Commercial Awareness Question Time: US Election Special

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Hosted by BARBRI
Reference BB16
Date Tue 8 Nov 2016
Time 6-8:30pm
Location Moorgate, Central London
Theme Commercial awareness
Level Students, Postgraduates, Trainees

On the evening of US election day Legal Cheek and BARBRI are gathering together a group of top lawyers to share their reflections on the shifting mood in US and wider Western politics. On the panel is dual-qualified barrister, attorney and LSE honorary fellow Jeffrey Golden, who founded Allen & Overy's US law practice, former Law Society president Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, Mayer Brown senior associate Jessica Walker, City University constitutional law specialist Dr John Stanton, and Robert Cooney, a junior US-qualified lawyer currently on secondment to a City of London insurance company.

Even if Hillary Clinton beats Donald Trump, the growing enthusiasm for the populist views that the Republican candidate represents seems set to have a major impact on the world over the coming years. What will populism mean for the Rule of Law, and how far will constitutional legal protections be able to limit Trump and similar movements? And on these shores, what impact will Brexit -- and the wider sentiment behind it -- have on the Human Rights Act?

Meanwhile, at a time when globalisation is coming under increasing threat, what challenges must the business community overcome amid talk of tariffs and protectionism? And how are international law firms – traditionally the go-to people for corporates concerned about risk – approaching this potentially tricky new era?

Join us at 6pm on Tuesday 8th November at Scotia House, 33 Finsbury Square in Moorgate, the City of London. After the hour-long panel discussion there will be drinks and networking until around 8:30pm.

Apply to attend below. You'll be asked to submit a CV and two questions for the panel. The CVs of those offered places will be passed on to the organisations represented on the panel.