Aspire to the Bar

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Date and time

15 Apr 2024



The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn, London

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Join targetjobs at Aspire to the Bar. Whether you're a law student, recent graduate, or even considering a career change, this event is tailor-made to provide you with the knowledge, insights, and connections you need to take several steps closer to your dream careers.

Aspire to the Bar is not just an event; it's a commitment to creating a more inclusive workplace. Tailored exclusively for Black Heritage students, this event offers support by providing knowledge and essential connections for aspiring barristers on their professional journey.

According to our research only 3% of Black Heritage students express an interest in becoming barristers after university. That's why targetjobs has partnered with some of the UKs leading chambers to host Aspire to the Bar, which is designed to break down barriers and shape your future.

Grab this opportunity to begin your legal career. Register now for Aspire to the Bar on 15 April 2024, and take the first step toward a future where diversity thrives in the heart of the legal world.

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Event Highlights

Interactive workshops
Participate in engaging workshops designed to develop essential legal skills, including advocacy, negotiation, legal research, and how to navigate the pupillage recruitment process.

Networking opportunities
Build meaningful connections with like-minded individuals, professionals, and representatives from leading chambers. This is your chance to expand your network and create valuable contacts for your future career.

Career guidance
Get expert advice on the different paths to the Bar, whether you're interested in becoming a barrister in a specific field of law or exploring alternative legal career options.

Q&A Panel
Have burning questions about the legal profession? Our panel of black heritage legal pupils, recent tenants, barristers, and QCs are ready to share with you their journeys to the Bar and the tips that got them there.

Embracing Diversity, Driving Innovation

Join us at Aspire to the Bar, exclusively for Black Heritage students, where we wholeheartedly embrace diversity in the legal profession. Discover how diverse voices and perspectives enhance the legal landscape and connect with representatives from leading chambers who are championing inclusivity and change.

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Who can apply?

Current undergraduate students

Have an interest in a future law career

Studying at a UK university

From a Black Heritage background

Event Partners

Brick Court Chambers

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Frequently asked questions

Aspire to the Bar is primarily an employability networking event, but you won’t find them at stands handing out leaflets and reeling off the usual spiel. Instead, you’ll be invited to have real conversations with their representatives, whether they are on the recruitment team, vacation schemes or board of directors and take part in unique interactive session all aimed to help you achieve your dream career!

Yes and no. Remember that this event is primarily an employability networking event: you will get first-hand information from recruiters on what roles they offer, advice on their application processes, and useful hints and tips that you can’t find online. However, it will then be your responsibility to follow up with the contacts you speak to and use all of the knowledge you have gained to help you complete applications. It has been known for previous attendees to be fast tracked through an event partner’s application process, so make sure you update your CV to mention that you attended Aspire to the Bar or include it in your applications.

No, you do not need to bring your CV. We will send your CV to the event partners along with your headshot, which will be taken on the day upon arrival. We will also be sending you a ‘how to get hired’ email after the event, which will include advice from us on how best to tailor your CV to the companies along with their application deadlines, so you will be all set to apply.

Smart business wear. Please do not wear T-shirts, denim or trainers (even black ones!). Remember that you could be meeting your future employer and first impressions are really important.

You will need to bring your travel receipts with you in order to claim back your expenses. It’s also a good idea to bring a notepad and pen.

If for any reason you are unable to make the event, please let us know as soon as possible so that somebody else can benefit from this opportunity. You can contact our event team by email: or by phone: 01491 828 915.

We would love for you to recommend this event to a friend. However, they will have to go through the same process as you (register, review and be invited). We will have to turn away anyone on the day who has not come through this process - whilst we would love to have everybody, we are restricted on the numbers that we can invite.

Aspire to the Bar

15 April 2024
3:30pm - 7:00pm
The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn, London