Pupillage: a right or a privilege?
For the masses the business of gaining a pupillage is a closed shop, no matter what anyone says. I was shocked to read comments published in Legal Week (5 April 2012) by a leading QC that stated: “In the past, people would perhaps view the Bar as a closed society of people whose parents had been lawyers or barristers, so they would enjoy a leg-up. I hope that has long ceased to be true now.”
The beginning of August was ‘judgment day’ for many aspiring barristers – offer day for both Pupillage Portal (the centralised pupillage online application system) and many non-portal pupillages. After a long summer of interviews the big question was whether all that hard work had been worthwhile – did that elusive pupillage offer await worthy candidates?
This premium content is reserved for
Legal Week Subscribers.
A PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION PROVIDES:
- Trusted insight, news and analysis from the UK and across the globe
- Connections to senior business lawyers within the leading law firms and legal departments
- Unique access to ALM's unrivalled, market-leading reporting in the US and Asia and cutting-edge research, including Legal Week's UK Top 50 and Global 100 rankings
- The Legal Week Daily News Alert, Editor's Highlights, and Breaking News digital newsletters and more, plus a choice of over 70 ALM newsletters
- Optimized access on all of your devices: desktop, tablet and mobile
- Complete access to the site's full archive of more than 56,000 articles
Already have an account? Sign In Now
For enterprise-wide or corporate enquiries, please contact Paul Reeves on Preeves@alm.com or call on +44 (0) 203 875 0651