On the eve of Pupillage Portal deadline, I thought the 2010 version of the interview/acceptance/rejection thread should be launched. We can update each other on what we've heard from various Chambers that we've applied to; congratulate each other; console each other; keep track of interviews; share experiences of past years perhaps? Olpas or non-olpas; any problems with the system and volcanic ash; crashes; extended deadlines; whatever......
Good Luck. Hope we all get what we're searching for.
(Original post by barryster)
It says close at 27-April, however I can not apply at 22:00 of 27-April, do they mean office hours?
What's more, FindFixStroke, do you know any Chambers which will take application after 27-April?
It closed at 11 AM today. There are lots of sets you can still apply to.
I didn't find OLPAS all that bad, which maybe suggests I didn't stress enough over it. I thought that it would be nigh on impossible to conjure up original answers to most of the questions and thus I kept it short and sweet.
(Original post by LuverlyLawyer)
Oh are there? Sorry I thought it was one of my pics!!! Must be a standard one. Sorry!! (It's been years since I started using it - I must have forgot!) (No it's not me - I wish!!!!)
I was going to say is that better? But that could have landed me in hot water. Anyway, I know you will be able to contribute to this thread, (having been there) so I've changed it.. can't have too many posts with the same picture.
Out of interest, how soon until people start getting invite to interviews or rejected? I noticed that providers cannot look at applications until 4 May. How long was the wait last year before people started hearing?
It usually varies on the Chambers. I recall from last year that i got my first response in mid may and my last response towards the end of July.
I no the timetable states that providers wont be able to start going through applications until May 4, but im sure there was a message previously saying that dont delay sending your application as Chambers will get to see it as soon as you submit it. contradictory hey..
I've spent a merry morning reading through last year's thread and it seems to me that there was a lot of success at each stage for the TSR population: 1st int, 2nd int, offer.
The question is were all those people absolutely outstanding candidates? I'm genuinely worried I won't get any interviews at all (2:1 Not oxbridge) and yet most people on the thread seemed to have had a good few.