The Inn offers various opportunities for student members in their search for pupillage, including a Pupillage Foundation Scheme and a Pupillage Advice Panel.
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 2020/2021 scheme are now closed.
The dates for this year’s Lincoln’s Inn scheme are:
- 14th December 2020 – Introductory evening
- Thursday 14th January – Application review evening
- Tuesday 23rd February – 1st Round Interview practice
- Tuesday 16th March – 2nd Round Interview practice
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation, the Inn will not be able to run the usual residential at Highgate House this year. We are sorry to disappoint applicants but as the Inn’s events have been cancelled, we cannot hold this session in the current climate.
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 BPTC
- Have applied for pupillage, and been unsuccessful at least once
- Have received a “Very competent” mark for their BPTC unless can show some extenuating circumstance.
To apply, please send a completed application form (downloadable from this page), a copy of your most recent pupillage application , and a copy of your CV to Matt Nicholson at email@example.com.
If you have any questions about the scheme, please contact Matt Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pupillage Advice Panel
The Inn is holding a Pupillage Advice Panel on Thursday 14 January 2021 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. Book your tickets here.
The Inn will also be holding pupillage application review surgeries throughout January. Access an example Pupillage Application Form here. The deadline to submit your pupillage application form is now extended to Monday 11 January 2021. 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 email@example.com by 12 pm on Monday 11 January 2021.
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 8 February. 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.
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.