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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 Panel Event and Fair

The Inn holds a Pupillage Application Advice Fair prior to the Pupillage Gateway deadline. The date for the next Fair is to be confirmed, however likely to be in December 2020 or January 2021. Further details will be added to this page in due course.

The Fair will include stands from various practice areas, with barristers and pupils on hand to answer your pupillage questions. This is a free event. Prior to the fair, there will be a panel event where you can hear advice about applying for pupillage, ways of boosting your CV ahead of application and also information from our Euro Group. There is also a chance to request to have your application reviewed.

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

Advice during Coronavirus

If you have been asked to attend a pupillage interview during lockdown via video conference and would like some advice from a barrister please contact Beth Williams and we will try to arrange a practice interview or advice session with one of our members.

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