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We encourage prospective pupils to undertake a mini-pupillage with us though this is not a prerequisite for pupillage.

Mini-pupillage at Serle Court is designed to be an enjoyable and useful experience. Our mini-pupils experience various aspects of life as a practising barrister, which may include court work, conferences and paperwork. Mini-pupillage is also a valuable opportunity to experience at first hand our informal and friendly atmosphere. Mini-pupillages last for one day and are not assessed or funded.

We offer about 30 mini-pupillages each year to individuals who have completed the first year of a law degree or at least one term of the GDL or equivalent. These are available all year, but the two months leading up to our pupillage application deadline in January are particularly busy. We therefore ask that applicants who have already completed at least one year of a law degree or one term of the GDL prior to that period apply earlier if possible (although this is not a strict requirement). We will reimburse reasonable travel expenses.

If you would like to apply, please download our application form here or contact us for a hard copy. Applications should be posted to Christina Allen, Mini-pupillage administrator or emailed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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