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Pupillage Advice

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

Pupillage Foundation Scheme

The Pupillage Foundation Scheme is run to help Lincoln’s Inn post-Bar Course members in their search for pupillage. The scheme 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 2021/22 scheme have now closed and we are no longer taking applications for the 2021/2022 scheme.

The dates for this year’s Lincoln’s Inn scheme are:

  • Wednesday 15 December 2021 – Introductory evening
  • Thursday 13 January 2022 – Application review evening
  • Thursday 17 February 2022 – 1st Round Interview practice
  • Monday 14 March 2022 – 2nd Round Interview practice

Please be aware that participants are expected to put in commitment throughout the scheme. You must attend all sessions. After the Scheme’s past success and popularity, we have seen how much it can benefit individuals who are willing to participate fully.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.
  • Have completed the Bar Course.
  • Have applied for pupillage, and been unsuccessful at least once.
  • Have received a “Very competent” mark (or equivalent) for their Bar Course unless can show some extenuating circumstance.

Pupillage Advice Panel

The Inn is holding a Pupillage Advice Panel on Monday 10 January 2022 prior to the Pupillage Gateway deadline. The panel will discuss advice about applying for pupillage and ways of boosting your CV ahead of application. This is a free event.

The Inn will also be holding pupillage application review surgeries throughout January. Access an example Pupillage Application Form here. Shortly after the deadline, we will confirm to students if they are successful. We will provide a matching service, pairing the student with a barrister to set a convenient time and date.

Entries must be submitted to by 10 am on Thursday 6 January 2022.

Please note that these sessions are only open to members of Lincoln’s Inn. These sessions are not a Qualifying Session. 

Mock Interview Scheme

The Inn will hold a Mock Interview event after the close of the Pupillage Gateway on Monday 7 March 2022. The scheme is open to student members who have secured a pupillage interview. Due to high demand we will only be allowing students to attend one event per year. Further information to follow.

3 students at Call Day in front of New Square Fountain