The aim of the Scheme is to encourage people from grounds who are under-represented at the English Bar, and in particular at the Commercial Bar, to pursue a career as a barrister.
The Scheme is open to people in under-represented groups at any time from their first year of university. Successful applicants will be allocated a commercial barrister, from South Square or one of the other participating sets, as an individual mentor. The mentees will benefit from meetings with their mentor, a workshop on pupillage applications and (COVID-dependent) a social event with mentors and other commercial barristers.
Those wishing to participate in the scheme are requested to complete the following form. Application forms must be received by 4pm on Friday 16 September 2022.