Schemes

The following schemes and activities are open to all BPTC students only and are there to make your life easier and enhance your experience as a student so please take advantage of them!

The following schemes and activities are open to all BPTC students only

The Mentoring Scheme

The Mentoring Scheme aims to pair BPTC students with barristers who can give advice and guidance on an impartial basis. Examples of the kind of support offered by mentors include telephone calls, meetings in person, advice offered by email, attending an Inn event with them, or visiting court with them.


Students and Mentors are primarily allocated based on geographical location and practice area (of interest to the student). This year we are also piloting protected characteristic and social-mobility matching. If you are, for example, from an underrepresented group and would like to receive support from a practising barrister from the same group, you will be able to select this on the application form.

How to apply

The Mentoring Scheme is open to current BPTC students only. On Monday 7 October 2019, all eligible students will be sent a link to the online application form. If you do not receive this email, please contact Georgina Everatt at geveratt@innertemple.org.uk.

Unfortunatley there are currently limited spaces on the scheme, and mentors will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Volunteer to become a Mentor

The Inner Temple Mentoring Scheme needs your help!

We want to make sure that in the twenty-first century, every Bar student who wants mentoring, regardless of background, should be given the help and support in their student year. As an Inn committed to providing our students with the best support available, we are asking all those who have a bit of time spare - and even those who have no spare time - to offer support and guidance to a student. The amount of contact that you have with your assigned student is entirely up to you. Examples of the kind of support you might like to offer include telephone calls, meetings in person, offering advice by email, or attending an Inn event with them.

This year we are going to enhance our mentoring scheme by offering protected characteristic and social-mobility matching. If you are, for example, from an underrepresented group and would like to support someone from the same group, you will be able to select this on the sign-up form.

Mentoring is open to anyone who has been in practice for at least three years, in any area of law.

If this is something with which you would like to be involved in, please follow the link below to volunteer.

 

 

The Mock Interview Scheme

This scheme aims to help BPTC students develop their interview skills in preparation for imminent pupillage interviews. Students are given the opportunity to practise their interview technique and to build up confidence in front of barristers.

How to apply

Priority will be given to students who have Pupillage interviews lined up. For further information and to apply, please contact; Edwina Koroma

Edwina Koroma

Education Co-ordinator

Bio

University Outreach, Insight Events, In focus Events, Academic Fellows Scheme, Legal Academics and Professional Training

Edwina Koroma

Education Co-ordinator

Bio

University Outreach, Insight Events, In focus Events, Academic Fellows Scheme, Legal Academics and Professional Training

Edwina Koroma

Education Co-ordinator

Bio

University Outreach, Insight Events, In focus Events, Academic Fellows Scheme, Legal Academics and Professional Training

Marshalling Scheme

This scheme gives you the opportunity to spend up to a week with a High Court or Circuit Judge either in London or the provinces. The judge will show you the case papers and discuss the case proceedings. The experience provides a valuable opportunity to observe the workings of the court from an entirely different perspective. This scheme is open to students in the 2nd half of their BPTC year as well as to pupils.

How to apply

Please contact Richard Loveridge for further information and to apply.

Richard Loveridge

Education Co-ordinator

Bio

Call to the Bar, Advocacy Training, Marshalling Scheme, Lecture Nights, Entertainment after Dining Nights, Education Days

Richard Loveridge

Education Co-ordinator

Bio

Call to the Bar, Advocacy Training, Marshalling Scheme, Lecture Nights, Entertainment after Dining Nights, Education Days

Richard Loveridge

Education Co-ordinator

Bio

Call to the Bar, Advocacy Training, Marshalling Scheme, Lecture Nights, Entertainment after Dining Nights, Education Days

Police Liaison Scheme

This scheme gives BPTC students the opportunity to experience the day-to-day running of a police station and/or accompany officers on patrol, both on foot and in vehicles. Placements are for one day for one or two students at a time. Participating police stations are predominantly in London but we are hoping to expand the scheme to other areas of the country.

How to apply

Details will be given to incoming BPTC students at their Introductory Evenings in September/October