Students enhance career credentials at law fair

The next generation of legal professionals have enhanced their career credentials at a University of Wolverhampton law fair.

More than 100 current students and graduates attended the fair at the University’s City Campus to discover more about the legal services sectors from a variety of employers.

Organised by the University of Wolverhampton Law School, the Fair was attended by local, national and international firms of solicitors, as well as the Citizens’ Advice Bureau, Police forces and Huw Jones, a leading barrister specialising in Family Law for St Philips’ Chambers.

Attendees 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 to offer advice on CVs and application forms, and could find out what the University’s Alumni Association and the students’ own Law Society have to offer.

The event was also an opportunity for employers to network with students and graduates and build relationships with the University. Joe Glendon, a Senior Consultant in the recruitment of paralegals for Page Personnel, delivered a talk on making an impact with employers.

Sukhninder Panesar, Head of the University’s Law School, said: "The University has a strong commitment to the employability of our students with 96% of our students in work or further study six months after graduation.   

“Events such as the Law Careers Fair are a vital part of the Law School’s employability strategy, offering students the opportunity to engage with local and regional firms and demonstrate the talent available to employers.  This year’s fair saw two key guest speakers offering important advice on the Bar Profession and the effective drafting of CVs for employment in the legal profession."

Employers in attendance at the event on Wednesday, 23 November included: Irwin Mitchell LLP, George Green LLP, FBC Manby Bowdler LLP, Lanyon Bowdler LLP, Thornes Solicitors, Talbots Solicitors, Shakespeare Martineau, British Transport Police, West Mercia Police, Wolverhampton City Council, and Telford & Wrekin CAB.

For more information about the University of Wolverhampton Law School, visit www.wlv.ac.uk/law

For information about the University’s Careers and Employment Services, visit www.wlv.ac.uk/careers.

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