How to make it as a barrister

With 5 Essex Court, Hardwicke, Landmark Chambers and 4 New Square

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Hosted by The University of Law
Reference AW191-ULaw
Date Tue 4 Dec 2018
Time 6pm to 8:30pm
In partnership with Legal Cheek
Location ULaw, London Moorgate
Theme Careers, Commercial Awareness
Level Students, Graduates

Advice from junior barristers from 5 Essex Court, Hardwicke, Landmark Chambers and 4 New Square, alongside application tips from ULaw.

Becoming a barrister is tough, but for those with the intellect, talent and grit a career at the Bar is a realistic aim that is worth fighting for.

The difference between success and failure during the pupillage application process can be very small, with successful candidates often making tens – and sometimes even hundreds – of applications before they secure a place in chambers.

Lots of learning occurs along the way, as rejection forces Bar hopefuls to reappraise their strengths and weaknesses – before going again. On Tuesday 4 December we’ll be hearing from four junior barristers who successfully made their way through this hyper-competitive selection. The quartet – from public law specialists 5 Essex Court, commercial chambers’ Hardwicke and 4 New Square, and planning and environmental law set Landmark – will share their experiences and take questions from an audience of 80 students. They will consider, too, some of the key commercial awareness themes that arise for pupil and junior barristers.

Also on hand to provide advice will be The University of Law’s Future Pupil Programme Coordinator’, Joe O’Leary, a Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) graduate who starts pupillage himself in September. In common with all ULaw BPTC students, O’Leary passed the aptitude test that ULaw requires students to take before gaining entry onto its BPTC, which has the highest pupillage success rate in the country.

The session takes place at ULaw’s Moorgate campus in central London from 6-8:30pm on Tuesday 4 December. After the Question Time-style panel discussion, there will be an opportunity to chat informally with the speakers over drinks and nibbles.

Apply to attend below. You’ll be asked to submit a CV and two questions for the panel.