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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 a Pupillage Advice Panel.

Pupillage Foundation Scheme

The Pupillage Foundation Scheme is run 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 2021/22 scheme will open on Monday 12 July.

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

  • 9 December 2021 – Introductory evening
  • 13 January 2022 – Application review evening
  • 24 February 2022 – 1st Round Interview practice
  • 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 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 Charlotte Cull at

If you have any questions about the scheme, please contact Charlotte Cull at

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 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.

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