My favourite subject is MOOT COURT session
Chetan Trivedi, Law Student, Inline Intern @LAwOF
What I personally feel getting theoretical knowledge is not sufficient for Law student. We should get some knowledge in form of practical knowledge or apart from theoretical knowledge. So with the help of moot court we will understand the decorum of court about proceeding of court about manner of court about rules and regulation of court about court discipline.
That’s why I love Moot Court subject now days this subject is mandatory from IST year in my time moot court session was from 4th year to 5th year. Why each and every student should participate in moot court session- Legal employers, particularly large law firms, love students who have participated in moot court. Why? Because they’ve already spent many hours perfecting the analytical, research and writing skills that practicing attorneys must have. When you have moot court on your resume, a prospective employer knows that you’ve been learning to form and communicate legal arguments for a year or more. If you’ve already spent a lot of time in law school on these tasks, that’s less time the firm will have to invest in training you and more time you can spend practicing law. Even if you’re not thinking of a job at a large firm,a moot court can be quite useful. You’ll become increasingly more comfortable formulating arguments and expressing them in front of judges, essential skills for any attorney. If you feel that your public speaking skills need some work, moot court is a great place to hone them. On a more personal level, participating in moot court can also provide a unique bonding experience for you and your team and give you a mini-support system during law school.
They’re a law school activity and competition during which students participate in preparing and arguing cases in front of judges. The case and sides are selected beforehand, and students are given a set amount of time to prepare for the eventual trial. Moot court involves appellate cases as opposed to those at the trial level, which are often called “mock trials.” Moot court experience on a resume is typically considered to be more stellar than mock trial experience, although mock trial experience is better than none. The judges are usually law professors and attorneys from the community, but sometimes they’re actually members of the judiciary. Students can join moot court in their first, second or third years of law schools, depending on the school. The process for selecting moot court members varies at different schools. Competition is quite fierce to join at some schools, especially those that regularly send winning teams to national moot court competitions.
Moot court members research their respective sides, write appellate briefs and present oral arguments in front of the judges. Oral argument is typically the only chance an attorney has in an appellate court to verbally argue his case in person to a panel of judges, so moot court can be a great proving ground. Judges are free to ask questions at any time during the presentation, and students must respond accordingly. A profound understanding of the facts of the case, the students’ arguments and their opponents’ arguments are required.