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An accessible conversation about everything one may encounter on the road to the wig and gown.

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An accessible conversation about everything one may encounter on the road to the wig and gown.

    Are you worthy of pursuing the Bar?

    Are you worthy of pursuing the Bar?

    In this episode Nia Marshall chats to Mareen Mahmood and Feleena Grosvenor. Both students come from a "non-traditional" background, have experienced challenges with their A-levels or schooling, suffer periodically from "imposter syndrome" and wouldn't describe themselves as the "typical" law student candidate. 
    Despite this both Mareen and Feleena were awarded scholarships from Gray's Inn and are successfully pursuing a career at the Bar. Their message is loud and clear - ANYONE can pursue a career at the Bar.
    Tune in to hear more about their journey to the Bar and how they have overcome any hurdles along the way.

    • 51 min
    Up close and personal with AGIS President Nicholas Leah

    Up close and personal with AGIS President Nicholas Leah

    Everything you wanted to know and more about the 2020/1 AGIS President. In this episode Nia chats to fellow AGIS Committee member and President about Gray's Inn, the law, Covid, his role as AGIS president and more.

    • 49 min
    Parenting and Caring responsibilites and the Bar/Joining the Bar as a 2nd career

    Parenting and Caring responsibilites and the Bar/Joining the Bar as a 2nd career

    Wondering how to balance parenting or caring responsibilities while at the Bar or considering going to the Bar late in life as a second career? If you are considering a change in career and have parenting or caring responsibilities this is an episode for you.
    Mary Prior QC speaks to Meredoc McGinn, Georgina Barney and Charlotte Bull about their decision to join the Bar, how to navigated the difficult route to pupillage and then on to tenancy whilst juggling parenting responsibilities.  

    • 59 min
    Who is the Master of Students st Gray's Inn

    Who is the Master of Students st Gray's Inn

    Who is the Master of Students? 
    Elena speaks to the Hon. Mr Justice Fordham about his path to the Bar, what spurred him on to pursue the Bar and his experience as a student himself and the help he received from members of the Inn. Mr Justice Fordham also shares his thoughts on the Inn and the and the circle of membership.
    Tune in to hear this and more, as well as a few tips for students studying for the Bar during these strange times. 

    • 34 min
    Meet the Barrister: Sarah Gerrard

    Meet the Barrister: Sarah Gerrard

    Have you ever considered being a Barrister and working in the Army? Do you know what it is like to be an employed rather than self employed Barrister? How does being a self employed Barrister differ?
    Tune in as Alana find out this and more in her chat with Captain Sarah Gerrard about her path to the Bar and life as a Barrister in the armed forces.

    • 30 min
    Neurodiversity at the Bar

    Neurodiversity at the Bar

    In this episode our new AGIS Publicity Officer and podcast host, Nia Marshall, speaks to Oliver May and Jack Boswell about their new initiative – Neurodiversity in Law.
    It seems that around 15% of society have some form of hidden attribute under the umbrella of neurodivergence. Nia finds out more about what it means, how to manage it and how the new group can assist.
    For more information have a look at their website www.neurodiversityinlaw
     

    • 50 min

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