Students grab opportunities at University’s first law fair

Hundreds of students and graduates aspiring to a career in the legal sector have packed out the University of Wolverhampton’s first law fair.

More than 250 people visited the University’s Law Careers Fair to find out more about careers in the legal sector.

The event, organised by the University’s law department, The Workplace, was held at the University’s Harrison Learning Centre, at the city centre campus, on Wednesday, November 27.

The fair was also an opportunity for employers to network with students and graduates and build relationships with the University.

On the day, there were appearances from a number of employers from across the legal sector, including local, national and international firms of solicitors, leading barristers’ chambers, the Crown Prosecution Service, Citizen’s Advice Bureau and the British Transport Police.

There was also the opportunity to find out about post-graduate study options at the University of Wolverhampton, both academic and vocational.

Employers in attendance included: Eversheds LLP, DWF LLP, Mills & Reeve LLP, Irwin Mitchell LLP, George Green LLP, FBC Manby Bowdler LLP, Higgs & Sons, The Wilkes Partnership LLP, Regulatory Legal LLP, Lanyon Bowdler LLP, Wolverhampton City Council, Citizens Advice Bureau, The Crown Prosecution Service, British Transport Police and St Philips Chambers.

Dr Paul Sparrow, Associate Dean of the School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications, said: “We were delighted to see so many of our students and graduates turn out for this event. The Fair attracted some of the leading employers from the legal sector, so this was a unique opportunity for students to engage with these professionals and an ideal chance for the University to show the level of talent and enthusiasm of our students”

For information about the University’s careers and employment services, visit www.wlv.ac.uk/careers.

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