Our mini-pupillage program is designed to provide students with a realistic taste of what life is like as a barrister, and, more specifically, as a member of Des Voeux Chambers. There are two types of mini-pupillages: non-assessed (2 weeks or under) and assessed (4-6 weeks).
Mini-pupils will not only attend Court and client conferences, but are also given practical tasks such as research and drafting for their pre-assigned pupilmasters. We ensure that mini-pupils are given ample feedback - both generally and work-specific - throughout their time in Chambers or afterwards. It is also hoped that, in addition to your assigned pupilmasters, you will make use of the opportunity to meet and speak with other members of Chambers as well as our current pupils.
It is important to note that we only select our 9 month pupils from our assessed mini-pupils. Mini-pupils who are interested in applying for a 9 month pupillage must undertake an assessed mini-pupillage in Chambers. They will be expected to have served an extended mini-pupilage of 4-6 weeks, during which they may be invited to particulate in a mooting exercise assesed by members of Chambers.
Applications for mini-pupillage over the summer vacation period must be made by the end of April of each year. Applications for mini-pupillage over the winter vacation period must be made by the end of October of each year. Applicants should apply by sending a curriculum vitae (complete with relevant details such as grades, class rank and mooting experience) and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, addressed to Mr. Jason Yu.