The 2010 Temple Bar scholars began their month-long scholarship in Great Britain on September 29, 2010. Scholars Jonathan C. Bond, Scott A. Keller, Katayoun Azizpour Donnelly, and Claire McCusker Murray spent the first week of their scholarship being introduced to “Legal London”.
The scholars visited each of the four English Inns in London, toured the facilities, met with the Inns’ leadership, and had lunch in the dining halls. The scholars met with several of Great Britain’s legal dignitaries, including the Right Honourable The Lord Judge, Lord Chief Justice and President of the Courts of England and Wales; the Right Honourable The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, president of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, and the Right Honourable The Lord Justice Maurice Kay, vice president of the Court of Appeal (Civil Division). They also enjoyed afternoon tea in the House of Lords with the Right Honourable the Lord Woolf of Barnes.
The scholars attended the ceremonial opening of the legal year at Westminster Abbey and met with officers of the Commercial Bar Association, the General Council of the Bar, and the Law Society. Other activities during the week included tours of the Royal Courts of Justice, Old Bailey, and the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. The scholars were also honored at a reception at the Old Hall in Lincoln’s Inn. The scholars remained in London through October 29, 2010, where they spent two weeks in “mini pupillage” in barristers’ chambers. Their placement in chambers was arranged by the Commercial Bar Association, which partially underwrites the Temple Bar scholarship. Most of the final week was spent in the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom marshalling for the Justices. Scholars also got a glimpse of the solicitors’ side of the profession by spending a day at a leading solicitor’s firm. These placements were arranged by the Law Society, which regulates solicitor’s practices. The Temple Bar Program is partially underwritten by Thomson Reuters.
Pictured are (from left to right): Hon. Donald W. Lemons, Jonathan C. Bond, Scott A. Keller, Claire McCusker Murray, Katayoun Azizpour Donnely, and Marc Warren.