Why should you attend?
- Speak directly with trainees and lawyers and learn from their experiences
- Gain insider tips from graduate recruiters on how to make your application stand out
- Develop those all-important placement application skills
- Participate in case studies and receive feedback on your performance
Students will have typically of spent a whole day at RPC’s head office located in London overlooking The Tower of London. This time around we are doing this event virtually! Students will take part in sessions designed to reflect the application process, as well as showcasing their skills and personality. They can hear first-hand about what it is like to work in law within the City and the opportunities that are available to them in this leading firm, through networking sessions with the recruitment team, trainees and lawyers. The day will also include case study sessions where students will work with their peers in groups. These sessions are aimed at helping students to discover the skills that are necessary to work in law and apply to RPC vacation schemes.
Who can apply?
- First year law students and second year non-law students who can demonstrate an interest in a career in City law, that are currently studying at university in the UK or Ireland
- You must be able to demonstrate academic excellence
- Additional skills gained from extracurricular activities will be viewed favourably.
Welcome from RPC
Introduction to the Legal Workplace
Welcome to RPC and @lifeinalawfirm from the trainees
Panel Q+A with trainees, associates and partners
Skills session with RPC
Event wrap up
What else do you need to know
What can I expect?
Inside City Law is primarily an employability networking event, but you won’t find employers at stands handing out leaflets and reeling off the usual spiel. Instead you’ll be invited to have real conversations with representatives at RPC, whether they are part of the recruitment team, current trainees or partners and take part in unique interactive session all aimed to help you achieve your dream career!
Is this a fast track to vacation scheme and training contracts?
Yes and no. Remember this event is primarily an employability networking event, you will get first hand advice from recruiters on what roles they offer, the application process, and gain useful hints and tips of information that is not online in this unique experience. It will then be your responsibility however to follow up on the contacts you speak to and put all the advice you have learnt to complete the applications. In the past it has been known for previous applicants to be fast tracked through an application process, so make sure you update your CV mention that you attended the event!
What will I be doing on the day?
We'll group you with other attendees (usually a maximum of 10 per group) to work on a case study (a great opportunity to showcase team work, decision making and communication skills), facilitate skills sessions with recruiters who’ll offer the inside scoop on application tips, assessment centres and how to create your personal brand so you stand out from the crowd.
What is the dress code for the event?
Smart business wear. Please do not wear t-shirts, denim or trainers (even black ones!)
Will I get my travel costs to the event be reimbursed?
Travel expenses are usually reimbursed up to the value of £50. However, if your travel expenses exceed this amount we may be able contribute more, but this will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Is there a charge for the event?
No, the event is completely free to attend!
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Inside City Law