Human Rights Panel
Nov
22
6:00 PM18:00

Human Rights Panel

A short discussion on the journeys to the Bar that the panel members took and any advice they have for a career in Human Rights Law, followed by an event discussing the extent to which the Human Rights Act of 1998 is successful.

This will be held in the River Room (King’s Building).

Confirmed Panellists:

  1. Professor Robert Wintemute

  2. Deok Joo Rhee QC (39 Essex Court)

  3. Sir Peter Thornton (Founder of Doughty Street Chambers)

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Christmas Social
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas Social

We have hired out Simmons Bar exclusively for the KCL Bar & Mooting Society. There will be a private bar with our own personal cocktail bar tender and some pumping Christmas tunes- it promises to be a drunken Christmas-y night!!

There will be a prize awarded to the best Christmas Jumper!!!

NB: This event is 18+, please bring a UK certified ID with you and drink responsibly.

Tickets: £5 for members, £10 for non-members.

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KCLBMS Advocate Fundraiser
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

KCLBMS Advocate Fundraiser

Please join the KCL Bar & Mooting Society in a Christmas celebration to raise money for the newly rebranded Bar Pro-Bono Unit, now known as Advocate. Each year this incredible charity provides legal representation for people when they are at their most vulnerable. We decided that we needed to not only celebrate all that they have done (in true Christmas style!) but also raise money for the charity so that they can continue this amazing work.

The KCLBMS Advocate Fundraiser will be a black-tie formal event with canapes and a wine reception. There will be raffles, games, live music, magicians and a surprise guest speaker.

Students will have the opportunity to network with barristers and other legal professionals.

This will be held in The Great Hall, King’s College London.

Tickets: £16 for members, £20 for non-members and £25 for non-students.

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Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Judge Lafferty

KCL Bar & Mooting Society are incredibly excited to host Judge Lafferty, the only blind judge in the country for the evening!

He will give a talk about his journey to the bench and what day to day life is like for him. There will then be the opportunity for you to ask any questions. 

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Networking with Black and Asian Barristers
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Networking with Black and Asian Barristers

An opportunity for students to network with Black and Asian barristers from all practise areas, reshaping the image many students have of the Bar. Dame Linda Dobbs, the first ever non-white person to be appointed to the Senior Judiciary of the UK will appear as guest speaker.

Dame Linda Dobbs will begin the evening with a short speech. Cake & Counsel will then organise a speed networking activity to ensure students meet as many barristers in the room as possible. This will be followed by a drinks reception.

‘Networking with Black and Asian Barristers’ is being organised in collaboration with Cake & CounselWe would like to thank Atkin Chambers and The Chancery Bar Association for sponsoring this event.

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Finding Your Way to the Bar
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Finding Your Way to the Bar

What happens if I don't get pupillage the first time? What other experience can I gain to help my application?

Join four barristers who have taken alternative entry routes to the Bar in an insightful discussion answering these questions.

This will be held in the Anatomy Museum (King’s Building).

Confirmed Panellists:

  1. Christy Burzio (218 Strand)

More speakers TBC.

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100 Years of Women At the Bar
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

100 Years of Women At the Bar

To celebrate 100 years of women at the Bar, KCLBMS brings you an exclusive opportunity to network with female barristers from all practise areas. These individuals have participated extensively in reshaping the image many students have of the Bar.

Lady Justice Nicola Davies will appear as guest speaker.

This event is in collaboration with the Association of Women Barristers and is sponsored by Fountain Court Chambers and The Chancery Bar Association


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Pupillage Interviews
Feb
12
6:00 PM18:00

Pupillage Interviews

What can I expect from the pupillage application process? How should I approach a pupillage interview? What does the panel actually want when I apply for a scholarship from one of the Inns?

This will be a panel discussion looking to answer the above questions and other common worries students have when pursuing a career at the Bar.

This will be held in the Anatomy Museum (King’s Building).

Confirmed Panellists:

  1. James Fieldsend (Tanfield Chambers) 

  2. Sam Jacobs (Doughty Street Chambers)

  3. Carla Rodriguez (Blackstone Chambers) 

  4. John Clifford (9KBW)

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XIV Annual Dinner
Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

XIV Annual Dinner

The Annual Dinner is the highlight of KCL Bar and Mooting Society’s social calendar, concluding the academic year with a formal dinner and an opportunity to network with esteemed guests of the legal society. This year, the XIV KCLBMS Annual Dinner will be held at The Landowne Club, Mayfair.

Dress Code: Formal suit or occasion wear expected, black tie optional. Both floor length and smart cocktail dresses are acceptable.

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Tour of Inner Temple
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Tour of Inner Temple

A tour of Inner Temple followed by a Q&A on what Inner Temple has to offer and any general advice for a career at the Bar from Daisey Mortimer, the Education Outreach Officer.

Meeting point: Inner Temple Library Entrance (opposite 2KBW Chambers).

Our Events Officer Haohan Wang will be there to meet you.

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Law for Non-Law
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Law for Non-Law

A panel discussion with four barristers who didn’t do a Law degree. This is an amazing opportunity for non-law students to discover alternative routes to the Bar, learn more about the GDL and quiz the panel on their experiences of being a non-law at the Bar.

Location: River Room (King’s Building).

Panellists include:

  1. Annabel Barrons (1GC)

  2. Liam Edwards (187 Fleet Street)

  3. Elizabeth Gallacher (Temple Garden)

  4. Mahesh Karu (2 Harcourt Buildings)

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Life as a Commercial Practitioner
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Life as a Commercial Practitioner

Five Barristers specialising in different areas of the Commercial Bar come together to explain the variety the Commercial Bar has to offer.

This will be located at Anatomy Museum (King’s Building).

Confirmed Panellists:

  1. Sophie Weber (One Essex Court)

  2. Edward Hewitt (5 Stone Buildings)

  3. Sarah Martin (7KBW)

  4. Sudhanshu Swaroop QC (20 Essex Street)

  5. Matthew Watson (XXIV Old Building)

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Oct
26
to Oct 27

Fresher's Pub Crawl

KCLBMS invites you to our annual fresher’s pub crawl for 2018, covering 4 bars and 1 club!

This is a fantastic way to get to know everyone in the Society in a relaxed, fun and social evening, away from uni! At each venue there is free entry, a free shot and queue jumps.

Locations:

7:30pm @ Dirty Harrys Soho (MEETING POINT)

8.20pm - 9.10pm @ GEM

9.15pm - 10.30pm @ Piccadilly Institute

10.30pm - 11.45pm @ Rumba

12.00am - late @ Ruby Blue Leicester Square

Dress Code: Casual, with appropriate shoes for the club if you wish to join us there.

Tickets: £12pp – this includes all entries, free shots and queue jumps.

NB: any other drinks are to be purchased by attendees on the night. All of the below venues have drink deals between £3 and £3.50 for beers and spirit mixers.

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Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

Life at the Criminal Bar

We invite you to join us for an insightful evening where barristers from varying backgrounds will come together to discuss how life at the Criminal Bar differs for each of them.

The panel will be followed by a drinks reception after.

This will be held in SW1.18 Moot Court Room, Somerset House East Wing.

Chairing the Event: Ms Liz Barratt

Confirmed Panellists:

1. Ms Alison Levitt QC (In house barrister and Partner at Mishcon de Reya)

2. Mr George Payne (In-house barrister at Tucker Solicitors)

3. Mr Rabah Kherbane (Pupil from 25 Bedford Row)

4. Ms Julia Smart (Junior from Furnival Chambers)

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Annual Demonstration Moot
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Annual Demonstration Moot

  • Franklin-Wilkins Building - FWB B5 Waterloo Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come engage in our second annual ‘Moderated Moot’, where experienced mooters from the KCL Bar & Mooting Society will argue a Tort Law case. The event will be moderated by Sophie Weber as Moderator, an experienced Barrister from One Essex Court. The event is an excellent opportunity for novice or intermediate mooters to interact with a practising barrister, refine their skills and supplement their mooting foundations.

The Moderator will take and pose questions to the audience throughout the Moot, inviting suggestions and giving strategy tips. This is an excellent opportunity to get an insight into the advocacy techniques of a Barrister!

Participants are invited to look through the Moot Problem and Skeletal Submissions, available at Mooting Resources on our resources page kclbms.org/resources .

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Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Vis Arbitration Moot

The KCL Vis Moot coaching team has the pleasure to invite you to the 2018/19 Vis Moot information evening. Join for a focused session with Janek Bednarz and Georg Stigelbauer, former Vis mooties and KCL alumni, to find out about:

- The Vis competition format, including a deep dive into the written and oral stages of the competition

- The application and interviewing process for the Vis Moot team at KCL

- First hand experiences from each stage of preparation and the moot

- Details of pre-moots (preparatory competitions ahead of the trip to Vienna)

The Vis Moot is an unrivalled opportunity to delve into a practical application of your studies in commercial law, international arbitration and private international law. We look forward to seeing you on Friday to share more about this fantastic opportunity to boost your CV and meet like minded enthusiastic students like yourself from all over the world.

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Freshers Welcome Drinks
Oct
1
6:00 PM18:00

Freshers Welcome Drinks

To kick off the new year we are inviting all new and existing KCL Bar and Mooting members to join us for our Freshers Welcome Drinks on Monday 1st October in The Bingham Room at Gray’s Inn!

This will be a fantastic opportunity for you to meet and get to know some of the familiar faces from this year's committee, as well as network with a host of barristers from Gray's Inn itself! 

We will also be having a guest speaker this evening - The Honourable Mr Justice Foskett (Patron of KCLBMS).


We hope you will join us in what promises to once again be a fantastic evening. Save the date - tickets now available on Facebook!

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