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We believe that aspiring barristers should gain the widest possible exposure to different fields of law before making decisions about pupillage. With this in mind, we offer a number of two-day mini-pupillages each year.

There are no set minimum criteria for mini-pupils, but candidates who are in the course of the second or third year of a university law degree or undertaking the Common Professional Examination or the Graduate Diploma in Law are preferred. We are unable to offer mini-pupillages to applicants who are still at school.

Applications should be made by CV and covering letter. Applications by email are not accepted. Applicants may find it helpful to read our mini-pupillage policy before making an application.

Applications received between 14 January and 19 August will be considered for mini-pupillage between 1 October and 15 January. Applications received between 20 August and 13 January will be considered for mini-pupillage between 1 February and 30 April.

Mini-pupillage applications should be addressed to the Secretary to the Pupillage Committee. Please mark the envelope “Mini-pupillage”.

Financial assistance is available, on a discretionary basis, for those who might otherwise be unable to travel to London. For full details, please see our mini-pupillage policy.

Please click here for our mini-pupillage policy.

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