There are a range of appointed representative roles available on the Lincoln’s Inn Students’ Association. All of these roles provide excellent opportunities for students to engage with life at the Inn and interact with all levels of membership.
Student members are encouraged to assist the Inn during their Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) by becoming a Student Representative for students at their BPTC Provider,
Students can apply for as many positions as they like but they will usually be allocated one position if they are deemed suitable by our panel, although those selected as BPTC Student Representative may also be considered for one of the LISA Committee roles.
Lincoln’s Inn Students’ Association (LISA) Committee
The Association aims to represent and promote the views and interests of our student members, encourage better links between all levels of the Inn’s membership. This includes the organisation of social activities for student membership and assisting the Inn’s provision of educational and social events. All student members of the Inn are automatically members of the Association, unless they choose not to be (by informing the Education Department).
The Association is led by a Committee made up of an Executive, Student Representatives from each BPTC Provider and the Debating and Mooting Club Secretaries.
Committee roles and general descriptions:
BPTC Student Representatives
The Inn relies upon the support of the student representatives at each of the BPTC providers, as they provide the link between the Inn and the student body. The representatives are encouraged to communicate to the Inn feedback from students on issues concerning their affiliation to the Inn, and other issues pertinent to their education and training for the Bar.
Representatives for BPTC Providers outside of London are also expected to organise at least one and up to three educational activities (which can be accredited as qualifying sessions). Funding is provided by the Inn, subject to approval. Student representatives also sit on the Lincoln’s Inn Students’ Association and are expected to contribute to their meetings.
Cardiff Law School
Poh Ching Siow
City Law School
University of Law, Birmingham
University of Law, Leeds
University of Law, London
Mooting and Debating Club Secretaries
Two secretaries are appointed for each club to assist the Education Department and the club judges with the arrangements for Mooting or Debating Workshops and selection of teams for internal and external competitions. The club secretaries also sit on the Lincoln’s Inn Students’ Association and are expected to contribute to their meetings.
Due to the nature of the role, the secretaries must be students studying at one of the London BPTC Providers, as at least one secretary must attend each workshop at the Inn. Debating and mooting activities at Providers outside of London can be organised by the Student Representatives, who are welcome to liaise with the secretaries regarding local competition opportunities.
Ali Zain Raza