The Pegasus Access and Support Scheme (PASS) was established by the Inn and 62 different partner chambers, across a range of practice areas. Their aim is to improve access to the profession and to support high achieving students from under-represented backgrounds by providing the experiences they need to be able to thrive at the Bar. PASS aims to do this by securing a mini-pupillage in chambers for each participant. PASS also supports participants by providing a focused professional and advocacy skills development programme. The Inner Temple covers the associated travel and accommodation costs for PASS so that the participants can fully enjoy the mini-pupillage experience and the development programme. Applications for PASS are open until 2 December.
The Inn also hosts a series of Insight events around England and Wales and online. These events will give an insight into the profession. You can hear from practising barristers and judges about their path to the bar and join us for a networking reception afterwards, where you can interact with barristers, judges and staff from the Education and Training department. It is an opportunity for university students, graduates and career changers to ask questions and learn more about their prospective careers.
The In Focus series aims to have open and frank discussions with members and prospective barristers about issues that underrepresented groups in the profession may face and to discuss the progress being made and the distance to go. The format of the event is a roundtable to encourage discussion in a safe space. Previous topics have included Being LGBT+ at the Bar and Disability at the Bar. To find out about the full Inner Temple outreach offer for students and graduates visit their website.
To find out about the full Inner Temple outreach offer for school students visit their website.