"Legally Brunette': Ex-Moreton Hall pupil Alura inspired by Elle Woods to pupillage
HOLLYWOOD can often be the inspiration for dreams and it is no different for one legal-minded former Moreton Hall School pupil. Alura Bather is set to emulate her film hero 'Elle Woods', the main character of the classic Reese Witherspoon film 'Legally Blonde' after securing a pupillage in Birmingham. Though more 'Legally Brunette', Alura will head to Citadel Chambers after her dream of becoming a barrister started off at Moreton Hall, in Weston Rhyn, achieving A-levels in English, History and Chemistry. Alura, who will specialise in criminal law, admitted she is grateful for the chance.
She said: "It feels surreal to have my dream come true and I don’t think it’s really sunk in yet. "I feel unbelievably lucky, it’s an incredibly rigorous application process and I am extremely fortunate that I have had so many people who have helped me succeed. Partly inspired by Elle, Alura applied and was offered an unconditional place to study LLB Law at the University of Birmingham after Moreton Hall. After graduating in 2021, she received one of the Middle Temple’s major scholarships, The Queen Mother’s Award, a highly regarded scholarship, which then boosted her chances to get onto the pupillage.
Alura is still remembered well by teachers at the boarding school, according to Caroline Lang, senior tutor at Moreton Sixth Form. She added: "Alura has all of the attributes to make a fabulous barrister and her academic rigour, drive and compassion will ensure she is a success. Sarah Pritchard, a successful Barrister of 20 years who now leads Moreton Hall’s Life Skills and Wellbeing programme, added: "The process of obtaining pupillage is extraordinarily competitive and Alura’s success is a testament to her hard work, dedication and skill.
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