y of Wolverhampton Law Careers Fair

University of Wolverhampton Law Careers Fair 2017

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2017

Venue: 5th Floor Business School,  Lord Swraj Paul Building, City Campus North (Molineux)

Time: 11.00am to 2.30pm

Those attending

Law firms and other organisations of all sizes, offering careers concerned with law, legal process and law enforcement, who wish to:

  • promote their organisation;
  • meet face-to-face with students and graduates to identify potential talent;
  • recruit cost-effectively to vacation schemes, training contracts and graduate roles; and
  • network with other organisations.

Lectures (pre-booking is required)

There will be two lectures running on the day as follows:

Aspiring Solicitors by Zhi Ong

Time: 12pm   Venue: MU515

Zhi Ong, Student Officer at 'Aspiring Solicitors' will be attending the Law Fair to explain who Aspiring Solicitors are and how they can help you to secure employment after you leave leave University. The primary aim of Aspiring Solicitors is to increase diversity in the legal profession. As of August 2017, it works with over 26 law firms and legal teams to provide events, mentoring, competitions, employability assistance and access to the legal profession. In the past 24 months, it advertises that its members have been offered over 260 training contracts  and over 650 vacation schemes. Zhi Ong himself is a future trainee solicitor at Jones Day. He will also address networking as a tool in finding legal employment.

Inside the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), speaker to be confirmed

Time: 1pm    Venue: MU515

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is responsible for prosecuting criminal cases investigated by the police in England and Wales. A Crown Prosecutor will be giving students a valuable insight into their daily working life as well as the varied career paths within the CPS. The CPS offers a large number of opportunities for students and graduates including work placements, paralegal positions and training contracts. Qualifies solicitors and barristers are employed as Crown Prosecutors. Such roles require excellent case management and advocacy skills and require work on complex, high quality cases.

Both lectures are open to the public. However, places are limited, so please pre-book your place by emailing Sasha Gray at FossBEE@wlv.ac.uk

Exhibitors

Law firms

  • Aspiring Solicitors
  • Bank Chambers
  • DAC Beachcroft LLP
  • DWF LLP
  • FBC Manby Bowdler LLP
  • Higgs & Sons
  • Lanyon Bowdler
  • PCB Solicitors
  • St Ives Chambers
  • Talbots Law
  • Thompson Solicitors

For a short description of each of the law firm exhibitors follow this link.

Other organisations

  • CAB Telford and Wrekin
  • Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx)
  • Citizens Advice Wolverhampton
  • Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
  • Wolverhampton City Council

For a short description of each of the exhibitors from the other organisations listed, please follow this link.