Welcome to Becoming a Barrister
Becoming a Barrister is a collection of resources produced for The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in conjunction with academics at The Open University and the University of Sheffield.
This first resource – Part 1: Learning about barristers – is aimed at students aged 14–16 years old who are interested in a career as a barrister or simply want to find out more about what barristers do and the role they play in the justice system in England and Wales.
Learning about barristers is divided into six sections:
Why do we need barristers?
What does a barrister do?
Life as a barrister.
Who can become a barrister?
Becoming a barrister.
Part 2 of these resources – Supporting an aspiring barrister – provides support and guidance about becoming a barrister for parents, carers, families and teachers. This includes a road map to help parents, carers and families support aspiring barristers with their career plans and guidance for teachers on incorporating Part 1 into the national curriculum.
Part 3 of these resources – Planning an outreach session – is aimed at existing barristers and judges. It provides useful guidance, including a lesson planner to help construct a plan for outreach sessions in school, college and community settings.