University Advocacy Day Application Form

Applications for the next event on 19 October are now open!

A unique opportunity for university students who are interested in a career at the bar, and are not yet members of an Inn of court.

We run two Advocacy Day's in each academic year (usually in October and March). Both events will follow the same format. Places are limited for each event.

The day will offer an opportunity to meet and listen to what leading barristers say are the key elements of good advocacy; to participate in a facilitated case analysis, ethics discussions and finally, under the guidance of accredited advocacy trainers, to get on your feet and perform a bit of advocacy.  Saturday evening will end with a reception hosted by judicial and barrister members of the Inn, all of whom sit and/or practise in all areas of law and at all levels.  

The next event

Where: Gray's Inn
When: 19 October 2019
Time: 1pm to 7.30pm
Cost: Free with subsidised travel


  • Talks on advocacy, scholarships and the role of the Inns from barristers, including Mike Fordham QC, Master of Students 
  • Advocacy and ethics training in small groups from barristers
  • Reception in Hall hosted by members of the Inn
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Application form – 19 October 2019

The deadline to apply is 9am, Wednesday 9 October 2019. 

Submit the below application form no later than the above deadline to apply for a place. 
Places are limited. We will confirm whether your application has been successful after the deadline. 
You may apply on this occasion and not be successful in gaining a place due to space restrictions.  Don’t let that put you off pursuing a career at the Bar. 
If you have previously attended one of our University Advocacy Days you will not be eligible to attend this event. 

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If you have previously attended an event at the Inn, this will not automatically preclude you from attending again and we sill encourage you to apply. However, dependent on the number of applications we receive, we may need to offer those who have not previously attended an event first preference.
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