It is a special programme organized by the Kristu Jayanti College of Law where in various resource persons from the courts of law (Supreme Court, High Court and various Courts) are brought to specifically instruct the importance of Moot Court and Mock Trial and also it enhances the students special skill set towards Moot Court and Mock Trial.
Classes Attended: B.A. LL.B., B.Com LL.B., and BBA. LL.B. (all batches)
Name and Details of the Resource Person: Mr. Ashwin Kunal Singh and the students of Moot Court Society, Christ School of Law.
Objective: Developing Mooting Skills
The first session was taken by Ms. Shilpa Rai who is a fifth year law student. She has an experience of participating in several prestigious moot court competitions and also in organizing various national level moot court competitions. She explained how important mooting is for law students and also explained the nitty gritty of mooting and how to go about drafting of memorials or memorandums, proceedings of petitioners and respondents. She explained the setting of a moot court and explained that it consists of 2 teams consisting of three people in each team. She explained in detail the role Court officers and how they liaison between the teams and the judges. She also stated that mooting is generally a specialised application of art of persuasive advocacy.
The session was handed over to another student who had experience in participating in various International moot court competitions and arbitrations. She explained the need of reading the moot problem again and again and suggested how we should go about researching the moot problem. She explained the importance of reading commentaries and also explained the need of knowing the facts of each and every case that we make a mention of in our memorial. As she elaborated she explained about the relevance of relating each and every contention with the argument that we are making. She also spoke about choosing a hard working team and to take part in well-spaced moot courts so that we would have enough time to research.
The next session was about the various International moot court competitions and the need to choose recognized moot courts. She spoke about the different kinds of international moot court competitions such as public international moot, criminal moot, arbitration, world Trade organization moot court competitions.
Finally at the end of the session the students from the Christ School of Law demonstrated how a moot court competition happens. Both the respondents and the defendants emphasised on sticking to the issues presented in the memorial. Through this demonstration they explained the way a participant should address the judges and other mannerisms that have to be followed. This demonstration was conducted in the moot court Hall of Kristu Jayanti College of Law. The program was indeed a fruitful one as the students were able to gain insights on mooting and the importance of it.
Kristu Jayanti college of law organized Kritrima Nyaya Vedika, an orientation session on the Orientation and demonstration session on mooting and Domestic violence Act on September 27th 2019. Ms. Nethravati K, Advocate, High court of Karnataka was the resource person.
Madam started the session by explaining in detail the Domestic violence Act. Section wise explanation was given by her. How the case must be conducted in the case of domestic violence was discussed, parties who can be affected by the domestic violence, what remedy a victim can avail etc. was made known. Some of the prominent cases relating to the domestic violence were deliberated. Students were told to volunteer and argue the case discussed.
Kristu Jayanti college of law organized an orientation session to educate the students regarding Working of Procedural Laws in Courts on 18th August 2018. Shri. Shivanagouda Doddamani, Advocate, High Court of Karnataka was the resource person.
Mr. Shivana gowda doddamani began his address with an introduction to the types of property-related cases, including injunction suits, declaration of title, partition suits, suits for easement rights and suits for specific performance. Sir explained about the four preliminary objects raised in the same. Those include the jurisdiction of courts in various subject matters, non-payment of proper court fees, absence of a cause of action and the fact that certain documents are not admissible in evidence. Further sir explained about the importance of a ‘Vakalath Nama’ and the restrictions imposed on it was discussed with reference to Section 126 of the Indian Evidence Act, which deals with disclosure of communications between the parties and the barristers etc.The session went on with the discussion of the difference between the civil and the criminal categorization of cases with respect to procedural law, drafting and the burden of proof. Sir also explained about the First Information Report and the procedure to file and how to go about it.
The session was very interactive the session proved to be quite informative. The students learnt about the profession of advocacy how to venture in the field.
Kristu Jayanti college of law organized a training session to educate the students regarding Mock Trial on 25th August 2018. The Resource Person of the day was Sri. G.R. Bhaskar, Advocate High Court of Karnataka, Bengaluru
Sir started the session by stating the skills a lawyer must possess and explaining them in depth. Those included identification of the person, the right and its infringement, provisions of law suitable for the same, latest case laws and most importantly research methodology. Sir also stressed on the research methodology by emphasizing its importance in the profession and some methods to do it in the correct way.Sir also proceeded to state the way of dealing with one’s clients in terms of informing them about the charges, provisions, court fees, course of action, limitation etc and stated that the way one deals with their clients can do a lot of help professionally. The client must be immediately informed when their case is quashed by the court and about what can be done next. Drafting of issues, leading of evidence both oral and documentary and the course of agreements in itself is of vitality during a proceeding and must be done in a manner where there is n room for error. This can be beneficial to prove or disprove the case.The session was well elaborated and precise session gave the students the right amount of information of live cases and experiences provided an insight as to how the system truly works and the areas that need the most amount of knowledge and practical application of the same.
Kristu Jayanti college of law organized a training session to educate the students regarding Tortuous Liability under Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. Shri. Giridhar H, Advocate, High Court of Karnataka, Bengaluru, was the resource person.Sir spoke about the Motor Vehicle Act is one that every individual owing a Motor Vehicle must know about. With the increasing number of vehicles on road, the Act is gaining popularity with each passing day. To provide an insight to the same and the tortious liabilities that accompany. Sir touched on various topics including the concepts of negligence and compensation, the importance of a driving license, insurance and third-party liability. The system of multiplier and multiplicand and its calculation so on and so forth. Sir also introduced the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988 and stated its importance in accomplishing social justice and how it impacted the parties especially the victim and their family. Sir further went on to explain about the dependants of the deceased and the remedies they can claim if the victim loses their life in the unfortunate event.Sir also stressed about the driving license and its importance was discussed at length in the session. Sir also stated that the license fails to be effective and valid if it is forged one expired and not renewed, does not match the class of the vehicle in question or is a learner license. Sir also added that the ownership of the vehicle is of utmost importance and must be brought to the notice of the Regional Transport Office in case it changes, failing which the official owner of the vehicle will have to face changes with no fault of his own.The session provided for a detailed understanding of the Motor Vehicles Act and the importance of a driving license. It focused on the functioning of the insurance companies and their role in being third party liabilities to their clients.
Kristu Jayanti College of law organized a training session to educate the students regarding arguments of a case on 27th October 2018. Shri Abhirup Paul Bangara, research associate, Indian Institute Of Management,Bengaluru was the resource person.
Mr. Abhirup started his talk by sharing his experiences as a law student. How he used to utilize time in the college and the law library and his study habits. He also explained the students the importance of participating in the moot court competitions. After that sir started the case which he had shared previously. Students were called to volunteer and argue the case both on behalf of the plaintiff and the respondent and the judges’ .the case had seven issues and students were asked to argue on it.
Kristu Jayanti College of law organized a training session to educate the students regarding Awareness creation about Criminal Law Cases on24th November 2018. Shri. George Kutty Jose, Associate Professor, School of Law, Christ University, Bengaluru,was the resource person.
Mr. George spoke about how the law students should build up their confidence and head up high in the legal career. He explained about the hypothetical situation exercised the students to think how the solutions are find out, logical reason and how to come to the conclusion. Sir also stressed the law students to read newspapers, judgments and articles should be the habit so that students can be able to build legal career secure. Students should have general knowledge know about the profession so well that students can handle any problem smoothly. Sir also spoke about the importance of the lawyer. There will be always a need for lawyers and advocates till we don’t find harmony and peace in our society.
Kristu Jayanti College of law organized a training session to educate the students regarding Role of Advocate General in protecting the Interest of Justice on 1st December 2018 .Sri Udaya Holla,Advocate General of Karnataka was the resource person.
Mr. Udaya gave introduction of the constitution and the importance in one’s life and towards the state. He spoke about the functions and powers of the Advocate General and its mention in the constitution. He informed that Article 105 of the Indian Constitution mentions the functions of the Advocate General. He enlightened the students on the history of the concerned position and their relation to the state functions of Advocate General. Sir also spoke about the obligations and duties of the lawyer in protecting the interests of the justice. Sir spoke on world class legal system as system having ‘dispensation of justice in a transparent and competent manner without undue delay in in cost manner. Sir also shared his experience of striving for rendering justice arguing for the State on issues such as sharing of waters with neighbouring states.
Kristu Jayanti college of law organized Kritrima Nyaya Vedika, an orientation session on the judgment writing skills with Ms. Meenakshi KKV ,Research Associate ,Rostrum Legal ,Bengaluru on 16th March 2019.Ma’am started the session by sharing her experiences in the mooting and judgment writing .the differences between the judgment and order was completely elaborated by her that Judgment is a decision given by the judge at final stage of the cases and the order is given by the judge at the initial and during the course of the proceedings of the case. The purpose served by the judgments was highlighted by her. Detailed discussion of the various steps involved in the judgment writing was done by her which includes Balancing of facts and evidence ,understanding the facts, appreciating the evidence ,hearing the arguments ,reading the statute, looking as to whether there similar proved cases before and then apply the laws. Judgment is evaluated on what reasons you give for the case. She also explained the different contents of the case like name of the court, type of the case, number of the case, provision of the law and parties to the case. Opening of the judgment contains the nature of the case, next stage contains the facts of the case, points for determination contains the charges or the issues of the case, kinds of the evidences submitted, decision arrived under each issue. End of the document contains the signature, name, designation and the date of the judgment. The guest also advised some tips to the students to draft a judgment like to avoid direct quoting from pleadings, reference to precedents, usage of simple language, adding criticisms against the parties and witnesses, reasoning, analysis and communication. The session ended with the interaction and the questions asked by the students.
Kristu Jayanti College of law organized an orientation session with an objective to giving training to the students regarding the moot court on 17th March 2018. Ms. Maria Madanikka Victor, Company Secretary Professional, Bengaluru, was the resource person.
The Guest started her talk by emphasizing the importance of the moot court for the students of law. Mooting is a form of an Oral proceeding similar to that of a court proceeding practiced mainly in institutions and universities where law as a subject is taught to see that how efficient a student is in fighting an argument based on law. In this a proper court scenario is created where the students act like the Councilors (Advocates) presenting each side (Plaintiff and Defendant) on the basis of evidences and substantive questions of law argue with each other to prove their point in front of the judge who in the end will give his judgment in the same regard and will also declare the winner who has performed the best. The guest further explained the case based on which she was going to train the students. Some of the previous experiences of the speaker were also made known to the students so that they will learn from her mistakes.
Later students were taken to the moot court hall to demonstrate the practical case and the court room manners.
Kristu Jayanti College of law organized an orientation session to give training to the students regarding the mock trial on 24th March 2018. Mr. Vineet Bhat, Advocate,High Court Of Karnataka was the Resource Person .
The Guest started his talk by emphasizing the importance of the mocktrial for the students of law. He explained the case based on which he was going to train the students. He assigned the roles to the students and explained their roles and importance of section 125 was also highlighted by him. Maintenance is an essential factor that is taken into consideration by the Courts while deciding on Divorce Proceedings in India. The Hon’ble Supreme Court, in a recent case, has stated that the Family Courts must not delay the grant of maintenance to a wife estranged from her husband and that the husband cannot shy away from the responsibility of sustaining the wife irrespective of the status of their relationship. The Court went on to state that a delay in such adjudication by the Court is against human rights and also against the basic dignity of an individual.