Last Wednesday saw the School of Law relaunch their popular Thames Valley Law Fair under the twinkling lights of the John Henry Brookes Building’s Terrace.
In a move of confidence the rebranded Oxford Brookes Law Fair increased numbers to host 17 law firms and barrister chambers from the local area, all keen to talk to Brookes' students about work experience, contracts and careers.
In the impressive modern space of the JHBB, 163 students descended to meet with a variety of professionals, seeking advice on career progression, training contracts, funding and employability - to name a few areas.
When the attendees were asked what they most enjoyed about the event, the response was overwhelmingly positive…
The ability to network with prospective employers. Also, being able to ask questions specific to each firm e.g. how their training contracts differ from other firms.’
1st year LLB student
It's helped me to decide my career in the future.
2nd year LLB student
Being able to chat to trainees
The event proved useful to a wide range of students from those studying other disciplines, considering a career-change with the GDL, to research students on the LLM, and not least the LLB students planning their next career step.
This important event also enables the School of Law to continue its strong relationships with local firms and chambers, a real asset to a university’s employability credentials.
The solicitors' firms and barrister chambers in attendance all agreed the evening provided an excellent opportunity to play an integral part in the professional development of Brookes' inspiring student body and also make some great contacts for future contracts.
Richard Benson, QC of Cornwall Street Chambers said of the event;
One of the most attractive things is that your students are all bright, cheerful and delightfully inquisitive. It was a joy to have discussions with them.