The 1st of January 2019 saw the release of an exciting new Middle Temple podcast – the Pupillage Podcast - hosted by Middle Temple members Beatrice Collier and Georgina Wolfe (both of 5 Essex Court).
Each of the 10 episodes is focused on a different aspect of the pupillage process, from creating your CV and joining an Inn, to acquiring advocacy experience and doing pro bono work; from how to approach mini-pupillages, to applications and interviews.
In each episode Beatrice and Georgina chat to a range of guests – junior tenants, junior barristers, senior juniors, silks, judges and others – to obtain their advice on what applicants should be doing to pursue their goal and increase their chances of obtaining pupillage. Each guest brings the benefit of his or her own experience of sitting on scholarship committees, marshalling with students, judging moots, reading applications, conducting pupillage interviews, mentoring students and of Life at the Bar to give listeners precious insights, tips and pitfalls to avoid.
The podcast features, amongst other guests, the following Middle Temple benchers: Master Bean, the current Master Treasurer (episode 3 The Inns), Master Burnett, the Lord Chief Justice (episode 3 The Inns), Master Hochhauser (episodes 3 & 4 The Inns; Advocacy Experience), Master Hussey (episodes 2&10 Mini-Pupillages; Interviews) Master Judge, former Lord Chief Justice and former President of the Queen’s Bench Division (episode 7 Life on Circuit), Master Lee (episodes 6 & 8 Choosing Your Practice Area: Crime and Family; Choosing Your Pupillage: Chambers or Employed Bar) Master Richmond (episode 6 Choosing Your Practice Area: Crime and Family) Master Wilmot-Smith QC, 2018 Master Treasurer (episodes 3 & 5 The Inns; Choosing Your Practice Area: mixed civil).