Students to get free entry to official Bar Council Pupillage Fair

13 September 2017

This year's official Bar Council Pupillage Fair in London will be free to attend for students considering a career as a barrister.

The fair, which takes place at the University of Law in Moorgate, London on 21 October, will see barristers and their chambers on hand for students to meet and discuss their career options at the Bar.

The popular CV clinic, which last year saw students queuing to get one-to-one advice from practising barristers on how to prepare their CV for pupillage applications, is set to return. Last year, students got help on how to draft a CV for a pupillage application from high profile barristers, including the current Chair of the Bar, Andrew Langdon QC. 

The Bar Council runs the annual careers event to give students exposure to the barristers' profession in a fair which is designed and delivered by barristers. This is the only fair that has been designed by the Bar Council and the barristers' profession and puts everything students need to know about a career as a barrister under one roof. A variety of chambers from across different specialist areas of law, including criminal, commercial and family, will be exhibiting at the fair. 

Students who attend will have the opportunity to: 

  • Speak to barrister from every practice area

  • Get advice on the sort of information barristers look for in pupillage applications

  • Attend networking sessions with current pupils

  • Attend our CV clinic to have their Pupillage Applications read over by real pupillage panels

  • Attend talks about financing the BPTC and early years of practice

  • Attend talks from Juniors and QCs about what practice at the Bar is really like. 

Students wishing to attend can register for free via the following link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pupillage-fair-2017-tickets-36104165531?aff=ehomecard

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Further information is available from the Bar Council Press Office on 020 7222 2525 and Press@BarCouncil.org.uk

The Bar Council represents barristers in England and Wales. It promotes: 

  • The Bar's high quality specialist advocacy and advisory services

  • Fair access to justice for all

  • The highest standards of ethics, equality and diversity across the profession, and

  • The development of business opportunities for barristers at home and abroad. 

The General Council of the Bar is the Approved Regulator of the Bar of England and Wales. It discharges its regulatory functions through the independent Bar Standards Board.