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The Pupillage Interview/Acceptance/Rejection Thread 2012

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    I have an interview for the Fox Fund Scholarship at Middle Temple. Does anyone know what this interview normally involves? Has anyone got any experience of this? If so, please let me know. I know this is slightly off topic, but I would greatly appreciate any help. Thank you!
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    (Original post by DreamPupil)
    I have an interview for the Fox Fund Scholarship at Middle Temple. Does anyone know what this interview normally involves? Has anyone got any experience of this? If so, please let me know. I know this is slightly off topic, but I would greatly appreciate any help. Thank you!
    Not a Middle Templer but found this particularly helpful as an indicator of what tp expect in my Lincoln's interview. I don't see any reason why it shouldn't apply for you.

    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?not...02403689801374
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    (Original post by DreamPupil)
    I have an interview for the Fox Fund Scholarship at Middle Temple. Does anyone know what this interview normally involves? Has anyone got any experience of this? If so, please let me know. I know this is slightly off topic, but I would greatly appreciate any help. Thank you!
    I have been told that the interview itself is incredibly short - 15 minutes - but beyond that, I am afraid I do not know. I can't imagine it's terribly different from any other interview, so knowing your CV inside out and the reasons why you want to go to Toronto would be good starting points.

    Good luck.
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    (Original post by tnedutS waL)
    Excellent advice, both of you - I shall indeed apply this year then. Fun balancing revision with applications though :/
    It's not going to be any easier next year balancing revision with applications ;-)
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    Interviews with Hailsham out today by telephone.

    Does anyone know anyone who had an interview there last year? Any tips would be much appreciated.
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    Hi all, have begun to wade through the Pupillage Portal. Sigh. Just out of interest, do chambers see which other sets you have applied to? Not that it matters really, nothing to hide but I suppose it may look a bit odd if a set you've applied to (with genuine interest in) but as a bit of a wildcard, sees where else you've applied and thinks you wouldn't really be interested in pupillage there if (dream world) somewhere else accepted you! Curious to know. Good luck to all.
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    also, the application ID you get on the 'under consideration box' after you've submitted; is that the number of applications so far? If so, it's close to 300 already... Again just curious/ procrastinating from applications
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    (Original post by nearmiss)
    also, the application ID you get on the 'under consideration box' after you've submitted; is that the number of applications so far? If so, it's close to 300 already... Again just curious/ procrastinating from applications
    I think so, at least that's what we worked out in last year's thread. Just wait till closing date, it shoots up alarmingly in the last couple of days
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    (Original post by nearmiss)
    also, the application ID you get on the 'under consideration box' after you've submitted; is that the number of applications so far? If so, it's close to 300 already... Again just curious/ procrastinating from applications
    Yes but if you divide it by 12 thats only 25 people so far
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    Has anyone ever attended the GLS Open Day?
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    I applied for that this year and they said places were allocated using a ballot system, but I didn't get an invite. ;((
    Shame as I'd have been keen.
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    (Original post by FMQ)
    Yes but if you divide it by 12 thats only 25 people so far
    It seems unlikely that 25 people would have completed all 12 applications already. Not that it's really worth quibbling about of course, since that number gets to about 20,000 by the end of the process.
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    (Original post by nearmiss)
    Hi all, have begun to wade through the Pupillage Portal. Sigh. Just out of interest, do chambers see which other sets you have applied to? Not that it matters really, nothing to hide but I suppose it may look a bit odd if a set you've applied to (with genuine interest in) but as a bit of a wildcard, sees where else you've applied and thinks you wouldn't really be interested in pupillage there if (dream world) somewhere else accepted you! Curious to know. Good luck to all.
    Chambers can't see where else you've applied to. Large sections of the form do lock once you've completed them once though, so if the rest of your form (e.g. mini-pupillages) is slanted towards one practice area, it may look odd if you then apply to a Chambers which doesn't do that sort of work.
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    I've just accepted an offer from Gray's Inn Tax Chambers, and am still shaking.
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    (Original post by sanf)
    I've just accepted an offer from Gray's Inn Tax Chambers, and am still shaking.
    Congratulations! Well done indeed

    Now go and celebrate before getting ready for the...exciting world of tax!
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    well done!!!
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    Thank you! This is my third year of applications and I can't emphasise enough how much this is a numbers game. Everyone I know who has a pupillage got lucky in the second round and hit a topic/question that they had specialist knowledge in or some other special propensity for dealing with well. If you hit enough second rounds sooner or later something will go your way.
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    (Original post by sanf)
    Thank you! This is my third year of applications and I can't emphasise enough how much this is a numbers game. Everyone I know who has a pupillage got lucky in the second round and hit a topic/question that they had specialist knowledge in or some other special propensity for dealing with well. If you hit enough second rounds sooner or later something will go your way.
    Congratulations!!!!
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    Well done!
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    Congratulations!!!

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