At this year’s annual Law Fair at the University of Westminster, Law students spent a day with a high-profile selection of potential employers hearing invaluable tips and learning about the skills necessary to step on the career ladder. Students took part in employer-led skills workshops, presentations as well as an exhibition fair, making it a vibrant and comprehensive experience for everyone.
The workshops and presentations addressed topics such as how to stand out from the crowd in a world where competition is fierce, how to make effective applications and one lecture even covered the experience of defending prisoners on death row. Keynote speaker District Judge Tan Ikram, a Westminster Law School alumnus, also talked students through his journey from the University to the judiciary that provided useful insights into the route many students aim to pursue.
Sadia Jesmin Zaman, the Acting President of the University of Westminster Law Society, said that being part of the Law Fair was ‘an incredible experience’. “Not only was I involved in the planning and execution, but also had the amazing opportunity to meet and talk to many people from the legal industry. Attending the seminars was an enlightening experience and I would definitely recommend all students from all disciplines to attend the next Law careers fair to see exactly how vast the scope of Law stretches.”
Law student Nujhath Shamim, said, “I had the pleasure of not only taking part in the Legal Careers fair as a Law Society executive, but I also benefited as a Law student. I really enjoyed the presentations organised for the day, especially the key note speech given by District Judge Tan Akram.” She added, “I was able to get really useful information from the exhibitors regarding vac schemes and my future career in the legal profession. All in all it was a really informative and rekindled my determination to pursue a career in the legal profession.”
The Law Fair provided students with an opportunity to meet and network with potential employers such as legal firms, trade associations and charities, including BLD Foundation, BarBri International, Greycoat Law, DWF LLP, Amicus, Francis Taylor Building, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Bircham Dyson Bell, The Bar Council, Chambers Student Guide, Government Legal Service and the International Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).