Seventy students and alumni interested in a career in the legal services sectors attended the University of Wolverhampton’s recent Law Careers Fair.
The Fair - on Wednesday 22 November 2017 on the fifth floor of the Lord Swraj Paul Building, City Campus - offered the students and graduates a chance to discover more about these sectors from a variety of employers.
Organised by the University of Wolverhampton’s Law School, Faculty of Social Sciences, 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, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Citizens’ Advice Bureau. The employers found the event a great opportunity to network with students and graduates and build relationships with the University. Jason Cordon-Bowen, a Crown Prosecutor, gave a talk on career paths with the CPS, and Zhi Ong, from 'Aspiring Solicitors', also delivered a talk on securing employment after University.
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 MA 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, said: "The Law School has a very strong commitment to employability which is enhanced by events such as this Law Careers Fair, as well as employability embedded into its new curriculum which provides legal education and training for tomorrow’s lawyers. This year’s Fair saw two key guest speakers offering important details of opportunities in the Crown Prosecution Service and of events and employment opportunities to help encourage diversity in and access to the legal profession."
“Events such as the Law Careers Fair are a vital part of the Law School’s employability strategy which is embedded into the curriculum. Offering students the opportunity to engage with local and regional firms and demonstrate the talent available to employers.”
Employers in attendance included: DWF LLP, FBC Manby Bowdler LLP, Lanyon Bowdler LLP, Slater & Gordon, Thornes Solicitors, Talbots Solicitors, 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.