How I became interested in a career at the Bar Some students are lucky, in that they are able to pinpoint a particular ‘lightbulb’ moment that made them realise they wanted to become a Barrister. My decision to pursue a career at the Bar, can’t be attributed to one particular event, rather, it’s been the … More Position yourself for a career at the Bar
When the first lockdown hit, I was at home, with only two weeks’ worth of clothes to last what ended up being four months. I had headed home at the beginning of the holidays, aiming to go back to Warwick for the final two weeks to finish coursework and prepare for exams. These exams all … More Securing a job during a global pandemic – a WLS alumna story.
Previously students who wished to qualify as a Barrister have gone on to complete the BPTC. The Bar Standards Board (BSB) refers to this as the vocational component of training for the Bar. From September 2020 this will change and anyone pursuing a career as a Barrister who has not already started the BPTC must … More The Bar vocational course (BPTC) is changing!
As you progress through your degree, you will have a fairly good idea of whether a career as a practising lawyer appeals to you. The choice then becomes which branch of the profession. It is essential that during your degree you experience both sides, if only to eliminate one and to underline your preference for … More A CAREER AT THE BAR? PUPILLAGE AND APPLICATIONS
Top tips for getting a BPTC Scholarship by Holly Girven, Warwick Law School Alumni. Before coming to university I was fairly certain that I wanted to become a barrister and three years later I am about to embark on the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) having received a scholarship from Gray’s Inn to fund the cost … More Advice from a Warwick Law School graduate on receiving a BPTC Scholarship