Law Fair 2016

The Law Fair showcases great opportunities for both Law and Non-Law students to help kick start your career.

Date: Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Place: 02 Academy Students’ Union, Percy Gee Building

Time: 13:00 -16:00

Getting into the legal sector does not require you to have a law degree, on average, approximately 50% of successful applications made to Law firms are from students with a non-law degree, so this is a great opportunity to learn about how you can access the profession.

For a full list of the employers attending the fair on this day please click here.

Benefits of attending:

  • Find out more about training contracts, vacation schemes, further study and law conversion courses
  • Meet employers and further study providers to explore your options
  • Gain knowledge on what skills and experiences you should focus on developing to make sure you stand out and what recruiters are looking for

Note: Don’t forget, you need to have completed the preparation document to attend the fair – this can be found here.

Activities and Talks

Activity Time Book
BPP University – How to be a Barrister 15.00-16.00 Book here
Hogan Lovells LLP – Application Form Workshop 16.00-17.00 Book here
Alternative Careers in the Legal Sector 16.00-17.00 Book here 

BPP University – How to be a Barrister 15.00-16.00: Do you have what it takes to prepare and present a complex case in a crowded court for your client? Discover everything you need to know about becoming a barrister, including how to get pupillage. This session will be delivered by a representative from BPP University, who is also a qualified and experienced Barrister.

Hogan Lovells – Application Form Workshop 16.00-17.00: Interested in applying for a Vacation Scheme or Training Contract? Then attend this workshop and gain valuable skills to make your application stand out from the crowd and your interview as successful as possible. Hogan Lovells International offer a practical, straight-talking approach to law. Open, honest and deep relationships with clients. Training that keeps on evolving. A global community where everyone is on the same wavelength – but always encouraged to be themselves. All of this gives Hogan Lovells a different dynamic to other global law firms.

Alternative Careers in the Legal Sector 16.00-17.00: If being a Solicitor or a Barrister isn’t as appealing to you, but you still want to work within the legal sector, then this session is for you. Representatives from Barbri International and CILEx will provide you with advice and guidance on how you can be a US attorney and a Legal Executive