Life at the Bar · Mini-Pupillage

Speakers for Schools

This is a Bar Council project which is hugely worthwhile. It sends barristers into any school that asks, armed with a slideshow and a template for a talk about the Bar. The aim is to reach the places we have not yet reached. Private schools tend (not always) to have decent careers advice. State schools tend not to be able to help about the Bar.

Why do I mention this? Well, you are off on your mini-pupillages. When your mpMaster (sounds like a rap artist but that is likely to be as close as it gets) asks what brought you to the Bar – and most do because it is a ‘get them talking’ type question – you fix them with your baby blues and say ‘The Speakers for Schools project. It’s brilliant. I bet you do it, don’t you? No? You should – you’d be fantastic‘.

You have killed two birds with one stone. You have flattered your mpM and s/he will remember it (try and tone it down a bit if you are of the same sex and heterosexual). You have done good for the future generations and the legal gods will smile upon you – when they have finished litigating in about 1,000,000,000 years time.

Also ring your school if you are still allowed contact and tell them to get in touch with Marissa Booker at the Bar Council.

Thank you for reading this public service announcement. I am off to try and hack Troubled Barrister’s blog…

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