National Law Fair

The University of Law’s long-established National Law Fair will take place virtually on Thursday 2 July from 1pm - 4pm and provides an excellent opportunity for you to improve your chance of securing a training contract.

Attended by a wide range of law firms and recruiters, you’ll have the opportunity to speak to a variety of employers about their training opportunities. All exhibiting firms will be offering advice on their recruitment process, including work placements and training contracts.

Why come to the National Law Fair?

  • Network with over 30 law firms and organisations
  • A great opportunity to meet potential employers
  • Get advice on different firms’ recruitment processes

The Agenda

Our National Law Fair will take place from 1pm - 4pm on our online events platform, Hopin.

Throughout the event you'll get the opportunity to 'visit' interactive stands where you can talk to the exhibitors and ask any questions you may have. We'll also be running regular talks and panel sessions, including:

  • Secrets to Success - 1.30pm

A panel of law firms, tutors and current students will discuss a range of topics, including the graduate recruitment process, current legal market, innovation within law and much more.

  • Understanding why employers attend Careers Fairs - 2.15pm

This session will touch on commercial awareness, influencing people, managing your brand and help you understand the motivations of those exhibiting at the Fair.

  • The Future of Law Firms - 3.00pm

Come and see how the legal landscape will shift in the next 5 years, including how law firms are looking to employ lawyers with different skills, and how you can equip yourself for an exciting career in the legal industry.

Approaching firms

  • There may be some last-minute changes, so use the event programme to select the firms you want to speak to.
  • It's a good idea to practise on firms that aren't your first choice and tackle your favourites when you feel ready.
  • Try to be yourself - remember firms are looking for potential not perfection, and above all, someone who shows a genuine interest in their firm and its business.
  • Be sure to mention in any applications that you spoke to someone from the firm at the National Law Fair.