Warwick Bar Society was established in 2012 in order to foster a community of aspiring barristers at the University of Warwick.
As a subsidiary of Warwick Law Society, we have the benefit of being part of one of the largest and most energetic societies on campus. We hope to encourage students, both law and non-law, to consider the Bar, and to support and encourage those who already have their hearts set on this area of the legal profession.
The Bar Society provides students with helpful guidance and information on the realities of a career at the Bar. The process can be long and daunting, and the profession continues to face new challenges. We endeavour to guide students on their path to the Bar, and help them to develop individually and collectively through shared experiences of the profession. Thus, we aim to give students the opportunity to hear from and meet a variety of barristers, visit chambers across the country, and journey down to the legal heart of London to attend events at the Inns of Court. We intend to engender a small but strong community by creating an enjoyable, interesting and vibrant collegiate atmosphere, much like the Inns themselves.
Our guest speakers have included a former Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association and Head of Chambers; a Chambers Director of one of the country’s most formidable sets; a top immigration judge and Bencher of one of the Inns of Court; the Co-Chair of the Employed Bar Committee; Queen’s Counsel; directors of several of the BPTC courses; and many Warwick alumni who practise at the Bar. Our most notable events include our Launch Night in November 2012, our various Days in the City, our first ever Mock Trial, and our first inaugural Warwick Bar Society Dinner. Our members also attend open days at various chambers and BPTC providers, as well as the National Pupillage Fair, external talks, and formal dinners at the Inns of Court.