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 is a fantastic experience for future barristers and great 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 which Provider will be the holder of the Shield. Selection for those at London Providers will be held at the Inn in December and selection for those at Providers outside London organised locally by your Lincoln's Inn Student Representatives.
The ballot for this competition has now closed and the winners have been announced.
Crowther Shield Public Speaking Competition
This competition gives students an opportunity to give 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 ballot for this competition has now closed and the winner has been announced.
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 Saturday 10th June 2017.
Those who participate and stay for at least another two rounds following knock out will be accredited with one Qualifying Session. 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.
Selection for this prize will be by ballot, the ballot for this competition has now closed. Those selected for the competition have now been informed.
Lincoln's Inn Debating Shield
This is an internal debating competition to find the top debating team in the Inn. Team selection was held at the last Debating Club meeting on the 21st of March, participants must attend this Debating Club Workshop if you wish to be selected for this.
The finals of the Debating Shield were held the evening of Monday 8th May and the winners of the competition have been announced and will be presented with the Shield at the Debate in Hall on Thursday 18th May.