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Upcoming Events

Date of Event

Title of Lecture or workshop

Venue

21st September, 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 AGRELG01, 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: KPMGNorthampton Suite, University Building

10th October, 6-7pm

Employability Skills Programme: Part 2 - Personal Career Branding – What Makes You Unique with BestsellerOTLT 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, 5-7PMBPTC 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 SantanderOTLT 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 interviewsOTLT and Foyer, Tait Building

31st October, 1-2pm

Employability Skills Programme: Part 7 - Knowing where your strengths lie. Attending Ernst and YoungNorthampton 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, 6-7pmEmployability Skills Programme: Part 9 - Developing your commercial awareness with PwCOTLT and Foyer, Tait Building
8th November, 1-2pmEmployability Skills Programme: Part 10 - Networking techniques to last a lifetime with Unite the unionC309, 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, 6-7pmEmployability Skills Programme: Part 11 - Impressive group work behaviours in assessment centres BOTLT 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 CIMANorthampton Suite, University Building

13th February, 6-7pm

Employability Skills Programme: Part 12 - Presenting to impress in group assessment centres B. Attending Heathrow AirportOTLT 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

TBD

Friday 16th February, 2.30- 3.40 PM

Answering the Competency Based Questions in Interview.

Estanis Bouza- Ortin City Careers Service

TBD

Friday 16th February, 1-2 PM

Performing at your best in Interview - David Gilchrist

TBD

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 FirstOTLT and Foyer, Tait Building

27th February, 1-2pm

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

27th February, 6-7pm

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

How to Succeed in your Pupillage Year - Daniel Sokol from 12 KBW and 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  12noonTax tips for Self Employed BarristersSelf-Employment in Pupillage and Beyond Navigating  – self assessment, VAT, business expenses and beyondGray's Inn Place
3rd May, 10:30 AM - 12:00noonLPC Law Talk - Mona VadherTBD

10th May, 10.30 AM– 12.00noon

Alternative Careers to Pupillage- David Gilchrist, City Careers Service

Gray's Inn Campus

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 Interviews24 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 noonAlternatives 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 7pmLPC 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 & Time Event Location
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

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