The Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA), established in 2016 by The Council of the Inns of Court (COIC), is an education and training provider, committed to academic and professional excellence for the Bar. We achieve this by working closely with the Inns and Circuits; we design and deliver bespoke advocacy training courses and guidance for the practising Bar. More recently, in 2020, we launched a new two-part Bar Course, which was generously funded by the four Inns of Court.
We are passionate about attracting and engaging with the new generation of Barristers, both those who have already made the decision to pursue a career as a Barrister, and those who are still undecided and would like to learn more.
As an educational provider, we are committed to delivering an affordable and flexible mode of study for the Bar, whilst maintaining our commitment to high standards.
We are offering to deliver a short interactive session to your law students covering one of the following topics intertwined with information about the ICCA Bar Course:
Topic A – What does it take to become a barrister?
Gaining and enhancing the key skills required for pupillage and success in practice at the Bar of England & Wales.
Topic B – What is effective advocacy?
Pearls, pitfalls and the fundamental techniques of persuasion.
Over the past year we have visited over 25 universities – some in-person, the majority virtually – and received superb feedback and engagement from those who attended.
Chris Kessling, Vice-Dean, will deliver all sessions. He was called to the Bar in 1992 and practiced as a criminal barrister for 21 years, specialising in serious criminal offences both for the prosecution and defence.
Chris is passionate about advocacy and delivery of the highest-level Bar training. He joined ICCA in 2019, and regularly engages with students through teaching and outreach activities.
We want to make this easy as possible. If you would like to know more or to book slot, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Spaces are limited – we will do our best to accommodate your request however please note, slots will be offered first-come, first-served.
If you have any question, contact the ICCA Outreach team at email@example.com.
We hope we can work together to inform and inspire your students about a career at the Bar.