The Middle Temple have requested that we select one or two undergraduate students who will be shortlisted for interview by the Middle Temple for one week’s work experience in a set of barristers’ chambers and one week’s marshalling, i.e. sitting in court alongside a judge, during university vacations in summer 2016. For each week the student will receive £250.
The purpose of these awards is to encourage able students from disadvantaged and/or underrepresented backgrounds with the potential to be successful barristers to make a more informed choice about a career at the Bar. The award winners will gain experience of what a career at the Bar involves. They will get to know practitioners and judges and have the opportunity to ask for informal advice and feedback as to their suitability, how to set about becoming a barrister etc. Further details, including eligibility criteria, can be found here: http://www.middletemple.org.uk/education-and-training/scholarships-and-prizes/access-to-the-bar-awards.
Interested students should submit the application form (completed, signed and dated), transcripts of degree examination results to date, and two references from university tutors to the Law School’s Widening Participation Officer, Dr Anil Awesti at A.K.Awesti@warwick.ac.uk. Applications will need to be received by 5pm on Friday 20th November 2015.