City Law School Lecturer shares advice with budding lawyers
On 21st June, Pro Bono Director in The City Law School, Sarwan Singh, participated in a five-member panel discussion with other experienced lawyers at the Inner Temple. The event, titled, "Alternatives to the Bar: The City, in-house and academia", was chaired and organised by Legal Cheek's Alex Aldridge in connection with the Inn’s annual careers day.
There were over a hundred undergraduate law students in attendance.
Sarwan Singh and his fellow panellists (Mark Soundy, Shearman & Sterling; Jeremy Consitt, King & Wood Mallesons’; Angus Duncan, Mayer Brown; and Tom Leech, Herbert Smith Freehills) said they were motivated by a career in advocacy but opted to pursue careers outside of the Inns of Court.
They provided students with keen insights into their areas of expertise including mergers and acquisitions and in the case of Sarwan Singh, representing ordinary citizens in legal actions involving local and central government who may not otherwise have had any way of defending themselves.
To watch the panel discussion in full, please watch the Youtube video above.
The Inns of Court are the four voluntary legal societies in England (Lincoln's Inn, the Inner Temple, the Middle Temple, and Gray's Inn) that have the exclusive privilege of calling candidates to the English Bar after they have received such instruction and taken such examinations as the Inns provide.