What’s on at the School of Law


3rd May – Competition law & regulating BigTech with Geradin Partners – 6pm to 7:30pm, online & in-person
Gain an insight into the competition law in the UK and EU, its implications, and the challenges in regulating BigTech. Speaker: Dr. Konstantina Bania, Senior Associate, Geradin Partners & Lecturer in Law at the University of Sheffield. More information & sign up

4th May – Legal Tech Certificate – 2-3pm EG03 Artificial Intelligence (AI) is disrupting and transforming vast areas of society and our lives. Data and complex algorithms are now being used to deliver services and make decisions that affect how we are treated by the state and private companies. But as well as offering important benefits, these technologies also have the potential to discriminate and infringe on individual’s rights. In this event, University of Sheffield researchers working on the impact and regulation of AI will discuss their work in this fast-moving field. Sign up here

5th May – Acting for Private Clients – 2-3pm – Moot Court. Sign up here.

Are you interested in a legal career helping people with their rights? Our panel work in a variety of legal roles acting for private individuals. Hear about their career journey, why they love what they do and its challenges. Our panel are: Bradie Pell, Head of Family Law at Graysons Solicitors, Georgina Brammer of Irwin Mitchell’s medical negligence team now, representing Claimants in actions about medical treatments that have caused them harm and David Turner, solicitor and supervisor at Thompsons’ Solicitors, Sheffield-based, national fast track centre, handling personal injury claims across England and Wales exclusively for union members.

11th May – “Regulating Democratic Engagement Through Data Protection Law?” – 4-5:30pm HYBRID online (Blackboard) and on-campus Moot Court 

The Sheffield Institute for Corporate and Commercial Law (SICCL) Author’s Roundtable: Regulating Democratic Engagement Through Data Protection Law?

The Sheffield Institute of Corporate and Commercial Law (SICCL) is pleased to announce an Author’s Roundtable event, with a panel of experts to discuss the implications of the UK’s data protection legal reform on uses of personal data for political campaigns. Since the Cambridge Analytica revelations and the subsequent investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the public has become increasingly aware of the impact of data uses not just on individual privacy but also on political discourse. This raises further questions about the role of data protection law in defending democracy, which is one of the key focuses in the UK government’s recent consultation on an overhaul of the data protection legal framework. Register here.

11th May – “What Role for General Principles in the International Legal Order?” – 3-6pm HYBRID online (Blackboard) and on-campus The Diamond.

The Sheffield Centre for International and European Law (SCIEL) Annual James Muiruri International Law Lecture – “What role for general principles in the international legal order?” – Professor Catherine Redgwell, (Oxford University)

Catherine Redgwell’s research interests fall broadly within the public international field, including international energy law and international environmental law. She has co-authored two leading texts on international environmental law, Birnie, Boyle and Redgwell, international Law and the Environment (OUP, 4th edn 2021) and Bowman, Davies and Redgwell, Lyster’s International Wildlife Law (CUP, 2nd edn, 2010). In the energy field she has published widely including as co-editor and contributing author on international; energy law in Europe (OUP, 3rd edn, 2-17). She is currently co-director of the Sustainable Oceans Programme funded by the Oxford Martin School (2016-) and by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (2018-). Catherine was invited to give a Special Course at the Hague Academy of International Law in Sumer 2022. Register here. 

11th May – Zoe Swan, Health Coach & Wellness Consultant (more details to follow)


Recent Alumni Isaac Elois Sheffield Insights Talk

Isaac, a Law and Spanish graduate, talks about his career in law and why diversity matters in the sector.

Isaac is a Music lawyer specialising in the licensing of musical works to digital service providers for ICE. He is also co-founder of the Black Men in Law Network. Isaac is an advocate for increasing diversity in law, and speaks regularly about his own experiences since graduation.

At the beginning of his career, Isaac spent 5 years at Freeths as a Trainee Solicitor, followed by a short time as an Associate at RPC.

Isaac advocates for representation of Black, LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities in Law and his work led to him being the winner of the UK Diversity Legal Awards Rising Star for Entrepreneurship Award 2018.

See the video here

Learn for life Enterprise pro bono Opportunity OPEN NOW LIMITED PLACES Learn for Life Enterprise is a community hub based on London Road, Sheffield in the culturally and ethnically diverse area of Sharrow. We look after people from all over Sheffield providing teaching, support, stability and advice in a safe, friendly and welcoming environment. We look after vulnerable and hard-to-reach members of the community, local residents, refugees, asylum seekers, BAME communities and older people. Our objective is to engender successful social integration for them, and thereby promote community cohesion and resilience. Apply here

Offer of Alumni Mentoring
Calling All Students who have either an Inn of Court Scholarship or pupillage interview coming up and who would like mentoring from alumni barristers.

Email: l.glover@sheffield.ac.uk with details of whether it is an Inn or pupillage interview (or both!) and the date(s).

Carter Thomas Solicitors – Job Opportunities – See More information here.

Legal Heroes Project – closing date for submissions will be 25th April.

This project is focused on highlighting the achievements of the underrepresented and as such we are issuing a challenge to all students. We want you to choose one person, or several people, who you consider to be a Legal Hero. This person can be anyone from the fictional, yet formidable, Annalise Keating to the inspiring Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Please see email from law-seo@sheffield.ac.uk further details

Please send your entries to emma.j.jones@sheffield.ac.uk

Time Morrison Essay Prize 2022 (deadline 3rd May)

For more details, please click here

Expedia Summer Internship – For more information and Apply

Expedia is offering a summer internship for final year LLB students. During the summer placement you’ll have the opportunity to choose at least 3 rotation practice areas (including competition law) and gain a well-rounded experience from their own in-house lawyers who support all legal aspects at Expedia Group globally.

If you are interested in gaining experience in a technology company please try and have a look at the job advertisement, which you can see in the link below.

We are in touch with a contact at Expedia legal team, a Sheffield Law alumni, who is willing to support your application. Furthermore, the company puts emphasis on diversity and inclusion.

Please let us know if you submit an application – G.Gok.Muller@sheffield.ac.uk or k.bania@sheffield.ac.uk

Gen Z Summit 2022 virtual event for any student who wants to find out more about becoming a lawyer and build their knowledge of the legal profession.

Please sign up here.

LawCareers.Net First-year hub, which includes useful advice and information about how to kickstart their career in law, as well as ways to get ahead.

Please sign up here.

The Employability Opportunities Fund 

All undergraduate bursary holders can apply for up to £300 to cover expenses relating to employability opportunities. Further information about eligibility, opportunities and expenses can be found on the Discover Your Future web page.

Email dyf@sheffield.ac.uk with any questions.