Students Staff

07 November 2012

Top legal firms look to recruit Essex students

Colchester Campus

Studying in the School of Law, University of Essex

Local and national law firms will be at the University of Essex next week hoping to attract the next generation of top lawyers.

Students from across the University will take part in the annual Law Event, on 15 November, which includes an afternoon of presentations on everything from how to apply for a training contract to what it is like working as a barrister.

More than 30 organisations are taking part with record numbers of students expected to attend.

As well as a programme of presentations at the afternoon Insights into Law event, there will also be a general Law Fair in the evening giving students the opportunity to meet key people in the sector.

Local firm Birkett Long is a regular exhibitor at the Law Event. Partner Tracey Dickens said: “As a leading firm in Essex we are very keen to recruit good quality candidates and we recognise the high quality of candidates coming from the University of Essex. We therefore want to ensure we get the opportunity to present our firm to students at the law exhibition each year. A number of our trainees have been Essex graduates and after qualification have remained with us.”


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