Meet Our Committee

The Oxford University Bar Society committee works to organise and run our termly events. For information about our current team, please see below.

James Cox

President –– PPE, Keble College

James is the Bar Society’s President for Michaelmas Term. Previously he served as the society’s Non-Law Officer, and founded and edited ‘The Pupil’ magazine. Additionally, he enjoys journalism and is an avid rock climber.

Athena Kam

Secretary –– Law, Pembroke College

Athena is the Bar Society’s Secretary for Michaelmas Term. She was the Pembroke College Cuppers Mooting Coordinator last year, and is currently co-captain of mixed lacrosse for Pembroke. She is also a passionate musician and has played with the Oxford University Orchestra, Oxford Millennium Orchestra, and Oxford University Chorus.

Ben Goodrick

Treasurer –– Classics, Trinity College

Ben Goodrick is studying for a BA in Literae Humaniores (Classics) at Trinity College. Though as yet uninitiated in formal academic legal studies, he has become a regular observer in the galleries of the Royal Courts of Justice and the Court of Rolls. He is also the Treasurer of the Oxford University Classics Society, in which role he is frequently to be found behind a cash box wearing a toga.


General Committee

Lawrence Li

Sponsorship Officer

Fin Thompson

Publicity Officer

Fin is the Bar Society’s Publicity Officer for Michaelmas term. He is a member of the Law Society, and the former Secretary of his College’s football club. He is an avid sportsman, regularly playing rugby, football, and cricket.

Salome Kiknadze

Postgraduate Officer

Mirza Sameer Baig Chughtai

Mooting Officer

Sameer is one of the Mooting Officers for Michaelmas term and has been a member of the Oxford Bar Society since October, 2018. Having participated in a number of Oxford Bar Society moots and being exposed to advocacy in a mooting situation for the first time by the Oxford Bar Society, he has thoroughly enjoyed being immersed into the complex and exciting nature of mooting. He hopes to make The Oxford Bar Society Moot less daunting and more accessible for students from all disciplines and levels of experience. Sameer wants to ensure that the Oxford Bar Society Moot will be a fruitful and rewarding experience for participants, just as it was for him.

Emma Rowland

Sponsorship Officer

Emma is a third year law student. She has been attending events with Bar Soc since first year but has not yet been on committee. Having organised OxIMUN in her second year and been the treasurer of the triathlon committee for over a year she feels well-prepared for the role and is looking forward to working with everyone else.

Manini Menon

Editor of ‘The Pupil’ Magazine

Manini is reading for a BA in Jurisprudence with Senior Status at University College. Her first degree was in Political Science, at Ashoka University in Sonepat, India, where her areas of interest were the study of regional and ethnic conflict, and of refugees and migration, particularly in South Asia. Her current interests include the intersection of law, justice, and government, on both a domestic and an international level

Olly Boyland

Non-Law Officer

Olly is a second year PPE student at Univ. As a relatively new member of Bar Soc, he hopes to make the society more welcoming and inviting to anyone who doesn’t study law. Outside of Oxford, he loves travelling, having spent 6 months exploring Australia and Europe.

Sushrut Royyuru

Mooting Officer


Standing Committee

Maud Mullan, George Beglan, Nathalie Spiller


Incoming Executive Committee (HT20)

President: –
Secretary: –
Treasurer: –