpass

2.FUN-DERPASS: bake something, donate £5 and tag 5 friends with #funderpass

The money raised will be split three ways:

-NHS Charities Together Fund (45%)

-Foodhall in Sheffield (45%)

-Raising and Giving at Sheffield Students' Union (10%)

For more info and a direct link to donate check out https://underpassfestival.co.uk/

We hope to see as many participating as possible and make sure you tag us (@edbramlawsoc) and the Sheffield SU on instagram so we can repost your pics!

13/02/2020 - Postgrad LIVE Fair

Postgrad LIVE – a FREE Masters & PhD study fair taking place Thursday 13 February at Sheffield Town Hall, 12-3pm.

Postgrad LIVE was created specifically so prospective Masters & PhD students can gain key advice from the people who matter. By attending Postgrad LIVE, you will be able to meet representatives from top UK and international institutions, attend talks and meet current Masters & PhD students.

You will be able to attend a packed talks programme that includes advice on studying abroad, Masters & PhD funding, personal statements and much more. Plus, if you’re one of the first 200 people into the Postgrad LIVE fair you will get your hands on an EXCLUSIVE reusable water bottles.

If you're interested you can find out more and book your FREE ticket here: https://bit.ly/2Rtg1jU

07/02/2020 - LawCareers.Net Announcement
The deadlines for many firms’ vacation schemes (and training contracts!) are at the end of the month. There are lots of useful resources on LCN that you may find useful if you are interested in a Vac Scheme or Training Contract.

A comprehensive list of vacation scheme deadlines

Vacation scheme insider reports – interviews with students who have recently completed vac schemes at top firms.

Top 10 tips for summer vac scheme applications.

A how-to guide to researching law firms before applying.

You can keep track of training contract deadlines with this list – there are several firms with deadlines at the end of both January and February.

Additionally, the Pupillage Gateway is now open and will be closing at 11:00am on 7 February 2020. Check all chambers’ deadlines with this list here, and if you’re lucky enough to be invited to interview, perhaps this feature on how to prepare for a pupillage interview will be of use. You can research all 190 chambers offering pupillages with this pupillage search!

28/11/2019 - CMS Edward Bramley Christmas Masquerade Ball

You are cordially invited to the Edward Bramley Law Society: Christmas Masquerade Ball, sponsored by CMS.

Our first bi-annual ball of the year will be held on Thursday 28th November at The OEC Sheffield, a brand new venue! This event is a Black Tie event and the after-party will be hosted at SOYO. Tickets for this event will be put on sale shortly, so keep an eye out. We are extremely looking forward to this event, it's really not that long away and it's guaranteed to be a magical evening.


Again, this event has been sponsored by CMS, which is going to help make this event extra special.

07/11/2019 - Ed Bram Spiderwalk

This year’s Spiderwalk is on the 7th November from 6pm-1am and involves a 13 mile hike through the peaks in aid of the educational charity Whirlow Hall Farm, Sheffield Volunteering and a charity chosen through visitors to the Spiderwalk Facebook page!

Tickets are £8 and those who take part must raise at least £35 sponsorship (or members can pay this themselves). There will be food provided, as well as a live band and a bar at the mid-way point! For more information about the Spiderwalk 2019, vsiit https://yoursu.sheffield.ac.uk/groups/sheffield-rag/events/spiderwalk-2019

Some of our committee members will be doing the walk this year and it would be great to get a group of Edward Bramley members to join us! It’s a great way to meet other law students and if you join our facebook page, you can see who else is walking; maybe you can find a partner to walk with! Those who attend are more than welcome to bring your friends along if you were already planning on doing it.

06/11/2019 - CMS Employer Presentation

Join CMS at their Employer Presentation at their Sheffield office, 6pm this Wednesday. There will be a short presentation followed by informal networking over drinks and nibbles. You’ll have the opportunity to hear first-hand from a wide range of representatives - partner to trainee level – and their early talent team.

During the evening you will find out more about CMS, including an overview of the firm and the programmes on offer. Most importantly, you’ll get a genuine feel for their culture and values, which will help you decide whether it is the right firm for you!

Book your space HERE: https://forms.akkroo.com/#/events/cms/276920?type=preregister&background=ffffff&font=13294a&page=ffffff

04/11/2019 - Jones Day Question Time

The following information is from Jones Day:

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. Our 200 London-based lawyers (including around 60 partners and 40 trainees) collaborate with their colleagues from Jones Day practices and offices across the globe to guide clients through their toughest challenges.

Our distinctive, non-rotational training system provides flexibility and early responsibility. Jones Day trainees assume their own workload and work across different practice areas at the same time.

Jones Day "Question Times" are interactive Q&A's (not recruitment presentations) and a fantastic opportunity to meet our panel of trainees, associates and partners. We want you to quiz our lawyers directly about their first-hand experiences of working in our global law firm; training in our distinctive, non-rotational system; and get to know them better over refreshments afterwards.

“My first interaction with Jones Day was at a Question Time. I really got a sense of the flat hierarchy by seeing the Partners, Associate and Trainees having an honest, real and open discussion with each other. Students asked lots of questions and I immediately got a feel for how Jones Day is different.” Karl, Trainee

All are welcome - whatever your year of study and whether you are a law or non-law student, graduate or postgraduate.

6.00pm: Registration
6.30pm: Q&A panel discussion
7.30pm: Chat with our lawyers over refreshments

Register to attend online: https://questiontimesheffield.eventbrite.co.uk/?aff=SheffieldLawSoc

31/10/2019 - Advocate of the Year Programme

BPP's annual AOTY competition 2019-20 is now taking entries. It is a mock trial competition open to all students who are yet to commence their legal vocational training. Students who are yet to commence their legal vocational training (LPC or BPTC) are eligible to apply. Students who have not previously taken part in AOTY are also eligible to apply.

How to apply: https://forms.gle/PKr95fwc2s5FydyW8

DEADLINE : OCTOBER 31ST AT 16:00

31/10/2019 - Leeds Regional Moot, Sponsored by BPP

The University of Leeds are organizing a regional moot set to take place on the 18th of November. We are looking for FOUR people (two teams) to represent the University of Sheffield. The format of the competition is as follows: Round 1 & 2 – Moot Court Competition Final Round – Speed Moot (Skeleton and Bundle will be provided) Prizes: Winning team of two will be provided a two day mini-pupillage each with Park Square Barristers. Winning team of two will also be provided a two-day mini-pupillage with Dere Street Chambers. Who can apply: Law students at any level of study.

How to apply: Please send a 200 word statement to uosmooting@sheffield.ac.uk with the following details: Name, course and year of study. Prior mooting/public speaking experience you have.

DEADLINE : OCTOBER 31ST AT 16:00

24/10/2019 - Dance Your Socs Off

Join Ed Bram and nearly 2,000 students for Sheffield Uni's Big Society, Dance Your Socs Off Bar Crawl! Save the date, it’s on the Thursday the 24th of October. We’ll be heading down to West Street and then to the Foundry for a night full of laughs and lots of boogying. The Bar Crawl route is to be confirmed, but don’t let this stop you from buying tickets - it’s guaranteed to be an incredible night.

More information about the event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/458216925043703/

See you there! 

23/10/2019 - Academic & Networking Skills Event

Come alonf to the first ever Edward Bramley Academic and Networking Skills Event!

Designed for freshers but with upper years more than welcome to attend, this 90-minute session is run by two of our seasoned committee members and will cover some basic legal research skills, how to clearly explain legal rules and, for freshers, getting the most out of first year. Our president, Megan, will then discuss the finer points of networking, which will be especially relevant for those of you who've already made a few contacts at our Careers Dinner.

We look forward to seeing you there!

This event will be held in BB08 in Bartolome House, on Wednesday 23 October from 5pm-6:30pm.

21/10/2019 - Edward Bramley's Annual Careers Dinner

Our annual careers dinner is a perfect opportunity to get a feel of what a potential career in law will be like, but you will also get the opportinity to meet law firms and illustrate to recruiters that you'll stand out from the crowd when it comes to applications for first year schemes, vacation schemes and training contracts.

This year our careers dinner will be held at Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel & Spa, 119 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JE, where we will be joined by the following firms: Hogan Lovells, Pinsent Masons, CMS, DLA Piper, Macfarlanes, Allen and Overy, Travers Smith, Slaughter and May, White and Case; and Clifford Chance.

The dress code is smart, so dress formally. Arrival starts at 7pm and food will be served at 7:45pm. Make sure you arrive in good time, to make the most of this fantastic opportunity. If you have any special dietary requirements, please make our Careers Secretaty Rory aware of this (rking6@sheffield.ac.uk).

Tickets for members are £20 and can be purchased at: https://pay.gocardless.com/AL0002NF5QCDZ0.

Tickets for non-members are £30 and can be purchased at: https://pay.gocardless.com/AL0002NF5VXSCR

We hope to see you there!

03/04/2019 - Edward Bramley presents Laws Got Talent kindly sponsored by CMS

Fancy yourself as the next Susan Boyle? Or maybe you know someone destined to be the next Paul Potts? Then come on down to Bar One's Raynour Lounge and raise money for Sheffield Mind by performing your talent to be in with a chance of winning prizes! Whether you're a singer or a magician, we want to see your talent, so email - edwardbramleylawsociety@gmail.com or contact a committee member if you wish to enter! You do NOT have to be a Law Student to enter!

Along with all the other cool events during law week, there will be extra entertainment provided, so keep your eyes peeled on this event for more updates! There will also be ***FREE FOOD*** for those who want to come and watch!

If you're a Wednesday ROAR regular, this is a great place to start your evening and a great oppourtunity to raise money for Sheffield Mind, our charity of the year! So let's come together and show Sheffield what talent the Law School has to offer!

05/04/2019 - EdBram AGM/Hustings & New Committee announcement

Come along to EdBram's anual AGM 9-10:30am in the Moot Court and support our candidates as they make their final bid for your votes to be elected as the EdBram Committee 2019/20!

Voting opens at 10:30 am and will close at 5:30pm

The new committee will then be announced at the Hidden Bar, Revolution at 8pm the same night. Everyone is welcome to come down and celebrate!

23/04/2019 - EdBram Takes Amsterdam - Sold Out

During the last few days of the Easter hols, Ed Bram will be going to AMSTERDAM!

We will be flying from Manchester Airport, with transfers arranged from the University to the airport as well as transfers whilst in Amsterdam, along with 3 nights’ accommodation in Amsterdam city centre.

Whilst in Amsterdam, there will be plenty of opportunity to explore the city and see all of what 'Dam has to offer!

10/05/2019 - The Edward Bramley DLA Piper Secret Garden Ball 

Follow us down the garden path for a magical evening at the Edward Bramley DLA Piper Secret Garden Ball!

The Edward Bramley committee invite you to join us on May 10th 2019 at The Mercure Hotel. Start the evening with summery photos at the Winter Gardens and Peace Gardens, located next to the hotel. Doors will open at 7PM for arrival drinks and your three-course dinner will be served from 7:30PM, accompanied by half a bottle of wine per person.

After the meal, you can explore the floral wonderland, take photos in our photo booth, indulge in our chocolate fountain, win prizes in our charity raffle, enjoy our live entertainment and dance the night away on our star-lit dance floor!

For those who want to continue the night with us, we will be hosting an after party at SOYO. Tickets are FREE, but you must let us know when purchasing your ball ticket whether you wish to attend.

Price;
£38 for members
£48 for non-members

Tickets will go on sale in Bart House for FINAL YEARS ONLY on March 28th (12-2PM, DB09). The following day (March 29th) there will be another ticket sale with the remaining tickets for any student not in their final year (12-2PM, BB06). Please be prepared to select your menu choice and seating preferences. This sale will be CASH ONLY. You can only buy 2 tickets per person.

To keep up to date on any information about the ball please see the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/334481860511895/

To keep up with everything going on in the Edward Bramley Law Society, please join our Facebook page, the link can be found below:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/edbram/

 

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