It is a mock court at which law students argue imaginary cases for practice. Proceedings in the Moot Court follow a set pattern of conduct which is similar to the actual courts. From language to attire, students are required to follow set norms and argue the case with zeal and enthusiasm.
Mooting is not the same as public speaking or debating, although it shares some common elements with these activities. It is a specialised application of the art of persuasive advocacy. It has been part of the process of training lawyers for centuries and plays an important role in legal education.
Why Moot Court?
Mooting as an activity aims to inculcate and improve the research, presentation and line of reasoning into students so as to equip the budding pleaders with all the court room etiquettes, research experience and advocacy skills.
To appraise the students about presenting the case and preparing written submission and arguing a given case from either side before the court is the main purpose of Moot Court Competition.
The reasoning of the students is screened in the process and they regularly get informed about the areas which require improvement.
Student’s Moot Court Association
It is a Student’s body constituted to aid and assist the Moot Court Association in conducting various activities.
The Association is made in accordance with the MCA Rules of SLS Nagpur.
Moot Court Association would be conducting Intra-Collegiate Moot Court competitions and a National Moot Court competition yearly.
The Association would also be instrumental in organizing various workshops and guest lectures which would help the students hone their advocacy skills.
Students who wish to be the part of MCA are required to-
Submit previous record of curricular and co-curricular activities online.
Appear for the interview.
The selection of the Association would be based on the above mentioned criteria.
Activities by Moot Court Association
Moot Court Workshops
Orientation on Mooting Skills
Intra-Collegiate Moot Court Competition
Intra-Collegiate Turn-Court Competition
National Moot Court Competition
Benefits of Mooting
Mooting provides an opportunity for the students to build advocacy skills, sharpen public speaking skills, and engage in legal analysis in a variety of areas of law.
Students can compete in interscholastic tournaments which offer competitors the opportunity to build expertise in a field, test themselves against the skills of students at other schools, and win accolades.
Furthermore, students are afforded the chance to visit cutting edge problems in a variety of areas of law.
Students also get the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the members of the bar and bench.
The benefits of mooting are not restricted for future trial attorneys, but the ability to speak persuasively and think on your feet is invaluable in all types of legal careers.
Symbiosis Law School, Nagpur offers several legal workshops and seminars focused on specialized fields of law as well associated areas and related topics. These workshops and seminars bring together students, faculty, and others to learn about emerging erudition from leading thinkers, explore challenges in various fields of law, and engage in vibrant discussion.
Moot Court Association
Mooting as an activity aims to inculcate and improve the research, presentation and line of reasoning into students so as to equip the budding pleaders with all the court room etiquettes, research experience and advocacy skills. This initiative is well supported by a fully air-conditioned, tech-acoustic, and 220 capacity Moot Court Hall equipped with proper judicial settings. Therein the presentation and reasoning skills of students are screened and notified about the areas of improvements on a regular basis.
Legal Aid Centre
To fulfil the Constitutional pledge as laid down in Article 39-A of the Constitution of India, on 12th October 2019, the Legal Aid Cell was established in SLS-Nagpur. This Cell encourages our faculty and students to use their legal knowledge to render free legal services to the marginalized people in nearby villages and to fulfill the Constitutional goals & philosophy.
Seminar and Conferences
To provide the research-based education to get the practical understanding on the sub-fields of law, to enhance the knowledge towards particular sub-fields based on the interest of the students and to utilize the leisure time of the students productively, there are active centres functioning under the headship of the faculties of the Symbiosis Law School, Nagpur. In the last Semester, more than 43 variety of academic events such as seminars, conferences, competitions, debates, and workshops were conducted by these Centres for Specialization.
World Class Infrastructure
Symbiosis Law School, Nagpur has spacious and well-furnished air-conditioned classrooms with necessary instructional aids such as Over Head Projector, White boards and microphone facility for each class room and LCD Projector for effective communication and interaction with the students, to facilitate class room discussions and project presentations.
Spread over the sprawling 80 acres of beautifully landscaped area, the SLS, Nagpur campus is amongst the most distinguished ones in India. Colossal educational institutions set in lush green environs provide the right ambience and atmosphere for cerebral stimulus. The cutting-edge infrastructure in forms of auditoriums, seminar rooms, class rooms, computer laboratories, library, moot courts and Students’ hostels equipped with modern age amenities, canteens serving nourishing & nutritious food, etc facilitate teaching-learning process that fascinate and delight students, Faculty, Corporate Dignitaries, International Scholars and Parents.