About Lawctopus Law School
Conceptualized and kick-started in May 2019, and formally launched in March 2020, Lawctopus Law School has taught a wide range of skills to over 6000 law aw students, young lawyers, professionals, academicians, and business people in the last 18 months.
Over 500 students have rated our courses and the average rating is 91/100 call our online courses a ‘warm’ learning experience!
Lawctopus Law Schools presents a unique COURSE (& Competition) that 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.
Lawctopus Law School’s Course on Moot COURSE (& Competition)
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 from the judges!
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 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 Modules 1 and 2
- Q and A on Modules 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 case laws?
- 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 personalized feedback from our expert judge(s)
Module 6: Building a Mooting Culture in Your College
- How to develop a healthy and competitive 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
Who is this course for?
- Law students interested in mooting
- Faculty, judges involved in mooting, moot court societies
- Law schools want to build 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. 4800 (inclusive of GST)