10 episodes

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.

    Pupillage Interviews - some insights and tips

    Pupillage Interviews - some insights and tips

    In this episode Elena chats to Joel Semakula about tackling Pupillage Interviews. Joel made the reserve list seven times over 2 rounds of pupillage interviews before being offered pupillage third time round with his very first application.
    Are they different from other interviews? Is there a difference between 1st round and 2nd round interviews and the questions asked? How can spreadsheets help? When should you start preparing? Joel shares his experiences, thoughts and tips.

    • 23 min
    Meet the Barrister: Kevin Gordon

    Meet the Barrister: Kevin Gordon

    How does one go from being a probation and aftercare officer in Jamaica, spend 6 years as a professional contemporary ballet dancer and end up as a specialist family law barrister?
    Guest interviewer, Alana Hughes interviews Barrister Kevin Gordon on his interesting journey to get to the Bar.
     
     
     
     

    • 43 min
    Student Mentors

    Student Mentors

    Have you ever wondered what a student mentor does and how they can help you? This week Elena chats to student mentor, Rachel Barnes, on what made her decide to become a student mentor and what the benefits are for both the student and the mentor.
     

    • 10 min
    Senior Scholarships

    Senior Scholarships

    What is a Senior Scholarship? Who can apply? What should you consider when applying? Elena chats to Ruby Shrimpton, a Gray's Inn scholarship recipient, on all this and more in this episode.

    • 19 min
    Pupillage Application Tips

    Pupillage Application Tips

    The Pupillage Gateway opens for submissions on 7 January 2020 - a process fraught with tension and anxiety for most students. Just how does one go about submitting the best possible application for pupillage? How many chambers should you apply to? When do you know your application is ready to submit? 
    In this episode our host Elena, chats to Gemma Walsh about her experiences and how she refined her application process with the help of an excel spreadsheet. Tune in to find out how she did it.
     

    • 27 min
    Gray's Inn new LGBT+ Society

    Gray's Inn new LGBT+ Society

    This year, Gray's Inn became the first of the Inns to have it's own LGBT+ Society. Gray's has long been celebrated as a diverse institution, welcoming students and barristers from around the world. The formation of the LGBT+ Society formalises the openness that is at the heart of the Inn.
     
    This episode is guest-hosted by Gwyn Evans and Verity Bell, both committee members of the LGBT+ Society. Tune in to find out more about the Society and why it is so important to celebrate diversity.
     
    Music Credit: Music: Motivate Me by Mixaund | https://mixaund.bandcamp.com

    • 22 min

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