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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 - common room All (incl. GDL/BPTC/LLB etc.) TBC
17 October, 5:30 - 7:30pmFountain Court Chambers Pupillage Open EveningFountain Court Chambers, EC4Y 9DHBPTC studentsTo 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 Grays Inn Atkin Building Lecture Theatre   TBC
24 October, 6:30pmPupillage Open Evening, XXIV Old Buildings24 Old Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3UPBPTC studentsEmail: Giorgia.booth@xxiv.co.uk
27 October, 10am - 4pmPupillage FairKing's College, Bush House, Central LondonBPTC 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, 4:30pmAtkin Chambers Pupillage Open Evening. This event is fully accessible. Read more about the event.Atkin Chambers, 1 Atkin Building, Gray's Inn, London WC1R 5ATBPTC studentsFree 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 - 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 - 5:30Keating Chambers Women at the Commercial BarKeating Chambers
15 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AA
BPTC studentsPlease contact Maddy Ilsley on
milsley@keatingchambers.com
22 November, evening6KBW Open Evening.

Read more information about this open evening.
21 College Hill, London EC4R 2RPBPTC studentsPlaces are limited, so please reserve in advance by emailing pupillage@6kbw.com.
26 November, 4:445-7:45pmOuter Temple Chambers (OTC) Pupillage Open Evening.
Read more about this open evening.
The Outer Temple, 222 Strand, London WC2R 1BA,GDL / BPTC / LLM studentsContact 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/BPTCTo 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 onwardsPupillage Open Evening, Landmark ChambersLandmark Chambers,180 Fleet St, London EC4A 2HGBPTC studentsIf you are interested in attending , then please contact Carolyn Entwistle, at centwistle@landmarkchambers.co.uk.
1 December, 10am- 12noonGarden Court Chambers Pupillage Open DayGarden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJBPTC studentsNo booking necessary.
1 December, 2-4pmPupillage Open Day 2018Doughty Street Chambers, 54 Doughty Street
London, WC1N 2LS
BPTC studentsNo booking necessary.
1 December, 10:30am - 3pmTARGETjobs Law National Pupillage FairGray's Inn, 8 South Square, WC1R 5ETBPTC studentsRegister online.
3 December, 1pm onwardsMatrix 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 
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 - common room All (incl. GDL/BPTC/LLB etc.) TBC
11 January 2019, 5pm onwardsPupillage Open Evening, Cornerstone BarristersCornerstone Barristers, 2-3 Gray's Inn Square, WC1R 5JHBPTC studentsBook online.
23 January 2019, 5pm onwardsPupillage Open Evening, Landmark ChambersLandmark Chambers,180 Fleet St, London EC4A 2HGBPTC studentsIf 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 - common room BPTC  TBC
30 January, 6 - 8pm Pupillage Advisory Clinics - day 2 Gray's Inn - 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 - common room All (incl. GDL/BPTC/LLB etc.) TBC
14 February, 10:30 - 11:30am Answering interview questions using the STAR technique Princeton Street Room TBC   TBC
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 InnLPC and BPTC studentsNo registration required
16 May, 10:30amForced Gap Year - What to do whilst re-applying for PupillageTBCBPTCNo 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

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, Grays 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, Grays 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

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