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The Pupillage Interview/Acceptance/Rejection Thread 2012

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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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    the search for the holy grail (pupillage 2013) has officially started for me...

    Good luck everyone!
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    Quick question on the 'qualifications' section - are you entering GCSEs or just A level results?
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    (Original post by tnedutS waL)
    Quick question on the 'qualifications' section - are you entering GCSEs or just A level results?
    Depends. You're are not required to enter your GCSEs if you don't want to and I suspect it will depend on the grades that you received at GCSE. I am not putting my GCSE grades in because they are not spectacular and I believe that a shorter form will be more appealing to chambers. I suspect that most sets will not care if you don't put them; having said that, if they're amazing (all A*), then I probably would just for the sake of proving your sustained and brilliant academic performance.

    On the topic of A levels, again I don't think it's compulsory to put these in, but you will arouse serious suspicion with chambers if you omit them. They will assume you have 3 D's. However, I suspect that if you have a double starred first from Oxbridge, decorated with a BCL and Blue for representing the university in rowing over protesters...then again I can't imagine your A-Levels are going to add much.

    This is my opinion, obviously.
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    (Original post by tnedutS waL)
    Quick question on the 'qualifications' section - are you entering GCSEs or just A level results?
    In my opinion you should put both your GCSE's and A-Levels in. Chambers want to see that you have a proven academic record. Just look at any of the non-olpas application forms - they all ask for grades from GCSE's onwards (some only ask for how many at each grade, but they do want to know).
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    (Original post by tnedutS waL)
    Quick question on the 'qualifications' section - are you entering GCSEs or just A level results?
    In my opinion you should put both your GCSE's and A-Levels in. Chambers want to see that you have a proven academic record. Just look at any of the non-olpas application forms - they all ask for grades from GCSE's onwards (some only ask for how many at each grade, but they do want to know).
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    Good luck to everyone who has applied or going through interviews! Congratulations to those who have accepted
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    (Original post by emilybradstreet)
    Good luck to everyone who has applied or going through interviews! Congratulations to those who have accepted
    Any reason for why I was negged for this?
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    (Original post by emilybradstreet)
    Any reason for why I was negged for this?
    Seems a bit harsh to me!
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    (Original post by emilybradstreet)
    Any reason for why I was negged for this?
    Perhaps it was perceived to be a banal and boring response! I don't know, it wasn't me.

    I wish awful luck on everyone applying. I hope you all fail miserably and continue sponging off your parents till you are 30. Especially those whose ambition it is to succeed in chancery or commercial practice. Go and do something useful with your life. Unless you're not middle-class and white, in which case, good luck, you'll surely need it

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