Equality and Work Experience:
Work experience can be expensive, especially if you do not live in London; however that should not stop you from doing it to see if you actually like law and want to eventually become a lawyer. As follows, some suggestions on how to gain work experience for in both main areas of the law.
- Vac schemes are paid for (London based firms paying roughly £300 per week), which should cover your living costs / transport. Please check individual law firms for more information as to application timelines and compensation.
- Funded mini – pupillage: many chamber now offer funding/ payment during your time at the Chambers, please check individual chambers for more information.
- Mini pupils are in general paid (cover the cost of transport costs), please check individual chambers for more information
- Pegasus Access Scheme: a scheme which aims to help ensure that the Bar is available to all, applications are needed in order to apply for financial help. Please consult the website for further information – http://www.pegasus.me/index.html
- Pro bono work can be done at your university
- Work in legal centres / law firms near to where you live
- Attend open days, law fairs, career events
- Mooting, debating, public speaking
- Visit courts
After all any legal experience is good experience!