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[2019] 1 PUP POD 101 From Middle Temple, this is The Pupillage Podcast, hosted by Georgina Wolfe and Beatrice Collier. Available on Soundcloud, Spotify, iTunes and Mixcloud. Twitter: @pupillagepodca1

[2019] 1 PUP POD 101 From Middle Temple, this is The Pupillage Podcast, hosted by Georgina Wolfe and Beatrice Collier. Available on Soundcloud, Spotify, iTunes and Mixcloud. Twitter: @pupillagepodca1
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[2019] 1 PUP POD 101 From Middle Temple, this is The Pupillage Podcast, hosted by Georgina Wolfe and Beatrice Collier. Available on Soundcloud, Spotify, iTunes and Mixcloud. Twitter: @pupillagepodca1

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English


Episodes

Interviews

1/7/2019
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It’s all paid off. Your application was a success and you have been invited for interview. But now what?! In the final - bumper - episode of the series, we talk to the people sitting on the other side of the table in pupillage interviews. We ask them how you can prepare for interviews, how to approach legal problem questions and advocacy exercises and how to spot an ethical question. And along the way, they tell us about some of the mistakes they see (and once made themselves) and offer some...

Duration:01:19:04

Applications

1/6/2019
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Today’s the day! At 11.00am on 7 January 2019, the Pupillage Gateway goes live and candidates across the country will start drafting their applications. In this episode, we talk to barristers who, between them, have read thousands of pupillage applications – and who remember how difficult it was to write their own. We talk to members of Gateway and non-Gateway chambers to hear about standard application forms, the challenges of covering letters and application processes that include assessed...

Duration:00:55:16

Choosing Your Pupillage I: Life On Circuit

1/5/2019
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When deciding where to apply for pupillage, you need to consider not just which chambers to join, but where in the country you want to work. Barristers and chambers can be found not just in central London but throughout England and Wales. Such chambers are often mixed common law sets which can be an ideal place to start your career and which can offer some amazing opportunities. The English and Welsh Bar is divided into six regions, known as ‘circuits’: Midland; Northern; North Eastern;...

Duration:00:36:53

Choosing Your Pupillage II: Chambers or Employed Bar?

1/5/2019
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Before you come to making pupillage applications, you have to decide what sort of pupillage you want. Do you want to practise at the employed or self-employed Bar? Should you apply only to the crème de la crème of chambers or should you apply to a spectrum? Are you looking for a big mixed practice chambers or something small and specialist? Do you want to work for the Government Legal Department or perhaps in a charity or NGO? Or do you want to be at the cutting edge of alternative business...

Duration:00:48:15

Choosing Your Practice Areas II: Crime and Family

1/4/2019
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In these two episodes, we talk to barristers and other guests practising in lots of different areas to hear about what it’s really like. What do they love about their practice area? Who are their clients? What sort of skills do you need to flourish? What are the things you really need to think about when choosing your practice? They told us about important lifestyle differences between different practices and how the legal directories can help you look behind aspirational websites. Perhaps...

Duration:00:41:57

Choosing Your Practice Area I: Mixed Civil

1/4/2019
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In these two episodes, we talk to barristers and other guests practising in lots of different areas to hear about what it’s really like. What do they love about their practice area? Who are their clients? What sort of skills do you need to flourish? What are the things you really need to think about when choosing your practice? They told us about important lifestyle differences between different practices and how the legal directories can help you look behind aspirational websites. Perhaps...

Duration:00:46:34

Advocacy Experience

1/3/2019
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The heart of a barrister’s job is advocacy – persuading others orally or in writing. Advocacy experience is therefore crucial for anyone considering a career at the Bar. There are lots of different forms of advocacy available for students to try, from debating and mooting, public speaking to pro bono. We hear from today’s guests about all these types of advocacy experience, what their benefits are and how you can start to demonstrate your flair for advocacy. We also learn about the hidden...

Duration:01:05:45

The Inns

1/2/2019
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In today’s episode, we find out about the Inns of Court. The Inns are historic, professional associations for barristers but also, as we hear, communities of students, barristers and judges. The Inns have lots of functions but perhaps the most important is education and administering scholarships to help those who wish to become barristers. We talk to some of the great and the good about what the Inns have meant to them and how they can help you as a student. We hear about the benefits of...

Duration:01:00:09

Mini-Pupillages

1/2/2019
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In today’s episode we are talking all things mini-pupillage. Mini-pupillages are short periods of work experience in barristers’ chambers and are essential for anyone seeking pupillage or considering a career at the Bar. They are the best way to see inside a set of chambers and to understand what a barrister’s practice – and life – really entails. They are also an excellent way to improve your CV. Mini-pupillages can be hard to come by so we hear from our guests how to apply and, when you...

Duration:00:34:21

Becoming a Barrister and How to Write Your CV

12/30/2018
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In this first episode, we wanted to give you a taste of what it takes to become a barrister and there seemed no better way than by introducing you to Ubah Dirie, junior barrister and recipient of an Access to the Bar Award. Ubah told us about her journey to the Bar – from her first steps taking part in activities in Middle Temple, to the rewards of her pro bono work. One of the first things you need when setting off, is a CV. For pupillage-hunters, there are specific do’s and don’t’s. Our...

Duration:00:44:32