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    Law Students Enhance their Career Prospects At the School of Law Career Fair


    On 17th March 2010, the School of Law hosted a Career Fair with an intention of presenting its students (LLB, LLM, GDL and LPC) an opportunity to meet representatives from law firms (both local and international that specialise in a number of areas such as commercial, maritime, property, corporate, education, employment, finance, and intellectual property), P & I Clubs, consultancy firms, as well as recruitment agencies. The Career Fair attracted over 100 students from the Law School who not only made useful contacts during the event but also obtained a very useful insight into the recruitment process.

    Bethan Hodge, an LPC student at Swansea University, said that “it was great to be able to speak to representatives face to face during these difficult recruitment times and it was remarkable to see so many London firms showing an interest in Swansea students”.

     

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    Another student Philippe Van Dijck, an LLM student at Swansea University,  said “I decided to attend the Career Fair because I wanted to learn more about job opportunities for LLM students. I was pleased to see that there was a variety of firms attending the event. One of the great things at the Career Fair was the opportunity to speak not only to recruiters but also to practicing lawyers and employees. They provided me with valuable career advice and explained what being a maritime lawyer would involve. It is also interesting to note that several of the firms represented at the fair have a branch in another country. This is a great advantage for students who are looking for job opportunities outside the UK”.

     
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    The exhibitors were also impressed with the quality of our students indicating that job opportunities are likely to be available for most of them even in the current difficult economic climate. A spokesperson from one of the leading consultancy firms said that “in our firm we usually place a number of Maritime LLM students with our clients each year. We were impressed by the quantity and quality of the students we met today.  It is quite evident that the reputation of the teaching staff at Swansea is attracting good student numbers.  Combined with the efforts the University has put in to raise the bar for entry onto their courses, the outcome is not just increased numbers but increased caliber”.

     Images caption:  Law students meeting representatives from the Law firms.


     

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