Applications for pupillage at Coram Chambers are now open.
While we are not part of the Pupillage Gateway, we do follow the Pupillage Gateway timetable (available here).
Accordingly, applications for pupillage must be made using the application form here along with our Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form here and sent to email@example.com no later than 10:00am on Wednesday 8th February 2023. Applications received after this time will not be accepted. Please do not include a CV or a covering letter with your application form as these will be disregarded.
At all stages of the process we shall make reasonable adjustments for any candidate who requires them.
The criteria that we look for are: academic achievement, intellectual aptitude, work experience including an understanding of how such experience equips candidates with the skills necessary for life at the Bar, reasons given for applying to chambers and the answers given to a short essay question. Each answer or box on the form attracts a set number of marks.
Save for in exceptional circumstances, candidates who did not obtain at least a 2:1 at undergraduate level will not be considered.
The top (approximately) 14 candidates are invited to interview.
The interview structure is the same for every candidate.
The first will be a short interview. You will be interviewed by three or four members of chambers of different seniority and practices. We will ask you a warm-up question that is not assessed, before asking you a number of formal, assessed questions. Each question is likely to have follow-up questions that may be challenging.
The second is a lengthier interview, lasting approximately 25 minutes. You are asked to arrive a little in advance and are given some legal documents to look at. You will be interviewed by five members of chambers of different seniority and practices. During the interview we will ask you a warm-up question that is not assessed, before asking you a number of formal, assessed questions. Each question is likely to have follow-up questions that may be challenging.
The two successful candidates will be notified in accordance with the Pupillage Gateway timetable.
We also have produced a video, with some members of chambers talking about the work and life at Coram, which you can view here.
If you have any other questions about pupillage or about life at Coram Chambers please get in touch by emailing our Administrator, Ginny Wilson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.