The Inn runs four annual competitions in public speaking (Crowther Shield), advocacy (Sir Louis Gluckstein Prize), mooting (Inter-Provider Mooting competition) and debating (Lincoln's Inn Debating Shield) for Lincoln's Inn members. Participation in these competitions has proven fantastic experience for future barristers and excellent CV material.
Inter-Provider Mooting Competition
Preliminary selection rounds will be held for Lincoln's Inn students at the BPTC Providers, using a speed-mooting system. The two highest scoring students will go through to represent their Provider in the later rounds, when the teams will be pitted against each other to decide the winner.
Selection for those at London Providers will be held at the Inn the evening of Monday 11th December and selection for those at Providers outside of London will be organised locally by your Lincoln's Inn Student Representatives.
Crowther Shield Public Speaking Competition
This competition gives students an opportunity to present a plea in mitigation on behalf of an historical or fictional character under timed conditions. Previous cases used include Guy Fawkes (conspiracy to cause an explosion), Lady Macbeth (soliciting a murder) and Goldilocks (burglary and criminal damage).
The competition will be held the evening of Tuesday 16th January 2018. Selection for this competition will be by ballot. The ballot for this competition will open in Michaelmas term.
Gluckstein Advocacy Prize
This is a competition to award the Sir Louis Gluckstein Prize for the best advocate at the Inn, and is open to current BPTC students and pupil barristers. The competition will be held on TBC. Those who participate and stay for at least another two rounds following knock out will be accredited with one Qualifying Session.
Selection for this prize will be by ballot, the ballot for this competition will open in Hilary term. Please only enter the ballot once; entering multiple times will not improve your chances of being selected and will be deleted. Please note, if you have already participated in the competition in previous years you are not eligible to enter the ballot.
Lincoln's Inn Debating Shield
This is an internal debating competition to find the top debating team in the Inn. Team selection will be held at the last Debating Club meeting of Hillary term. Participants must attend this Debating Club Workshop should they wish to be selected for the finals.
The finals of the Debating Shield will be held at the Inn on TBC.