About the Course
What happens when you are out of law school and inside a courtroom? How do you transform from a law student to a competent litigator?
When you join a law office for the first time as an intern or a junior associate, it is natural to feel lost and unable to understand what’s expected of you. It doesn’t matter if you memorized every section of every bare act in your syllabus at the time of exams, you could still be considered ill-prepared, inexperienced and incompetent in the field of litigation.
Your seniors or even colleagues will not have the bandwidth to train you or explain the intricacies of the practice before assigning you complex tasks, given their unending workload and mere 24 hours a day.
This course is designed to equip you with the necessary skill-set to become an asset to your workplace by being well-prepared with your case file even if you hold no prior experience. When you are just starting out, you will not be expected to devise a strategy for the case or recite the legal provisions, but you will be expected to be extremely well-prepared with the case file.
This course will teach you a simple process through which you can convert bulky case files into short case notes.
It will teach you a simple process through which you can convert bulky case files into short case notes/summaries. Whether you are interning at a litigation office or working at one, this skill will make you stand-out and contribute immensely to your office!
These case notes will eventually help you think like a lawyer as you begin to understand the nuances of various kinds of cases, thereby giving broad leeway to sharpen your legal acumen. They will also help you cast a good impression on the judges at the time of hearing as being well prepared allows you to help save the court’s precious time.
How will the Course help you?
- You will learn the skill of properly reading Case Files which are the foundation of legal practice.
- Condense the Case Files into proper notes.
- Make you well-versed in the proceedings of a court.
- Be well-prepared in court but also help ease the burden of your seniors.
- Be deemed fit as a team player, quickly gaining the trust of your seniors and getting meaningful work.
The course gives you a foundational and smooth understanding of the courtrooms and case files, replete with examples, illustrations and sample templates of various kinds of court briefs.
The course contains 4 modules
- Get introduced to the Course
- You will learn about the level of preparedness of an Advocate in a Courtroom on the Judge who is hearing the case.
- You will be acquainted with the basics of functioning of a Courtroom.
- Bain an insight into the various stages of court proceedings (both civil and criminal cases).
- Know what is the right nomenclature to be used for parties in litigation.
- How to use the E-Courts Websites to check case status, previous orders as well as cause lists.
- Get introduced to the concept and significance of case files.
- What to prepare for before starting creating court briefs.
- Delve deeper into case files by discerning their arrangement
- Know the difference between a lawyer’s case file & a Judge’s case file and how to start reading them properly
- Explore the meaning of notes/briefs, their utility, relevance and significance to a lawyer
- Comprehensively go through various kinds of briefs/notes that can be prepared
- Learn from various sample templates
- Get access to an indicative checklist to help you review your brief, once created
- Know the do’s and don’ts of making a case brief
Self-Assessments: Each Module carries a set of 5 MCQs for self-assessment enabling you to zero in on your key takeaways from the Module.
Prepare a brief based on a dummy case file. Get feedback from our subject matter experts!
This course has been ideated and designed by Harshita Agarwal & Sanya Arora. The recorded video lectures have been delivered by Javedur Rahman.
Harshita Agarwal: Harshita is the Lead Faculty for this course and is currently working at Link Legal. She graduated from the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) and has been practising in Delhi since then.
She has a rich experience working on cases ranging from insolvency to arbitration. While supervising interns/junior at law firms she witnessed the gap between the practical nuances of law & education imparted at colleges and therefore decided to develop a course to help fill the void.
Sanya Arora: Sanya is the Lead Researcher and writer of this course. She completed her LLB (3 years) from the Department of Laws, Panjab University, Chandigarh in 2018. She holds an Honors Degree in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College For Women, Delhi University. She has experience in Civil & Commercial Litigation, IPR, Consumer, Arbitration etc., and has practised in courts across Delhi/NCR.
As she recalls, contrary to her apprehensions, her initial struggle in litigation was not attributed to her lack of legal knowledge but was consequential to a heady, chaotic mix of her ignorance of the Modus Operandi of various Courts/Tribunals and her inability to prepare case files for a hearing which she eventually learned through experience.
The enterprising individual that she is, she came up with the idea for this course and joined hands with Lawctopus Law School for its development.
Javedur Rahman: Javedur Rahman is an Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court of India. He started his practise right after graduating from NUJS, Kolkata, in 2013. Though based out of Delhi, he has appeared before many High Courts across the country including Gauhati, Punjab & Haryana, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Bombay, Delhi as well as Rajasthan.
He has a rich and diverse experience in various fields of law including constitutional law, taxation laws, election laws, consumer protection laws and various other fields of law. He nurtures a keen interest in sharing his experience in the field of litigation with law students as well as law graduates in the form of teaching.
Who is this course for?
- Undergraduate students of law.
- Anybody looking to make a career in litigation
- Young lawyers (both litigators and those working in law firms)
Duration: 4 weeks
Course fee: Rs. 2200 (inclusive of GST)
Mode of learning
- Completely online and self-paced
- Recorded video lectures
- 6 live lectures
- Text-based modules and reading resources
- Online based forum to clarify doubts
- Compulsory assignment
- Self-assessment exercises
- Live and exclusive webinars on careers in legal research, CV-building, etc.
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Average rating of this course based on 26 responses of students:
- Reading resources: 92/100
- Recorded lectures: 93
- Live lectures: 94
- Assignment and feedback: 94
- Lawctopus delivery: 97
- Overall: 94/100