Applications for the 1 Crown Office Row Equality & Diversity Mini Pupillage Scheme are open until 8th July 2022.

In 2015 1COR launched an Equality & Diversity Mini Pupillage Scheme because they wanted to play a greater role in helping the Bar to become as diverse and inclusive as possible by attracting able university students and post-graduates from less advantaged backgrounds.

The scheme is targeted at socio-economically disadvantaged applicants, and we offer a guaranteed a first-round interview for pupillage to those applicants who perform well in their assessments.

The ED mini-pupillage is open to applicants who meet the following criteria:

A: You must have attended a non-selective state school or college from ages 11 to 18*, be able to demonstrate high academic achievement, and be either in at least your second year of university or a graduate.


B: You must also meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • neither of your parents went to university
  • You have received free school meals
  • Your family has received income support
  • You have caring responsibilities
  • You were in care yourself

*Individuals who attended a non-selective school from ages 11 to 16 but attended a state selective/grammar school from ages 16 to 18 are eligible to apply.

Traditionally, applications are submitted by completing the form and emailing it with a ‘Assessed Mini-Pupillage’ as the subject, along with an up-to-date copy of your CV, to

Postal applications should be addressed to Alison Ebdon, c/o Equality and Diversity Committee, 1 Crown Office Row, Temple, London EC4Y 7HH.

Click here to download the form. Please note that successful applicants guaranteed a first-round interview must still apply for 1COR pupillage via the Pupillage Gateway.

Find out more about the scheme here.