Our Chambers Secretary has concocted some fabulous social events—some old, some new—to get you in touch with aspiring advocates in informal (read: less serious!) settings.
This new initiative aims to provide support in the form of different events—socials, career advice, and interview preparation— for individuals applying for pupillage this year.
If you are facing the daunting Pupillage Gateway (!!), come along to the Fields Bar & Kitchen (in Lincoln’s Inn Fields) on this Tuesday from 2pm to meet other aspiring pupil barristers over coffee (it’s on us!).
COURT VISITS (COMPULSORY FOR LL109)
Senior Mooting Officer Nina Maras will be taking a group of up to 20 students to the Royal Courts of Justice on Thursday (19 October) afternoon.
After a brief tour of the RCJ, students will split into small groups to sit in on the cases being heard that day. These visits are an excellent opportunity for you to witness “law in action” and is a compulsory part of your Introduction to Legal Methods and Systems (LL109) module.
Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register, email Nina (N.Maras@lse.ac.uk), who will confirm the schedule closer to the date.
DINNER OF THE UNIVERSITIES
As Bar and Chambers, it is our role to give you a taster for what life at the bar might entail. From joining an Inn of Court to applying for pupillage, the process of getting to the bar may seem daunting.
A perfect opportunity for you to witness first-hand what life is like at one of the Inns of Court is by attending one of the Dinner of the Universities. Preceding the Dinner, sessions introducing life at the inn, providing advocacy guidance, and other panel discussions are led by pupil and barrister members of that Inn. These provide an invaluable opportunity to learn more about the Inns of Court and is a must for anyone considering going to the Bar.
Places for these are extremely competitive so be sure to keep an eye on this page and sign up as soon as possible for best chances!
BAR AT THE BAR
Our Bar at the Bar event an excellent opportunity for both law and non-law students interested in advocacy to meet other like-minded students and network informally with barristers over a drink at Cittie of York (a local barrister “watering hole”). The first drink is always on us (yes, you read that right!). It’s a night of good drinking and provides an opportunity to chat to members of the committee about any questions you may have. Our first bar at the bar is scheduled for the Thursday of third week (Michaelmas). We hope to see you all there!
PORT & PRECEDENT
Port & Precedent is quite simple: we drink port and talk about precedent. In a nutshell, we provide the alcohol, you provide the fun.
We sip on port (or similarly coloured beverages) whilst presenting our favourite cases— often these are extremely rare and humorous cases. At the end of the evening we vote on which case is the best of the pile. Previous P&Ps also included a precedent game with prizes available to the highest scoring team. Designed to be a bit of fun, P&P welcomes all students — see you on the Thursday of week 7 (Michaelmas) for our first one!