730 Students Get to Experience Life as a Barrister

The Bar Council’s flagship social mobility initiative, Bar Placement Week, will this week mark 10 years of giving sixth form students from non-traditional backgrounds the opportunity to spend a week experiencing life as a barrister. The 10 year anniversary of the scheme comes as the Bar Council launches a new social mobility campaign online, entitled ‘I am the Bar’, which aims to encourage more people with the necessary talent and potential to pursue a career at the Bar, irrespective of their socio-economic background. Bar Placement Week has been pairing talented sixth form students from non-traditional backgrounds with practising barristers in London for 10 years.  In 2014, the p...

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