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Human Rights Lawyers Association - Careers Day 2018

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Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre

King's College London Strand Campus

160 Strand

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WC2R 2LS

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Human Rights Lawyers Association - Careers Day 2018

As well as a general admission ticket, please select which break-out sessions you would like to attend.

Join us to hear from speakers from different sectors and legal professions to discuss pathways for developing a career in human rights law.

How do you become a human rights barrister? What does a typical day in a human rights NGO look like? Am I better suited to work on human rights issues as an academic or a legal practitioner? What scholarships and funding opportunities are available to develop a career in this area?

The Careers Day will feature panel discussions and break-out sessions with barristers, solicitors, campaigners, NGO lawyers, and academics. The day will also include a networking session to provide a chance to meet practitioners and speakers.

Speakers on the day will include:

  • Karen Monaghan QC, Barrister, Matrix Chambers

  • Corey Stoughton, Acting Director, Liberty

  • Kamran Mallick, CEO, Disability Rights UK

  • Martin Barnes, CEO, LawWorks

  • Joanna Whiteman, Co-Director, Equal Rights Trust

  • Paul Dillane, Executive Director, Kaleidoscope Trust

This event is free however places are limited. To reserve your place, please purchase a general admission ticket and please select which break out sessions you would like to attend.






Programme of the Day

11:45 – Registration

12:15 - Welcome Remarks

12:30 - Opening Plenary Session

  • Kamran Mallick, CEO, Disability Rights UK
  • Corey Stoughton, Acting Director, Liberty
  • Karon Monaghan QC, Barrister, Matrix Chambers

13:30 - Break-out 1 (you will only be able to attend one of each breakout session)

Equality and Human Rights: Find out more about careers specific to promoting equality and tackling discrimination

  • Joanna Whiteman, Co-Director, Equal Rights Trust
  • Alasdair Henderson, Barrister, 1 Crown Office Row and Commissioner, Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Makbool Javaid, Partner and Head of Employment Law, Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP

Hot Seat: Put practitioners in the “hot seat” and ask them any question you want about what they do, why they do it and how you can do it too.

  • Emma Louise-Fenelon, Barrister, 1 Crown Office Row
  • Katharina Thiel, Trainee Solicitor, Leigh Day
  • Elham Saudi, Associate Fellow, Chatham House

14:20 - Break

14:40 - Break-out 2 (you will only be able to attend one of each breakout session)

Migrants' Rights: Find out more about careers focused on protecting the human rights of migrants and refugees.

  • James Skinner, Migrants’ Access to Healthcare Campaigner, MedAct and Docs not Cops representative
  • Sarah Cope, Campaigns and Research Officer, Women for Refugee Women
  • Enny Choudhury, Solicitor, Joint Committee for the Welfare of Immigrants

Forging a sustainable human rights career: Learn about financial assistance to pursue a career in human rights law and get practical advice from those who have succeeded

  • Paul Dillane, Director, Kaleidoscope Trust and Bursary Officer, HRLA
  • Katharina Thiel, Trainee Solicitor, Leigh Day
  • Elham Saudi, Associate Fellow, Chatham House

15:30 - Networking & Afternoon Tea

16:15 - Closing Plenary Session

  • Angela Patrick, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers
  • Martin Barnes, CEO, LawWorks
  • Kishoree Kotecha-Pau, Partner, Freemans Solicitors
  • Christopher Stanley, Litigation Consultant, KRW Law


17:15 - Closing Remarks and Thank you



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Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre

King's College London Strand Campus

160 Strand

London

WC2R 2LS

United Kingdom

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