How to Apply
Please apply via the Pupillage Gateway. For a link to the Pupillage Gateway, click here.
Selection of pupils is on merit. We look for a strong academic background – successful applicants will have, or be predicted, a first or high 2.1 in their undergraduate subject, and strong A Level results (or equivalent).
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 left. These will help you to complete your application.
We particularly encourage and welcome applications from women, people of minority ethnic origin and people with disabilities, as well as candidates from other groups which have been historically underrepresented at the Bar.
Above all, we look for pupils who will build on our tradition of excellence.
OUR SELECTION PROCESS FOR PUPILS
All applications received through the Pupillage Gateway are scored by reference to set criteria. These reflect our pupillage selection criteria. Each application is reviewed by at least 2 assessors, who will score the application independently.
We invite the 40 best applicants to a first round interview, held in chambers. The interview will include an advocacy exercise.
We invite the 12 best performers from the first round interview to do a written exercise and then to attend a final round interview. The interview will include structured questions and a legal problem. The written exercise and legal problem are designed to test legal aptitude rather than any specific legal knowledge. There will also be an opportunity to find out more about us.
NOTE: Candidates who have applied previously are welcome to apply again but we would recommend that they only do so if they can demonstrate that their application is materially different from their previous application. Material changes might include significantly higher than predicted academic results, recent high level mooting success and/or further experience which is highly relevant to the pupillage selection criteria.
THIRD SIX PUPILS
We welcome applications from outstanding Third Six candidates who demonstrate an interest in one or more of 2TG’s areas of expertise. Please apply by email to our Pupillage Administrator at email@example.com