What the ‘Inns of Court’ are, and what their function is, might just be one of the most frequently asked questions about our Society – and rightly so. The Bar is full of little publicised traditions and cultural quirks, which can often be confusing and intimidating to the unwitting. However, the heritage and history of the Bar are one of the things that make it such a special profession. Getting to grips with it also helps you understand where the Bar has come from, where it’s going, and where it fits in the wider picture of the English legal system.
So, over the Summer Break, we met up with Lacara-Barnes Rowe at Inner Temple to find out a bit more about the Inns of Court and what they do.
The video below is the first of a four-part series, called ‘About the Inns’, which covers a variety of topics including Diversity at the Bar, Scholarship Applications and much, much more! The first clip, ‘What are the Inns of Court?’, contains a tonne of information about the history of the Inns and what their original function was, along with a run down of what their modern day function is and their place in legal education.
We hope you found this informative and enjoyable! Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the other videos too!