Interested in a career in law? Although this year’s QM Law Fair has already taken place, there are still excellent opportunities to meet with Law Firms both on and off campus.
Our on campus law sessions continue in November and include Interview Skills, Commercial Awareness and a Recruiter in Residence afternoon all led by top employers. These are excellent opportunities to find out more about the recruitment process directly from firms themselves, as well as pick up tips and advice on interviews and applications. Discover too how you can make the most of your transferable skills, which a former QM Law student highlights the importance of in another one of our blog posts.
At the Careers In Law panel on Tuesday 23 November you will hear from Lawyers in different practice areas from City Law Firms Freshfields, Trower & Hamlins and the Government Legal Service. This is open to law students in any year, as well as to non-law students who are considering applying for training contracts and vacation schemes.
For all events, to guarantee your place register at Careers WG3 Queens’ Building with a £10 deposit (which is returned to you on your arrival at the event).
Off campus, Law Firms are running open days in November and December. Keep an eye on the websites of the firms that you’re interested in to find out when these are and how to book your place. BLP who recently came to QM to run a skills session, have one coming up in December, check their website for more information.
Eversheds have started using webinars as a way of getting in touch with prospective candidates. On the 17th of November at 4pm, they will be hosting a webinar: “How a career in law can open doors to other professions”.
Their HR Director will be hosting the session, taking you on the journey he took through the legal and finance industries and the key skills he learnt along the way. For further information, and for details of other online events see their website.
Other useful online resources include podcasts by Lawcareers.net, where you can listen to advice from Law Firms and trainees on securing training contracts. Lawyer2be provide useful tips on how to approach applications and handle open days.