Students grab legal opportunities at Careers Fair

Students and exhibitors at the Law Careers Fair‌Hundreds of students interested in a career in the legal and professional services sectors attended the University of Wolverhampton’s Law Careers Fair.

Over 200 current students and graduates visited the Fair on Wednesday 25 November 2015 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 and professional services sectors. Attendees included local, national and international firms of solicitors, leading barristers’ chambers, Citizens’ Advice Bureaux and the British Transport Police. The employers found the event a great opportunity to network with students and graduates and build relationships with the University.

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. Students and graduates could also access advice from the Careers Clinic, where careers advisors were on hand offering advice on CVs and application forms.

Miceál Barden, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences said: "The University has a strong commitment to the employability of our students with 95% of our students in work or further study 6 months after graduation.  Events such as the Law Careers Fair are a vital part of our employability strategy offering students the opportunity to engage with local and regional firms and demonstrate the talent available to employers."

Employers in attendance included: DWF LLP, Mills & Reeve LLP, Irwin Mitchell LLP, George Green LLP, FBC Manby Bowdler LLP, Higgs & Sons, Lanyon Bowdler LLP, Thornes Solicitors, Quality Solicitors Talbots, British Transport Police, Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police,  Wolverhampton City Council, and Citizens’ Advice Bureaux.

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