As a first step to finding out about life as a barrister and Des Voeux Chambers, we encourage interested students to apply to become a mentee of a member of Chambers through our Mentorship Scheme.
This is designed to provide outstanding students who share a passion for the Law and an exceptional interest in a career at the Bar with the medium to ask questions and to seek advice from those who have found themselves in a similar position before.
To apply to become Mentees, students should submit an email with their detailed curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of the Mentorship Committee on or before the last day of November each year.
Annual Open Evenings and UK Visits
Moreover, to provide an informal atmosphere for students to learn more about the Bar, and to benefit from first-hand interaction with members and representatives from Chambers,Chambers opens its doors to students and to enable students to speak to members of Chambers over drinks and canapes. Over the past few years, we have had more than 40 students attending Chambers, who are met by a great number of junior and senior members alike.
Likewise, members of the Mini-Pupillage & Pupillage Committees visit the United Kingdom annually, and host introductory dinners at Oxford, Cambridge and London.
All the above events are free-of-charge and are open to all students. Due to limited space, students are asked to submit their latest Curriculum Vitae (at a relevant time), and a shortlisting process will typically apply.