Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has ditched law fair freebies in favour of a competition that will see the winners spend a day shadowing a partner at the firm.
The firm will pick a winner from each university it visits during this year’s law fair season, with a total of eight getting the opportunity to shadow a partner.
Graduate recruitment manager Amelia Goodwin said: “For years law firms have given away freebies to students like pens and mugs. This year we wanted to give students something that was more useful in the long term and we felt a work-shadowing day was just that.
“As well as experiencing law in practice and life at FFW, students will be able to take away skills and an experience to include on their CVs from our law fair giveaway.”
For the chance to win the prize, the aspiring lawyers will be required to complete an application form explaining why they want to spend a day with FFW.
The day at the firm will be arranged on a mutually convenient date. Goodwin will also meet with the winners to discuss future plans and training contract applications.
This year the universities the firm is visiting include: Queen Mary, Nottingham, Durham, Manchester, UCL, King’s College London, Bristol and Southampton.