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Careers Events

The Inn is keen to help those considering a career at the Bar by providing opportunities to learn more about the profession, training for the Bar and how to fund their studies. Please see further details below.

University Presentations

Lincoln’s Inn visits a number of universities each year to give a presentation on how to finance and succeed in a career at the Bar.

These events are open to all students at the particular institution and where possible we will open them up to students at other local institutions. More information on locations and dates for the upcoming academic year will be released in due course.

The Inn can arrange for barristers or a member of staff to visit you at your university to talk about the role of the Inns. Please contact us to discuss your plans.

Current Booked Events and Sign Up Forms:

There are currently no upcoming events.

InnSight Days

We hold InnSight Days for prospective Bar Course and GDL/CPE students interested to learn more about a career at the Bar.

InnSight Days include a presentation about the Inn and a talk from a barrister, or recent student. Individual students are welcome to bring a guest with them, or you can attend as part of group from your institution.

In response to Covid-19 we have implemented an altered, digital outreach program. Our upcoming events are:

Monday 15 June, 4pm-5pm; An introductory event  from our Outreach Co-Ordination perfect for those with little to no prior knowledge of the Bar. You can find more details and book a ticket on the Evenbrite page.

Tuesday 16 June, 4pm-5pm; A Q&A session with three of our barrister members. You can book a place through the Eventbrite Page.

University Information Afternoon and Dinner

We host Information Afternoon and Dinners for prospective students between February and April each academic year. Invitations will be sent to institutions in advance. These afternoons provide the opportunity to attend a series of short talks on varying aspects of a career at the Bar, including the self-employed Bar, the employed Bar, training for the Bar, and top tips for success. Each event will be followed by a dinner where you will have the opportunity to talk with barristers and Benchers of the Inn.

Details of these events are sent directly to Universities and Student Bar and Law societies. Invitations for the 2020 program have already been sent out. If your organisation would like to be added to our contact list please email our Outreach Coordinator, Beth Williams.

Law Fairs

The Bar Council, the Inns of Court and COMBAR (the Commercial Bar Association) will attend various university law fairs during the Michaelmas Term. If you would like more information about the fairs and other careers events arranged by the Bar Council, please visit their website or contact Careers@BarCouncil.org.uk.

Are you a Student Society?

If you are a Student Bar or Law society and would like to hear the latest information about events that the Inn holds for Law and Non-Law Undergraduate students, please contact beth.williams@lincolnsinn.org.uk.

Outreach Opportunites for Practicing Barristers

If you are a practicing Barrister (employed or self-employed) and would be interested in meeting students at university events, visits or Law Fairs, we may have opportunities for you. Quite often we require speakers to discuss their journey to the Bar at events at the Inn, as well as visiting universities around the country. The Inn also works with the Bar Council and other Inns at Law Fairs, and these are fantastic opportunities to share your knowledge with those considering a career at the Bar.

If you would be interested in hearing more about current outreach opportunities, please email beth.williams@lincolnsinn.org.uk

Changes to the Bar Training Course

As of 2020, there have been some changes made to the bar course, previously called the BPTC. The Inns of Court College of Advocacy has put together this helpful guide. You might also find the Bar Standards Board website useful which sets out clearly the steps needed to train to become a barrister.