The Pupillage Foundation Scheme is run twice a year to help Lincoln's Inn post-BPTC members in their search for pupillage. The course includes an introduction, an application workshop and 'mock' interview sessions. You will also get paired up with a mentor, who will offer on-going support. We try to place mentees with a practitioner as close to their preferred practice area as possible.
We have a limited number of 20 places on each round of the scheme. The Chairman of the scheme, His Honour John Samuels QC will review the applications and we will be in touch at least 3 weeks in advance to confirm your place. Please be aware that you are expected to put in commitment throughout the scheme. In particular, you must attend all sessions. We have seen from past participants just how it can help individuals providing you are willing to participate fully, that means meeting deadlines, sticking to arrangements for meetings with mentors, etc.
The next round of the scheme will be advertised here in the Summer 2018.
Applicants must be members of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn, have completed the BPTC, have applied for pupillage, and have been unsuccessful at least once to be considered for the scheme. No one who has received less than a “Very competent” mark for their BPTC will be admitted, unless they can show some extenuating circumstance. Applicants’ commitment to the Inn and to the profession may also be taken into account in such circumstances.
The charge for the scheme is £40 to be paid once your place has been confirmed, however waivers will be considered for anyone who is struggling, especially if they are travelling long distances and at high costs.