How to get into Commercial Law (for Non-Law Students) 2021

8 Nov 2021, 5 p.m.

Want to explore a career in law but don't have a legal degree? Then this How To Series event is made for you.

As someone without a legal degree, firms are keen to know why you are interested in law and working for them. Attending this event will allow you to demonstrate your passion and commitment to this highly competitive but rewarding career. 

Join us on Monday 8th November for this fantastic one-hour event where we will be taking a deep dive into: 

  • The qualifications you need for a career in law and what they all mean 
  • How to successfully apply for vacation schemes, training contracts (and when applications will open)
  • Key skills you'll need to hone to be a top future lawyer 

This is your no.1 opportunity to gain honest and helpful advice from trainee lawyers who also didn't study law for their undergraduate degree but are now working at leading firms such as Slaughter and May and Macfarlanes. You'll also get an exclusive keynote from the University of Law with further insights on how to navigate your way into the sector.

Law is a competitive industry, so there are many Bright minds also trying to get their space at an event like this. Hit the orange 'Apply Button' below to secure your place.

Why attend

Discover your passions

work out whether commercial law is the right sector for you

Smash the application

Law applications can be tricky to get the hang of, join this event for the best tips and advice

Answer all your pressing questions

access the right people and resources to help kickstart your journey into law

Who can attend

Undergraduates not currently studying law at university

Graduates without a law degree

Employers joining us


8 Nov 2021

5 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.

Bright Network Welcome

5:05 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

Sector Keynote

5:20 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.

Alumni panel

5:55 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Wrap-up and close


Frequently asked questions

Can I attend this event if I am studying law?

This event is designed for non-law students looking to utilise their non-law degree to get into the legal sector. However, we have a “How to get into commercial law” event specificially for students studying law degrees which you can sign up for here.

How long will the event last for? 

Each of the 'How To Series' sessions will last for one hour.

Can I attend more than one 'How To Series' event?

Yes you can! They are here to help you figure out which industry is right for you and what are the next steps should you be interested in pursuing a career there.

If you have any additional questions which we have not answered, please refer to our most frequently asked questions hereOtherwise, you can get in touch with us at