Becoming a Barrister

The Student Lawyer provides all of the advice and information you need to become a barrister. From getting started, all the way to pupillage, it’s here.

Useful Articles

Here you’ll find a range of useful articles relating to the path to the bar. Whether it’s the Inns of Court, mini-pupillages, pupillage’s or mooting you’re interested in learning about, you’ll find it here. Find Articles.


If you’re hoping to become a barrister, your to-do list is going to be pretty long. We’ll give you a head start with our ready made barrister checklist. Read More.

The Inns of Court

What are the Inns of Court? What are qualifying sessions? Since when does eating count as training? We’ll give you to lowdown on the Inns. Read More.


If you want to be a barrister, you NEED to be mooting. But what is it? Why is it so important and do you need a wig? We’ll tell you everything! Read More.


If you want to be a fully qualified barrister, you’ll need to complete a year of pupillage with a chambers. We’ll dive in and find out what it’s all about. Read More.

Mini-Pupillage Explained

What’s a mini-pupillage and how do you get one? We’ll explore work experience for future barristers and discuss how you can secure one for yourself. Read More.

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