2019 Amity Visit to the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn

2019 Amity Visit to the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
Join us as we explore the common legal traditions shared by the United States and Great Britain, expand our understanding of the differences in professional responsibilities, practices and procedures, and visit the legal institutions critical to the functioning of the English legal system.
When
10/1/2019 - 10/6/2019
Where
London, United Kingdom

Program

   

Tuesday, 01 October 2019

 
The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales (commonly called the Old Bailey) is the country’s leading criminal court. Its building dates from 1902 and was built on the site of Old Newgate Prison.
The Scholar Dinner is an opportunity to meet the current 2019 Pegasus Scholars and Temple Bar Scholars and former British Pegasus Scholars and Supreme Court of the United Kingdom former Judicial Assistants (law clerks) that the American Inns of Court have hosted in the United States.

Wednesday, 02 October 2019

 
Welcome by Rt Hon Lord Justice McCombe, Court of Appeal of England and Wales Judge, and Treasurer of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.
The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn tour will explore the history of the legal profession in Britain, as well as the development of the Inns. This Inn is home to a wide array of architectural styles and is the largest of the four English Inns of Court.
The Great Hall was opened by Queen Victoria in 1845 and provides a spectacular setting for lunch.
The Ashworth Centre was recently opened by the Queen and is used for advocacy training. It will be the setting for the senior barrister discussion on advocacy and ethics.
The annual Temple Bar Scholars Reception in the Old Hall recognizes this year’s scholars. Guests include leading members of the United Kingdom’s bench and bar.

Thursday, 03 October 2019

 
The Royal Courts of Justice (RCJ) is the court building in London that houses the High Court and Court of Appeal of England and Wales. The building is reminiscent of a cathedral in both style and scale.
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom is the final court of appeal in the United Kingdom for civil cases, and for criminal cases from England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Meet with some of the justices to discuss the appellate process in the United Kingdom.
Opening of the Legal Year Evensong in the Chapel of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn will combine tradition with song.
The Treasurer of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn will discuss the history of the judiciary in the United Kingdom in the Ashworth Centre before dinner.
The Amity Dinner in the Old Hall will include representatives from all four English Inns of Court: the Honourable Society of Inner Temple, the Honourable Society of Middle Temple, the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, and the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.
The Compline, the Latin word for completion, will follow dinner in the Chapel of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.

Friday, 04 October 2019

 
The Honourable Society of Middle Temple tour includes visiting their library that specializes in American and International Law. A special highlight is the Molyneux Globes, a unique pair of terrestrial and celestial globes made in Lambeth by Emery Molyneux in 1592.
Temple Church was built by the Knights Templar as their English headquarters and is famous for being a round church, a common design feature for Knights Templar churches. It is jointly owned by the Inner Temple and Middle Temple Inns of Court.
Lunch in the Parliament Chamber of Middle Temple will be a beautiful setting before having a free afternoon to explore London.
The Inns of Court have a long tradition of entertainment. Revelry has played a large part in their activities since medieval times. The Middle Temple Revels is one of the required dinners for their students. Unfortunately, space is extremely limited for this event. Your indication of interest does not guarantee that this experience will be included.

Saturday, 05 October 2019

 
Enjoy this final Amity dinner event in Gray’s Inn's Large Pension Room. What a memorable finish to the 2019 fall visit to London.

Sunday, 06 October 2019

 
Enjoy an opportunity to meet with barristers and their families for the first service of the legal year in the Chapel of the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.
Enjoy lunch with barristers and their families in the Old Hall of the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.

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