Next Steps Fair for Future Lawyers, 20 February 2020

Want to be a lawyer and need to find out how to get there? Graduating soon and unsure what to do next?

Next steps fair for future lawyers posterDrop into our informal careers fair and meet representatives from across the legal sector to learn about the range of options available after graduation.

You will meet

  • Leicester alumni
  • Current and future trainee solicitors
  • Barristers
  • Ambassadors for leading firms
  • Respresentatives from local, national and international law firms
  • Magic Circle firms
  • Representatives for non-traditional routes into law


Thursday 20 February, drop in between 5.00—8.00pm. Casual attire. Nibbles and drinks provided.

Council Suite, Fielding Johnson Building

Register now to discover your next steps.

Year of study

Tips to get the most from the Fair

1. Identify the organisations you are most interested in chatting to

The following, amongst others, will be represented at the fair:

Top City/International Law Firms (inc Magic Circle firms)

● Allen & Overy ● Baker McKenzie ● Clifford Chance ● Dentons ● Herbert Smith Freehills ● Linklaters ● Macfarlanes ● Morgan Stanley ● Pinsent Masons ● RPC ● Slaughter and May

Top Local/Regional/National Law Firms

● Addleshaw Goddard ● Browne Jacobson ● Crystal Law ● Emery Johnson Astills ● Freeths ● Gateley ● Howes Percival ●  ● Nelsons ● Shakespeare Martineau  Weightmans


● CPS ● KCH Garden Square Chambers

Alternative routes into the law

● Government Legal Services ● Cabinet Office ● CILEX (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) ● HSBC ● ICSA (Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) ●) ● Legal Cashiers representative ● My Home Move (Licensed conveyancers) ● Page Personnel (Paralegal recruiters) ● TeachFirst

Legal Education Providers

● Leicester LLM Programme ● Leicester PhD Programme ● Barbri ● University of Law ● University of Leicester's Career Development Service (offering advice on CVs, cover letters and online applications.)

2. Do a little bit of background research

If you spend a short amount of time obtaining some background information on the organisations you want to chat to, this will help you focus the questions you might want to ask.

3. Prepare some questions

In the ‘heat of the moment’ you may forget to ask a specific question you wanted an answer to. Have questions prepared prior to the event to avoid this happening. Also, having a specific question in mind allows you to open up a conversation with the representative more easily.

4. Come with a pen and paper/phone and take notes

If you speak to lots of people it can be difficult to remember who said what! Also, you will be able to write down the names, email addresses etc of other staff in the organisation whom you may want to contact later.

5. Network

This is the perfect opportunity for you to make contact with past Leicester Law students that, until a few years ago, were in the same position as you. They are a fountain of knowledge and (as their presence at the Fair suggests) they are more than willing to share their knowledge and experiences with you.

Good Luck and Enjoy!

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