Best Practices 2017-18

MOD Club

The context that required the initiation of the practice

Realising public speaking as an art that can help you to stand out in the crowd and a much important need to focus on their gestures, vocabulary, emphasis, voice modulation and posture to increase the effectiveness of the speech to describe the topics. Modern Law College has established a Mooting, Oratory and Debating (MOD) Club. The MOD Club is a student-centric club headed by a faculty member. The club regularly conducts Moot Court Competitions, Debate Competition, Elocution competition, and judgment writing Competitions. The club develops the advocacy skills of the students and encourages them to participate in such competitions at state and National Level. The club organizes special lectures to boost the skills, a dedicated faculty is allotted for every competition.

The club is open to all the students of B.A. LL.B, LL.B and LL.M. To make the club activities fun-oriented, the club has prepared internal groups for monitoring and continuous mentoring of students. It is expected that all students of the club shall participate in one or the other event mandatorily with a very focused intention to enhance the student’s confidence and uphold the art of public speaking.

The MOD Club conducts the following activities

  • Intra-Collegiate Moot Court Competition
  • Intra-Collegiate Debate Competition
  • Intra-Collegiate Elocution Competition
  • Discussion regarding Amendments/ Recent Judgements and Landmark decisions
  • Moot Court Problems are given by other colleges
  • Client Counselling
  • Drafting
  • Judgement Writing
  • Judgement Analysis
  • Book Club

Objectives of the practice

  • To impart core advocacy skills in students.
  • To assist students to inculcate the competitive spirit for competition
  • To make the students ready for the future professional competence.

The MOD conducts the following activities

  • Intra-Collegiate Moot Court Competition
  • Intra-Collegiate Debate Competition
  • Intra-Collegiate Elocution Competition
  • Discussion regarding Amendments/ Recent Judgements and Landmark decisions
  • Moot Court Problems are given by other colleges
  • Client Counselling g. Drafting h. Judgement Writing
  • Judgement Analysis j. Book Club

Obstacles faced

  • Participation from students
  • Impact of the practice

Resources required

  • Teacher’s as a Mentor
  • Classrooms
  • Library
  • Research Software’s

Modern Legal Research Centre

Goal

  • To conduct Quality Research.
  • Exposure for students in the field of Legal Research.
  • Through Research extend and fulfil the social institutional Responsibility.

The Context

As the higher education demands research as the pillar for quality education. We at modern Law College have dedicated research Cell called as Modern Legal Research Centre (MLRC).

The Practice

Every year while allotting tasks the head of the institution assigns a teaching faculty along with Academic Research coordinator (ARC)of the college for the research purpose who is responsible for researching the funding agencies, Research proposal, timely submissions, and other compliances.

Obstacles Faced

  • Interested students to help in research projects.
  • Academic and Administrative burdens upon the teachers.
  • Funding agencies strict compliances

Impact of the Practice:

  • Undertook a project in association with State Commission for women, Government of Maharashtra. We received funds from the Government and we successfully completed the project in the form of a seminar and published the proceedings in association with State Commission for women and child, Maharashtra, Mumbai.
  • Conducted an International Seminar in association with Embassy of Iran, Mumbai.

Resources Required

  • Dedicated faculty
  • Online -resources
  • Library