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Pupilage Advice Service

Pupillage Advisory Service (PAS) offers support to you as soon as you accept your place on the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and whilst your on the course.

One-to-One Advice

Students are advised to develop their CVs and Gateway forms over the year. The best time to start doing this is straight away. The pupillage advisors will be available to give you structured advice on your applications in one-to-one sessions lasting 30 minutes per session. You can have as many sessions as you would like, as long as there is availability. The advisers can cover matters such as: strengthening your CV, completing pupillage application forms, creating legal CVs, covering letters and general interview techniques. All appointments for pupillage advice are booked through the School Office. You can book a general advice session or you can book a session with an adviser with experience in the practice area that you wish to join.

Mock Interviews

The Pupillage Advice Service offers mock pupillage interviews throughout the year. The interviews are conducted by a Panel and will be tailored to your practice area. You can choose to have an unseen advocacy exercise incorporated into your mock interview, if you wish. You will be filmed so that you can watch your performance and you will receive feedback on your performance and structured advice. All appointments for mock interviews are booked through the School Office and full instructions will be given on preparation.

Pupillage Lectures and Workshops

We run a very comprehensive enrichment program to ensure you are ready to complete your Gateway and non-Gateway Application Forms and perform well in interview. Never underestimate how much work these forms and the interview process require. The lectures and workshops that we run throughout the year will help you 1) Gain valuable knowledge on practice areas and what Chambers are looking for, 2) Develop your skills, and 3) understand what Pupillage Committees are looking for.

Practitioner Workshops

To coincide with the Gateway Timetable - we run two practitioner panel events. The first focuses on how to stand out on your Gateway form and the second on how to perform well in interview. We invite Chambers from a variety of practice areas to talk and answer questions, followed by networking with drinks. In the past year we have had in attendance: 11 Stone Buildings, 5 Essex Court, 2 Temple Gardens, 9-11 Bell Yard, Coram, Garden Court, Breams Buildings, Hardwicke and Lamb Building. There are many other practitioner events throughout the year, for example - our 'Breakfast with…' events, where Chambers host a breakfast meeting with City Students.

See all upcoming events

Once you have accepted your place on the BPTC

  • One-to-one pupillage advice sessions with members of the Pupillage advice team (all members of the team are barristers with experience in interviews and pupillage selection)

  • Mock pupillage interviews (20 minute general interviews with feedback)

  • Mock pupillage advocacy exercise and a presentation with feedback

  • Lectures on how to complete and stand out on the Pupillage Gateway Forms

  • Workshops with practising barristers on pupillage committees on how to make an effective application

  • Workshops with practising barristers and Pupillage Committees on what Chambers are looking for at interview

Once you have commenced your BPTC studies

In addition to the support available to you as soon as you have accepted your place, BPTC students can benefit the additional resources throughout their studies:

  • Three pupillage workshops that are run by panels comprised of members of the Bar. Two of the workshops include matters such as how to strengthen applications, researching chambers, and preparing for interviews, all from the perspective of successful applicants, and members of the Bar involved in pupillage selection. The third workshop focuses on giving you an insight into the various experiences/ expectations of the pupillage year, and advice on what to expect when you join chambers.

  • We run a large number of networking events and enrichments sessions with Chambers over the year including Lectures from the authors of 'The Path to Pupillage' - Georgina Wolfe and Alexander Robson.

  • Unlimited advice sessions and mock interviews (subject to availability)

Pupillage Advice Team

Clare Brown

First called to the bar 20 years ago, Clare Brown is a Tenant at 2 Temple Gardens as well as a lecturer at The City Law School. She is a specialist in Human Rights and has worked for the Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and for the Ombudsman of Human Rights in Bosnia. She lectures in Civil Litigation and Advocacy and within PAS runs one-on-one advice sessions and panel and advocacy Interviews. Clare is ratified by the Inns Advocacy Training Council (ATC).

Tara Celikoz

Tara was called to the Bar in 2007 and undertook a Common Law pupillage predominately in Crime and Family. She is a practising family law barrister and tenant at Westgate Chambers. Tara specialises in complex Children Act 1989 cases (with significant experience in representation of children through their Children's Guardians), Private Children matters and Emergency Remedies including international child abduction. Tara was In House Counsel with solicitors firms in Sussex and has extensive experience of litigation. Tara has been central to training and personal development of pupils including regularly supporting pupils and new practitioners to develop their advocacy skills. Tara teaches civil litigation, opinion writing and drafting on the BPTC.

Amanda Clarke

Amanda is a tenant at Westgate Chambers. She is a Family law practitioner and specialises in complex Children Act public law.  She also undertakes private Children Act and Education Law work.  She is an Arbitrator for private Children Act matters. She was Called to the Bar in 1998 after a previous career in the Royal Navy. She is a Reviewer for the Bar Pro Bono Unit.

Amanda teaches all aspects of civil litigation and skills, including ADR, on the BPTC. She is a Western circuit and FLBA accredited advocacy trainer.  Amanda  has been a pupil supervisor for over 12 years and has been involved with numerous pupillage and tenancy interview panels.

Jennifer Collins

Called to the Bar in 1994 Jennifer is a tenant at Westgate Chambers specialising in all aspects of Children Act proceedings, both public and private. She was named as a Leading Junior in the Legal 500 2017. She teaches civil litigation, opinion writing and drafting on the BPTC. She has sat on interview panels for both tenants and pupils in  Chambers. Prior to commencing her career at The Bar Jennifer worked in specialist recruitment advising on interview techniques and CV compilation.

Romilly Edge

Before Romilly came to The City Law School, she was a criminal practitioner with family practice experience at St Ive's Chambers in Birmingham. Romilly is 8 years call and is ratified by the Inns Advocacy Training Council. She lectures in Criminal Litigation and Evidence at the School. She has experience in sitting on pupillage committees and interviewing and has been running mock interviews at City for two years.

David Gilchrist

David is a member of the City, University of London's Careers Service, which supports the Pupillage Advisory Service. He has experienced every stage of the recruitment process from candidate attraction, through to screening applications, interviewing candidates and facilitating assessment centre.

As a Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), David can give you an edge in interview with his advice on how to stand out and what your body language might be saying to your interviewer. David comes to our Princeton Street building at our Gray's Inn Campus on a weekly basis and can also be seen at the Careers Service at Northampton Square. He also offers mock interviews and can give advice for alternative careers to the Bar.

Paul McKeown

Before joining The City Law School, Paul McKeown was a criminal practitioner at Mitre House Chambers. He was a member of chambers’ general management committee and co-chaired its pupillage committee with the late Charles Chadwick. As co-chair of the pupillage committee, he redesigned chambers’ selection and interview procedures, and re-wrote its pupillage handbook. He was also closely involved in the selection of candidates for interview and sat on many first and second round interview panels.

Marian Riley-Poku

Marian was called to the Bar in 2000 and before coming to City Law School her practice was predominantly in mixed common law, human rights/immigration/asylum and company law. On the BPTC she teaches Civil Litigation, Advocacy and Drafting on the BPTC and co-ordinates the Company Law option. She also co-ordinates the Immigration/Asylum pro bono scheme.

Within the PAS team Marian conducts mock pupillage interviews and provides advice on pupillage applications and alternative legal careers. She is ratified by the Inns Advocacy Training Council.

Ffyon Reilly

Called to the bar in 1999, Ffyon Reilly is a Criminal Practitioner and is currently a tenant at Castle Chambers. She undertook a Common Law pupillage including Crime, Family and PL. She is 12 years call and is the equality and diversity officer at Castle Chambers.

Ffyon is a Visiting Lecturer at The City Law School and co-ordinates the Pupillage Advice Service. She is ratified by the Inns Advocacy Training Council and has experience in conducting Interviews and sifting applications for pupillage.

Keith Simpson

Keith is the Coordinator of the Pupillage Advice Service at The City Law School. He is committed to widening access to the Bar and was formerly the Director of Equality & Diversity at the School. He continues to work closely with a variety of support groups at the Bar who are also committed to widening access and promoting diversity.

Keith has developed and maintained significant links and contacts with Chambers and has a broad and deep knowledge of the Pupillage process. He has run mock interviews for 10 years plus and his experience and leadership is an asset to the team. Keith conducts one-on-one advice sessions and panel interviews. He runs the wide and varied events and lectures that are on offer to our students for supporting them in obtaining pupillage and beyond.

Nigel Waddington

A former practising barrister, associate professor and designer of the Bar Professional Training Course, Nigel Waddington is a Senior Lecturer in civil practice at City Law School. He practised at the chambers of John Cherry QC at 8, Stone Buildings (now Lamb Chambers, Temple, where he is a door tenant).

Nigel worked in both the criminal and civil courts, eventually specialising in personal injury litigation, exploiting his original training in life sciences. He provides consultancy services to the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and to the Patent Examination Board in its development of professional qualifications for patent attorneys. As an IATC-accredited advocacy trainer he has worked as an external assessor for law firm Norton Rose Fulbright on its in-house advocacy program. As an educator Nigel has written extensively for the University of Law, contributing to course texts and scripting online courtroom training exercises. He is a visiting lecturer at Goldsmith's College, Morley College, and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Andrew Worthley

Andrew Worthley retains an active practicing door tenancy at Rougemont Chambers where he was previously a member of the pupillage committee. He has broad experience in critically appraising CVs, shortlisting candidates for interview as well as conducting pupillage interviews, including setting mock advocacy exercises and unseen written tests for prospective pupils. Andrew is ratified by the Inns Advocacy Training Council.

Resources

News and information

We believe that we should keep you as informed about the latest developments on the pupillage front as possible. Our pupillage team keeps you up to date on pupillage through LawBore, our twitter account (@CLSPupillageAdv), via Moodle and more traditional notices and flyers.

Useful links

Pupillage Library

The School Office and the Professional Studies Library stock relevant pupillage information such as chambers' brochures and Bar Directories.

Availability

The PAS team are available to meet with you for advice sessions or mock interviews during the BPTC term. The Careers team at City can meet with you all year round. Every student will be also allocated a personal tutor who can give advice on the application process.

Events

Upcoming Events

Date and time of event

Title of Lecture or workshop

VenueInvitees Registration details
02 October 2018, 6:30 - 8pm Quick CV checks  Student Common Room BPTC students Drop in, no need to pre book
02 October 2018, 6:30 - 8pm  Pupillage at Erskine Chambers - Networking event  TBC GDL Please contact epang@erskinechambers.com to register your interest and receive further details
10 October, 2- 4:30pm City Law Fair Great Hall All Register on Careers hub.
11 October, 6 - 8pm Meet & Greet with South Square Chambers - Networking event South Square Chambers GDL & BPTC You must RSVP your attendance to pupillage@southsquare.com  
17 October, 5:30 - 8:30pm BACFI working at the Employed bar Gray's Inn Place , Atkin Building- common room All (incl. GDL/BPTC/LLB etc.) TBC
17 October, 5:30 - 7:30pm Fountain Court Chambers Pupillage Open Evening Fountain Court Chambers, EC4Y 9DH BPTC students To reserve a space, please email: sarah@fountaincourt.co.uk
18 October, 6 - 8pm Careers with a Law degree - panel event C309 + Foyer All Register on Careers hub.
23 October, 6:15 - 7:30pm Path to Pupillage 5 Essex Court and Littleton Chambers Gray's Inn Place Atkin Building Lecture Theatre   TBC
24 October, 6:30pm Pupillage Open Evening, XXIV Old Buildings 24 Old Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3UP BPTC students Email: Giorgia.booth@xxiv.co.uk
27 October, 10am - 4pm Pupillage Fair King's College, Bush House, Central London BPTC students  
01 November, 6:30 - 8pm

2 Temple Gardens Pupillage evening. Read more information about this event.

Please note our eligibility criteria for attending the Open Evening:​

· Must be intending to apply for pupillage in the January 2019 application round

· Must have obtained, or be predicted to obtain, a minimum of 2:1 at degree level

· Cannot have previously done a mini-pupillage at 2TG

· Cannot have previously attended an Assessment day at 2TG

2 Temple Gardens, Temple, London, EC4Y 9AY

GDL & BPTC

Email: pupillage@2tg.co.uk

06 November, 4:30pm Atkin Chambers Pupillage Open Evening. This event is fully accessible. Read more about the event. Atkin Chambers, 1 Atkin Building, Gray's Inn Place, London WC1R 5AT BPTC students Free to attend. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Early RSVP recommended
events@atkinchambers.com
13 November, 6:15 - 7:30pm Answering the legal problem question in Pupillage Interviews - talk by Michael Levenstein of Hardwicke Chambers  Gray's Inn Place - Atkin Building Lecture Theatre All No registration required.
15 November, 10:30 - 11:30am 

How to research chambers for Pupillage Application Forms:

This session is aimed at BPTC and GDL students who wish to carry out effective research for pupillage applications and interviews.

It will cover:

  • Researching Chambers and individual Barristers
  • Current awareness and preparing for interview questions
  • Social Media
  • Your online presence / digital footprint
Princeton Street Room 13PS  BPTC  GDL and year 3 LLB or year 2 graduate LLB. Book online
15 November, 5:15pm - 5:30 Keating Chambers Women at the Commercial Bar Keating Chambers
15 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AA
BPTC students Please contact Maddy Ilsley on
milsley@keatingchambers.com
22 November, evening 6KBW Open Evening.

Read more information about this open evening.
21 College Hill, London EC4R 2RP BPTC students Places are limited, so please reserve in advance by emailing pupillage@6kbw.com.
26 November, 4:445-7:45pm Outer Temple Chambers (OTC) Pupillage Open Evening.
Read more about this open evening.
The Outer Temple, 222 Strand, London WC2R 1BA, GDL / BPTC / LLM students Contact Mrs Andreea Cojocaru,  
E:andreea.cojocaru@outertemple.com.  
Visit the Outer Temple website
26 November,
6-7:30pm
New Square Chambers Pupillage Open Evening
Undergraduates and BPTC students are invited to Chambers to meet our barristers and discover more about life as a pupil at New Square Chambers.

New Square Chambers
12 New Square
Lincoln's Inn
WC2A 3SW

LLB/BPTC To register for a place, please email Sarah Laughton at events@newsquarechambers.co.uk and include the current level and institution at which you are studying. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
21 November,  5pm onwards Pupillage Open Evening, Landmark Chambers Landmark Chambers,180 Fleet St, London EC4A 2HG BPTC students If you are interested in attending , then please contact Carolyn Entwistle, at centwistle@landmarkchambers.co.uk.
1 December, 10am- 12noon Garden Court Chambers Pupillage Open Day Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ BPTC students No booking necessary.
1 December, 2-4pm Pupillage Open Day 2018 Doughty Street Chambers, 54 Doughty Street
London, WC1N 2LS
BPTC students No booking necessary.
1 December, 10:30am - 3pm TARGETjobs Law National Pupillage Fair Gray's Inn Place, 8 South Square, WC1R 5ET BPTC students Register online.
3 December, 1pm onwards Matrix Chambers Open Day: This year’s open day will include a Student Open Day starting around 1pm and lasting approximately 2 hours, and a Diversity Open Evening starting around 4:30pm and lasting approximately 2-3 hours. Griffin Building, Gray’s Inn Place,
London WC1R 5LN
BPTC students

To book your place, please complete one of the booking slips below and return to Zuwaina Nelson at zuwainanelson@matrixlaw.co.uk.

04 December, 6:15 - 8:30pm Pupillage application forms Barrister Panel Event   Gray's Inn Place, Atkin Building - common room All (incl. GDL/BPTC/LLB etc.) TBC
11 January 2019, 5pm onwards Pupillage Open Evening, Cornerstone Barristers Cornerstone Barristers, 2-3 Gray's Inn Square, WC1R 5JH BPTC students Book online.
23 January 2019, 5pm onwards Pupillage Open Evening, Landmark Chambers Landmark Chambers,180 Fleet St, London EC4A 2HG BPTC students If you are interested in attending , then please contact Carolyn Entwistle, at centwistle@landmarkchambers.co.uk.
29 January 2019, 6 - 8pm Pupillage Advisory Clinics - day 1 Gray's Inn Place, Atkin Building - common room BPTC  TBC
30 January, 6 - 8pm Pupillage Advisory Clinics - day 2 Gray's Inn Place, Atkin Building - common room BPTC TBC
05 February, 6 - 8pm Commercial awareness in Law panel event Northampton Suite ABC All Register on Career hub.
12 February, 6:15 - 8:30pm Pupillage Interviews Barrister Panel Event  Gray's Inn Place, Atkin Building - common room All (incl. GDL/BPTC/LLB etc.) TBC
14 February, 10:30 - 12:00am Answering interview questions using the STAR technique Princeton Street Room 13 All No registration required
30 April, 18:15-19:15 pm

An insight into advocacy with LPC law.

Main lecture theatre, Atkin Building, Gray's Inn Place LPC and BPTC students

Registration link:

Register on Careers Hub

30 April,
6:15 - 7:30pm
Become an freelance advocate whilst awaiting/applying for pupillage

Watch this video on "How to stand out in the race to secure pupillage".
Student Common Room, Gray's Inn Place - Atkin Building LPC and BPTC students No registration required
16 May, 10:30am Forced Gap Year - What to do whilst re-applying for Pupillage TBC BPTC No registration required

Previous Events 2017-18

Date of Event

Title of Lecture or workshop

Venue

21st September 2018, 2pm to 5pm

Professional Law Fair - The Pupillage Advice Team

Student Common Room, Atkin Building

19th September, 12-1pm

Introduction the Careers Service and The Pupillage Advice Service

Lecture Theatre, Atkin Building

20th September, 7-8pm

Introduction the Careers Service and The Pupillage Advice Service (repeat lecture)

Lecture Theatre, Atkin Building

21st September, 12-1pm

Introduction the Careers Service and The Pupillage Advice Service (repeat lecture)

Lecture Theatre, Atkin Building

28th September, 7-8pm

Introduction the Careers Service and The Pupillage Advice Service (repeat lecture)

Lecture Theatre, Atkin Building

3rd October, 1-2pm

Employability Skills Programme: Prep Session with The Institute of Student Employers (ISE) formerly AGR ELG01, Drysdale Building

3rd October, 1-4pm

Drop in CV Clinic - The Careers Service

Student Common Room, Atkin Building

10th October, 1-2pm

Employability Skills Programme: Part 1 - Succeeding with your online application. Attending: KPMG Northampton Suite, University Building

10th October, 6-7pm

Employability Skills Programme: Part 2 - Personal Career Branding – What Makes You Unique with Bestseller OTLT and Foyer, Tait Building

11th October, 6.15 PM

Path to Pupillage - Georgina Wolfe (5 Essex Court)  and Alexander Robson (Littleton Chambers)

2-10 Princeton Street, Room 13

16th October, 5-7PM BPTC CV drop in clinic

Student Common Room, Atkin Building

17th October, 1-2pm

Employability Skills Programme: Part 3 - Knowing how your skills are applicable to the working world. Attending FDM

Northampton Suite, University Building

17th October, 6-7pm

Employability Skills Programme: Part 4 - What makes a successful telephone interview? Attending Santander OTLT and Foyer, Tait Building

24th October, 1-2pm

Employability Skills Programme: Part 5 - What makes a great video interview? Northampton Suite, University Building

24th October, 6-7pm

Employability Skills Programme: Part 6 - Demonstrating your competency in interviews OTLT and Foyer, Tait Building

31st October, 1-2pm

Employability Skills Programme: Part 7 - Knowing where your strengths lie. Attending Ernst and Young Northampton Suite, University Building

31st October, 6-7pm

Employability Skills Programme: Part 8 - Improving your psychometric test scores. Attending BDO

Northampton Suite, University Building
7th November, 6-7pm Employability Skills Programme: Part 9 - Developing your commercial awareness with PwC OTLT and Foyer, Tait Building
8th November, 1-2pm Employability Skills Programme: Part 10 - Networking techniques to last a lifetime with Unite the union C309, Tait Building

21st November , 6.15 PM

How to answer the Legal Questions in Pupillage Interviews - Hardwicke Chambers

Lecture Theatre, Atkin Building

23rd November, 10.30

Effective Research for Pupillage Applications and Interviews - Robert Hodgson

Hints and tips for how to research the chambers if you are applying to Robert Hodgson.

13 Princeton Street

13th December, 6.15 PM

Practitioner Workshop – Completing the Gateway Forms -  5 Essex Court, Landmark, 2 Temple Gardens, Henderson, Cloisters. Hardwicke

Student Common Room, Atkin Building

30th January,2018 6.15 PM

Workshop Pupillage Application Pupillage Application Forms

Form Check Barrister Advisors. Barristers from a large mix of chambers one on one ‘Gateway Form’ check By appointment only

Student Common Room, Atkin Building

31st January, 6.15 PM

Workshop Pupillage Application Pupillage Application Forms

Form Check Barrister Advisors.  Barristers from a large mix of chambers one on one ‘Gateway Form’ check appointments. By appointment only

Student Common Room, Atkin Building

6th February, 1-2pm

Employability Skills Programme: Part 11 - Impressive group work behaviours in assessment centres A. Attending IBM

Northampton Suite, University Building
6th February, 6-7pm Employability Skills Programme: Part 11 - Impressive group work behaviours in assessment centres B OTLT and Foyer, Tait Building

12th February, 6.15pm

Practitioner Workshop

Performing  in Pupillage Interviews - 5 Essex Court, Landmark, 2 Temple Gardens, One Essex Court, Garden Court, Cloisters

Student Common Room, Atkin Building

13th February, 1-2pm

Employability Skills Programme: Part 12 - Presenting to impress in group assessment centres A. Attending CIMA Northampton Suite, University Building

13th February, 6-7pm

Employability Skills Programme: Part 12 - Presenting to impress in group assessment centres B. Attending Heathrow Airport OTLT and Foyer, Tait Building

Friday 16th February, 10.30-12.00noon

Advocacy Exercises in Interviews.

Criminal or Common Law sets – Bail Apps and Pleas in Mitigation - Robin Sellars QEB and City Law School

13 Princeton Street

Friday 16th February, 2.30- 3.40 PM

Answering the Competency Based Questions in Interview.

Estanis Bouza- Ortin City Careers Service

13 Princeton Street

Friday 16th February, 1-2 PM

Performing at your best in Interview - David Gilchrist

13 Princeton Street

20th February, 1-2pm

Employability Skills Programme: Part 13 - How to develop and demonstrate leadership skills  A. Attending Amazon.

OTLT and Foyer, Tait Building

20th February, 6-7pm

Employability Skills Programme: Part 13 - How to develop and demonstrate leadership skills  B. Attending Teach First OTLT and Foyer, Tait Building

27th February, 1-2pm

Employability Skills Programme: Part 14 - How to succeed in the job market A. Attending Bloomberg Northampton Suite, University Building

27th February, 6-7pm

Employability Skills Programme: Part 14 - How to succeed in the job market B. Attending Blackwell Global Investments OTLT and Foyer, Tait Building
25th April, 6.15 to 7.30pm

Succeeding in your pupillage year  - Daniel Sokol from the Author of 'Pupillage inside and out'

Daniel Sokol advises you how to successfully navigate your pupillage year and turn that Pupillage into Tenancy.

Lecture Theatre, Atkin Building

Gray's Inn Place

26th April, 10.30am to  12noon

How to navigate self-employment from a tax perspective

Working as a self-employed barrister – tax tips’ on how to manage your accounts on the first years of practice

13PS, 2-10 Princeton Street

3rd May, 10:30am to 12noon

Working as an advocate post BPTC for advocacy agency LPC law

'Working as an advocate post BPTC  for advocacy agency LPC law’  - you can work as a self-employed advocate in the County Court and lower tier tribunals  post BPTC and LPC.

Lecture Theatre, Atkin Building

10th May, 10.30am to 12noon

For those who have yet to obtain Pupillage or want a change in career - David Gilchrist, City Careers Service

24 Princeton street, City Careers Service

17th May, 6pm

Working at the Employed Bar

Lecture Theatre, Atkin Building

Previous Events 2016 - 17

DateEventLocation
31st January 6-8pm Pupillage Application Clinics - City Law School and the Careers Service are pleased to be able to offer 1:1 Pupillage Application Clinics exclusively for BPTC students who are looking to secure a pupillage offer.
At a clinic you will receive 1:1 support from a practicing barrister on your pupillage application. The appointment will last 20 minutes, and slots are available in the evenings of 31 January and 1 February. 
Refreshments will be provided
Student Common Room Atkin Building, Gray's Inn Place,
City Law School
1st February 6-8pm  Pupillage Application Clinics - City Law School and the Careers Service are pleased to be able to offer 1:1 Pupillage Application Clinics exclusively for BPTC students who are looking to secure a pupillage offer.
At a clinic you will receive 1:1 support from a practicing barrister on your pupillage application. The appointment will last 20 minutes, and slots are available in the evenings of 31 January and 1 February. 
Refreshments will be provided.
Student Common Room
Atkin Building, Gray's Inn Place,
City Law School 
1st February
7.30-9pm 
Keith Simpson Coordinator of the Pupillage Advice Service Presents a Large Group Session on How to prepare for and approach your Pupillage Interviews. Lecture Theatre Atkin Building
2nd February 2017
6.15 to 9pm
Barrister Panel Event - A panel of practicing Barristers discuss Pupillage Interviews and how to approach them. We will discuss the different types of exercises that you may have and how these are scored and how to maximise your chances of success. Networking with drinks afterwards (optional). Attended by: 5 Essex Court, 33 Bedford Row, 1 Essex Court, Landmark Chambers, Cloisters.
Register here.
Student Common Room
Atkin Building, Gray's Inn Place 
City Law School
9th February 2017
10:30am to 12noon
Answering the Competency Based Questions in Interview - At this workshop you will be walked through the STAR technique which will allow you to understand how to structure and deliver answers to the competency based questions that you will have to approach in Interview.
This technique is extremely helpful and is part of our course of lectures and workshops that help you perform at your best in Interview.
Register here.
13 Princeton Street
9th February 2017
6 to 7.30pm
Advocacy Exercises in Pupillage Interviews - This workshop covers undertaking Bail Applications and Pleas in Mitigation exercises in Pupillage Interviews. With Criminal Practitioner and lecturer Robin Sellers.
Register here.
24 Princeton Street
9th February 2017
6 to 8pm
Pupillage Applicant Drinks - The Pupillage Team will be holding a drinks party at our London office. Please come along to meet members of chambers who practice in crime, commercial and regulatory law and find out more about pupillage.
To secure a place at this free event please email pupillage@23es.com.
23 Essex Street
13th February
3 to 4.30pm
Keith Simpson Coordinator of the Pupillage Advice Service Presents a Large Group Session on How to prepare for and approach your Pupillage Interviews. Repeat lecture. Lecture Theatre Atkin Building
13th February
6 to 7.30pm
Keith Simpson Coordinator of the Pupillage Advice Service Presents a Large Group Session on How to prepare for and approach your Pupillage Interviews. Repeat lecture. Lecture Theatre Atkin Building
14th February
3 to 4.30pm
Keith Simpson Coordinator of the Pupillage Advice Service Presents a Large Group Session on How to prepare for and approach your Pupillage Interviews. Repeat lecture. Lecture Theatre Atkin Building
16th February 2017
10.30am to 12noon 
Performing your best in interview - Body language, confidence and impact are huge players when your performance is assessed in your Pupillage Interview. Learn how to impress by attending this workshop in maximising your impact and minimising your nerves.
Register here.
City law School
2-10 Princeton Street
Room 13
London
WC1R 4BH
16th February
3 to 4.30pm
Keith Simpson Coordinator of the Pupillage Advice Service Presents a Large Group Session on How to prepare for and approach your Pupillage Interviews. Repeat lecture. Lecture Theatre Atkin Building
16th February 6.15pm Answering the Ethics Questions in Pupillage Interviews 24 Princeton Street
20th February 6pm to 7:30pm

Answering the Legal Questions in Interview: Barrister and Professor Stuart Sime talks you through How to prepare for answering the Legal Questions in Interview

Lecture Theatre Atkin Building
11th May 10:30am to 12 noon Alternatives to Pupillage by the Careers Service: Career options that may also want to pursue, whilst also applying for Pupillage. It provides you with a ‘Plan B’ whilst augmenting your CV whilst applying for Pupillage. 13 Princeton Street
16th May 6pm to 7pm LPC Law talk for BPTC & LPC students: Undertaking advocacy work for LPC Law means you could be in court managing your own caseload, formulating your own submissions and appearing before Judges on a daily basis.

LPC Law is able to instruct BPTC and LPC graduates to undertake hearings because they all take place in chambers. This is an excellent opportunity to undertake paid work and build skills whilst applying for or waiting to start pupillage.
Lecture Theatre Atkin Building

Previous events 2015 - 16

Date & TimeEventLocation
13th December 2016 Panel Event for How to Complete Pupillage Application Forms - with Barristers from a selection of Chambers and Pupillage Committees. Drinks and Nibbles to be served.
Starts at 6.15pm and ends at 7.30pm.
Student Common Room
Atkin Building, Gray's Inn Place 
City Law School
8th December
10:30 to 12 noon
Lecture on Pupillage Application Forms and how to complete them. Lecture Theatre
Atkin Building, Gray's Inn Place, 
City Law School
7th December
6 to 7:30pm
Lecture on Pupillage Application Forms and how to complete them. 13 Princeton Street
7th December
10:30 to 12 noon
Lecture on Pupillage Application Forms and how to complete them. Lecture Theatre
Atkin Building, Gray's Inn Place, 
City Law School
6th December
6 to 7:30pm
Lecture on Pupillage Application Forms and how to complete them. 13 Princeton Street
29th November Effective Research for Pupillage Interviews - A training session to help with the process of researching Chambers, barristers and topics for pupillage interviews.
Register here.
13 Princeton Street
28th and 29th November

Researching Chambers, barristers and topics for pupillage interviews.

This session will cover: Finding information about chambers , Researching individuals, Social Media tools, Current awareness Your 'digital footprint'.

13 Princeton Street
24th November
6 to 8pm
Reception at Pump Court Tax Chambers: Pump Court Tax Chambers is holding a drinks party for students (both law and non-law) who are considering the Bar.

RSVP: astrudwick@pumptax.com , stating your full name and university/college.
Pump Court Chambers,
16 Bedford Row, WC1R 4EF 
24th November
6 to 7:15pm
Path to Pupillage -  A talk and Q & A, with the authors of ‘The Path to Pupillage’, Georgina Wolfe, 5 Essex Court & Alexander Robson, Littleton Chambers. Georgina and Alexander will take you through a Gateway Form and give guidance on how to answer the questions on the form. Lecture Theatre
Atkin Building, Gray's Inn Place, 
City Law School
14th November
6.15pm
Discussion of a Legal Problem Interview Style Question - Ex-City Law School Student and Barrister at Hardwicke Chambers, Michael Levenstein, hosts a workshop on how to tackle a legal problem question.

Register for this event.
Lecture Theatre
Atkin Building, Gray's Inn Place, 
City Law School
5th November
10am to 2pm
Pupillage Open Day: Garden Court Chambers is holding an Open Day for prospective pupils on Saturday 5 November, intended to provide an introduction to chambers and the pupillage process at Garden Court.

See more information here.
Garden Court Chambers
Reception entrance, 59 – 60 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
WC2A 3LJ
1st November
6pm

Landmark Chambers - Open evening
Landmark Chambers are holding an open evening, which will begin at 6pm, to allow prospective pupillage candidates to learn more about Chambers, attend brief talks by practitioners in each of Landmark’s fields of expertise and gain some insight into pupillage at Landmark. We will be reserving 15 spaces per institution and they will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please visit the Landmark Chamber website for a copy of the programme.

If you would like to reserve a space, please send the following details to centwistle@landmarkchambers.co.uk:

  • Your full name and email address
  • Your GDL/BPTC provider
  • Whether you are a full-time or part-time student
 
1st November
4:30 to 7pm
BPTC CV check drop in Clinic - Part-time BPTC students CV drop-ins 24 Princeton Street
22nd October
10am to 4pm
Pupillage Fair : The Bar Council will be hosting the annual Pupillage Fair on Saturday 22nd October 2016 at the University of Law, Moorgate.

Find out more about the Pupillage Fair.
University of Law, 2 Bunhill Row London EC1Y
20th October
2 to 4:45pm

BPTC CV check drop in Clinic - Full time BPTC students CV drop-ins

Student Common Room, Gray's Inn
19th October
6:30pm
Open evening: Pupillage applicant open evening at XXIV. See more information here. No booking required. 24 Old Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn, WC2A 3UP
19th October
1 to 4:30pm
Law Fair - come and meet sets of Chambers and discuss Pupillage.
Sign up here- you will need to log in.
Great Hall, College Building, City, University of London main campus
13th October
6-8pm
Alternative Careers with a Law degree
This event aims to help you explore your career options inside and outside the legal sector and make informed career choices.
You will have the opportunity to listen to high profile speakers, who studied law but have pursued very different Careers. 
Sign up here- you will need to log in. 
Northampton Square
13th October
6:30 to 9pm

Drinks at South Square - A number of South Square barristers and City alumni will be on hand to answer your questions about Chambers, pupillage and the general life at the Bar.

RSVP pupillage@southsquare.com by Friday 30th September.

South Square, 3-4 South Square, Gray's Inn
22nd September
7 - 8pm

Introduction to PAS and Careers

Lecture Theatre
Atkin Building, Gray's Inn Place, 
City Law School
22nd September
2 - 5pm 
BPTC Freshers' Fair - Come and meet members of the Pupillage Advice Team at the Freshers Fair. Student Common Room
Atkin Building, Gray's Inn Place 
City Law School
19th September
6 to 7pm and
20th September 12noon to 1pm

Introduction to PAS and Careers

Lecture Theatre
Atkin Building, Gray's Inn Place, 
City Law School

Mock Interviews

You will also have the opportunity to take part in mock interviews, advocacy exercises and group exercises during the Pupillage Interview Preparation Days. These must be pre-booked due to limited availability and are available on first come first serve-basis.

In order to book a mock interview, please phone the School Office on: 020 7040 5787