Gray's Inn

Mentoring Scheme

The Mentoring Scheme will match you with a local barrister practising in the area of law in which you are seeking pupillage. The on-going relationship with your mentor will be a valuable source of guidance on all aspects of a career at the Bar.

Very beneficial in learning more about the Bar from a skilled practitioner. An invaluable experience I would recommend to any student.

BPTC students: applications are now open. We will endeavour to match you up with a mentor before the close of year. 

University & GDL students: this is a rolling scheme. Please apply using the below form and we will endeavour to match you with a mentor as fast as possible. Please note this could take up to 6 weeks.

Registration Form

Please note by agreeing to take part in the mentoring scheme, you are making a commitment, and you must make every effort to contact your mentor.

Please complete the below form to request a Mentor. You are required to submit with this form a completed Draft Pupillage Application. Please download a copy, complete in full and attach to the application form below. This draft application will be provided to your mentor.

Fields marked * are compulsory. Your information will be used in accordance with the Inn's Data Privacy Notice.

The mentor scheme is only available to members of the Inn.
Please provide your Gray's Inn membership number. This can be found on your membership card. Leave blank if unknown.
Please confirm your GDL / University provider
A mobile contact number is preferred.
Employed bar (public)
Employed bar (private sector)
Please indicate top 3 preferences, 1 being the highest preference and 3 being the lowest.
If applicable, please enter any other area(s) of interest not listed above.
Choose your preference(s) for where your mentor is based. You can select more than one option.
If applicable, please enter any other mentor location preferences(s) not listed above.
Please download the Draft Pupillage Application available above and attach your completed application here.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
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