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The Pupillage Interview/Acceptance/Rejection Thread 2012

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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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    (Original post by emilybradstreet)
    Any reason for why I was negged for this?
    No idea, but don't take it too seriously. There's a lot of strange characters here.

    limparswand, why so bitter?
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    (Original post by Kessler`)
    No idea, but don't take it too seriously. There's a lot of strange characters here.

    limparswand, why so bitter?
    Hahaha. Consider me one of those 'strange characters', bitter and twisted as a lemon!

    In sooth I have been reading up on the mechanics of applying, pupillage, inns, scholarships, bptc etc. And I find it all positively vomit-worthy. Way to make it accessible bar folk. Pat yourselves on the back and carry on talking about 'diversity' like you give the tiniest turd.

    Don't mind me, good luck with your application and making the world a better place
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    (Original post by limparswand)
    Hahaha. Consider me one of those 'strange characters', bitter and twisted as a lemon!

    In sooth I have been reading up on the mechanics of applying, pupillage, inns, scholarships, bptc etc. And I find it all positively vomit-worthy. Way to make it accessible bar folk. Pat yourselves on the back and carry on talking about 'diversity' like you give the tiniest turd.

    Don't mind me, good luck with your application and making the world a better place
    If you find it so vomit-worthy why come on here? It must be the draw of self-flagellation?
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    (Original post by Evening_Standard)
    If you find it so vomit-worthy why come on here? It must be the draw of self-flagellation?
    Yeah, I'm on the size 0 diet. So far the only thing that's worked is this forum. Thank you for your concern though
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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. I hope you enjoy revenue law as much as I have.
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    Anyone heard from Rose & Dunn or Watson Woodhouse Solicitors?

    Cheers
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    (Original post by Cymru1985)
    Anyone heard from Rose & Dunn or Watson Woodhouse Solicitors?

    Cheers
    Cymru1985 - I applied to Rose & Dunn but never heard anything from them. Someone one the forum posted that they had received a rejection email several weeks ago. I also had no contact from my email enquiry.
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    (Original post by Cymru1985)
    Anyone heard from Rose & Dunn or Watson Woodhouse Solicitors?

    Cheers
    Nothing from Watson Woodhouse since they acknowledged receipt of my application. They did say that "if you have not been contact by 4.00 pm on 13 April 2012, please assume that you have not been called for interview". So still time yet...
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    (Original post by Wildman)
    Farringdon anyone? I've thrown in the towel on that one.
    I've heard nothing and have also given up!
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    (Original post by Wildman)
    Farringdon anyone? I've thrown in the towel on that one.
    I spoke to them last week.... They are 'still considering applications'.
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    I might be completely behind the times here, but have been doing some research and not found any answers!

    Was there ever a solution, or any comment made to the fact that some chambers are not showing up on the Portal?
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    Yes, they have now appeared. I'm not sure of the others, but know 9-12 BY was one.

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