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 Bar Course year.
Once you have joined the Inn you must complete 10 Qualifying Sessions within a five year period in order to be called to the Bar.
We run various schemes to support your professional development throughout your career at the Bar.
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 Bar Course 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 Bar Course providers. AGIS representatives are based at Bar Course providers both in London and on Circuit to ensure all of the Inn’s students are equally represented.
Introduction to International Arbitration Course
The Gray’s Inn Introduction to International Arbitration Course is a six-week course, accredited by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and is facilitated by some of the biggest names in International Arbitration.
Graduates of the course can go on to represent Gray’ Inn in the prestigious Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna and achieve Associate Membership of CIArb, the leading qualifications and professional body for dispute avoidance and dispute management.
The course runs in August and September and is open to GDL and Bar Course students and those looking for pupillage.
Please contact the Training and Education Team.
General member services
Remember, as a member of the Inn you are entitled to:
- lunch in Hall (discounts available for students and pupils)
- use the Bridge Bar
- use the Library
- participate with any of the clubs and societies
- join the Chapel Choir.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) are fundamental principles of justice and underpin all we do at Gray’s Inn. Our ED&I Committee authored a statement which was approved by Pension which sets out what we believe, what we want to achieve and what we will do.