Careers in Law Week

The Careers Development Centre, in collaboration with the School of Law and the University of Galway Law Society is delighted to announce details of the ‘Careers in Law Events 2023’. The highlight of the week is the Law Fair which takes place in Bailey Allen Hall on Tuesday 10th of October.  The Law Fair gives students an opportunity to network with representatives from Ireland’s major law firms and other organisations and to explore exciting career opportunities both in and beyond the legal profession.  

Some of the employers and organisations already confirmed to attend the Law Fair on Tuesday 10th of October include A&L Goodbody, Arthur CoxCúirt Bhreithiúnais an Aontais Eorpaigh, Dechert, Eversheds SutherlandFlynn O'Driscoll Business Lawyers, Galway Solicitor’s Bar Association (representing Galway Law firms), Kennedys - Dublin, KPMG, Legal Aid Board, Maples Group, the Law Society, LK ShieldsMcCann FitzGerald LLP, Philip Lee, RDJ LLP, Walkers

Further firms are to be announced with BDO, Deloitte, EY (Ireland), Holmes Law LLP, MathesonPinsent Masons LLPPwC, and William Fry having attended in 2022.

During the fair, several employers will deliver presentations, and give advice and tips for CVs, application forms and Interviews.  If you are planning to apply for graduate programmes, professional work placement or summer internships, these events are not to be missed!

Watch out for more details about the Law Careers Fair and other events planned during the academic year.  Presentations on Qualifying as a Solicitor or Barrister, alumni panel events on Alternative Careers for Law Students and presentations from Galway Solicitors Bar Association will take place throughout the academic year.  The fair, seminars and employer presentations will give you insights into what it is like to work in a variety of sectors and careers 

Students will find full details on Careers Connect over the coming weeks and will receive emails and notifications through the Career Development Centre and Law School.

Career Tips

The team at the Career Development Centre are here to support law students throughout their studies.  

For students in their final year, this is a very important year for you from a career perspective. You do need to get a good degree and you also need to start career planning. If you are confused about your career options or unsure of what might suit you, be sure to use the resources available to you on the Careers Sharepoint including our dedicated page for Law Students on the Careers Sharepoint.  

You are encouraged to attend the event Your Degree in Law – What Next, which will take place on Tuesday 12thSeptember at 6pm.  At this event, your Career Adviser, Aisling Conroy will share information and advice as you plan the next step after your degree.  Whether you are uncertain about what you want to do next, or have a career plan and need some information, this event is a good starting point.  Register on Careers Connect

You can send a query or request an appointment with a Career Development Adviser in the Career Development Centre during the year through Careers Connect

George Moore Scholars

The George Moore Scholars programme is an all-Ireland scholarship programme which supports academically talented students who wish to undertake a Master's degree in the US, Canada, Europe or the UK. Final year students and recent graduates with outstanding ability and the desire to have a lasting impact in their chosen field are invited to apply for a scholarship for Master's level study in the US, Canada, Europe or the UK. 

A few of our School of Law students have been successful with their applications for this scholarship including Siobeal O'Toole Law (BCL) and Business graduate of 2020. Siobeal secured a Master of Laws place at University of Cambridge.

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