After reading the thread about the BVC in this room, I'm concerned.
Why are providers allowed to get away with their ludicrous fees and place allocations, if there is LITTLE HOPE of some people being given a pupillage? Does the BVC qualification aid you in getting other jobs once you have it, or is it pretty much useless?
Are the providers of this course doing enough to warn people about their chances of pupillage?
Last edited by Alan Smithee; 24-05-2007 at 16:41.
I agree with chalks - it's not as if we all think that getting a pupillage is easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy! These people are fully aware of the risks involved. When it boils down to it: it's a gamble (if you haven't already secured a pupillage). No one is holding the metaphoric gun to their head, they are doing so willingly. Quite frankly, if you are going to be as naive and/or arrogant to assume that you're going to get a pupillage just because you're on the BVC... It's like anything really: you could argue about the morality of universities - are they providing someone with a degree that will guarantee them a job as a graduate? Of course not.
Last edited by Posh Portia Kabine; 25-05-2007 at 01:01.
(Original post by Visiting_Babylon)
What baffles me is, why are there so many people convinced they'll get a pupillage, when it is so well-known that they are notoriously difficult to obtain? Is it really just because they're on the BVC?
A bit like Pop Idol but more expensive with less ritual public humiliation.
I have a friend who is in her early forties who used it to become quiet a successful litigation advisor for Clifford Chance on failing to obtain pupillage but most barristers have told me that it has little worth outside the narrow parameters of the bar.
Last edited by Lady Narcissus; 25-05-2007 at 21:37.