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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 and pairs them up with a mentor to offer on-going support throughout the application process.

Each round of the scheme is limited to twenty places. To apply for the scheme, you must:

  • Be a member of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Have applied for pupillage at least once
  • Have received an “Outstanding” or “Very Competent” grade for their BPTC

*If you have received a “Competent” for your BPTC, the Inn may take into account any extenuating circumstances and/or commitment to the Inn and the profession.

The charge for the scheme is £40 to be paid once your place has been confirmed.

The Chairman of the scheme, His Honour John Samuels QC will review the applications and you will be notified if you have been successful around three weeks in advance of the course commencing. Please be aware that those on the course are expected to fully participate and engage during the course and should only apply if they are willing to commit their time.

Pupillage Application Advice Evenings

The Inn hosts two Pupillage Application Advice Evenings prior to the Pupillage Gateway deadline in December and January. These events offer students an opportunity to have their 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 and students will receive further information about the opening of registration via the student newsletter and on this web page. The confirmed dates and the application form can be found on this web page and in the student newsletter nearer the time.