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5 Reasons To Take Up Mooting and Debating at Uni

My Law Society put on several debating and mooting competitions each year, which ranged from team debating to singles debating. These competitions were organised in collaboration with law firms so sometimes you would be judged by a trainee or an associate of a city law firm. This meant getting feedback from someone in practice as…

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5 Things I Learned from BPP’s How to Land a Pupillage Event

We sent one of our contributors, Anjali, to a recent BPP event advising aspiring barristers on how to land a pupillage. Read on for her five key takeaways! This event was made up of a Q&A panel session with pupils and barristers alike practicing in family, crime and commercial law. After this, attendees were able…

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What are the Qualities of a Good Barrister?

Seeking a career at the bar? You might be wondering what kinds of qualities you should be trying to improve upon. Read on to find out what kind of personality a good barrister is likely to possess. According to The Bar Standards Board list, ‘Ten Core Duties’ that barristers should demonstrate include: Duty to the…

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Mini Pupillage Applications

Obtaining a mini pupillage is critical to your success in your journey to becoming a barrister, so you have to make your mini pupillage applications stand out. It’s important to note that most places are booked months in advance. Several chambers open applications from around November to January every year for placements commencing in the…

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The Four Inns of Court

If you want to become a barrister, you’ll no doubt have heard about the infamous Four Inns of Court. For most, the process of becoming a barrister involves joining one of them. In their chosen inn, future barristers receive support while undertaking the BPTC (or vocational component of bar training), participate in social and competitive…

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How to Become a Barrister

Want to find out how to become a barrister? Read about the steps involved, the answers to questions such as what does a barrister do, and what kinds of barrister training you will need to undertake in order to succeed. What is a Barrister? A barrister is a qualified legal professional who offers specialist advice…

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Applying for Pupillage: What to Expect

Applying for pupillages is difficult, cause mounting stress for months on end, and more likely than not will end in failure. However, if you are serious about wanting to be a barrister they are an unavoidable task and one that you can prepare and practise for. This post will give you a few tips on…

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How to Get Pupillage: a Step-by-Step Guide:

A pupillage is the final vocational training stage for those wishing to become practising barristers in England and Wales. If you are undertaking a law degree or a qualifying degree with the intention of pursuing a career at the bar, you must understand how to go about getting a pupillage after you have completed your…

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What is International Law?

If you are a law student or prospective law student wondering about your career options, you might be interested in international law. The LLB Law programme offers a variety of elective modules to choose from, and you can usually study this subject in your final year of the course. But what is international law and…

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Diaries of a UCL Student – Part Two

We asked our contributor, Anjali, to recount her experiences during her first week studying law at UCL. This is the second part of the two-part mini series. If you missed the first part, read that first! My First Week at UCL Law School – Part Two Thursday the 26th September  While enjoyable, I have to…

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