posted 11 Jun 2015, 02:38 by . WebResources Account
updated 11 Jun 2015, 02:44
Sixth Form students were invited to spend the afternoon at the
global city law firm of Baker Mckenzie, near to Blackfriars station. The
session consisted of the opportunity to
talk with lawyers in
business and commercial law, a tour of the offices and a negotiation
game, where the students were given a business scenario and in their
teams had to
negotiate a deal on behalf of their clients. What they
did not realise was that on the other side of the negotiation table were
practising lawyers from Baker Mckenzie!
The students certainly
held their own in the negotiations and all managed to agree a very
favourable deal for their client. The day was an excellent insight into
the workings of a city law firm and our students felt privileged to be
in such an environment and all are considering a future career in law.
Some of the students’ feedback is outlined below:
enjoyed the atmosphere at Baker & Mackenzie. I felt very welcomed
and I appreciated the chance to ask lawyers questions. They were very
pleasant and approachable rather than aloof.
task and negotiating with the lawyers was the most enjoyable part.
Strategising with my team and then presenting it to the lawyers
reinforced my desire to have a career in law.
liked the lawyers visiting the tables giving us information about how
they reached their position. It was very easy to ask questions as they
were so friendly.”
“It was a fabulous day. I never thought I
would have the opportunity to visit the offices of a city law firm. I
talked about it to my Mum all weekend!”
The students who attended from the academy were:
Bernadette Obode, Karl Sadoune, Pooja Guzadhur, Aishat Alli, Chloe Brown, Karina Sehdev, and Krista Balemba.
all made very favourable impressions and took the opportunity to
network – you never know who you might meet again in the future
who can help you with your future.
Mrs B Knight-Croft
Director of Pathways