All student members of the Inn are welcome to get involved in our Debating and Mooting clubs. The clubs meet in the evenings, a number of times each term. Both clubs also take part in various internal and external competitions and selections will be held during club meetings. Most competitions are limited to those currently studying for the GDL or BPTC but those who are pre/post-BPTC are still welcome to attend the club meetings. Debating and Mooting both provide excellent practice for pupillage interviews and future appearances in court. Please note that only members of Lincoln's Inn are eligible to take part in the Inn's Debating and Mooting Clubs and their activities and competitions.
Students can claim two Qualifying Sessions if they attend a total of four club meetings throughout the year (either through Mooting, Debating or a combination of both). Club meetings are free to attend, however, students will be required to pay £20 to receive their two Qualifying Sessions. There is no obligation for students to claim for Qualifying Sessions if they do not wish to, and they are still very welcome to attend.
Debating Club dates for next term:
Thursday 19th October
Wednesday 1st November
Tuesday 21st November
Tuesday 5th December
Debating club takes place at 6:30pm-8:30pm at 33 Chancery Lane (entrance via Rolls Passage).
Mooting Club dates for next term:
Wednesday 11th October
Tuesday 24th October
Thursday 9th November
Wednesday 22nd November
Mooting club takes place at 6:30pm-8:30pm at 33 Chancery Lane (entrance via Rolls Passage).
The secretaries for both clubs will email you about upcoming workshops and competition selections. It is important that you let the secretaries know if you are coming to a Debating or Mooting session for catering purposes.