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  • n. A form of apprenticeship for prospective barristers

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. etc. See pupilage, etc.


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  • Her dream of working as a barrister has never-materialised because she has been unable to get a firm to take her on for a 'pupillage' - the year's on-the-job training that is the final stage of qualification.

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  • Barristers must undergo a one year ‘pupillage’, which is much more like an apprenticeship.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Combined B.A. / J.D. Programs

  • In having the training contract/pupillage period immediately after law school, the system also admits what many of the posters above raise: that a newly-minted lawyer straight from law school often lacks life experience, soft skills and maturity.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Combined B.A. / J.D. Programs

  • “Though in return he had to undertake never to do pupillage or to practise,” added TheCreep.

    BabyBarista - Times Online - WBLG

  • BabyBarista is a fictional account of a pupil barrister undergoing the trials of pupillage at the English Bar.

    BabyBarista - Times Online - WBLG

  • Indiana he looked upon with ineffable contempt; the incapacity she had shewn during the short time she was under his pupillage, had convinced him of the futility of her whole sex, from which he held Eugenia to be a partial exception; and Miss Margland, who never spoke to him but in a voice of haughty superiority, and whom he never answered, but with an air of solemn superciliousness, was his rooted aversion.


  • Da Geek exemplifies Simon Myerson's advice in arguing for the law to be different - I'm not sure his language is to be recommended in pupillage interviews, though.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • This practice has nothing to do with pupillage and self-improvement, everything to do with self-assertion, reinforcing your prejudices, and the love of a good fight.

    What Was Mr. Bennet Doing in his Library, and What Does It Matter?

  • -- Mrs Masechaba Sedibe-Ncholo, a Cambridge University graduate doing pupillage to be an advocate;

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In spite of the ingenuity I expended, in order to imbibe as small a quantity of Latin and Greek as was possible, and of the number of persons, whom I have so frequently heard declaiming against the exclusive attention paid to their attainment, and with whom, during my pupillage, I entirely coincided, I cannot help smiling at the extent to which I have since _ratted_ in this respect.

    Confessions of an Etonian


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