Securing pupillage in public law 2024

Securing pupillage in public law 2024


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Bookings closed

Event Type

An online seminar and Q&A session held via Zoom

Monday 8 January 2024, 6-8pm

The covid-19 pandemic affected the extent to which people planning to apply for pupillage in 2024 have been able to build-up experience in the field of public law, for example through mini-pupillages.  As a result – and as part of its efforts to widen access to the Bar – the Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA) is holding a webinar intended to help those considering applying for pupillage in public law.  The webinar will provide useful advice for anyone applying for pupillage.

The webinar is aimed at all those who are considering applying for pupillage in 2024.  It is not limited to student members of ALBA (although you can join as a student member of ALBA for £20 a year).

The webinar will be chaired by Richard Honey KC of Francis Taylor Building, ALBA Vice Chair.

The speakers will include:

  • Anneli Howard KC, Monckton Chambers;
  • Steve Broach, 39 Essex Chambers;
  • Christian Weaver, Garden Court North;
  • Sean Wilson, Deputy Director, Government Legal Department;
  • Chiara Cordone, 39 Essex Chambers;
  • Esther Drabkin-Reiter, Francis Taylor Building;
  • Rachel Jones, Blackstone Chambers;
  • Ruby Peacock, Doughty Street Chambers

Other speakers will be announced shortly.

The webinar will comprise short, focused talks (5-8 minutes) on the following subjects:

  • what does a public law practice at the Bar cover
  • what is public law really about in practice
  • public law practice beyond London
  • sets to think about applying to for pupillage
  • public law pupillage in the Government legal profession
  • how to demonstrate an interest in public law
  • what public law sets are looking for in candidates
  • how to stand out at the application stage
  • how to do well in interviews
  • a pupil’s perspective

The webinar will end with a 30 minute Q&A session.

Please note that booking will close at 6pm on Sunday, 7 January 2023. The zoom link will be sent out after this time.


Bookings are closed for this event

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