Mooting, moot courts, mooters.
Jessup, Vienna, judges.
Memos, oral arguments, thinking on your feet.
Cover page. Footnotes. Formatting. Prayers.
Mooting captures a law student’s attention perhaps like no other co-curricular activity.
Mooting is a highly useful, competitive activity. It helps you develop the core skills of research and writing, argumentation and presentation, and teamwork.
Many excellent mooters land up with top internship and job offers solely on the basis of the mooting capabilities.
Far more importantly, a good moot court competition is a journey towards self-development.
Lawctopus Law Schools presents a unique COURSE (& Competition) which will help you learn the fundamentals and the advanced aspects of mooting.
If you have never mooted, this course will provide you with all the information, knowledge, skills, and experience to participate and excel at various national and international moot courts.
If you have mooted before, this course (and the competition in-built into it) will help you enhance your skills.
This course covers everything about mooting. As a part of this course, the students will actually do a moot competition too! You’ll be given a moot problem, be asked to draft a memo, given feedback on that, and then we’ll take you to the oral rounds where you get to argue before a judge! And yes, you’ll be given feedback during the oral rounds.
Fresh mooters can expect a supportive environment. Experienced mooters can expect some grilling by the judges!
Our Moot COURSE (& Competition) has been designed and built by prize-winning mooters from India who have won top-quality national and international moots. More importantly, they share are genuine joy and passion for mooting, which they want to pass on to you!
Our Moot COURSE (& Competition) is structured in the following format:
Module 1: Introduction to Mooting
- Know about the logistics of the course
- Understand how to gain full-value of the course (we are 100% committed to ensuring that you get great value out of this course)
- What is mooting and what’s the structure of a moot competition?
- Why should you moot?
- How to choose which moot court competition to go for?
- How to make your team for a moot?
Module 2: Reading and Researching the Moot Problem
- Doing Background Research: Knowing the Jurisdiction, the Applicable Laws, etc.
- How to Read a Moot Problem: Advice and Techniques
- Researching for your Memos: Methodology and Tips
Screen-share videos: Tools and Softwares of Research
- Using Manupatra Like a Pro (Screen-share video)
- Using SCCONline Like a Pro (Screen-share video)
Live Lecture 1 on Reading a Memo and Research
- Further insights on Module 1 and 2
- Q and A on Module 1 and 2
Module 3: Drafting and Formatting a Moot Memo (Memorial)
- Cover/front page
- Table of contents
- List of abbreviations
- Index of authorities
- Statement of jurisdiction
- Statement of facts
- Summary of arguments
- Arguments advanced
Screen-share video: Learning How to Use MS-Word to Format Your Memorials
- Screen-share video 1 on formatting moot memorials
- Screen-share video 2 on formatting moot memorials
Live Session 2 on Drafting and Formatting a Memo
- Further discussion and insight on Module 3
- Q and A on Module 3
- Discussion on Assignment 1
ASSIGNMENT 1: Submit your Moot Memos and Get Feedback
- Draft moot memos based on a moot problem
- Note: Open source research resources will suffice for this assignment. Subscription to any paid tool (like Manupatra or SCC Online is NOT required).
- Submissions are done via Google Docs (detailed instructions, guidance, and support will be provided)
- Useful, personalized feedback is given on each memorial submission
Module 4: Oral Arguments and Courtroom Mannerisms
- How to Address the Court?
- How to mention caselaws?
- Formulating a case strategy
- Analysis of precedents
- Argument making and preparation
- Pre-argument stage
- Courtroom action
Recorded Demo/Mock Moot Court to Learn How to Argue
- Watch leading mooters moot in an online simulated moot court competition
- Read the problem, read their memos, and then watch them moot
- Observe how judges grill them, their responses
- Check what feedback judges and they themselves give
Live Lecture 3: On Court Mannerisms and Argumentation
- Pro-mooters will tell you (again) how to argue
- What are the common mistakes to avoid
- Strategies, tips, and advice (especially for introverts)
Module 5: Live Online Moot Court Competition: Oral Rounds + Personal Feedback!
- Welcome to a real, online moot court competition
- Argue before an expert mooting judge and get feedback
- If you are new to mooting or are an introvert, please don’t worry! We are here to guide you!
- Each student will be able to watch at least 10 other students argue and get feedback from our expert judge(s)
- Each student will be able to argue and get personalised feedback from our expert judge(s)
Module 6: Building a Mooting Culture in Your College
- How to develop a healthy, competition mooting culture in your college
- How to establish and run effective moot court societies
Live closing session
- Know how you can get value and support (internships, jobs, publication opportunities, access to webinars) as our alumni
- Understand how to continue the journey of self-development in mooting and beyond
Course Developers & Faculty
Akash Yadav graduated from NLIU Bhopal in 2018. His mooting journey helped him transform from a ‘shy and timid’ guy to a ‘fair confident personality’.
He was a quarter-finalist at the 8th National Moot Court Competition- Checkmate, 2015 held at Army Institute of Law, Mohali, and a quarter-finalist, at the 4th International Banking and Investment Law Moot Court Competition, 2015 held at Jaipur National University, Jaipur in 2015.
- Won the 1st Baljeet Shastri Moot Court Competition held at Amity University, Gurgaon.
- Runners-up at the National Moot Court Competition organised by LJ School of Law, Ahmedabad.
Akash has mentored University teams for National Moots at UILS, Punjab and RGNUL, Patiala.
Anubhuti Mishra [Demo Moot Judge)
Anubhuti Mishra is a 2013 graduate of HNLU, Raipur, and completed her LLM from King’s College, London. She has aced several moots, and has coached multiple teams to world-winning levels.
She has worked in multiple firms including HSA Advocates, Delhi; PSA Legal, Delhi; and P & A Law Offices, Delhi.
Sameer Gupta graduated from NUSRL Ranchi in 2020.
Select moot-court achievements:
He was a part of the Semi-Finalist team (3rd Ranked Team) at the SAARC Rounds and and won the Best Student Advocate Award, at the Prof. N.R. Madhava Menon SAARC LAW Mooting Competition, International Rounds, 2020. His team qualified for the memorial-selection rounds from the Asia-Pacific region at the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition, Asia Pacific Rounds, 2019.
Other mooting achievements:
- Winner and Best Memorial, “8th School of Law, Christ University, National Moot 2017”, organized by School of Law, Christ University, Bengaluru.
- 2nd Best Memorial Award and Octa-finalist, “22nd Stetson International Environmental Moot: Surana &
Surana India National Rounds, 2017” held at SASTRA University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.
- Best Memorial, Quarter finalists and Second Best Speaker, 10th Justice Hidayatullah Memorial National Moot, 2018, organized by Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur.
- Coached the University team for the 12th NALSAR Justice BR Sawhny Memorial Moot, 2018, the team finished as Runners-up in the competition.
- Coached the University team for the 11th Leiden – Sarin International Air Law Moot, 2020, the team qualified for the World Rounds.
- Coached the University team for the 13th Pro Bono International Environmental Law Moot, 2019, the team finished as Semi-Finalists and Secured the Best Memorial Award.
Sankalp graduated from Amity Law School, Noida in 2019.
Select Mooting Achievements
- Best Memorial, 4th National Trial Advocacy Competition organized by UPES, Dehradun, 2018
- Runners-up in the 1st National Moot Court Competition organized by UILMS, Gurugram. 2018
- Runners-up in the 1st National Moot Court Competition organized by Himachal Pradesh University Institute of Legal Studies’ Legal and Cultural Fest: Envision, 2017
- Winners in the 1st B.R. Ambedkar National Moot Court Competition, 2017 organised by JCC, Calcutta.
Tejast Popat graduates from NUJS, Kolkata in 2020.
Select Moot Court Achievements
- Oralist, Winner, Awarded as Best Oralist and Best Memorial, 2nd Justice Y.K. Sabharwal Constitutional Law Moot, NLU Delhi. [November, 2019]
- Oralist, Quarter-finalist and Honourable Mention (Best Memorial), Philip C. Jessup International Moot, 2019 (India Rounds). [March, 2019]
- Coach – WBNUJS, Best Overall Team; Best Respondent Memorial; Second Best Claimant Memorial; Hon’ble Mention, Speaker, Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot Court Competition. [November, 2018]
- Oralist, First-Runners-Up, International Criminal Court Moot, 2018 (World Rounds). [June, 2018]
- Oralist, Runners-Up, 24th M.C. Chagla Moot, Mumbai. [September, 2017]
- Oralist, Quarter-Finals, 10th Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot. [March, 2017]
Vikhyat graduated from School of Law, Christ University in 2017.
Select Moot Court Achievements
- Winners and Best Memorial, 1st GNLU Moot on Securities and Investment Law 2015, organized by GNLU, Gujarat
- Best Memorial and Semi-finalists, 8th National Law School- Trilegal International Arbitration Moot
2015, organized by NLSIU, Bangalore
- Winners and Best Memorial, 1st K.G. Kannabiran National Moot on Transformative Constitutionalism, 2014, organised by Council for Social Development, Hyderabad
- Semi-finalists, 3rd ILNU International Moot Court Competition, 2014, organised by Nirma University, Gujarat
Who is this course for?
- Law students interested in mooting
- Faculty, judges involved in mooting, moot court societies
- Law schools wanting to building a mooting culture in their law colleges. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested
- Legal academicians wanting to understand how they can use mooting in their course
Duration: 8 weeks
Course fee: Rs. 3500 (inclusive of GST)
Mode of learning:
- Completely online and self-paced, with live lectures, and assignments (a real moot!)
- Text-based modules and reading resources prepared by prize-winning mooters; thoroughly reviewed
- Recorded video lectures
- Sample moot problems, moot memos, mock-courts
- Screen-share videos on how to draft and format a moot memorial using MS Word
- Screen-share video on how to use Manupatra
- Online based forum for doubt-resolution
- Three, 90-minute long live webinars/sessions (optional) with subject-experts
- An assignment where you draft a memorial and get feedback
- A live moot where you argue and get feedback
- Get a certificate issued by Lawctopus Law School after the completion of the course.
- Free career counseling, CV, and career guidance for the best students in each batch.
- Get preferable internship slots with partner organisations (for the top-performing students in each batch).
- A chance to get published on Academike, Lawctopus’ Law Journal (ISSN: 2349-9796) (if your paper is around contract law).
- An opportunity to mentor future batches for senior students, academicians, and practitioners (this is a paid, part-time, work-from-position at Lawctopus).
Add-on webinars (unrelated to the course, but highly useful):
How to be a Legal Freelancer?
A deep-dive into making your CV
How to ace foreign LLM applications?
Building a high-performing Linkedin Profile
If you have any questions, please leave a comment on this post or email at email@example.com
Note: Going by the response to our courses, we urge you to register asap.
1. Do we have a live class every day?
There are 5 live sessions in total PLUS a live, real moot court competition.
Out of the 5 sessions, 1 is an orientation session (which tells you to gain full-value of the course), and 1 is a closing session (where we reflect on our journeys and give you advice on how to be on a path of continuous learning).
The other 3 live sessions operate like workshops, are 90-minutes long, require preparation/reading, build upon what’s there in the recorded lectures and the reading modules, and answer your questions.
2. How many hours should I spend every day to complete the course?
We suggest that you spend approximately 2-3 hours/week in doing the course.
When you spend these 2-3 hours is up to you. You may spend around 40 minutes each day or do it over the weekend.
3. I don’t have a clue about mooting. Can I do this course?
If you haven’t don’t mooting at all, this course is exactly what you need. We’ll take you from the basics to the advanced aspects.
If you have had some mooting experience, but aren’t progressing well in your journey, this course will teach you the advanced topics, plus tell you where you are going wrong (when you do the live, online moot)!
4. When does the moot competition happen?
The moot competition (which is a part of the course) happens between the 5th and the 8th week of the course.
The dates are announced in advance.
While we are strict about the dates, extensions due to things like exams or illness are considered in a fair manner.
5. The course duration is for 2-months. Can I access the course after 2 months are over?
Yes, you can access the course for a total of 3 months [2 months to complete the course + 1 months to review the course].
Please note that the course is complete by the end of the 2nd month. You can even watch the recorded versions of the live sessions which are recorded for that batch only.
However, if you want to revisit and revise the material in the course, you can do that for 1 month after the completion of the course.
So the access is given for 3 months.
6. What if I miss a live class?
We encourage you to attend the live classes after thorough preparations. Just like the real charm of a live match/performance is watching it live, the real value of a live class is in attending it live! A lot of new, practical things are covered; and of course, your questions are addressed too.
However, if you miss the live class, you can watch the recorded version of the live class which is uploaded for the specific batch only.
7. How will this course help me in my career?
Moots develop your research and writing skills, your speaking and argumentative skills, and your softer skills like teamwork, project management, etc.
A good mooter is always looked upon highly by most recruiters!
A prize-winning performance in moots can land you in internships, or even jobs.
The best way moots help you is they create intensive learning experiences, unforgettable memories, by the end of which you emerge a better person!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call: +91 9711850703 (Tanuj Kalia)