Mooting Exercises

Mooting Exercises

A moot court competition simulates a court hearing prepare written submissions, and present oral argument. Moot problems are typically set in areas of law that are unsettled or that have been subject to recent developments. They usually involve two grounds of appeal, argued by each side.

The procedure imitates that followed in real courts: the judges enters, the mooters and the judges bow to each other, the clerk announces the matter, the mooters give their appearances and are then called in in turn to present their submissions, the judge asks questions to the mooters, the court adjourns, and the judge then returns to deliver back brief judgement and some feedback.

Mooting is not the same as public speaking or debating, although it shares some common elmets with these activities. It is a specialized application of the art of persuasive advocacy. It has been part of the process of training of law students and plays an important role in legal education at Ishan.

Why Mooting

There are many reasons to Moot. Mooting enables students:

  • To engage with and think deeply about interesting and topical legal issues;
  • To enhance their advocacy, legal research and writing skills;
  • To work closely with and learn from their peers;
  • To demonstrate their interest in advocacy and compensate as an advocate to prospective employers. Most students find mooting to be intellectually rewarding and highly enjoyable. It can be nerve-racking and frustrating but it is a lot of fun.

Mooting Activities on a regular basis are quite popular in Ishan, which is a mandatory activity for the practical development of the students and the best Mooter is awarded and the best team is prepared to take part in Moot Court Competitions of National and International levels.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION

B.A.LL.B. 5 Years Integrated Course | LL.B. 3 Years Course

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