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BSB to review training role of Inns of Court

The Bar Standards Board is to review the role of the Inns of Court in the training of barristers, it has emerged. Among the issues are applying admission requirements, approving pupil supervisors, providing training courses for pupils and student discipline.

June 2nd, 2017 | No Comments »

New figures highlight difficulties of finding pupillage as diversity of Bar students increases

The number of students on the Bar Professional Training Course from Asian backgrounds has increased to the point where it almost equals the number of white students, new figures have revealed. The figures have also highlighted the tiny number of students with lower second degrees who secure a pupillage.

December 2nd, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Insisting on a 2:1 degree for barristers “could discriminate against BAME students”

Insisting on an upper second class degree for future barristers could impose a “discriminatory burden” on BAME students, who are less likely to obtain them, a leading academic has argued in response to a Bar Standards Board consultation that raises the possibility.

October 29th, 2015 | No Comments »