There are many opportunities for you to get involved with the Inn and the Education Department whilst you are a student member.
We encourage you to participate and take advantage of as many as possible, especially during your GDL and/or your BPTC year.
Once you have joined the Inn you must complete 10 Qualifying Sessions within a two year period in order to be called to the Bar.
Our Careers Service is here to assist you whether you have been lucky enough to have secured pupillage or not. We can offer advice on your application form and/or CV and also arrange a mock interview with a barrister to help you in advance of the real thing.
The Mentoring Scheme will match you with a local barrister practising in the area of law in which you are seeking pupillage. The on-going relationship with your mentor will be a valuable source of guidance on all aspects of a career at the Bar.
Our Court Pupillage programme can arrange for you to spend up to 5 days marshalling with a judge. This will improve your insight into the role of the judiciary, court procedure and styles of advocacy.
Vocalise is a mentor based prison and primary school debating programme. Founded in 2010 by two of the Inn’s student members, it won the 2012 Attorney General’s Award for Best Student Pro Bono Initiative. An excellent opportunity for some pro bono experience during your GDL or BPTC year!
Griffin LAW (Law and Advocacy Workshops) introduce secondary and sixth form students to the legal profession, build their knowledge of the rule of law and develop their skills in advocacy and persuasion.
Gray's Inn students who complete the eight week Griffin Mentor training programme, can become Griffin mentors and deliver an 8 week skills course for Griffin LAW.
AGIS represents all student members of the Inn and organises a variety of events, both social and educational, throughout the year. It communicates between students and the Inn’s barrister members and Bench, and between students and BPTC providers. AGIS representatives are based at BPTC providers both in London and on Circuit to ensure all of the Inn’s students are equally represented.
General member services
Remember, as a member of the Inn you are entitled to: