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Why apply?

If you are thinking about becoming a barrister, it makes sense to get as much exposure as you can to the areas of law that interest you. Our mini-pupillages offer the opportunity to shadow a member of chambers for two days and gain a real insight into life as a commercial and/or chancery barrister.

What we look for

We think candidates with some legal knowledge get more out of our mini-pupillages, so applicants who are in the course of the second or third year of a university law degree, or undertaking the CPE/GDL are preferred. We are unable to offer mini-pupillages to applicants who are still at school, but we do work with school-age students on other initiatives, for example our Student Barrister Experience Programme.

We assess applications according to the following criteria:

As with pupillage, we encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds. You can read about our commitment to diversity and inclusion here.

How to apply

Applications should be made by CV and covering letter, addressed to the secretary of the pupillage committee and sent by email to mini-pupillage@radcliffechambers.com.

Applications received between 27 August 2018 and 1 March 2019 will be considered for mini-pupillage between 11 March 2019 and 13 May 2019.
Applications received between 2 March 2019 and 24 August 2019 will be considered for mini-pupillage between 1 October 2019 and 21 December 2019.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance is available, on a discretionary basis, for those who would otherwise be unable to travel to and stay in London. Please see our mini-pupillage policy for full details.