The ICCA is the training arm of the Council of the Inns of Court (COIC) and provides high quality educational provision to aspiring Barristers not just through the ICCA Bar Course but to those currently studying at undergraduate level or the GDL.
As such, we provide assistance free of charge to students through university Bar/Law Societies and University Careers Services across the UK. Our outreach activities consist of presentations and workshops, but we are happy to develop bespoke presentations and workshops where there is demand.
The COVID-19 pandemic means that we all have to adapt to changing advice and restrictions.
Undeterred, we remain committed to meeting as many of our prospective students as possible.
If we are able to visit universities and law fairs in person we shall continue to do so. If not, we will instead meet you remotely through webinars, online law fairs and online forums and presentations.
In November the ICCA will be conducting an online open day with a difference, designed to introduce you to the Bar and the ICCA Bar Course.
The event will include:
Our connection with the profession means that you will hear from practising barristers about their own experiences of joining the Bar and how they succeeded in practice, as well as the work they are involved in on a daily basis. You will hear from pupils about their experiences of applying for and obtaining pupillage. Our careers advisor, a successful practising barrister, will be available to answer your CV and careers questions.
In summary, if you would like to get a feel for the Bar and the ICCA Bar Course, we would be delighted to see you. Further details will be provided on this page and on social media in due course, so please sign up for updates and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
The ICCA attends universities across the UK to give presentations, advice and workshops of interest to students considering a career at the Bar, including Bar training, building your Bar CV, applying for pupillage, advocacy and interview techniques.
We also conduct webinars to allow you to attend remotely from any location and to ask any questions you may have.
During October, November and December we will conduct a series of webinars allowing you to get to know more about the ICCA Bar Course and how to apply.
The ICCA also attends a number of law fairs where we are delighted to meet our prospective students and answer any questions you may have about the ICCA Bar Course.
You will find our website full of useful information concerning the ICCA Bar Course and the application process. Please browse through our pages which should answer the majority of questions you have.
Applications open 2 November 2020.
If you would like to register for updates, or if you have a Bar Course enquiry, please contact us here.