This year the Solicitor Representatives are focused around informing students of the wide range of career opportunities available to them, whilst increasing employability through:
Developing student’s commercial awareness (this site will have regular updated links highlighting current affairs impacting the economy/legal sector plus any recent relevant news from firms), whilst holding events with an array of firms (from magic circle to local)
We also intend to familiarize students with VC and TC application process, through mock interviews, workshops and guest speakers highlighting tips, and ‘standing out from the crowd’. We are also teaming up with the Careers Development Service in developing online psychometric testing practice etc. for those firms requiring it through their application process.
Another pledge is a wider engagement from law firms from all legal sectors including local, national and multi-jurisdictional firms.
We also understand the importance of networking, and thus looking for as many possible avenues in maximizing the opportunities to network outside of the law fair – through conventional meet and greets, networking dinners and firm led workshops.
14th November: University of Law ‘Springboard into Law – Part 1’ – 2-4 – Charles Wilson 4th Floor SR 409 Garendon
11-1 – Howes Percival Application Workshop – Charles Wilson 4th floor 409
2-4 – Bird & Bird video interview workshop – Ken Edwards Ground Floor CL 103
17th November: Linklaters Commercial Awareness Workshop – 12-2 – Fielding Johnson L67
18th November: Freshfields office visit, workshops and dinner
22nd November: Barbri International talk – 5-6 – Attenborough 211, Second Floor
23rd November: University of Law ‘Springboard into Law – Part 2’ – Held at their Birmingham Law School
28th November: Baker & Mckenzie Self-branding/ Making a good first impression workshop and networking – 4-7 – Jan Grodecki Room
12:30-1:30 – Adrian Roberts ‘Legal Challenges of BREXIT’ talk – Attenborough Seminar Block Second Floor SR 212
1:30-4:00 – Law Uncovered – Location TBA
SOLICITOR’S REPRESENTATIVE NEWSLETTER
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