The following schemes and activities are open to all Bar course students only and are there to make your life easier and enhance your experience as a student so please take advantage of them!
- Our vision for the future
- Call to the Bar
- International Practice Panel
- Dr Ivy Williams, An Enduring Inspiration to Women Lawyers
- Gilds and Things
- The History of The Inner Temple through its Treasures
- Human Rights in Britain and France: From Thomas Becket to the French Revolution
- Law in a Time of Plague - Was the Law a Good Doctor
- Lawyers and Diplomats
- The Selden Society: John Selden and Legal History
- The Selden Society: The Fire Courts
- The Smirkes and The Inner Temple
- Treasures from the Library
- William Crashawe's Library
- Munich – Why?
- Master H Meets...Again
- Have We "Had Enough of Experts"?
- Race and the Legal Profession
- Giving Judges a Voice in Democracies
- Experts: Love or Loath? The Involvement of Experts in Legal Proceedings
- The Executive and the Courts in the Constitution
- Lawyer or Politician: What is the Attorney General?
- Memory as Evidence
- Politics and the Law
- Previous Lecture Series and Speakers
- Proof in International Criminal Trials
- 'Sales' on Retention of Title Terms
- Show me the money!
- Forensic Identification from the Hand
- Brain Imaging as Evidence
- The Bar of Ireland, Brexit and the Common Law
- The History of the Law Officers
- A Public Health Approach to Equality Law
- Forensic Document Examination - The Science Today
- The Absolute Ban on Assisted Dying and Lessons from Canada
- Calling It Out: Professionals, their Regulators, Equity and Fairness
- The Limits of Fiduciary Rules
- The Predicament and Agency of Refugees
- The Role of the Medical Examiner
- The Wild and Ridiculous Doctrine of Equality
- What Does It Mean to Be Anti-Racist in a Profession Full of Privileged People?
- Assisted Dying
- Asylum and Immigration: Do Sovereign Island Nations have a Duty to Provide Refuge?
- Is it Better to Review or Monitor Terror Laws? The UK and Australian Positions Compared
- Is Our Adversarial System Fit for Purpose?
- Ukraine War: Peace-making Ahead – Traditional Methods of Accountability or New Solutions?
- Britain's Unwritten Constitution
- The Crime of Ecocide
- Global Responses to the Forcibly Displaced
- Does the Bar Need to Communicate and Market Itself More in the Modern World?
- Is Anything More Needed to Ensure Freedom of Speech?
- Is There a Case for Anonymity in Social Media?
- Is the Presumption of Innocence Alive and Well?
- Peace vs Justice
- Prison Reform
- The Rule of Law in Times of International Conflict
- Should our Constitution Protect Against Party Elected Leaders?
- Should UK Judges and ex-Judges Be Sitting in Hong Kong?
- Special Gandhi Lecture
- What Does a Master of the Bench Do?
- Frequently asked questions
The following schemes and activities are open to all Bar course students only
The Mentoring Scheme
The Mentoring Scheme aims to pair Bar course students with barristers who can give advice and guidance on an impartial basis. Examples of the kind of support offered by mentors include telephone calls, meetings in person, advice offered by email, attending an Inn event with them, or visiting court with them.
Students and Mentors are primarily allocated based on geographical location and practice area (of interest to the student). This year we are also piloting protected characteristic and social-mobility matching. If you are, for example, from an underrepresented group and would like to receive support from a practising barrister from the same group, you will be able to select this on the application form.
How to apply
The Mentoring Scheme is open to current Bar Course students only. On Monday 3 October 2022, all eligible students will be sent a link to the online application form. If you do not receive this email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unfortunately there are currently limited spaces on the scheme, and mentors will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Volunteer to become a Mentor
The Inner Temple Mentoring Scheme needs your help!
We want to make sure that in the twenty-first century, every Bar student who wants mentoring, regardless of background, should be given the help and support in their student year. As an Inn committed to providing our students with the best support available, we are asking all those who have a bit of time spare - and even those who have no spare time - to offer support and guidance to a student. The amount of contact that you have with your assigned student is entirely up to you. Examples of the kind of support you might like to offer include telephone calls, meetings in person, offering advice by email, or attending an Inn event with them.
This year we are going to enhance our mentoring scheme by offering protected characteristic and social-mobility matching. If you are, for example, from an underrepresented group and would like to support someone from the same group, you will be able to select this on the sign-up form.
Mentoring is open to anyone who has been in practice for at least three years, in any area of law.
If this is something with which you would like to be involved in, please follow the link below to volunteer.
The Mock Interview Scheme
This scheme aims to help Bar course students develop their interview skills in preparation for imminent pupillage interviews. Students are given the opportunity to practise their interview technique and to build up confidence in front of barristers.
How to apply
Priority will be given to students who have Pupillage interviews lined up. For further information and to apply, please contact the Pre-Pupillage team.
This scheme gives you the opportunity to spend up to a week with a High Court or Circuit Judge either in London or the provinces. The judge will show you the case papers and discuss the case proceedings. The experience provides a valuable opportunity to observe the workings of the court from an entirely different perspective. This scheme is open to full-time Bar course students, part-time Bar course students in their second year, and those who have been called but are yet to obtain pupillage.
How to apply
Please use the button below to apply.