• Open days and
    events

    Get a feel for studying at
    The University of Law

  • Come and meet us at one of our open days and events or book a centre visit

    The best way to find out more about The University of Law is to come and meet us at one of our open days.  These are hosted at each of our 8 centres during the Summer and Autumn.  But don’t worry if you can’t make an open day as you can always arrange a centre visit at a time to suit you. Open days and centre visits are the perfect way for you to get a ‘taste’ of what it will be like to study with the leading provider of legal education. 

    We are also proud of the numerous specialist events that we host to help you decide on whether law is the right career for you along with tips on how to prepare and succeed in law. All our events provide a valuable insight and are perfect preparation for a career in law

    For full details please read the event descriptions below.

    To book now or to arrange your centre visit please select your preferred location and follow the relevant links.

    We look forward to welcoming you soon.

    NEW for 2015 and for a limited time only, experience our new series of employability 'Step Up' events (Celebrity In A Cave, Stand Out From The Crowd, You're Hired) designed to help aspiring lawyers stand out and succeed. Through one to one and group interactive sessions, prospective LPC and GDL students will get the chance to prepare for their legal career through networking and tutor discussions and activities. The Step-Up Roadshow events will include CV and cover letter advice from legal careers expert, Chris White of Aspiring Solicitors, an alumni of ULaw.

    • NEW for 2015 and for a limited time only, experience our new series of employability ‘Step Up’ events designed to help aspiring lawyers stand out and success. Through one to one and group interactive sessions, prospective LPC and GDL students will get the chance to prepare for their legal career.

      Step-Up Roadshow

      Preparing You For A Career In Law

      Attend one of our roadshow events taking place across the country for 1-2-1 and small group sessions with ULaw tutors, students and alumni as well as Chris White of Aspiring Solicitors. 

      Each event will focus on something different but will consist of at least 3 of the following small group sessions:

      • Personal tutor sessions: An opportunity to find out more about the LPC and GDL courses and how they are good preparation for employment
      • CV/cover letter/application form drop-in sessions: Chris White of Aspiring Solicitors will offer tips and advice on how to succeed in applications to law firms
      • Current students: Centre tours and Q&A sessions with those currently studying on the GDL or LPC courses and who have been through the training contract application process already
      • Access to recent alumni: The chance to speak to recent alumni from partner firms to find out what life is like as a trainee

      ‘You’re Hired!'

      Perfect your Legal employment skills 

      Put together a pitch for our fictional student and see if you can secure them a training contract. You will also have the chance to take part in our Commercial Awareness Challenge.

      • Gain the confidence to excel throughout the recruitment process
      • Develop key employability skills to help set you apart
      • Prepare for training contract applications, vacation schemes and assessment days
      • Find out more about our courses, how to apply, how to fund your studies as well as the chance to speak with current staff and students

      Celebrity in a Cave Challenge

      Do you have what it takes to be a lawyer?

      • 7 celebrities are stuck in a flooding cave and only 2 will survive
      • Come and have a go at some basic advocacy skills
      • Test your skills evaluating evidence and developing your arguments
      • No legal knowledge or preparation required
      • Find out more about our courses, how to apply, how to fund your studies as well as the chance to and speak with current to staff and students

      Stand Out from the Crowd

      How to sell yourself successfully to legal employers

      • Identify the skills and competencies that law firms are looking for
      • Learn how to sell yourself to help set you apart
      • Make the most of your existing experiences and qualifications
      • Discover how you can have a real impact on legal employers
      • Find out more about our courses, how to apply, how to fund your studies as well as the chance to speak with current staff and students

    • Open days for undergraduate and postgraduate study

      Our open days give you an opportunity to gather a wealth of information about our courses, check out our facilities and soak up the atmosphere at our different centres. More than just a chat and a guided tour, we aim to make your day as interesting and interactive as possible, with a range of presentations and activities:

      • get the lowdown on our courses and flexible study options
      • talk to our tutors, students and careers advisors
      • learn how to get involved in our award-winning pro bono programme
      • find out more about student life at The University of Law

      Our undergraduate open days also give you information on our dual degree options - Law with Business and Law with Accounting - and so if you are interested in these courses then come along and find out more. 

    • BPTC Applicant Days

      If you’ve been made an offer to study our BPTC this September then we’d love to see you at one of our BPTC Applicant Days. They are a valuable opportunity to come in and meet us and find out more about the University of Law and what makes us different. At our BPTC Applicant Days you’ll receive a warm welcome from the centre and be able to chat to a tutor and current students about what to expect from your course, the support we offer and what it’s like to study at The University of Law.

      Informal and friendly, they  are your chance to ask any questions you may have and find out if we’re the right choice for you.

    • Centre visits for undergraduate and postgraduate study

      If you are unable to attend one of our open days you can arrange a centre visit to suit you.

      They allow you to get a ‘feel’ for the centre as well as information specific to the course and life at The University of Law. There are centre visits on set days throughout the year. However, we are happy to arrange a visit to suit your needs. To arrange a centre visit, please email centrevisit@law.ac.uk 

    • Explore Law for aspiring lawyers

      Explore Law is perfect for students from year 11 upwards. The event provides the perfect opportunity to find out about a career in law and the routes to qualifying as a Solicitor or Barrister. Discover Law through interactive taster workshops, informative talks and the chance to meet practising lawyers.

      For group bookings, please complete the booking form.

      If you have any queries, please e-mail: undergrad@law.ac.uk

    • NEW - Come to our Practise for Practice Future Lawyers Employment Skills Programme

      Practise for Practice is an exciting new three part programme designed to help develop the skills you will need to work in practice as a lawyer, as well as enhancing your employability. 

      Part 1 - What does it take to be a Lawyer?
      • gain a better understanding of the legal profession; the market, law firms and alternative business structures
      • discover the key skills required to be a successful solicitor
      • develop your knowledge of how a law firm operates and makes a profit
      • improve your commercial awareness 

      Part 2 – Solicitor Insight Day
      • learn how to impress on application forms and at interview
      • improve your networking skills with our top tips
      • network with representatives from a wide range of law firms 
      • find out from solicitors what it is really like to practice law 

      Students who complete part 1 and part 2 will be eligible for a certificate of attendance - a great addition to your legal CV!

      Part 3 - Mock Assessment Centre

      • find out more about the graduate recruitment process at law firms
      • practise a range of typical assessment centre activities and exercises
      • put your skills to the test and obtain feedback without the pressure of a real assessment centre 

      • How to book

        Part 1 hosted at universities

        Booking arrangements will be advertised by your Careers Service and Student Law Societies. However, if you have any specific queries please email the relevant contact listed in the table of ‘Where you can attend’.

        Following completion of Part 1 on your University Campus, you will be automatically registered for Part 2 which will take place at your nearest University of Law Centre

        Parts 1, 2 and 3 hosted at University of Law Centres

        Those attending ‘Practise for Practice Part 1 and 2’ at one of our Centres need to book online using the button below.

        Please ensure you use your University email address when booking as this will help us to identify where to send your certificates after completion of part 1 and 2.

    • We attend a number of external fairs and events at university campuses across the UK. These events are a great way for you to research your options and ask any questions you may have.
    • The University of Law exhibits at several international events each year, which are a give you the chance to find out more about studying law in the UK. In addition, a member of our international team may attend our course-specific open days at our London centres.

      New for 2014: We now offer you the chance to ask questions to a member of our international team through one-to-one Skype sessions. For further information on all these events please visit our international events page.

    • The University of Law runs a series of free webinars. They are interactive, online sessions where you can find out more about the topic area and ask questions, live, to our experts.