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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.

    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
    Undertaking Pupillage and Tenancy during Covid-19

    Undertaking Pupillage and Tenancy during Covid-19

    2020 has not turned out to be the glowing start to a new decade that we had hoped, and for those starting pupillage or becoming a junior tenant it has been a very different experience from the one their colleagues and mentors have experienced. So just exactly what has it been like? Alana chats to Joe Tarbert and Fazeela Ishmael about their experiences of 2nd sixth and starting tenancy during Covid-19.

    • 39 min
    Meet a Naval Barrister: John-Paul Fitzgibbon

    Meet a Naval Barrister: John-Paul Fitzgibbon

    Do you love the law and the sea, or more specifically, the Navy, and wondered how you could combine the two? What does a Military Law Barrister do and how does one become one?
    In this episode Alana speaks to John-Paul Fitzgibbon who spent 13 years in the navy as a Warfare Officer, navigated ships in the Carribean and more about his career in the Navy and how he came to The Bar while in the Navy.
    Tune in to hear about a very different path to The Bar.

    • 29 min
    Everything you need to know about Scholarships at Gray's Inn

    Everything you need to know about Scholarships at Gray's Inn

    Scholarships – always a burning question for students looking to join the Bar. In this episode Elena speaks to David Forsdick QC, Chair of the Gray’s Inn Scholarships Committee and Tony Charles, Director of Education at Gray’s Inn.
    How important is academic background?  What does a good scholarship application look like? What are the chances of being awarded a Gray’s Inn Scholarship? How important is the application form? Have you heard about the Gray’s Inn Residential Scholarships? Who sits on the interview panel?
    Tune in for the answers to these and other questions about the Gray’s Inn Scholarships. More information can be found on the website https://www.graysinn.org.uk/scholarships

    • 26 min

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