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Radcliffe Chambers Student Barrister Experience


"Amazing two days. Thank you so much... I have gained a lifetime's worth of knowledge that I believe will help me go a long way." - Feedback from a student who participated in 2018.

Are you interested in learning more about a career as a barrister? Would you like to participate in interactive workshops on business, property and wealth disputes? Do you want the opportunity to visit court or to try out advocacy for yourself? 

Once again, Radcliffe Chambers is partnering with BVL on its award winning* two-day legal work experience programme for Year 12 students! The programme aims to inspire and support young people considering a career in law, in an interactive, friendly and thought provoking environment. Participants will gain insight into the working lives of barristers specialising in business and private wealth disputes, as well as receive practical advice on pursuing a career as a barrister.

Feedback from 2018's student participants includes:

  • "I enjoyed the contracts workshop because it made me realise how relevant contracts are to my everyday life and it was a very interactive session."

  • "The advocacy workshop was particularly interesting as we got to act out different scenarios and mention the different grounds that applied to different situations."

  • "It was a very good experience to have a mock interview and I am grateful for the experience overall. I have gained extensive knowledge."

What you'll cover:

During the two days, students will learn about the legal profession and routes into law, take part in interactive lessons on a variety of legal topics, visit local courts to watch barristers and judges at work, participate in an advocacy workshop and practice interview skills in a one-on-one mock interview session with a barrister.

Each participant will be paired with a barrister mentor, whom they will be encouraged to contact for feedback, support and advice throughout their continuing education. 

Dates and location: Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 July 2023

How to apply:

The programme is open to Year 12 students. Participants will be state school students, who are eligible for free school meals. 

The programme is completely free of charge.

To apply complete a brief application form by clicking here. The deadline for applications is 7pm on Tuesday 13th June 2023.

Other information about Radcliffe Chambers:

Radcliffe Chambers is a leading barristers' chambers with expertise in business and private client disputes and advisory matters. They are committed to creating an inclusive workplace and increasing the diversity of the legal profession. For more information go to:

*Winner of the Bar Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year at the UK Diversity Legal Awards 2018

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