Next steps fair for future lawyers, 18 March 2019

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 lawyersDrop 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
  • established legal professionals
  • Magic Circle firms
  • representatives for non-traditional routes into law

Details

Monday 18 March, drop in between 5.30—8.30pm. Casual attire.

Council Suite, Fielding Johnson Building

Register now to discover your next steps.

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Tips to get the most from the Fair

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

The following will be represented at the fair:

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

● Baker McKenzie ● Clifford Chance ● Clyde & Co ● Herbert Smith Freehills ● Linklaters ● RPC

Top Local/Regional/National Law Firms

● BHW ● Browne Jacobson ● Crystal Law ● Emery Johnson Astills ● Freeths ● Gateley ● Howes Percival ● Irwin Mitchell ● Knights ● Shakespeare Martineau ● Weightmans

Barristers

● CPS ● KCH Garden Square Chambers

Alternative routes into the law

● A- Law (UK Centre for Animal Law) ● CILEX (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) ● HSBC ● ICSA (Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) ● Intellex (AI legal knowledge management) ● 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. And hosting a ‘Networking Workshop’ during the Fair)

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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