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Symposium for lawyers: take the lead of your own career

Friday 30 September 2016
Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
A144, Lorentzzaal

The legal services’ sector is undergoing major changes. Technological developments and the ‘legal tech’ mean that fewer lawyers will be needed in the future. Clients can go online, without needing a lawyer or notary, and draw up an employment contract for example. Was Susskind right when he predicted in his 2009 book : The End of Lawyers...?

But the legal profession is not the only direction you can take as a law student. With your own startup you can fill the gaps that law firms haven’t picked up on.  Or as a corporate lawyer you can link legal knowledge to the commercial needs of a firm. Many careers events for law students in Leiden however are still focussed on the major law firms.

Are you tired of this? Can’t see the wood for the trees? Want to find out what else you can do with your law degree?


In a plenary panel discussion issues concerning the future of the legal profession will be considered.

Members of the panel:

  • Maaike Teeuwen - General Counsel at Heijmans NV
  • Katja van Kranenburg - partner at CMS Advocaten
  • Anneleen Broekhuijsen - senior councelor of the Amsterdam Court
  • Bas Martens - partner at Delissen Martens
  • Benjamin Wegman - owner Brouwerij Pronck 
  • Jan-Carel Redelé - owner of the ‘legal tech’ startup KennisMeester.

The discussion will be led by Christiaan Bramer, former Head of Legal Affairs at HEINEKEN and now involved in many innovations in the legal world.

Following the panel discussion there will be time for a speed date session when you will have the opportunity to speak to the panel members one-to-one. The afternoon will be rounded off with drinks.


Register before 27 September by sending an email to  entrepreneurship@law.leidenuniv.nl

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