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The Pupillage Interview/Acceptance/Rejection Thread 2016 watch

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    (Original post by Forum User)
    Given that it says 23 Jan 2015 as the deadline, I'd guess they just haven't updated their website yet.
    Fair enough. They're definitely cutting it a bit late though - all the other sets with Jan/Feb deadlines (that I'm interested in anyway) have already updated their info.

    Speaking of deadlines, I can't believe how early the Atkin deadline is this year. Coupled with their shiny new pupillage award and promise to make offers by the end of Feb, aggressive new recruitment policy much?!
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    (Original post by LadyLaw23)
    Speaking of deadlines, I can't believe how early the Atkin deadline is this year. Coupled with their shiny new pupillage award and promise to make offers by the end of Feb, aggressive new recruitment policy much?!
    I guess it's nice that it spreads the burden a bit at least. I don't like that there's a massive cluster in January. It'll get a bit frantic, I think.
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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    I guess it's nice that it spreads the burden a bit at least. I don't like that there's a massive cluster in January. It'll get a bit frantic, I think.
    Very true, though for those fortunate enough to be interviewed, it sounds like the interviews will be taking place exactly during that frantic Jan period
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    Interview invites for Reeds solicitors out yesterday by email.
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    (Original post by LadyLaw23)
    Speaking of deadlines, I can't believe how early the Atkin deadline is this year. Coupled with their shiny new pupillage award and promise to make offers by the end of Feb, aggressive new recruitment policy much?!
    I get the feeling that they haven't been impressed with the calibre of pupillage applicants they've been getting in recent years. I know that in one year recently they didn't take on any pupils because they didn't think anyone was good enough.

    Presumably they think that by upping the award and getting in ahead of everyone else they'll get the best candidates.

    I have applied there in the past but won't be applying again. They'll be expecting doctorates from Harvard now.
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    I need to sort my Atkin application out this weekend. It will be my first ever pupillage application so I'm not expecting much.
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    (Original post by Radebe91)
    I get the feeling that they haven't been impressed with the calibre of pupillage applicants they've been getting in recent years. I know that in one year recently they didn't take on any pupils because they didn't think anyone was good enough.

    Presumably they think that by upping the award and getting in ahead of everyone else they'll get the best candidates.

    I have applied there in the past but won't be applying again. They'll be expecting doctorates from Harvard now.
    Sounds logical enough. I'll apply, but not expecting much for the same reasons you mentioned.

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    I need to sort my Atkin application out this weekend. It will be my first ever pupillage application so I'm not expecting much.
    Same here and good luck!

    So it begins...
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    (Original post by Forum User)
    I need to sort my Atkin application out this weekend. It will be my first ever pupillage application so I'm not expecting much.
    Snap on all counts.

    At least it will be a bit of practice.
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    Saw that Parklane gave out their pupillages for next year without sending rejections. Complete joke that chambers would do that
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    Atkin application sent, and so it begins... Good luck all!
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    any fellow Falconers on here? application deadline today ... good luck!
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    @ LadyLaw23 and ForumUser: New Square Chambers' deadline is 22 Jan

    @ Lawuntomyself: all done. Interview timetable is very brisk - wouldn't want to have to do the sift myself!


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    (Original post by Best guppy)
    @ LadyLaw23 and ForumUser: New Square Chambers' deadline is 22 Jan
    Thanks, thought it would be (the corresponding Friday this year).

    (Original post by lawuntomyself)
    any fellow Falconers on here? application deadline today ... good luck!
    (Original post by Best guppy)
    all done.
    Finishing it up now - good luck What type of topic did you guys go for in the Advocacy section (ie. legal, debate, work-related, other, etc)?
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    (Original post by lawuntomyself)
    any fellow Falconers on here? application deadline today ... good luck!
    Yeah, sent it a few days ago.
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    (Original post by LadyLaw23)
    Finishing it up now - good luck What type of topic did you guys go for in the Advocacy section (ie. legal, debate, work-related, other, etc)?
    i spent a not inconsiderable amount of time agonising over what to write, and in the end settled for something relating to equality; though i think i would have preferred to be given a title ... what route did you go down?

    i find the time-frame slightly unnerving - having been conditioned to expect a response from chambers, in respect of mini-pupillages, long after i can even remember applying, it's somewhat scary to think that we'll be hearing back within two weeks!

    happy new year all
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    (Original post by lawuntomyself)
    i spent a not inconsiderable amount of time agonising over what to write, and in the end settled for something relating to equality; though i think i would have preferred to be given a title ... what route did you go down?

    i find the time-frame slightly unnerving - having been conditioned to expect a response from chambers, in respect of mini-pupillages, long after i can even remember applying, it's somewhat scary to think that we'll be hearing back within two weeks!

    happy new year all
    Happy New Year!

    I know what you mean re time frames! And same here re agonising over what to write - for most other places that have that kind of question, I've done a mini there so have asked whether they have any preferences, but not Falcon. So in the end, I went with current events.

    Having said that, it was all for nothing because my computer crashed as I was putting the final touches on and never actually got to send it (only just got the damn thing fixed!) At least I backed up...

    Good luck!

    4 New Square tomorrow anyone?
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    (Original post by LadyLaw23)
    4 New Square tomorrow anyone?
    Already in, did a bunch between xmas and new year.
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    (Original post by LadyLaw23)

    4 New Square tomorrow anyone?
    Decided against -- I didn't see the update to their deadline early enough.

    Next for me is Radcliffe on the 8th.
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    Does anyone know where to find a comprehensive list of deadlines? I had no idea Radcliffe had changed to 8 Jan and Pupillage Portal never seems to reveal these things either. It's really frustrating.

    edit ... or at least a comprehensive list of commercial/chancery sets.
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    (Original post by Radebe91)
    Does anyone know where to find a comprehensive list of deadlines? I had no idea Radcliffe had changed to 8 Jan and Pupillage Portal never seems to reveal these things either. It's really frustrating.

    edit ... or at least a comprehensive list of commercial/chancery sets.
    No, all the ones I've seen are lacking and/or inaccurate. (Law Careers, Chambers Student, Target Jobs.)

    In my mac notes I have upcoming:

    8th: Radcliffe
    14th: Quadrant
    15th: Wilberforce, Serle, XXIV Old Buildings, 5SB, Maitland, 4 Pump
    18th: Ten Old Square
    19th: Erskine
    20th: Stone Chambers
    22nd: 3SB, New Square, South Square
    1st Feb: Selborne

    Have I missed any, anyone?

    I checked most of these yesterday, after finding I hadn't noticed 4 New Square.

    edit: verified them all just now

    edit 2: I'll try to assemble a comprehensive list in OP if people contribute, since as far as I know there isn't one elsewhere. I don't know really anything other than chancery/commercial myself, though.
 
 
 
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