12 January, 2009

'Tis the season....

For pupillage fun and games to begin again.


Logged onto newsflash today to find 6 new pupillages up. On the other hand, two of them are for property/land sets so not going to be applying to those. The other 4 are London and look way out of my league meaning my decision to apply could well be partly based on how long their application form is...!

I'm more worried about the fact that they want all results for all three years at uni. I did 8-10 modules a year for each each of my degree years and I'm really not sure chambers are actually bothered about my detailed knowledge of British Economic History (1800-1914) or my ability to discuss the evolution of houses in Chester and the way this shaped family living. Fascinating as these may be to everyone else. More annoyingly, it means I'm going to have to phone the university to get my mark transcripts.

On a happier note, thanks to a barrister at the hearing today (Scary Defence Barrister (SDC for short)) I think I have just found my ideal set. They specialise in medical law (yay!), employment (double yay) and police (never studied, but who am I to waste a 'yay', Yay!). Plus, the pupillage award is actually livable. I'm excited enought that I idly looked at the cost of renting an apartment in London (before fainting in shock as I realised many of the 'oh, that sounds reasonable' prices were per week, not per month.... I was especially impressed with the studio apartment in Islington (or similar) going for £50. Then I realised that this wasn't a weekly sum but a daily one.

SDC recommended that I mention her on my form but I don't know whether to take that offer up or not. It feels wrong somehow, those I'm not quite sure why. Thoughts?

So, now for the OLPAS application followed by rejection :( (boo!). Oh well, let's have the brief moment of hope in the meanwhile!

4 comments:

Asp said...

I was catching up with a London based mate over Christmas. His rent is about 4 times what I'm paying. Granted, he's got a 4-bed house and I'm in 2-bed apartment, but that's still double per occupant.

And people wondered why I never wanted to work down in the Smoke...

Miss Middle of Manchester said...

I know - it's just crazy!

But, the more I think about it, the more I like this set....

Lawminx said...

Hi Ms Mids,

I THINK I know the set of which you speak and you should most CERTAINLY go for them, bieng FULLY prepared to mention SDB now that he or she is Silk - anything that gives you an edge, gives you an edge! :) !

BTW did you get the mail from Middle re the flat over Garden Court?! My GOD!!!!

Miss Middle of Manchester said...

I did indeed - how wonderful it sounds!

I'm actually slightly excited about OLPA opening so that I can apply to SDC's set... OK, I am indeed the queen of sad!