Careers Day

Do you want to be a human rights lawyer?

Then come and hear about how human rights campaigners, solicitors, academics, civil servants and barristers started out. The HRLA Young Lawyers Committee runs two annual career days – this year in London and Manchester. The upcoming 2017 Manchester Careers Day will take place on Wednesday 25 October from 1pm to 6pm. Please note that this event is now fully subscribed. If you have any queries, contact


University of Manchester – Wednesday 25 October 2017

1.00-1.30:                 Registration

1.30-2.30:                 Opening plenary

A five-minute talk from lawyers working in the field of human rights, covering a range of disciplines, on how they got to where they are, what a typical day is like, and practical advice about starting out.  

2.30-4.00:                 Break-out sessions

Three twenty-minute sessions to allow students to have any questions answered. Guests will be able to select which sessions they attend upon registration. 

4.00-4.20:                 Tea and coffee 

4.20-5.30:                 Second plenary

Seven-minute talks from lawyers practicing in human rights, again covering a range of fields.              

5.30-6.00:                 Post-event refreshments


Download the event booklet here: HRLA Be a Human Rights Lawyer 2017 (Manchester) – Materials Booklet.

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