How to Apply
Please apply via the Pupillage Gateway. For a link to the Pupillage Gateway, click here.
Selection of pupils is on merit and in accordance with the Pupillage Gateway Rules and 2TG’s Pupillage Selection Policy.
We look for a strong academic background – successful applicants will have a minimum 2.1 in their undergraduate subject.
You can download our selection criteria and a descriptive list of the qualities and non-academic involvement and achievements that we look for in a prospective barrister from the link on the right. These will help you to complete your application.
Above all, we look for pupils who will maintain and continue our tradition of excellence.
Our selection process
We invite the 40 best applicants to a Selection Day, held in chambers at 2TG. Assessment includes a series of exercises involving team activities, debates and written tests.
The day also provides an opportunity for you to find out more about life at 2TG, the variety of our practice and areas of expertise, the structure of pupillage and the rewards of practice at the Bar.
As well as more formal presentations from 2TG barristers, you will meet and talk informally with barristers at different stages in their careers. Applicants tell us that the Assessment day is enjoyable and useful, as well as challenging!
We invite the 15 best performers from the Selection Day to individual interviews with a pupillage interview panel.
It is not necessary for applicants to have done a mini pupillage at 2TG but we encourage prospective applicants to apply for a mini pupillage, to learn more about 2TG and life at the Bar at first hand.