CV for Mini-Pupillages

Example CV for a law student applying for mini-pupillages.




Home Address:
10 London Road

Term Address:
1a Beech Court
Park Wood
University of Kent
Canterbury, Kent
  Due to recent age discrimination legislation, you don't have to include your date of birth, if you don't wish to

     Tel: 01789 12345   Email:   




2011 to date

The University of Kent
LL.B. Law - expect to graduate June 2014

First year: Introduction to Law (Distinction); Legal Process (Merit); Constitutional and Administrative Law (Merit); Obligations I (Distinction)
Second year: Criminal Law; Company Law; Obligations II; Property Law
2005 - 2011 Casubon High School, Middlemarch
2011 A-levels: English (A); French (B); History (B)
2010 AS levels: Music (B); Media Studies (B)
2009 GCSEs: English Language (A); English Literature (A); French (A); German (B); Mathematics (C); History (A); Geography (C); Biology (B); Music (A)
  Chambers will expect a comprehensive list of your academic achievements to date, so include all subjects and grades


2011 to date Kent Law Clinic
  The clinic offers a free legal advice and representation service to people in the Canterbury area. I liaise with clients over the telephone, assist at advice sessions and attend weekly meetings.
May 2012 Student Visit

One-day visit to Julian Lackland, a Kent law graduate, at his chambers. This allowed me to observe meetings and to attend a Court of Appeal hearing in relation to a personal injury case.

Summer 2011

Hawleys, Middlemarch

Two-week work placement with a partner in the property department of a general practice solicitors' firm. I carried out research in relation to a boundary dispute, attended Court and observed interviews with clients.

Spring Term 2011 Mooting

Successfully participated in University Mooting competition as one of the winning team in the Contract Law moot.

  Separate your law-related experience from your less relevant experience. This can be any experience – not just paid employment!




2011 to date The White Bull Inn, Canterbury - part-time bar work and waitressing
2009 - 2011 Flora Motley Ltd, High Street, Middlemarch

Saturday Sales Assistant in fashion store: customer service, stock control, cash handling
This involved me in advising and assisting customers, coping with problems and unexpected situations (such as a fire alarm) and taking responsibility for counting up and banking money

  Highlights relevant skills gained from less relevant employment


Music: I have sung many solo parts in school and church choir performances and coached and conducted the Junior School Choir. I sing in the University chorus which performs regularly at the University and in Canterbury Cathedral.
Wildlife Conservation: Last summer I participated in a two-week project monitoring the wolf population in Ukraine. In order to achieve this, I raised £2000 in sponsorship through organising events such as a talent contest. Since returning, I have spoken about my experiences to schoolchildren and the Loamshire Wildlife Trust, of which I am an active member.
Classic Cars: I own and maintain a 1977 Mini and am secretary of the University Car Club
Other interests: Active member of the University Temple Society, Conservation Society and Fencing Club. I swim twice a week and am trying to improve my Russian by independent study.


Shows initiative and public speaking skills


Something a bit “different” can help your CV to stand out and be remembered



  • Member of the "Casubon Speechmakers" team which won the county schools' public speaking award in 2010
  • Awarded School Governors' Prize for my contribution to the musical life of the school
  • Good command of French and German; basic knowledge of Russian
  • Familiarity with legal databases (Westlaw and LexisNexis) and Windows packages including MS Word, MS Access  Internet Explorer
  • Full, clean driving licence



Dr T. Lydgate,
Kent Law School,
Eliot College
University of Kent
Kent, CT2 7NS
01227 828282

Miss R. Vincy,
Flora Motley Ltd
65 High Street
Loamshire, MM1 0FF
01199 123456
  If you are short of space on the CV, you can just put “References available on request”


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