Lincoln's Inn logo

Pupillage Advice

The Inn offers various opportunities for student members in their search for pupillage, including a Pupillage Foundation Scheme and Pupillage Application Advice Evenings.

Pupillage Foundation Scheme

The Pupillage Foundation Scheme is run twice a year to help Lincoln’s Inn post-BPTC members in their search for pupillage. The course helps pupillage hopefuls with intensive application workshops and mock interview sessions, pairing them up with a mentor to offer on-going support throughout the application process.

Applications for the 2019/2020 scheme are now closed.

The dates for this year’s scheme are as follows:

Residential at Highgate House, Northampton
Primarily for applicants on circuit, this is an intensive session that incorporates all sessions of the Lincoln’s Inn scheme in one day.

11th – 12th October 2019.


Lincoln’s Inn sessions, London.
Introductory evening – 11th December 2019

Application review – 14th January 2020

1st round interview practice – 20th February 2020

2nd round interview practice – 19th March 2020



Pupillage Application Advice Evenings

The Inn will host two Pupillage Application Advice Evenings prior to the Pupillage Gateway deadline. These sessions will take place on Thursday 12th December 2019 and Wednesday 22nd January 2020, from 5.30pm onwards. If you wish to apply to attend, please download and send a Pupillage Application Advice Application Form to, along with a completed Pupillage Application Form. If you wish to obtain a copy of the Pupillage Gateway Form, a copy can be dowloaded from the right-hand side of this page.

These events offer students an opportunity to have their pupillage application form reviewed in a one-to-one session by a practising barrister. The evenings are open to all members of the Inn who are seeking pupillage.

photo of New Square