I am on course for a 2:2 in my law degree. Do I stand a chance of securing a pupillage?
Entry into the barristers profession is highly competitive, with a relatively high number of good quality applications chasing a limited number of pupillages. It follows that the quality of your CV, particularly in terms of academic achievement, is important, though it should be said that this is common with other areas of the professional services industry. Before making applications, you should consider discussing with those responsible for pupillage at your preferred sets what their own minimum academic requirements are. The Bar Code of Conduct has a minimum requirement of a 2ii, but some sets, often commercial or chancery orientated, set the minimum requirements higher at a 2i.
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