On November 1st, the InterLaw Diversity Forum held our first ever Student Lab Summit, a one-day event to support high-potential, diverse students from all UK universities and backgrounds on their career journey by connecting them with their peers, law firms, barristers' chambers, and corporate institutions through panel events, interactive skills-based workshops, and a law fair.    

The Student Lab Summit was exclusively sponsored by BPP University Law school, and took place at BPP University Law School's London, Holborn Centre.

Thanks to BPP University Law School and their fantastic staff, our amazing speakers and facilitators, our generous volunteers, and our Law Fair participants, who all contributed their time and talents to make the day such a success!

Thanks, as well, to our very impressive group of students.  We had 112 student participants, all of whom were selected based on their strong applications.

To be kept informed of our future student events, please sign up to our membership lists using the link at the bottom of this page.

Our speakers and facilitators:

Irene Adeyinka, Lead Coach, The Lost Graduate  

Neelam Atwal, Trainee Solicitor, Cooley

Lyndell Beguinua, Legal Counsel, Leading Tech Company 

Christina Boey, Executive Director & Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan 

Jannette Brimm, Business Skills Trainer Specialist Coach, SKILLSANCTUARY LTD

Gigi Burgdorf, Actor and Facilitator

Andrew Chadwick, Dean of BPP University Law School

Farisha Constable, Director & Senior Counsel – Intellectual Property, Netflix 

Simon Davis, President, The Law Society 

Laura Durrant, Head of Litigation, Regulatory & Investigations, RBS (former)

Neil Grainger, Actor and Facilitator

Zoe Harrison, Actor and Facilitator

Claire Harvey, Paralympian; Director, Anatta Ltd; Trustee & Former CEO, Diversity Role Models

Vanessa Harvey, Recruitment manager, Milbank           

Jonny Hurst, Head of Outreach and Student Recruitment, BPP University Law School

Narinder Jhittay, Barrister, Maitland Chambers

Brendan Jones, Actor and Facilitator

Simon Jones, Legal Counsel, Google

Sam Meiklejohn, Associate, Cooley

Anchali Muraleetharan, Associate, CMS

Emma Niit, Senior Associate, Allen & Overy

Zara Okereafor, Associate, Stewarts

Ike Osaki, General Counsel EMEA, Bank of America Merrill Lynch 

Usha Puri-Dewage, Head of Strategy, Leadership, and Learning Development, InterLaw Diversity Forum; Manager of Professional Development, Cooley LLP 

Dan Robertson, Director, Vercida Consulting

Sadia Salam, Executive coach; Former Chief Legal Counsel Oliver Wyman; Diverse & inclusive leadership advocate

Daniel Winterfeldt, Founder & Chair, InterLaw Diversity Forum; Partner, Reed Smith

Alexandra Woolhouse, Trainee, Allen & Overy   


Our volunteers:

Norajane Egbulefu, Research Associate, Secured Transactions Law Reform Project

Leonnie Gilpin, Future Trainee Solicitor, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Ruby Taylor, Future Trainee Solicitor, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher 

BPP staff:

Claire Jutsum, Student Recruitment Manager,  BPP University

Rishi Mistry, Senior Customer Service Advisor, BPP University

With Law Fair representation from:

Arnold & Porter

Bird & Bird

Charles Russell Speechlys Law

Cooley LLP


Eversheds Sutherland

Leigh Day


Maitland Chambers 


Mills & Reeve

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Morrison Foerster

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) 

RARE Recruitment/Vantage

Reed Smith

Squire Patton Boggs

Weil Gotshal & Manges

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