City law graduate recruitment initiative for LGBT+ candidates

Recruiter DiversCity in Law
Posted Sun 6 Nov 2016
Location Baker & McKenzie, 100 New Bridge St, London, EC4V 6JA
Contact DiversCity in Law
Practice Areas Full service corporate law
Experience Level Students
Closing Date Fri 25 Nov 2016

On Monday 5 December 2016, between 11.30am – 6.00pm, there will be an afternoon of seminars and networking opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students interested in a career as a lawyer in the City. Afterwards there will be networking drinks from 6.00pm – 8.30pm.

The following firms are participating in the event: Ashurst, Baker & McKenzie, BLP, Clifford Chance, Gowling WLG, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hogan Lovells, Linklaters, Milbank, Pinsent Masons, RPC, Reed Smith, Slaughter and May, Taylor Wessing, and White & Case.

The event will include a review of City law firms, talks from successful LGBT+ City lawyers and careers skills workshops. This is a great opportunity to talk to representatives from some of the top firms about what it’s like to be out in the City and find out more about the graduate recruitment process. This award winning event is unique as it also offers all attendees the chance to be individually mentored by an LGBT+ lawyer from one of the participating firms, giving you an inside track. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed. For further details and to apply, please visit or the graduate recruitment website of any of the participating law firms.


We’ll let former participants at DiversCity explain…

‘An excellent insight and experience to working in the City as an LGBT individual. Not to be missed!’

‘As an LGBT individual seeking to enter the legal profession, I found the DiversCity event to be hugely educational, reassuring and a fantastic opportunity to network with inspirational professionals.’

‘I would really recommend attending DiversCity. It’s a unique opportunity to meet LGBT+ lawyers from a wide variety of law firms. The event provides a great opportunity to network both with current lawyers and other students. I gained some great tips about what law firms are looking for in applicants as well as a real confidence boost from meeting people who have been there and done it before me.’