Law Careers fair

Law Careers Fair

Wednesday 20 November 2019
12:30 to 15:30
The Great Hall and Sanctuary, Streatham Campus

Bookings are now closed. Please see further below if you wish to be added to the waiting list. 

This fair is attended by international, magic circle, national and local law firms, barristers' chambers and those offering further study and training opportunities, plus a small number of recruitment agencies and jobs portals (specialising in graduate recruitment).

The event has been promoted to all Exeter students. As we encourage early consideration of career pathways, you can expect students in their first year through to their final year, from law and non-law subjects, to be in attendance. Our graduates are also welcome. The fair typically attracts in the region of 800 students, providing an excellent way to boost your profile on campus and meet with high calibre students who are seeking a career within the legal profession.

Students are advised to use the fair to meet with and find out more about particular exhibitors and also build upon any existing research they have undertaken.

Please be aware that a small group of year 13 students participating in the Pathways to Law programme will also be in attendance.  

Please click on the headings below for more information about the fair.  

Please note this fair is not suitable for those offering volunteering opportunities. 

The 2019 Law Fair is now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact 

Most companies are eligible for our standard rate of £495+VAT except where special rates apply (please see below).

  • Agency Rate - £595+VAT - all recruitment agencies and jobs portals.
  • Charity and Local Employer Rate - £200+VAT - all registered charities directly recruiting to own organisation for paid positions, professional bodies and Cornwall, Devon and Somerset based SMEs (fewer than 250 staff)

Due to high demand for this event, we recommend submitting your booking form promptly. Please note we limit the number of spaces available to recruitment agencies and jobs portals (specialising in graduate recruitment only), to a maximum of five. Limited spaces are available for those who are eligible for our discounted rate and are allocated at our discretion.

The charges include:

  • A stand space (2.5m width x 1.5m depth x 2m height)
  • One table and two chairs
  • An electrical point
  • Wifi access (subject to restrictions, you may need to bring a dongle if you have an encrypted laptop). 
  • Lunch for two exhibitors (additional lunches will be chargeable)
  • Tea, coffee, water and biscuits available throughout the day
  • Use of the complimentary coach to and from the train station
  • Car parking permit for one vehicle 
  • A standard entry in our fair booklet
  • Hyperlink from the Career Zone’s website to your organisation’s website.

Invoicing will take place after the event. Failure to provide accurate invoicing details may result in a processing fee of up to £30.

A hot lunch will be available for exhibitors at the nearby Terrace Restaurant from 11:00. Tickets are distributed to exhibitors on the day.

Additional lunches can be booked in advance. They are charged at £6.90+VAT per head (inclusive of tea, coffee, bottled water and biscuits throughout the day). Please note that due to health & safety reasons, we can only accommodate a maximum number of 4 people per stand and therefore restrict the number of additional lunches that can be purchased, to two.

The fair will take place in the Great Hall and Sanctuary, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon EX4 4PZ. The event will be open to students from 12:30 to 15:30.

Access to the building is from 08:30 to 17:00. Student helpers will be available throughout these times to assist.

In 2018 we had 80 exhibitors and approximately 850 students visit the fair. A selection of exhibitor quotes from past events are below:

"Busier than other law fairs I've attended"

"Well prepared students, good questions. Well researched"

"Well informed - good questions and interested students"

"Very busy fair"

"Well run, good quality of students".

"Excellent. Busy and well attended"

 "Some excellent students"

97% of respondents confirmed they would recommend the event to other organisations.

View our 2018 brochure to see the range of exhibitors who attended last year. 

Deliveries in advance of the fair date will only be accepted on Tuesday 19 November 2019 between 9:00–16:00. All material delivered on the day should be accompanied by a contractor or representative from the exhibiting company. We are unable to sign for material delivered by couriers or manage the receipt of any unaccompanied deliveries on the day of the fair. All deliveries are the responsibility of the exhibiting organisation. The University of Exeter cannot accept responsibility for any loss of, or damage to, items that are delivered to campus.

It is the responsibility of the exhibitors to ensure that any goods for collection are packaged and labelled accordingly. Items must be collected no later than 17:00 on the day of the fair.

Cancellation must be received in writing by emailing Natalie Luscombe, Employer Liaison Officer ( by Wednesday 25 September 2019. Cancellations received after this date will result in the full cost being incurred. Failure to attend the Fair, regardless of reason, will result in the full charge being levied.

Any data provided to the University by any party will be processed in accordance with Student Employability and Academic Success (SEAS) Privacy Policy


To discuss inclusion in the Law Careers Fair, please contact:

Natalie Luscombe 
Employer Liaison Officer
Tel: 01392 724418

Carly Ainsworth
Employment Services Operations Officer
Tel: 01392 726563