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News & Events Archive for 2010-2011

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    The School of Law recently hosted its annual Career Fair

    On 30th March 2011, the School of Law hosted its annual Career Fair which was attended by a wide spectrum of organisations.  Over 150 students from our different law courses (LLB, LLM, GDL and LPC) attended which again proved to be a very successful event.  The Career Fair enabled students to meet and talk face to face with representatives from local and international firms who specialise in different areas of law including: P & I Clubs, international trade and shipping, commercial, property, employment, competition, Intellectual Property and insurance.  The representatives from the firms gave valuable advice to our students on the recruitment process.

    One of our level 2 LLB students who attended the Career Fair Ornela Ngandu found the day very insightful, the law school put together a great range of law firms from all around the country. Prior to attending, I was unaware of the vast legal opportunities in Wales; particularly in Maritime law. I left the event with a renewed passion for law, and with clear instructions on ‘how to become a solicitor’. Commenting on her experience of the Careers Fair Viktoria Boldycheva, who is currently studying for an LLM in International Maritime Law, said: ‘the Fair enabled us to make useful contacts with representatives of the human resources departments of these international organisations. I have no doubt that this will give Swansea LLM students an advantage when we make contact with them in future regarding job opportunities in their organisations.  And, of course, I feel privileged that all these busy people actually came a long way to meet us and answer our questions. I always had a feeling that coming to Swansea was the right move for me. After the Fair, I realised the respect such organisations hold for Swansea graduates. ’


    LLM Career Fair 2011 (1) 

     Students at the Careers Fair


    Following the event Emma McAvinchey, Legal and Graduate Recruitment Advisor from Hill Dickinson said that the ‘event was a perfect opportunity for maritime law firms to meet students from one of the few International Trade and Shipping Institutes in the country’. One representative from John Collins & Partners LLP, Jon Budge described the event as  ‘a well organised event that allowed us to speak  many ambitious students  in a  relaxed  environment ,  generating plenty of interest about  our  firm and  our  graduate opportunities’.

    Jane Williams, (Careers and Employability liaison officer) said ‘our approach has been to build on specialist links of particular interest to LLM students and also links with local firms which will be of particular interest to LLB, GDL and LPC students.  From that we have created a wider opportunity for all students across all programmes to discuss their plans and prospects and learn more about how employers view recruitment and business development in the immediate and longer term. Crucially students can learn about what employers are looking for in law graduates. Feedback from the law firms on their impressions of our students was very positive and this event will prepare our students for the job market’.


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