Themes

Qualifying Sessions can be classified under five themes which cover all aspects of the skills and knowledge you need to learn as part of your training for the Bar.
 
You must attend a minimum of one session under each of the themes. At least two sessions must be interactive and require preparation in advance. (For students that started the course in 2019 or earlier, there is no obligation to complete the range of themed QSs, but we would strongly encourage you to attend as many types of sessions as possible).

Five Qualifying Session Themes

  • Ethics, Standards and Values
  • Advocacy Skills
  • Legal Knowledge, Justice and the Rule of Law
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Preparation for Pupillage, Career Development and Wellbeing

Event breakdown

  • Introductory Events - Preparation for Pupillage, Career Development and Wellbeing 
  • Moots - Advocacy Skills
  • Prep4Practice (skills) - Advocacy Skills 
  • Prep4Practice (lecture) - Legal Knowledge, Justice and the Rule of Law and Preparation for Pupillage, Career Development and Wellbeing
  • Residential Weekends - Advocacy Skills and Ethics, Standards and Values and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Mixed Messes - Legal Knowledge, Justice and the Rule of Law
  • Wellbeing Talks - Preparation for Pupillage, Career Development and Wellbeing

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