Bar Placement Scheme

The Bar Placement Scheme allows students to spend three days shadowing their barrister in chambers and in court. On the final day of the scheme, students attend talks by barristers and/or judges, and receive advocacy training from the Inns of Court College of Advocacy. Prizes are awarded for the best student advocates by a senior member of the Bar, so this is an excellent opportunity to build up your skills and CV, and to work out whether a career at the Bar would be suitable for you.


There are still spots left for the scheme running from 18 - 21 February in Manchester for school students over 18.  Please download the application form, complete it and send it to by Friday 10:00, 24 January 2020. 

The Bar Council is grateful to the Council of the Inns of Court, the Inns of Court College of Advocacy and the four Inns of Court for supporting the Bar Placement Scheme.

Click here to read an article by a previous participant, on their experience of the Bar Placement Scheme.

If you are a barrister, and your chambers would be interested in hosting a student, please send an email to, or telephone 020 7611 1396.