Over 100 undergraduate students across the country were chosen by their respective institutions to attend Lincoln’s Inn last week.
Lincoln’s Inn is one of four Inns of Court providing students with training, careers advice and scholarships.
“I was delighted to be chosen by the Universities Academic Team to have dinner at the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn” – level 6 student, Nazeem Khan
Naseem Khan was one of the students invited to attend from Staffordshire University.
“From the moment we arrived I was in awe, Lincoln’s Inn was like Hogwarts! We arrived outside a big wooden door. Standing on the other side were students from almost every university in the country waiting to greet us.”
Those in attendance included the University College of London, Oxford and Cambridge.
“Everyone was friendly, we each shared our individual experiences. Some of these students were certain that they wanted to pursue a career at the bar, others were simply there to enjoy the evening!
We were never made to feel small, there was a real sense of togetherness. I even made friends with a History & Politics student who has since offered to give me a tour of Oxford.”
The evening consisted of talks on the employed and self-employed bar. Followed by dinner in the Great Hall.
“The talks were informative, we really gained an insight into life at the bar and how Lincoln’s Inn will support us on our journey through training and various scholarships.”
“It was brilliant, really interesting talks and then every table was sat with a few barristers from London so we could properly talk to them about the Bar, it was really insightful” – level 6 student, Elizabeth Briand.
“Dining at the Inn was a great networking opportunity. At least one barrister was sat at every table, each within talking distance. Where else might one find themselves seated next to a QC Barrister (appointed by the Queen’s Counsel) or a former Judge of the Supreme Court!
I would like to thank Staffordshire University for the opportunity.”