LawCareersNetLIVE is a great way to discover what a career in law means for you. This unique and exciting opportunity to meet and learn from the United Kingdom’s foremost law firms and enjoy a day being immersed in the legal world is the perfect way to soak up as much information as you can and start thinking ahead to what your next steps might be.
Below are some tips to help you prepare for and make the most out of the day.
Plan smaller details in advance
It can be nerve wracking to think about everything that the day involves, so sorting out the smaller details ahead of time may mean that you have less to worry about on the day and can focus on the main event.
Allow yourself plenty of travel time and know your route. You might be travelling to a city or venue you have not visited before, so a quick online search can help you to get your bearings and save time on the day.
The night before, think about what you will need for the day and pack your bag in advance to avoid a last-minute panic.
Dress appropriately but comfortably; the last thing that you want is to spend the day worrying whether you still look as professional as you did when you left the house. Try to pick something that will last the day and keep you looking smart without having to check a mirror every hour.
Be prepared to network
Networking can be a scary part of any event. Although the opportunity sounds great, it can be difficult to get started. Preparing questions and ideas beforehand can help you to settle into the networking parts of the day quickly and make the most out of the allocated time.
Looking into the firms attending and their individual application processes can help you to cater your conversations accordingly and make the most of speaking to each person. A lot of your questions might overlap and be applicable to each firm, but try to mix in some questions that are specific to individual firms. Think about which questions will provide you with the greatest insight into a firm’s individuality.
Meeting with a firm’s representatives can be one of the few opportunities to fill in any gaps that you have after working on your applications or deciding where to apply, so make sure that you are prepared to make the most of the day.
Look forward to it!
LawCareersNetLIVE is a unique and exciting experience that you should be counting down the days to, not worrying about. It’s normal to feel nervous but remember that the event is designed to be enjoyable and informative.
If you are looking forward to the event and arrive ready to take everything in, you will enjoy every minute and find that you naturally settle into things much quicker. You have done the work to secure your place, so all that is left now is to enjoy the opportunity and everything that it has to offer.