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London event held for budding lawyers
9th March 2012
A two-day event has been held in London aimed at A-Level students looking to enter a career in law. Taking place at the city’s BPP Business School and promoted as specifically benefiting students from state schools and colleges, the occasion was attended by several high-profile legal firms and the Bar Council.
Although the event is a means of showcasing bright prospects to the practices who have stalls there, a great emphasis is also placed on offering advice and educating the 250-plus teenagers on how to achieve success in their chosen field. Now in its fifth year, the event is keen on publicising the fact that potential solicitors and barristers do not necessarily need to study law on their first degree to get ahead in the profession.
Law recruitment initiatives such as these are seen as vital for increasing levels of diversity within the legal sector by giving practices the opportunity to interact with often difficult to reach prospective lawyers.