Lyons Davidson visits the law fairs
The law fair season is now well and truly upon us, and Lyons Davidson has had the pleasure of attending three fairs in the last couple of weeks. It was great to meet so many enthusiastic people who are looking to establish their careers in law.
The annual law fairs at the College of Law in Bristol, University of the West of England and University of Surrey attracted many eager students, including those who are only just starting their courses, as well as those nearing the end of their academic adventure.
Although times are challenging, students were impressed with the opportunities Lyons Davidson provides for those who have a passion for law. For most of the students we met, a training contract is the ultimate goal. However, it was refreshing to see that many are keen to start building careers by undertaking various voluntary or paid work placements.
Lyons Davidson encourages people to embark upon their careers as trainee paralegals or in support functions (our own Head of HR has a law degree and the Training Manager completed the Bar Vocational Course) so as to obtain highly valued experience before applying for a training contract. We firmly believe that this can broaden employees’ horizons, enhance opportunity and help progress careers.
Although some of the students we met expressed their concern about future careers in law because of the current economic climate, we recognised a great deal of potential among many who should feel confident to “back themselves” even in a difficult market . Working in the legal profession is always going to be competitive, so it is important that those entering the field ensure that they stand out from the crowd. It was a great pleasure to see so many bright, eager and focused people. We look forward to meeting more of them in the future.
Posted on Dec 13th, 2011 by Lyons Davidson