BVC student, BPP Law School

Top tips for surviving the BVC

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  • Point 3 is quite interesting because you can't just keep going in the blind belief that you'll make it. The bar remains an essentially closed shop and many very bright and talented people never make it because they don't have the right connections. You have to be realistic at some point and actually think seriously about whether you ever will become a barrister.

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  • I have just completed the BVC. The only useful things I learnt were: (1) a little drafting (though most of the teaching was poor) and (2) the basics of civil litigation. Apart from that - useless.

    To DizzyWater. What nonsense. I have absolutely no family or family friends in the law. I am starting pupillage in October having had nearly 20 grueling interviews. None of these interviews involved, to my knowledge, secret handshakes, winking passwords in Morse Code or expressing my credentials as a 'good chap' through the medium of dance; if I happened, however, to do any of these things inadvertently, I apologise. It is this kind of absurd post that discourages 'very bright and talented people' from applying.

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