Goldsmiths Law are hosting the 2019 Human Rights Careers Day by the Human Rights Lawyers' Association (HRLA) Young Lawyers Committee.
This Careers Day is for students and those considering working in human rights law to hear from leading human rights barristers, solicitors, campaigners and academics, who will discuss how different sectors of the human rights legal profession can work together to achieve change.
This event will feature a mixture of panel discussions and break-out discussions, exploring how research, legal advice, litigation, advocacy and other techniques can be used to protect human rights, and students and early-stage lawyers are able to ask questions about the practicalities of entering the profession, hearing from a diverse group of people working in human rights.
09.30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:10 Welcome from the Young Lawyers Committee
10.10 - 10:40 Opening remarks: Maya Sikand (Head of Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Garden Court)
10.40 - 12:10 Panel: A Representative Legal Profession
Chair: Zehrah Hasan (EC & Garden Court Chambers)
Speakers: Angela Jackman (Simpson Millar & City Law School), S Chelvan (No5 Chambers), Natasha Shotunde (5 St. Andrew’s Hill), Michael Etienne (No5 Chambers), Camila Zapata Besso (Garden Court Chambers), Miranda Grell (10KBW)
12:10 - 13:00 Lunch & networking
13.00 - 14:15 Breakout Session I (a choice between two)
The Power & Limitations of Strategic Litigation
Speakers: Emma Norton (Liberty), Rosa Curling (Leigh Day), Paul Heron (Public Interest Law Centre)
Big Data, Technology & Human Rights
Speakers: Silkie Carlo (Big Brother Watch), Gemma McNeil-Walsh (Judicial Assistant, Court of Appeal), Neena Samota (StopWatch)
14:15 - 14:30 Short Break
14.30 - 15:45 Breakout Session II (a choice between two):
Using the Law to Protect the Environment
Speakers: Katie de Kauwe (Friends of the Earth), Charlotte Hansen (Client Earth), Rowan Smith (Leigh Day), Sue Willman (Deighton Pierce Glynn)
OR Being an NGO Lawyer
Speakers: Remy Mohamed (Inquest), Sophie Earnshaw (Hammersmith & Fulham Law Centre), Charlie Loudon (REDRESS)
15:45 - 16:00 Short Break
16.00 - 16:30 Closing remarks
Speaker: Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos (Inaugural Chair in Law, Goldsmiths)
Dates & times
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