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Career Insight Events

Student in the Quad

It is never too early to start thinking about life after law school.  

We invite organisations and Law School alumni to come and speak to students. Do not miss out on hearing about the range of opportunities and various career paths on offer to graduates of Edinburgh Law School and the University of Edinburgh.

This is a chance to meet professionals, learn more about career options, and where your degree can take you.

Places may be limited. Register now to secure your place.

Edinburgh Law School - Career Days

Come and find out what your career could entail, the kind of work that may appeal to you, how to apply for vacation schemes and traineeships, key deadlines and more. No need to book and refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, 11 October 1.45 - 19:00 
Location: MacLaren Stuart Room, Old College

We'll be joined by:

  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Thorntons
  • Slaughter and May

Wednesday, 18 October 1.45 - 19:00
Location: MacLaren Stuart Room, Old College

We'll be joined by:

  • Addleshaw Goddard
  • Drummond Miller
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Pinsent Masons
The Legal Cheek Scotland Law Fair

Tuesday, 24 October 14:00 - 16:30

Location: Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

More information and registration [external site]

University of Edinburgh Careers in Law Fair

Wednesday, 25 October 13:00 - 16:30 

Employers represent independent Scottish firms, national firms offering training through Scotland and/or England/ Wales plus larger international firms – we hope there is something for everyone, from first years to postgraduate students. In addition to this 3 student societies will be in attendance: Law Students’ Council; Future Lawyers: Law Society for Non-Law and the Law Society. 

Three short talks take place through the day: 

  • 13:30 - 14:00 Routes to practise in Scots Law with the Law Society of Scotland 
  • 14:30 - 15:00 Routes to practise in English/Welsh Law with the University of Law 
  • 15:30 - 16:00 Routes to practise in US Law with Barbri 

Location: McEwan Hall, Bristo Square

More information here

Legal Networking

Wednesday, 1 November 13:00 - 13:40

Find out more and book your place on MyCareerHub

White & Case Careers Insight Event 

Thursday, 2 November 14:15 - 16:30 

The sessions will provide insights in to one of the firm’s global practices, the trainee journey at White & Case, and the journey to and role of a partner. 

Register here

Sidley Careers Insight Event

Thursday, 21 November 18:00 - 20:00

Join the team from Sidley to find out more about the opportunities at one of the largest international law firms in the world.

Register here

After the LLM: Options and careers support for your career development

with Dr Kay Barbour, University of Edinburgh Careers Service

Wednesday 22 November, 13:10 -14:00

Usha Kasera Lecture Theatre, Old College

This session will explore your options after a postgraduate taught programme in Edinburgh Law School beyond the solicitor route, including working in international organisations and NGOs, ways of working in the UK, and routes to pursue an academic career. You will also understand how to make use of the University of Edinburgh Careers Service now - and after - graduation.