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qLegal Wraps Up the 2022-23 Academic Year with a Graduation, a Legal Walk and Summer Party Celebrations

qLegal has had a busy and rewarding past two months; catching up with the people who make qLegal a success and celebrating the graduation of the 2022-23 qLegal students.


qLegal team at the London Legal WalkThe qLegal team was honoured at the ‘Research and Innovation Awards: 101 jobs that change the world’ by Queen Mary University of London. The ceremony was held on the 25 May at the Law Society and recognised the people and teams that make creative, dynamic and world-class research and innovation possible at Queen Mary.

On the 13 June, over 25 qLegal staff, students, alumni and partners participated and donated in the London Legal Walk. The annual event raises vital funds for free legal advice charities and the qLegal team raised £310 in support of such important causes.

Karen Watton speaking to qLegal class of 2022-23The accomplishments of the 2022-23 cohort of qLegal students were celebrated on the 6 June at the qLegal Graduation Party held at the QMUL Graduate Centre in Mile End. This year, 121 qLegal students: 

  • produced 55 advice letters,
  • provided legal support as externs to 34 startups,
  • created 12 podcast episodes,
  • undertook one legal design project, and
  • delivered 15 workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs.

The students worked hard over the past year and enjoyed celebrating their achievements together.

A student speaking at the qLegal Summer Party 2023Finally, qLegal’s annual summer party took place at the Trampery on the 22 June. The event was a celebration of the past nine years and all that qLegal has achieved alongside dedicated partners, clients, and students.    

The evening started with keynote speeches from qLegal Director, Karen Watton; a valued volunteer and General Counsel at Staffbase, Stephanie Dominy; qLegal alum and Junior Legal and Product Specialist at Robin AI, Nika Videtic; and former client and founder of Amplified Global, Minesh Patel.  The speeches highlighted qLegal's role in nurturing the next generation of lawyers, the importance of staying creative in an AI-dominated industry, making law more accessible, and embracing a positive attitude towards trying and failing. These were followed by refreshments and the qLegal tradition of a pub quiz.
These events were a wonderful way to conclude a successful year. The qLegal team are excited to begin their 10th year of activity in September and are committed to continuing to help the next generation of lawyers help the next generation of clients to create value in the world.



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