Here I discuss how to apply, interview and have the best shot possible at securing a scholarship for the GDL and/or BPTC.
After spending time thinking about myself and doing more research, I decided that there’s a lot more I want to do before I feel I will be a successful and competitive candidate for Pupillage.
In recognition of National Pro Bono week (November 6th – 11th 2017), I’ve collaborated with a few of my coursemates on the GDL to talk about our experiences doing Pro Bono alongside the GDL.
Aspiring to become a barrister means navigating a tricky web of applications, work experience requirements, scholarship deadlines, extra qualifications and more. Here is a handy list of essential websites and resources!
When I was networking with prospective lawyers at She Who Achieves – organised by the Us Programme (founded by the incredible Victoria Azubuike) – I was asked by some of the girls to cover the basics of becoming a lawyer on my blog.
Whatever you do, don’t get complacent with your work-wear. You’ve got to look the part to get taken seriously – there’s no way around it.
Don’t be afraid to be the odd one out! Make sure people see your own unique personality and experiences. Show how they translate into energy and enthusiasm for the work you want to do.
Don’t forget to expose yourself to legal environments and gain relevant experience as you prepare for a career in law.