The Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) has partnered with PASS to provide further opportunities for students to learn about life as a commercial barrister.
This marks their 25th anniversary and commitment to encouraging a diverse and inclusive profession.
Successful PASS applicants are invited to apply to be COMBAR Scholars.
Applicants interested in the Commercial Bar will have even more opportunities through PASS with this partnership. While applicants are then encouraged to explain the reasons for their interest in the Commercial Bar in their personal statement, no further supporting details will be required.
COMBAR will then consider applicants for five positions each year from those that have expressed interest. COMBAR Scholars will receive the following (in addition to their mini-pupillage organised through PASS):
- Bursary of £500 – this is in addition to the standard expenses paid through PASS to undertake your placement
- Dedicated mentor – you will be paired with a commercial barrister who will act as your mentor.
- Networking event – an opportunity to attend networking events with commercial barristers, allowing students to further hone their skills and areas of interest.
For further information on the COMBAR and careers as a commercial barrister, please visit their website.
For more insight into this practice area, take a look at barrister and Inner Temple member, John Robb’s article on life at the Commercial Bar.