Nearly 100 students interested in working in the legal sector attended a Careers Fair at the University of Wolverhampton.
Current students and graduates visited the Fair on Wednesday, 21 November 2018 at the University’s City Campus for the chance to discover more about these sectors from a variety of employers.
Organised by the University of Wolverhampton Law School, the Fair was attended by a number of employers across the legal services sectors. Attendees included local, national and international firms of solicitors, Huw Jones a leading barrister specialising in Family Law for St Philips’ Chambers, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Citizens’ Advice Bureau.
The employers had the opportunity to network with students and graduates and build relationships with the University. Jason Perrin, a Barrister with No 5 Chambers, gave a talk providing advice on starting a career as a barrister, and Carl Mconie a Team Leader at AM City Grad, a platform that allows graduate employers to connect with students, explained how to maximise your chances of obtaining graduate level legal work.
Attendees also had the opportunity to find out about academic and vocational postgraduate study options at the University of Wolverhampton, including the Legal Practice Course and a range of Master’s degrees, and to hear about legal research tools offered by Lexis Nexis and Westlaw. Students and graduates could also access support from the Careers Clinic, where careers advisors were on hand offering advice on CVs and application forms, and could find out what the students’ own Law Society have to offer.
Sukhninder Panesar, Head of the University’s Law School, said: “The Law School has a very strong commitment to employability which is enhanced by events such as this Law Careers Fair as well as employability embedded into its new curriculum which provides legal education and training for tomorrow’s lawyers. This year’s fair saw two key guest speakers offering important details of career opportunities in law including as a barrister, and of events and employment opportunities to help encourage diversity in and access to the legal profession.”
Employers in attendance included: FBC Manby Bowdler LLP, Keoghs, Mills and Reeve, Lanyon Bowdler LLP, St Ives Chambers, Thornes Solicitors, Talbots Solicitors, Wolverhampton City Council, and Telford & Wrekin Citizens’ Advice.