Mini-pupillage 2025 (Autumn Round)

Mini-pupillage at Serle Court is designed to be enjoyable and useful. Our mini-pupils witness various aspects of life as a practising barrister and gain first-hand experience of our informal and friendly atmosphere. Mini-pupillages last for one day and are unfunded, but we will reimburse your expenses in attending. Mini-pupillages are not formally assessed, and are not a requirement for an application for pupillage, though prospective pupils are of course welcome to apply.

We offer mini-pupillages in two rounds (in autumn and spring) each year to individuals who have completed the first year of a law degree or at least one term of the GDL or equivalent. Please note that they are heavily oversubscribed.

Three of our mini-pupillages in the autumn round are reserved for applicants from groups that are underrepresented at the bar. You are eligible to apply for a reserved mini-pupillage if the majority of your secondary (post 11) education was not at a fee-paying school and:

You must indicate in your application form that your application is for a reserved mini-pupillage.

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