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This website is for aspiring barristers.
Becoming a barrister is tough – it is competitive, requires an enormous amount of time and energy as well as financial investment.
The hope is that this website will encourage students to apply for the Bar, particularly those who might not have considered it originally.
The authors of this site believe that one of the ways to support students in their journey to the Bar is to provide a guide to the application process for the most important stage of the journey – pupillage.
Whether you are just starting your law degree or ready to apply for pupillage, you will benefit from reading this website – the guide will give you advance warning of the kind of things you need on your CV.
Separately, our blog will cover a range of topics including life at the Bar. This should hopefully give you an insight into the job.
Check out these pages to learn more about the Bar
We attempt to justify our career choice by asking why become a barrister?
Then, we ‘ll cover the stages of qualification, discussing the academic and practical stages necessary to become a barrister. For LLB and GDL graduates, we’ll answer questions you might have about doing the BPTC.
A mini-pupillage is a week’s work experience shadowing a barrister. Sometimes students struggle to obtain a mini-pupillage so we’ll give our thoughts on mini-pupillages. We’ll also cover the golden rules of mini-pupillages – giving you a short lists of dos and don’ts to help you.
We plan on expanding this section over time – please let us know the topics that you would like us to cover in more depth.
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