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The top 15 law fair freebies of 2015

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The stash creating the biggest stir on campus

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15. Bags from Burges Salmon

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An oldie but a goodie. Burges Salmon’s tote bags are the perfect place to store your other law school freebies and all the law firm prospectuses you’ve taken out of politeness. Perfect solution to combating the 5p bag charge.

14. Containers from Weightmans

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Marketed as a drinks container, we like to think outside the box and brainstorm alternative uses for this Weightmans freebie. We’re most excited by its pen-holding potential.

13. Tape measures from Landmark Chambers

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In keeping with its property law theme, Landmark Chambers are offering law fair goers pocket-size plastic tape measures.

12. Sweets from Freshfields

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Though sweets are commonly spotted at law fairs across the country, Legal Cheek appreciate the hand-packaged feel, and the meticulous attention to Freshfields‘ trademark blue.

11. Travel mugs from Hogan Lovells

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The perfect sneaking-coffee-past-the-angry-librarian transportation device. Thanks Hogan Lovells!

10. Virtual tour from CMS Cameron McKenna

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CMS Cameron McKenna’s Virtual Reality Campus tour allows students to (virtually) experience a 1000ft helicopter ride, or a Ferrari drive at 150mph. We don’t understand, but we’re sold.

9. Playing cards/laser combo from Monckton Chambers

A deck of playing cards and a laser-pointer key ring that, very faintly, projects Monckton Chambers’ logo. Potentially useless, but we enjoy the gimmick.

8. Headphones/mints combo from South Square Chambers

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Another random combination. Free headphones are a staple at most law fairs, and could definitely save you some cash.

7. T-shirts from Legal Cheek

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A humble brag — Legal Cheek gave away 10 ‘Lord Denning is my homeboy’ and ‘Eat Sleep Law Repeat’ shirts at this year’s City University law fair.

6. Travel bottles from Financial Conduct Authority

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The FCA’s water bottles are lightweight and can be clipped onto jeans, belts, etc — we think they are worth keeping tucked away until the festival season.

5. Pens from Slaughter and May

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Bear with us — law students will be used to stocking up on pens at law fairs, but its worth taking a trip to Slaughter and May’s stand just for this pen. Writes like a dream and comes with its own case — this is the sort of pen you’d buy your dad for his birthday.

4. Speakers from Travers Smith

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One of the more showy freebies of the law fairs, these compact speakers from Travers Smith turn your phone into a sound system.

3. Mayer Brownies from Mayer Brown

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They’re delicious and punny, what’s not to like?

2. Phone charger from DLA Piper

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Last year, a portable charger from Shoosmiths came near the top our best law fair freebies list, and we think this one might even be better. This three-pronged phone charger could save you over £50 at the Apple store.

1. Coffee from Pinsent Masons

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The way to every law students’ heart: coffee.

32 Comments

#firstworldproblems

You might want to revise number 2 as my DLA charger fell apart within a couple of days of use.

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Anonymous

Some impressive offerings. Much better than crap pens from years gone by.

The rugby ball stress reliever given away by Lexis Nexis at the Law Society 7’s a few years back was a good freebie.

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Anonymous

I went to Durham and honestly had no idea that Chambers ever bothered to go to university law fairs. Was I just blind and missed them? Or can they just not be bothered to venture north of Cambridge?

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Anonymous

Lots of them come to Oxford. To be fair, the cheaper train tickets probably have a lot to do with that!

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Anonymous

That’s because Durham is not a real place. It is a figment of our collective imaginations that you can only visit if your soul is pure and you feel it with your heart.

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Nobody

Sorry, but the containers from Weightmans look like urine sample jars.

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Anonymous

Useful when you’re pissing blood from all the cases law you need to memorise before your finals.

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Anonymous

*case

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Sheikh Rahtul Ahnrol

The FCA is peddling recycled colostomy bags!

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Anonymous

Slaughters isn’t the only firm with those pens, guys.

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Anonymous

I’ve always found Freshfields pens to be pretty good. I have a nice collection with all the events I went to last year too.

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Anonymous

Which firms?

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Swolebro

Skadden, brah.

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Anonymous

Watson Farley & Williams as well

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Anonymous

Mansfield Chambers to start offering Charlotte Proudman fleshlights at their next law fair visit

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Anonymous

Shaven or unshaven?

Either way, they will look stunning.

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Lord Harley Davidson Motorbikes

Savage. 10/10.

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Lord Harley Davidson Motorbikes

Where are the free tubs of lube and buttplugs for the future joiners?

I heard US firms have been handing them out at the Harvard Law Fair for years…

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Ass-Eater LJ

US firms have higher anal retention rates. Those items are not in such great demand in the UK.

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Salacious Crumb

Rumours have it Skadden, Latham & Weil will be bringing them out to the Cambridge Law Fair next year after positive feedback from trainees in their M&A departments.

They’ll come in red, white and green variations too, for obvious firm branding reasons.

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The Rt. Hon. 7th Baron Col. Prof. Lampcock, BA LLB LLM BBC uMAD PhalUS, DSC and Bar

That’s really more of a Yale thing, dear boy…

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Chazza Proudman's Alan Blacker

I would have expected NYU Law to figure there somewhere too…

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Caligula

Doesn’t every single firm offer tote bags these days?

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sharter

Hopefully there will be some free swimming lessons made available for future trainees at a certain firm…

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Anonymous

I’ve heard that each swimming lesson will come with a complimentary enema

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Kuzka's Mother

“Perfect solution to combating the 5p bag charge.”

MAKING PEOPLE TAKE THEIR OWN BAGS IS THE EXACT PURPOSE OF THE 5P SURCHARGE ON PLASTIC BAGS YOU UNBELIEVABLE IDIOTS

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Anonymous

Nice steal from the guy who tweeted that at the Daily Mail article.

Well done, bro.

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BaronAnon

Legend has it that if you shine the Monckton light into the night sky a caped crime-fighting pupil will appear.

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Anonymous

Rumour has it that Clifford Chance are conducting a raffle at the various law fairs, with the winner being given the opportunity to take a shit in the pool, followed by a tour of the office by the trainee who is tasked with fishing it out.

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Aysh Al-Cliffordi bin Laden

The CC shit in pool shtick got worn very thin buddy. Time to find a different fecal point.

Heh, fecal point, get it?

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MalcolmX'sMum

Which was the chambers that did the dildos again?

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Anonymous

Dentons’ Logo

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