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3rd Party News, Events & Opportunities

The following events are not organised by the OULS and we take no responsibility for them or their contents

Opportunity to become part of a Legal Project Team - Apply now

If you are a law student,  there is a fantastic opportunity to work with a small team from the Open University, looking at legal research and the resources provided.  Your role could include helping with focus groups (to be held with students and staff) and the chance to be included in follow up blogs, written reports and presentations, as part of the research team.  (Amazon vouchers can be raised for time spent on the project).


If you are interested, and want to know more, please do email asap the Project Lead, Mel at

Speed Mooting FREE online course Wednesday 19/06/2024

This event is NOT organised by the OULS. Details of our in house mooting events to be released shortly. 

The speed mooting course will take place on Wednesday 19th June 2024 at 7:30pm, online via Zoom. 

This short course is ideal for those that are new to mooting and also for experienced mooters looking for a refresher.  During the course, criminal barrister and Speed Mooting founder, John Dove will deliver a talk covering a variety of points that can help anyone get started in mooting and can also enhance their skills. 


At the end of the session, John will also take questions from the audience in a Q&A session.

The sign-up page, along with further details of the competition, are available at: 

Legal Cheek's Summer 2024 Virtual Vacation Scheme and Law Fair starting tomorrow: Monday 10/06/24 to Friday 14/06/24

A perfect opportunity to boost your chances on securing a TC this Summer:

The Scheme and Law Fair, run in partnership with The University of Law (ULaw), features:

  • A series of in-depth practice area-focused workshops delivered by lawyers on key topics such as M&A, energy, Islamic finance and fraud

  • Written case study exercises designed to boost your commercial awareness

  • An employability masterclass on how to succeed in TC applications

  • A virtual law fair offering the opportunity to meet almost 30 leading law firms including Magic Circle, Silver Circle, US-headquartered and global heavyweights.


BIUCAC 2024 pre-registration for 28/10/24

The British & Irish University Commercial Awareness Competition (BIUCAC) exclusively for law students from Non Russell Group and Irish universities will take place this autumn across the United Kingdom and Ireland. This competition is an excellent opportunity for law students to enhance their commercial awareness skills, gain valuable experience and win great prizes. Entry into the competition is completely free - the competition starts in October 2024!

There are 28 law firms and companies sponsoring the competition with 28 amazing prizes, including the chance for law students to win vacation schemes, work experience, one to one meetings with graduate recruitment teams, golden tickets to assessment centres, open days and many more. Some winners of BIUCAC 2023 last year secured training contracts with City law firms! Prizes | BIUCAC 2023

Previous main sponsors included Travers Smith, Ashurst, Fieldfisher and White & Case and Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy, Linklaters, Latham & Watkins, Freshfields, Hogan Lovells, Baker McKenzie, Norton Rose Fulbright, Jones Day, Eversheds and many other leading law firms as Partner Sponsors.

Pre-register today! Click Now -  BIUCAC 2024 — Round 1! | Pre-Registration

Speed Mooting Competition £39 entry fee 07/09/2024

This event is NOT organised by the OULS. Details of our in house mooting competition will be released shortly.

The National Speed Mooting Competition Autumn Cup 2024 in Partnership with BPP will be taking place, in person, at BPP London Central on Saturday 7th September 2024.  

The competition is open to:

- Law undergraduates and graduates; 

- GDL students and graduates; 

- Masters, BPTC and LPC students and graduates.

The competition is for individuals and will take place over the course of a single day. Lunch and refreshments are included on the day. Entrance to the competition costs £39. The prize for the winner is an iPad. The prize for the runner up is a £100.00 Amazon voucher. 

The sign-up page along with further details of the competition are available at

Mini Pupillage application deadlines for Radcliffe chambers and 3PB

Mini pupillage applications for Radcliffe Chambers are now open. Future barristers will have the opportunity to shadow a member of chambers for two days, and get a true insight into life as a commercial and/or chancery barrister.


Applications must be submitted by Sunday 30 June for experience between 1 September and 30 November. Financial assistance is available on a discretionary basis for those who would otherwise be unable to travel to and stay in London.

Mini Pupillage applications for 3PB are now open. With 250+ Barristers and six locations. It’s time to apply for 3PB's mini-pupillage scheme! Budding recruits can experience the life of a barrister at one of the UK’s largest sets, and make the most of:

  • Being in court

  • Observing conferences with clients and solicitors

  • And talking to members of chambers

With different practice areas on offer at each location, you will have the chance to dive into a range of chambers’ work and boost your chances of securing one of the set’s six coveted pupillage spots.

Applications close on the 30/09/24. To apply click here

Join the OU debate club 

For people interested in practicing their communication through discussing issues of the day they can join the debate club. They are remote first, and meet at 7pm, on Mondays. The community provides the topics and then 4 are polled per week on a WhatsApp group, with the winning topic becoming the motion to be discussed. The types of OU students currently participating in the debate club include: law, psychology, sociology and PPE and its open to anyone who is interested.

To join the WhatsApp community click here

Alternatively, you can join via facebook here

Pass application deadline 30/06/24 with The Honourable Society Of The Inner Temple

PASS (Pegasus Access and Support Scheme) is the Inn's flagship outreach programme which is designed to support aspiring barristers from under-represented backgrounds pursue a career at the Bar. The programme provides fantastic opportunities and experiences throughout the year long programme to develop key skills and, for those participants who have not had the opportunity to attend two or more mini-pupillages prior to application, will help allocate and fund a placement in a Chamber. 

We welcome applications from university students, graduates and career changers. The programme is aimed at those who have not yet started the Bar Course and so in order to apply you should not be planning to start the Bar Course until September 2025 at the earliest. The programme will run from October 2024 through to June 2025. 

Applications will close on 30 June.  For more information, including eligibility criteria and how to apply click here. 

Register your interest in attending a tour of The Honourable Society Of Lincoln's Inn

The OULS are arranging a tour of The Honourable Society Of Lincoln's Inn this Summer. With a maximum of 20 places, please ensure to register your interest to attend by emailing now

Write an article for Legal Cheek's journal

The Legal Cheek Journal is open for your submissions!

Calling all aspiring lawyers!

As the summer months draw closer, now is the perfect opportunity to boost your CV by submitting an article for publication in the Legal Cheek Journal

The Journal, viewed by over 250,000 monthly visitors, boasts articles on a wide range of law-orientated topics, providing a deeper legal analysis than that offered by the news.

Whether your interests lie in commercial, constitutional, employment, human rights, technology or sports law, writing for the Legal Cheek Journal is a great way to boost your CV and demonstrate your commercial awareness, as well as developing your legal writing skills. 

Click here to find out how to write for Legal Cheek

Insight Autumn Event Bookings Open: The Honourable Society Of The Inner Temple

Insight events will provide you with an opportunity to hear from a range of practicing barristers as they talk about their journey to the Bar. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A panel and, where events are in-person, an opportunity to network with the panel and other attendees. It is a fantastic opportunity for anybody considering a career as a barrister. There is no charge to attend. 

Insight Leeds
Tuesday 22 October
The Queens Hotel

Insight London 
Saturday 26 October  
The Inner Temple

Insight Cardiff 
Thursday 7 November  
St David's Hotel

For more information about these events please click here.  

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