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    Hey,

    So as I doubt i'll get a TC offer this yesr, I am planning my diary so i can attend more events to better inform my decision in law firms (and hopefully improve applications). I want to attend more law careers fairs but I've noticed that ones held at unis are exclusive for their students/graduates.

    So im wondering:

    1) Are there law career fairs which dont have this restriction?
    2) Is it worth me emailing other uni's career advisers to see if I can weasel my way in to university hosted fairs?

    Many thanks,

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    Can you not go to your own university's law careers fair? To be honest, you only really need to go to one (as long as there is a good mix of firms there).

    You will get more out of targeting individual firms careers events - they often hold events on campus or at their offices. You will learn a lot more than a careers fair where it's just a barrage of basic questions and push for freebies.

    Alternatives are:

    CityLawLive or NationalLawLive (although you have to pay a small amount to attend) - http://www.citylawlive.com or http://www.nationallawlive.com

    You might also want to see if you can register/attend events with the likes of Bright Network, Aspiring Solicitors, or Rare.

    I think Manchester University Law fair is open to all students though - it's probably the largest one you could go to as well (possibly Nottingham is larger) so you will more than likely to see most of the employers you possible could there.

    http://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/events/lawfair/


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    This might be useful for open careers events too:

    http://www.lawcareers.net/Information/Diary


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    Don't get me wrong, I will attend my university's fair, but some of the firms which I am interested in don't attend that law fair which is rather annoying :/

    Thanks for the advice though, will keep an eye on lawcareers and aspiring solicitors and investigate citylawlive and nationallawlive

    Edit: I am also a graduate so I'm trying to find something closer to home than having to travel to Uni and back

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    (Original post by DOHHammie)
    Hey,

    So as I doubt i'll get a TC offer this yesr, I am planning my diary so i can attend more events to better inform my decision in law firms (and hopefully improve applications). I want to attend more law careers fairs but I've noticed that ones held at unis are exclusive for their students/graduates.

    So im wondering:

    1) Are there law career fairs which dont have this restriction?
    2) Is it worth me emailing other uni's career advisers to see if I can weasel my way in to university hosted fairs?

    Many thanks,

    DOHHammie
    Just go to another university's careers fair (I did) and make sure you speak to the HR person from each law firm - if they like you they may keep an eye out for your application.
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    Just go to another university's careers fair (I did) and make sure you speak to the HR person from each law firm - if they like you they may keep an eye out for your application.
    Some universities do not allow open access and scan their students' ID on entry. Although it's not every university, it's not possible just to turn up at a fair amount of them.


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