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Annual visit to Linklaters LLP

Annual visit to Linklaters LLP (February 2024)

Our Law Department receives significant attention for its emphasis on topics that are closely in line with the social justice ethos and politically active atmosphere at Goldsmiths, notably human rights, criminal justice and the interconnection between Law, Politics and Sociology.

However, we apply the same social justice lens to commercial and corporate law, and have developed an outstanding focus on Law and technology and 21st century law. Let us explain further.

We give our students unique access to a range of law firms, including those in the ‘Magic Circle’ (prestigious multinational law firms). We incorporate in our degree an annual workshop and visit to Linklaters’ offices, submit our students to Freshfields’ Stephen Lawrence Scholarship scheme, and are partnering up with Clifford Chance to give our students access to their award-winning Spark programme for exceptional first-year law students. We also organise annual career insights and training contract visits to their offices.

Mishcon de Reya, one of the largest independent law firms in London, with niche areas of practice including AI and machine learning, copyright and design, art law, fintech, business immigration, and politics and law (they led on the Miller 2 case against Boris Johnson in relation to the prorogation of Parliament in 2019), is co-delivering our Art Law module, and supporting our AI and the Law module, from their London office. Our students learn the law in these modern areas from within the offices of a pioneering Law firm.

Mishcon de Reya visit (February 2024)

Law and the art market lecture at Mishcon de Reya (February 2024)

Visits to and workshops in law firms are embedded across all our modules and include a range of disciplines and career development opportunities, from becoming an immigration law adviser (at law firm Kingsley Napley) to working as an in-house lawyer in leading mobile, broadband and entertainment company Liberty Global (offering services in cutting-edge areas such as gaming and cloud computing, and servicing major clients such as Virgin and O2).

And for students who feel they might be interested in future career opportunities in media and journalism, our close collaboration with the Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Department at Goldsmiths ensures they get access to distinctive modules covering subjects like podcasting and social media in everyday life. Our students could also become student journalists publishing work for top human rights awareness web platform, EachOther, which we embed in our LLB programme.

Through an ever-present social justice and human rights lens, our students build commercial awareness in sector-leading ways, in contact with these prestigious law firms, in the context of studying a fascinating array of modules including AI and the Law, Corporate Law, Commercial Law and International Trade Agreements, Art Law, EU Law in the UK, Trusts, Land Law, the Solicitors Qualifying Examination module and Intellectual Property.

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