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  2. Career support
  3. Mooting
  4. Pro Bono
  5. Free Representation Unit
  1. Pupillage Advisory Service (PAS)
Careers

Past events

Throughout the course of the academic year, the Pupillage Advisory Service hosts a range of different events and workshops - all with the purpose of helping to prepare you for your future pupillage. Below are examples of events organised in the last year:

All year

  • One on One Advice Appointments
  • Panel Interviews with the Pupillage Advice Service with Feedback

Autumn Term

  • Introduction to the PAS (Pupillage Advisory Service) and Careers
  • BPTC Freshers' Fair
  • Careers with a Law degree - Panel event With Gloria Yirimambo, Compliance Director - Reinsurance, Willis Jonathon Trenton, Legal Counsel, Barclays
    Marcus Haywood, Barrister, South Square
    Miranda Grell, Business Development Manager, Hackney Community Law Centre
  • BPTC students drop in and CV checks.
  • Breakfast with Henderson Chambers with the Pupillage Advice Service -
  • City Law Fair - Attendees included: 11 SB, Landmark Chambers, Monckton Chambers, South Square and Blackstone Chambers, FRU, Legal Cheek, Government Legal Service, Police Force, Army Legal Services.
  • Path to Pupillage: Speakers: Georgina Wolfe from 5 Essex Court, Alexander Robson from Littleton Chambers.
  • Breakfast with Devereux:  Presentation from Devereux Chambers on what to expect in Pupillage and what they are looking for in a prospective pupil.
  • How to perform in interviews NLP Coach David Gilchrist
  • Learn how to Answer Competency Based Interview Questions with the Careers Service: With Professor Stuart Sime
  • How to answer legal questions in Interview

Spring Term

  • Breakfast with 2 Temple Gardens
  • Completing your Pupillage Application Forms - Practitioner Panel Event 
  • Pupillage Advice Service lecture on 'Completing Pupillage Application Forms'
  • Working as a court advocate for LPC law. (for BPTC and LPC graduates)
  • Practitioner Form Check - Former Barrister and Careers coach gives advice on mental preparation for Interview and generating an USP.

Summer Term

  • Pupillage Interview Practitioner Panel- Barristers Speakers from Garden Court, 5 Essex Court, 1 Essex Court ,3 Paper Buildings and Cloisters
  • Accounting/Tax for future barristers
  • Pupillage Interviews Uncovered with the Pupillage Advice Service
  • The Pupillage Year. what to expect and how to succeed in your Pupillage year. Practitioner Lecture – Barrister Speaker.
  • Pupillage Interviews Uncovered with the Pupillage Advice Service

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