Law students, it may be early in the academic year, but it’s definitely not too early to start thinking about career opportunities.
Tomorrow is the Law Recruitment Evening where the participating law firms and companies present their organisation as well as their graduate and summer clerk opportunities to prospective graduate employees.
WHERE: The Undercroft
WHEN: Thursday 10 March, 6:30pm – 9pm
Check out this Youtube video to see what Careers Fairs have been like in previous years.
The Law Recruitment Evening is a fantastic opportunity to meet and talk with employers face to face, ask questions and gather all the information you need.
There will also be a panel discussion regarding other career opportunities than being a lawyer for people with a law degree.
Check out the programme below:
||How I became… a Solicitor Louise Taylor from Community Law
||How I became… a Criminal BarristerJames Rapley from Bridgeside Chambers
||How I became… a Crown Prosecutor Stephen Burdes from Raymond Donnelly
||My experience as an intern Rachel Haythornthwaite and Forest Taane Morton, Summer Interns at NZ Police Prosecution
||How I became… a Judges Clerk Shane Campbell from Wynn Williams
In early August, two UC law students, James Anson-Hollan and Jennifer Smith, won the Mahoney Cup on the 20th anniversiry of the national family mooting competition.
UC has won the cup seven times in the history of the competition, more than any other Law school, and this year’s Moot was on a child abduction issue which the two mooters found ‘engaging’.
James and Jennifer said that while the Moot itself was very competitive, everything else was really friendly. They found the personalised feedback from the judges highly valuable and are chuffed to have brought the cup back to UC.
Check out the various events in store for you this week on campus!
Monday 23 March:
- UC PSYC Coffee Connect: From 11am in Undercroft 101, UC PSYC will be having a coffee connect mentoring afternoon. Make sure you’re there if you want to be buddied up with a helpful postgrad student for the year!
- U-CAN-SPEAK: Elevator Pitch Session ie. advice on job interviews, networking and creating a positive first impression. 7pm, KE4 – Kirkwood Village.
- UCANDance Modern Jive and Bachata Classes: From 7.15-10pm in the Burnside High School Dance Room. $3 for students, and $5 for non-students.
Tuesday 24 March:
- Young Labour Coffee (but this time it’s for the teaching students!): 12pm in the Education Building, at Dovedale Campus. All welcome.
- Tower Race in the Library! The famous Tower Race is taking place once again! 11 levels, 264 stairs and a shocking 53m vertical climb. There are a few prizes up for grabs and they aren’t all based on speed! 12pm-2pm.
Wednesday 25 March:
Thursday 26 March:
- U-CAN-SPEAK: Area speech contest. 7pm, KC4- Kirkwood Village.
Friday 27 March:
- FORSOC BBQ #1: Location will be given on the day. BBQ starts at 1pm. Members free, and $10 sign ups.