Justice First Fellowship Scheme

We are delighted to be able to offer a 12-month employed pupillage as part of a two-year Justice First Fellowship.

The Justice First Fellowship Scheme was established in 2014 to support the next generation of students committed to public interest and social justice issues who want to pursue a career in social welfare law. For more information about the JFF please visit https://jff.thelegaleducationfoundation.org/about/

The Fellowship at PLP comprises an initial 12 month period working as a paralegal within PLP’s casework team followed by a 12-month pupillage under the supervision of PLP’s Legal Director who is an employed barrister.

The successful applicant will be committed to PLP’s aims and objectives and have a demonstrable commitment to a career in social welfare law. You will have excellent legal research and analytical skills and be able to communicate complex legal issues in a clear and professional way. You will have the ability to excel as an advocate. As a Fellow at PLP you will work closely alongside PLP’s casework team and contribute to our events and conferencing programme and policy work. The experience of working at PLP under the supervision of an employed barrister and alongside our solicitors will provide an excellent foundation for a career at either the employed or self-employed Bar.

For more information about pupillage at PLP please download our Pupillage Policy, Job Description and Person Specification.

Applications must be made on the Justice First Fellowship application form available at https://jff.thelegaleducationfoundation.org/how-to-apply/

The closing date for applications is midnight on 8 June 2017. We aim to notify shortlisted applicants by 19 June 2017. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide a sample of written work and participate in an assessed advocacy exercise. Those who satisfactorily complete these exercises will be invited for interview in early July 2017. We aim to notify shortlisted candidates of the outcome of assessments and interviews by 21 July 2017.

We expect the successful candidate to start their Fellowship in October 2017.
You must have the right to work in the UK to apply for this post

Nb: This pupillage opportunity is subject to authorization of PLP as a Pupillage Training Organisation by the Bar Standards Board (application pending).