How does the Virtual Law Fair work?
Having potentially attended your university’s law fair previously, you may be wondering how the Virtual Law Fair works in comparison to a traditional law fair. Here we’ll cover the main aspects of a law fair and how they compare to the Virtual Law Fair, so you can know what to expect when it takes place in October.
Interacting with law firms
Traditionally, a law fair takes place in a large room on your university’s campus or in one of their buildings. When you enter the law fair there are exhibition stands as far as the eye can see and you wade through the busy hall looking for your favourite firms.
With the Virtual Law Fair, you log on to a secure online platform. Here, you will see the sessions that firms are hosting, which you can reserve your place for. No throngs of other students looking to get to their preferred stands first, just a straightforward platform that you can access anywhere on your device of choice.
Networking with trainees
The best part of a law fair can be speaking to current trainees at a particular firm and finding out what like as a trainee solicitor is really like. But how does this work virtually? Unlike a traditional law fair, the Virtual Law Fair does not have as strict time constraints. It takes place over five days instead of just a few hours. Many firms will also have a dedicated trainee Q&A panel throughout the week where you can meet trainees and ask questions about their experiences.
One aspect of a law fair that is difficult to recreate virtually is law firms handing out branded goodies on their stand. Water bottles, stress balls, pens, notebooks, highlighters, the list is endless.
At the Virtual Law Fair, some firms may have prize draws or be willing to send you some physical materials in the post, but if you’re attending a law fair just for the goodies, you need to rethink your motives!
Sign up to attend the Virtual Law Fair
All in all, the Virtual Law Fair is a massive step up from traditional law fairs, allowing you to experience the best parts and removing any unnecessary annoyances. You can sign up to register your interest in attending the Virtual Law Fair here.