Mentoring and Outreach
Some of the mentoring and outreach initiatives in which Chambers and our Members are involved in include:
- Supporting the Inner Temple Pegasus Access and Support Scheme (PASS) which aims to improve access to the profession and support high achieving students from under-represented backgrounds by securing mini pupillages in chambers.
- Supporting the Middle Temple Access to the Bar Scheme which offers able undergraduates from backgrounds which do not traditionally encourage aspirations for a career at the Bar a week in chambers, helping them to make an informed choice about their opportunities.
- Supporting the Bridging the Bar mini pupillage scheme which offers mini pupillages to under-represented groups at the Bar.
- Supporting the Bridging the Bar Mentorship Network through which candidates will benefit from a broad network of mentors, who represent a cross section of the Bar.
- Mentoring through Inner Temple’s Mentoring Scheme which pairs BPTC students with barristers.
- Mentoring through Gray’s Inn Mentoring Scheme which matches students with a local barrister practising in the area of law in which the student is seeking pupillage.
- Mentoring through the Chancery Bar Association.
- Participating in online panels organised by Let’s Chat Law.
- Volunteering for Inner Temple’s Schools Day.
- Hosting a Virtual Open Day for aspiring barristers when the Covid-19 pandemic meant we were unable to run any mini pupillages in 2020.
- Participating in outreach initiatives in schools organised through Inspiring the Future.
- Participating in outreach initiatives in schools organised by Lewisham Council.
- Informal mentoring and support for students at various levels of their legal studies.