Last night, a select few of our members were fortunate enough to visit the Inner Temple for a talk on becoming a barrister.
On the way to the event, the group managed to catch a glimpse of the Royal Courts of Justice and the beautiful architecture of the Temple, including the Temple Church.
Our members heard from several qualified barristers about their journey to the Bar and what they learned along the way; particularly with regard to applications and the pupillage and scholarship interview process. All speakers had taken very different paths to the Bar, which highlighted just how diverse the profession is becoming in terms of barristers’ backgrounds.
The talks were followed up by an insightful Q&A session that involved discussion of various contemporary legal affairs, such as the current cuts to Legal Aid and the proposed repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998.
Following the talk, the Inns of Court Society and others who attended were treated to free wine, soft drinks and canapés whilst they mingled with leading professionals and each other until the end of the evening.
Those who attended were exemplary ambassadors for both our society and the university, so a big thank you must go to them. Moreover, we must also thank the Inner Temple Outreach team for organising and inviting the society to such a fantastic and informative event.