Careers and Employability Centre

Virtual Law Fair 2020

Meet a range of law firms, chambers and legal training providers.

Wednesday 21 October 2020
10am to 4pm
Online via the Careers Fair Plus app

Legal recruiters and current trainees will be on-hand to share information about their work and opportunities, including vacation schemes, training contracts, pupillages and legal training.

Who will be exhibiting at the Fair?

We have over 20 confirmed including:

  • Macfarlanes
  • Capsticks
  • Irwin Mitchell
  • Helix Law
  • Francis Taylor Building
  • Westgate Chambers
  • SEO London
  • Citizens AdviceLaw Commision

The following employers will also be hosting webinars on the day of the Fair:

LawCareers.Net: 11:00am
Helix Law: 2.30pm

Full details are available on CareerHub and on the Careers Fair Plus app.   

Who is it for?

Open to students from all years and degree subjects. 

Not studying Law? You can convert your degree to law via a graduate diploma in law (GDL). GDLs are offered at various institutions across the UK, including here at Sussex.  

Graduates are also welcome.

How to access the Virtual Fair

The Fair will be held online via the Career Fair Plus app, enabling you to take part in the Fair wherever you are comfortable, on your mobile device or in a web browser. You will more details about the app's features on our guidance page.

The Careers Fair app is available to download from the Apple App StoreGoogle Play Store, and as a web-based version.

  • Search for 'Career Fair Plus' on the App Store or Google Play Store (may show as 'Careers Fair Plus' on the App Store)
  • Search for University of Sussex in the app
  • Choose the Virtual Law Fair option
  • Make sure to book one-to-one chats with employers, using the 'meetings' function on the menu.

Apple App Store button which links to the App Store to download for Apple IOS devices Google Play store button which links to the Google Play store for Android devices

When you create an account, you will be providing personal information to the third party app. Details of how the app collects and uses your personal information can be found in their Privacy Policy here. As the organiser of the event, the University of Sussex will have access to some personal information from the app, but only if you book a meeting with an exhibitor. 

Prepare for the Virtual Law Fair

We have two Prepare for Virtual Law Fair webinars on Monday 12 October and Tuesday 20 October, to help you with your preparation. If you cannot make either of the webinars then we recommend doing the following:

  • Have a look at the app or web-based version
  • Check our our 'Using the Career Fair Plus app' guidance page
  • Research the organisations you are interested in speaking to and the types of opportunity they are offering. You could ask them what it's like to work in that role or team.
  • Make a plan of who you want to talk to, and what you want to achieve by speaking to them them.
  • Find out what you can about the organisation's application processes as this could also be a good talking point.