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Upcoming Seminar Series Dates & Topics:

  • Wednesday 31st January 2024 - Preparing for the Pupillage Application Process

  • Tuesday 12th March 2024 - Preparing for the GDL Scholarship Application Process

  • Monday 15th April 2024 - Pupillage Applications and Dealing with Rejection

  • Monday 10th June 2014 - The Criminal Bar: A Discussion of Past, Present and Future 

  • Wednesday 17th July 2024 - Mooting: What it is and How to Moot Effectively

  • Tuesday 17th September 2024 - Neurodiversity at the Bar 

  • Thursday 27th November 2023 - Preparing for the Scholarship Application Process at the Inns of Court

Previous events as part of Aspiring Barristers' Seminar Series have included:​

  • Career Changers at the Bar

  • The Art of Advocacy: Understanding What Makes a Good Advocate and How to Become One

  • Becoming a Barrister

  • Commercial Awareness Workshop

  • Mini-Pupillage Evening

  • Diversity & Equality: BAME at the Bar

  • Parenting at the Bar

  • Wellbeing at the Bar

As part of Aspiring Barristers' Seminar Series, guest speakers are invited to engage with interactive presentations or workshops, focusing on assisting attendees to develop a particular skill relevant to a career at the Bar, or to discuss a particular topic or issue of relevance to upcoming aspiring student barristers. All Seminars are recorded and are available on Aspiring Barristers' YouTube Channel.

We are delighted to have been joined by barristers as guest speakers from a variety of Chambers to date including: 

  • 2 Dr Johnson's Buildings

  • 4 Paper Buildings

  • 4-5 Gray's Inn Square

  • 18 St John Street Chambers

  • 25 Bedford Row

  • 187 Chambers

  • Church Court Chambers

  • College Chambers

  • Crown Prosecution Service

  • Doughty Street Chambers

  • Garden Court Chambers

  • Goldsmith Chambers

  • Great James Street

  • Guernica 37 International Justice Chambers

  • KBG Chambers

  • Monckton Chambers

  • Normanton Chambers

  • QEB Hollis Whiteman

  • Quadrant Chambers

  • Red Lion Chambers

  • St Mary's Chambers

  • The 36 Group (Commercial)

  • The 36 Group (Crime)

Feedback from Aspiring Barristers' seminar events:

"The event was absolutely uplifting and inspiring [...] such a wonderful evening with an amazing group of panellists. I left with a renewed drive, commitment, focus and enthusiasm on my journey". 

"I want to thank you all for the excellent and extremely helpful guidance you gave and I will definitely be taking it all on board". 

"I very much enjoyed Aspiring Barristers virtual meeting this evening. It was insightful and inspiring to hear about the varied and diverse journeys each professional took to the bar and I am very much looking forward to their future events. Thank you!"

"Tuning into tonight's "Becoming a Barrister" event held by Aspiring Barristers was very insightful of life working at the bar. It has certainly  reignited a bigger interest within Criminal, Commercial and Family law [ ...] Thank you all for your time. Looking forward to future events".

"I have just listened to an excellent webinar [...] I can't thank the panel enough for sharing their experiences, warts and all, from both barrister and clerk perspective".

News of upcoming seminars can also be found across Aspiring Barristers' social media pages.

Participation in the Seminar Series is open to both Aspiring Barristers Members and non-Members.

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