Career Clinic: Should I hedge my bets about the Bar?
I switched to the law from a background in economics and finance and am currently doing the Bar Vocational Course. I'm interested in commercial law and have done a few mini-pupillages at predominantly commercial sets. However, I realise it is extremely competitive to get a pupillage with the sets that I am interested in. Should I make a long-term investment (two years, say) in trying to obtain a pupillage or should I already be considering other careers within the law? Ideally I want to become a barrister but am also interested in arbitration and ADR - is there any way I could follow up this interest outside the Bar?
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