Gabi Lane is a second-year Law undergraduate and the General Secretary of the UBLC. In her role, Gabi is responsible for compiling, formatting and sending a weekly newsletter to each Law Club member detailing upcoming careers events, socials and diversity initiatives, as well as promoting external opportunities and application deadlines. She is the first point of contact for the UBLC, responds to any queries members or outside organisations may have, and ensures the smooth operation of the UBLC Committee by organising weekly meetings, during which she takes minutes.
This year, Gabi is also responsible for building relationships with local businesses as part of the UBLC’s new initiative to give members great deals and discounts at shops, cafes and stationers whilst supporting the local economy.
Attending several first-year schemes and insight days has confirmed Gabi's commitment to becoming a commercial solicitor, a career which she seeks to explore further through vacation schemes this year. Gabi was also a finalist of the Aspiring Solicitors First-Year Plus Competition, during which she attended skills workshops at several international law firms.
Aside from the UBLC, Gabi is the Simmons & Simmons Brand Ambassador for the upcoming year and will sit on the Bristol University Aspiring Solicitors Committee. Having come from a non-selective state school and the first generation in her family to attend university, she is committed to promoting greater diversity and inclusion within the legal sector and intends to use both of her Committee roles to encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue a legal career.