There are lots of exciting events happening within the Law School. Plus there are many other University and external events which may be of interest. We have therefore collated them all into one central calendar to help you choose which you would like to attend.


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Sat 16 Oct, '21
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Bar Council Pupillage Fair 2021

The only recruitment fair giving you insight into the work of barristers across the whole spectrum of the profession, the Pupillage Fair is an unmissable date

in the diary of anyone considering the Bar as a career option. Free to attend.

Mon 18 Oct, '21 - Fri 22 Oct, '21
All-day
AllAboutLaw Virtual Law Fair

Runs from Monday, October 18 to Friday, October 22.

AllAboutLaw - a resource for aspiring solicitors - is hosting a virtual law fair between 18-22nd October alongside more than 100 virtual sessions across the academic year. Last year, we had 10,000 students and more than 40 law firms join us.

Mon 18 Oct, '21 - Fri 22 Oct, '21
All-day
National Graduate Week Live 2021

Runs from Monday, October 18 to Friday, October 22.

An opportunity for graduates and soon-to-be graduates to gain insider information on getting hired by the UK's top employers, listen to inspiring talks and learn about postgraduate study. #NGW2021 has live Q&A sessions, giveaways and insider tips from the UK's top employers and educators.

Mon 18 Oct, '21
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How to Research Law Firms and Barristers' Chambers

Each year Chambers interviews over a thousand trainee lawyers, pupils, hiring partners, managing partners and barristers, whose comments offer the vivid insights students need to make good decisions and apply with confidence. This session will demonstrate how to get the most out of our research and analysis.

Mon 18 Oct, '21
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Careers in the Public Sector

At Careers in the Public Sector, you will gain an understanding of the different roles and career paths open to you. Representatives from organisations working in the public sector will deliver a series of virtual presentations. Following the presentations, there will be an opportunity for networking with the speakers in an online Q&A session.

Tue 19 Oct, '21
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Farrer & Co Virtual Open Day

We will be hosting a virtual open day to help you find out more about our practice areas, clients, vacation schemes and training contracts.

Tue 19 Oct, '21
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Applying to Commercial law firms - Where to start

Alison Peyton, Marketing Manager at Vantage, will be talking about how to apply to commercial law firms and where to start. Alison will talk you through the journey from deciding where to be a lawyer and what skills you can start developing in your first year at university, to how to get ready to start the vacation scheme application process this autumn. She'll also share her top tips on how to network virtually!

Wed 20 Oct, '21
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How to write CVs and Applications

This webinar will be a short presentation on creating CVs and covering letters and completing application forms. It will be followed by the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have in regards to writing effective applications.

Thu 21 Oct, '21
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Uncovering Prospects - Careers Event for Students of Black Heritage

With an interactive and informative mixture of presentations, panel discussions and networking – this is a great chance to meet and learn from business representatives who are already working at some of the world’s top firms. It’s a unique opportunity to discover what it’s really like to work in the City, ask any questions you might have, and explore how you can apply to graduate programmes, future insight days and internships before you finish your degree. Register to attend.

Thu 21 Oct, '21
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Virtual University Series

This is a virtual series that allows students to meet employers from a range of sectors that are keen to hire from your university region!

Sat 23 Oct, '21
Gray's Inn University Advocacy Days

These days offer students considering a career at the Bar an opportunity to listen to what leading barristers say are the key elements of good advocacy and to get advice on applying for our GDL and Bar Course Scholarships. You will also have the chance to participate in advocacy and ethics workshops, receiving feedback from our practising members. Apply now! Deadline: 12 August 2021.

Mon 25 Oct, '21 - Fri 29 Oct, '21
All-day
Legal Street (Festival of Careers)

Runs from Monday, October 25 to Friday, October 29.

Presentations, skills workshops, events & Live online chats with Law firms & other legal professionals.

Mon 25 Oct, '21
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The Civil Barrister Life

An event for aspiring Barristers with an interest in civil law. Featuring 4 practitioners to discuss life at the Bar and take your questions.

Wed 27 Oct, '21
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FAIRE: Virtual Legal Work Experience - hosted by Browne Jacobson

The event will provide students with the opportunity to learn about legal career pathways, the SQE, learn invaluable skills to support their future careers in the law and make connections with some of the legal sectors highest profile individuals. All attendees will receive an e-certificate to add to their CV to help boost future career prospects. Register now.

Wed 27 Oct, '21
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BPP Regional Law Fair

Aimed at students looking to secure a vacation scheme, open day, training contract, qualifying work experience or other opportunities with firms outside of London. e.g. North of England, Midlands, South West, East and South East of England.

Thu 28 Oct, '21
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Maitland Chambers: Pupillage Applications Webinar

Open to all aspiring barristers. During this webinar members of our pupillage committee and junior barristers will provide valuable insights into pupillage applications, including a Q&A session. Members will also provide further information and details regarding our Mentoring Scheme.

Mon 1 Nov, '21
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Preparing for Interviews in the Legal sector

The workshop will provide an insight into how to prepare for legal interviews and will be delivered by colleagues from Chambers Student. Chambers Student is a leading platform for information on law careers and opportunities.

Wed 3 Nov, '21
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How Aspiring Solicitors can help you!

An informative and interactive session for first-year students on how Aspiring Solicitors (AS) can help you kickstart your career in law. The primary aim of the organisation is to increase diversity in the legal profession. In 2020, 50% of 24 partner law firm trainees were AS members! During the session we will explain who we are, more about what we do, and why we do what we do! We will also discuss how you can register to be an AS member and what this means for you. Questions are welcome.

Wed 3 Nov, '21
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Women at the Chancery Bar

A careers event to give an insight into life at the Chancery Bar.

Thu 4 Nov, '21
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The Legal Cheek UK Virtual Law Fair 2021

The free online event is open to all students (both undergraduates and postgraduates) and gives students from all universities the opportunity to meet nearly 60 of the nation’s leading law firms.

Thu 4 Nov, '21
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Farrer & Co Virtual Open Day

We will be hosting a virtual open day to help you find out more about our practice areas, clients, vacation schemes and training contracts.

Thu 4 Nov, '21
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How to get a training contract – different routes to becoming a solicitor

This session will explore the different routes to qualification and provide the opportunity to hear about the career journeys of those qualifying via the traditional and other routes. The event will be delivered by colleagues from the Birmingham Trainee Solicitor Society and include a panel of speakers illustrating the different pathways into a legal career including traditional route (GDL and/or LPC after university followed by training with a law firm), alternative career path – paralegal and other careers prior to commencing a training contract with a law firm.

Thu 4 Nov, '21
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Gatehouse Chambers Virtual Pupillage Evening

We are delighted to invite prospective pupillage applicants to meet us at our virtual event. There will be a short talk about our work, what we offer to our pupils and what you can expect from pupillage at Gatehouse Chambers. You will then have an opportunity to meet members and discuss life in Chambers and at the Bar more generally. Places are limited. If you would like to attend please send 50 words stating why to Joshua Griffin with the subject heading ‘Virtual Pupillage Evening’.

Tue 9 Nov, '21
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How to put together a CV for Law

Need to learn how to put together a CV that has impact or to critically evaluate an existing CV? The workshop will set out key requirements in creating a CV for law, how to tailor your CV to employers’ requirements and how to showcase your skills and achievements when using a CV to apply for legal opportunities.

Wed 10 Nov, '21
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BPP National Law Fair

Aimed at students looking to secure a vacation scheme, open day, training contract, qualifying work experience or other opportunities with a global, national, regional, city or local law firm.

Thu 11 Nov, '21
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Legal Cover Letters

Need to learn how to put together a legal cover letter that has impact or to critically evaluate an existing one? The workshop will set out key requirements in creating a cover letter, look at how to tailor your cover letter to employers’ requirements and how to showcase your motivation, skills and achievements.

Mon 15 Nov, '21
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PGDL (for non-law) – the Post Graduate Diploma in Law
Tue 16 Nov, '21
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Law Assessment Centre Workshop – practise makes perfect

Are you nervous about the prospect of attending law firm Assessment Centres? This is a session that will support with building your understanding of what you can expect and how you can start preparing ‘now’ to set yourself apart from other candidates.

Wed 17 Nov, '21
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Commercial Law or Private Client Work? Experience both with full-service firm Farrer & Co LLP.

Not sure what type of law you want to practise? Find out what it means to work at a full-service firm like Farrer & Co LLP and the opportunity this provides to explore a range of practice areas as part of the training contract including individual client work and commercial law.

Wed 17 Nov, '21
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BPP National Pupillage Fair

Are you an aspiring barrister? Our National Pupillage Fair is for students and candidates who aspire to secure pupillage or other opportunities in Chambers.

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