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Virtual Law and Patent Attorney Fair 2021

The Careers Service, along with the Student Law Society, will be hosting a Virtual Law and Patent Attorney Fair on the platform Handshake this Autumn term.

  • 18 Nov 2021, 11.00am to 18 Nov 2021, 2.00pm GMT
  • This is an online event.
  • This event is free
Students attending the Careers Fair
Fairs are a great way to find out more about employers

Have you ever been curious about a career in Law or as a Patent Attorney?

While the University of Bath does not have a Law degree, we often have Law and Patent Attorney firms and providers of the Law conversion courses on campus. In partnership with the University's Student Law Society, we are excited to announce we will be hosting another virtual Law Fair on this Autumn term. This is an opportunity for any students of any year and discipline to meet employers and training providers to find out about careers in Law or Patent Attorney and related opportunities and insights.

Handshake platfrom

From 30th September you will be able to view details and book appointments on Handshake platform. Please use your bath.ac.uk, (or bath.edu if a graduate) if able when you create your profile.

Go to https://app.joinhandshake.com/login to claim & set up your account and profile and start viewing booked employers.

Each employer will have their own schedule/s of appointments with representatives from the organisation you can speak to. There may be more than one appointments list so be sure to view all before booking any. It is extremely important you research first and only book with employers you are genuinely interested in. Employers may have multiple Group Sessions as well.

Employers will be able to view these before you meet on the day so do upload your CV too.

If you find there are no appointments available please email careers@bath.ac.uk FAO Victoria Houston or linked at bottom of this page, with the employer you are trying to book.

Remember this is a meeting - not an interview, but it may lead to one so please do prepare for each chat - see Get Prepared further down.

On the day - please be prompt moving from one employer to the next - they will also want to be timely.

Get prepared

The Fair is a fantastic opportunity to speak directly to employers, discover new career options and get inspired.

To get the most out of the Fair, make sure you are well prepared, by thinking about what you want to ask. Consider some of the following suggestions:

  • Read the information provided on the platform as well as each employers appointments listings, look at their website and Careers section.

  • Make written notes for each employer you book with and note their responses. It's OK to ask them for an email contact too.

  • Create yourself a calendar for the day.

  • Check your social media pages to ensure there is nothing there you would not want an employer to see - or 'add' what you do want them to see. Update / create a LinkedIn profile and add it to your profile for employers to see.

  • Get fully dressed just as you would attending an in-person fair.

  • Manage your environment - background and setting - choose a quiet location, your camera at eye level, use headphones if you can, ensure your face is well lit, do not have a window behind you, tell your housemates or family (including pets!) you are using video meetings.

  • Test all equipment before the day and find where the best internet connection is if able.

  • Turn off / silence your phone (unless this is the equipment you are using).

  • If you have continuous meetings get yourself a drink ready.

  • Introduce yourself and smile.

Look at our Adviser's top tips for preparing for the Fair and getting the most out of the event on the day.

View Preparing for a careers fair

Read the TARGETjobs Law guide .

Read the Prospects Helping graduates to start a career in Law guide.

For employers

If you are attending the Fair or interested in finding out more, please look at our employer page for more information.

Find out more about attending the Fair as an employer.

Contact us

If you have any questions please contact the Careers Service.