Step into Law is designed to provide you with an insight into the recruitment process for vacation scheme and training contract opportunities. 

This session is the perfect preparation for those who want to become a solicitor, giving valuable insight into the legal market, what you can expect with future assessments and tips on how to improve your employability prospects. 

Day in the Life of a Trainee Solicitor

Ever wondered what life as a trainee in a law firm is actually like? This session is your chance to get some insight.  You might be considering whether you want to be a lawyer, preparing for your first vacation scheme or just looking at ways to showcase to graduate recruiters your understanding of the role of a trainee. 

The session includes insight talks to assist your understanding around how law firms operate as businesses to be profitable, the role of business development and finance in law firms, an insight into the role of a trainee in typical deals as well as discussion around what commercial awareness looks like in practice to a lawyer.

You will also get a chance to complete simulated trainee tasks, getting feedback on what you do from current trainee solicitors – so you truly have the opportunity to experience a ‘ Day in the Life of a Trainee’.


Our National Law Fair is an event for aspiring solicitors designed to give you the inside track on the legal recruitment process. Attended by a range of law firms and recruiters, this National Law Fair will help you improve your chances of securing a training contract. This event is a great opportunity to meet potential employers and gain valuable insight into their training opportunities.

This event provides you with:

  • An opportunity to network with over 30 leading law firms and legal recruiters
  • Expert advice on securing work placements and training contracts
  • A range of talks aimed at boosting your legal employability 

Seven Deadly Sins of Social Media

The University of Law invites you to our event The Seven Deadly Sins of Social Media, a talk by Associate Professors Stuart Roberts and Peter Goodchild.

As we are living in a world dominated by social media, this event is a great opportunity to learn about the legal challenges of living in a digital age.

Northern Pupillage Fair

The Northern Pupillage Fair is designed to showcase Chambers in the North and Midlands and give students an opportunity to find more about life at the Bar outside of London. 

Pre-register your interest now and we'll let you know when booking opens.


Our barrister insight event is for aspiring barristers looking to find out more about life at the bar. You will benefit from practical advice on how to prepare and succeed in securing pupillage. With the opportunity to hear from and network with practising barristers. The event includes:

  • life as a barrister
  • what to expect and how to prepare for pupillage
  • network with practicing barristers 

Pre-register your interest now and we'll let you know when booking opens. 


This workshop is specifically designed to reflect a legal assessment day, giving you chance to have a go at some of the typical activities that you may face.

Our workshop will give you all of our insider tips on how to succeed in these activities from presenting yourself professionally, demonstrating your commercial awareness, to standing out from the crowd. With the help of lawyers we’ll even provide you with feedback on your performance. 

This event really does provide you with a perfect opportunity to prepare for future training contract assessment days.


Our Explore Law event is an exciting opportunity for career changers interested in converting to law.

You will find out about the law conversion course and how to become a solicitor or barrister.

There will also be the opportunity to put your questions to qualified practitioners.