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The Bar of Ireland Transition Year Programme aims to attract students from all over the country that are interested in learning about life at the Bar and getting an exclusive first hand insight into the work of barristers.

Due to high demand and the limit of places to 100, each school is asked to nominate one student only for the draw.

To assist schools in selecting which student is put forward into the draw, The Bar of Ireland suggests that interested students participate in a competition run by their schools comprising an 800 Word Reflective Piece on Life as a Barrister.

TIP: A reflective piece contains the student’s thoughts on life as a barrister including details on:

  1. Qualifying as a barrister
  2. Role & responsibilities of a barrister
  3. What attracts the student to the career of barrister
  4. What aptitudes and strengths the student has that would help them in their career as a barrister
  5. What the student learned from their investigation about life as a barrister

The 2019 programme takes place Monday 4th to Friday 8th February 2019. 100 places are available with 20% given to DEIS schools and the remaining places allocated by a random lottery draw performed by The Bar of Ireland on Thursday 22nd November 2018. Students can come from Transition Year up to 6th year.