Students get the message from law firms at Careers Fair

A selection of pictures of students at the Law Careers FairOver a hundred students interested in a career in the legal services sectors attended the University of Wolverhampton’s Law Careers Fair.

Current students and graduates visited the Fair on Wednesday 23 November 2016 at the Harrison Learning Centre, on the University’s city centre campus, for the chance to discover more about these sectors from a variety of employers.

Organised by the University of Wolverhampton’s 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, Citizens’ Advice Bureau and Police forces. The employers found the event a great opportunity 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, also delivered a talk on making an impact with employers.

Attendees also had the opportunity to find out about academic and vocational post-graduate 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 university’s Alumni Association and the students’ own Law Society have to offer.

Sukhninder Panesar, Head of the University’s Law School, commented "The University has a strong commitment to the employability of our students with 96% of our students in work or further study 6 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"

Exhibitors at Law Careers Fair 2016Employers in attendance 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

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