Pupillage and how to get it

There are plenty of resources online giving guidance on pupillage, from the formal Pupillage Gateway, to guides like chambers student guides, Simon Myerson QC’s blog on ‘Pupillage and how to get it’ and the tabloid coverage of Legal Cheek.

There are also employed opportunities for pupillage within the Government Legal Service (GLS), which is split between the GLS department you have been allocated, and a set of external barristers’ chambers. Further information about the application process is available here, or contact the GLS directly at glstrainees@tmpw.co.uk.

Prospective pupils should be aware of what the Bar and Inns of Court can do for them. Contact your law school’s careers department and the education department of your Inn for details of pupillage scholarships, the Inns’ matched funding scheme for pupillages and help in preparing application forms and for interviews.

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