Asked by Tesa · 4 years ago
Should I study law? I find the subject interesting but the prospects of being a lawyer seem, well, boring?
It might be helpful to get work experience in a law firm. Surely there are lots you can approach locally, make sure you call them first and ask if they take on students for work experience. Throughout the work experience, you will get to interact with people who have various positions of responsibility, not all of them are lawyers - there are paralegals, caseworker etc. The more people you speak... more
Asked by Jann · 4 years ago
When future barristers start to find pupillage even after they have passed and completed their BPTC, is it true that thay have to find a pupillage within 5 years of completing the BPTC before it's unvalid and you have to take up the exam again?
Yes, you have to secure a pupillage within 5 years of completing the BPTC before the qualification expires. But your inn of court has the discretion to extend the time period. When making this decision, they do take into consideration whether you’ve been actively working in the legal profession e.g as a paralegal.