Oct 08, 2020

Written By AllAboutLaw

The Virtual Law Fair explained

Oct 08, 2020

Written By AllAboutLaw

The Virtual Law Fair is taking place on Monday 26th October-Friday 30th October. There are different aspects to the Virtual Law Fair that you need to understand before you attend.

Sign up to the Virtual Law Fair

First and foremost, you need to sign up to the Virtual Law Fair here.

By signing up, you will receive all of the necessary information over email prior to the event, as this will be AllAboutLaw’s primary method of communication.

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Attend on the correct day

Although the Virtual Law Fair is taking place throughout the week, AllAboutLaw has curated content for different groups of students on particular days. Law firms are also expecting to interact with certain groups of students on particular days too:

Monday 26th October - first-year students

Tuesday 27th October - non-Russell Group university students

Wednesday 28th October - Russell Group university students

Thursday 29th October - Diversity & Inclusion

Friday 30th October - non-law students

Please consult this useful table to determine which day(s) you should attend the Virtual Law Fair:

For your reference, the Russell Group universities are listed below:

- University of Birmingham

- University of Bristol

- University of Cambridge

- Cardiff University

- Durham University

- University of Edinburgh

- University of Exeter

- University of Glasgow

- Imperial College London

- King's College London

- University of Leeds

- University of Liverpool

- London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

- University of Manchester

- Newcastle University

- University of Nottingham

- University of Oxford

- Queen Mary University of London

- Queen’s University Belfast

- University of Sheffield

- University of Southampton

- University College London (UCL)

- University of Warwick

- University of York

Timetable

Each day at the Virtual Law Fair follows the same timetable.

- 10am-11am - Introduction to the Virtual Law Fair; Keynote Presentations; One-to-One meetings

- 11am-12.30pm - Virtual Exhibition Hall & Virtual Stand Presentations

- 12.30pm-2pm - Lunch

- 2pm-3.30pm - Virtual Exhibition Hall & Virtual Stand Presentations

- 3.30pm-5pm - Keynote Presentations & discussion video chats; One-to-One meetings

Introduction to the Virtual Law Fair

Be sure to watch the video introducing the Virtual Law Fair a few minutes before 10am so you know what to expect!

Keynote Presentations & Workshops

AllAboutLaw has curated an extensive range of keynote presentations and workshops for you to view at the Virtual Law Fair. These are designed to introduce you to a specific topic related to law or legal careers and are presented by experts in their field.

These presentations will be taking place between 10am-11am and 3.30pm-5pm each day. To reserve your place at a Keynote Presentation go to Workshops & Presentations > Keynote Sessions and click the purple ‘+’ box in the top right corner of each talk.

This will add the Keynote Session to your agenda, which you can view by clicking on Workshops & Presentations > My Agenda. At the start time, go to the event and click ‘Join’ or watch the video that has been released.

Virtual Exhibition Hall

There are 465 of the leading commercial law firms in the UK exhibiting at the Virtual Law Fair. At 11am-12.30pm and 2pm-3.30pm each day, the Virtual Exhibition Hall will be open, allowing you to visit firms’ stands and interact with their graduate recruitment team and solicitors.

To visit a stand click on Exhibitors > Virtual Exhibition Hall. Click into the firms of your choice and when you’re ready to interact, click ‘Enter Virtual Tradeshow Booth’.

Don’t forget to let firms know that you are interested in their opportunities. You can do this automatically by clicking ‘Request Information’ and clicking ‘Send’. You do not need to include a message.

Virtual Stand Presentations

Throughout each day, some law firms will be presenting on a range of topics. This is your opportunity to learn more about your favourite firms and get the latest information and insight to help you secure a vacation scheme or training contract.

These sessions will also take place 11am-12.30pm and 2pm-3.30pm each day. To reserve your place at these sessions, go to Workshops & Presentations > Full Agenda and click the purple ‘+’ box in the top right corner of each talk. At the start time, go to the event and click ‘Join’ or watch the video that has been released.

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