Succah in the City 2016

Last night UJS, in partnership with BLP, hosted its seventh annual Law Networking Event: Succah in the City.

Over 50 students and recent graduates attended the event, which was open to law students as well as those interested in pursuing a legal career after graduating in other subjects. The evening began with a canapé reception where students had the opportunity to network with the panellists as well as trainees from BLP.

UJS President Josh Seitler chaired the panel, which featured four prominent Jewish lawyers who work in a broad range of legal sectors from criminal law to the music industry:

  • Jules O’Riordan – Associate, Sheridans
  • Dora Belford – Senior Junior Barrister, 3 Temple Garden Chambers
  • Jonathan Morris –Partner – Head of Corporate, BLP
  • Nicky Kravitz – Partner, Memery Crystal

Most of the discussion was formed by interesting questions from our students. They raised questions such as mental health in the law and the support that is offered, as well as how accommodating law firms are on the observance of the Jewish holidays. The panel also gave our students valuable insight on how they can stand out to clients.

Emphasis was placed on the importance to put yourself in the client’s situation and to be succinct when dealing with clients. There was an engaging discussion surrounding how law firms have progressed throughout the years in terms of diversity and understanding around mental health to which all the panellist agreed that their law firms and courts where extremely sensitive to this, encouraging work from home.

After the panel discussion, attendees enjoyed further opportunities to network alongside drinks and canapés. It was a great evening and the students that attended were inspired: Dominic Olins, “it was a great opportunity to gain advice from lawyers with first-hand experience in the legal profession”. 

About UJS

We are the voice of over 8,500 Jewish students, spanning 60 Jewish Societies (J-Socs) on campuses across the UK and Ireland. We are traditional, progressive, cultural and spiritual; we come from the left, centre and right and can be found across religious and political spectrums.

Together we create and deliver powerful campaigns; fighting prejudice, advancing inclusion, and inspiring education and action on the issues that matter to us. 


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