Self-Paced Online Certificate Course on Writs and PIL

Whether you’re a seasoned legal professional or just starting your journey, this course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of Writs, Writ Petitions, Judicial Review, PILs and much more. 

What are you waiting for? Elevate your legal practice by getting an in-depth understanding of Writs and PILs along with some real-life cases.

Why this Course (from the course developer’s perspective)

When I was in law school, I was extremely passionate about litigation. However, the excitement and idealism I had were quickly challenged when I stepped into the courtroom for the first time. It became quite apparent to me  that my academic knowledge had not adequately equipped me with the practical skills required for being an effective and efficient litigator. The intricacies of drafting petitions, plaints, and the nuances of court procedures seemed like a daunting puzzle.

It was at this time of my career that I wished I had a mentor/guide who could teach me drafting of petitions, make me understand the complexities of court procedures and provide practical insights into the art of argumentation.

Recognizing this challenge and the gap between legal education and real-life litigation, I decided to develop a course on Writs and PIL so that all of you dont face this problem and are able to get ahead of get ahead in your career without wasting too much time.

This course has been designed to save you from the time-consuming process of self-learning and help you get ahead in your careers with a solid foundation in practical litigation skills!

About Lawctopus Law School

Lawctopus Law School has taught a wide range of practical skills to over 14,000+ law students, young lawyers, professionals, academicians, and business people. Over 1000 students have rated our courses and the average rating is 92.6/100. Our online courses are ‘warm’ learning experiences!

At LLS, our courses are developed by subject matter experts (practitioners and academicians) and these courses are a mix of

  • Rigorously researched reading modules
  • Recorded lectures by Industry Experts
  • Weekly live sessions for clearing of doubts
  • Practical assignments which mirror real-life assignments, with personal feedback
  • Special Modules, Add-on career webinars, and
  • The now famous ‘warmth and care’ of LLS

Structure and Timeline of this Course

Upon registration, you will receive an email containing the details of course access.

The access to this course is available for 1 year and you can do this course as per your convenience, but we recommend completing this course within 2 months for an optimal learning experience!

Module 1: Introduction to Writs and Writ Petitions

  1. What are writs and types of writs?
  2. What are combination of writs?
  3. What are Writ Petitions and how are they different from civil suits?
  4. Process of drafting and filing Writ Petitions in Courts
  5. Types of reliefs sought in Writ Petitions (Prayer clauses)

Module 2: Drafting of Writ Petitions

  1. How to draft a Writ Petition under Article 32 of the Constitution of India? (Practical share-screen video with sample draft)
  2. How to draft a Writ Petition under Article 226 of the Constitution of India in various High Courts? (Practical share-screen video with sample draft)

Module 3: Judicial Review, Res Judicata and other concepts

  1. Everything to know about Judicial Review
  2. Everything to know about Res Judicata
  3. Can contractual matters be adjudicated in writ proceedings?
  4. Challenges to vires of Statutes & Constitutional Amendments
  5. Principle of Alternate Remedy

Module 4: Landmark cases on Writs + 5 Sample Drafts

Module 5: Introduction to PIL

Module 7: Drafting of PIL

Module 8: Landmark cases on PIL + 3 Sample Drafts

5 Unique Elements of this Course

1. Well-researched, practical and detailed Reading Resources drafted and reviewed by Experts

2. Recorded Lectures by experts

3. 8 sample drafts of Writ Petitions and PILs

4. Compilation of a list of landmark cases

5. Compulsory Practical Assignments

How will this course help you?

  • This course will teach you everything about writs and PILs end-to-end
  • You will learn about what writs, the types of writs, drafting of writs, PILs, drafting of PILs, etc.
  • You will learn how to draft writ petitions in various high courts.
  • You will get 8 sample drafts of Writ Petitions and PILs
  • It will save 2 years of your legal career! What a lawyer learns after 2 years of practice, you’d have learned in 2 months.
  • Law students will be able to ace related internships.
  • Lawyers will be able to ace their practice.

Who can enrol for this course?

  • Law Students and legal professionals
  • Corporate lawyers and litigators
  • Academicians who wish to bring a useful practical angle to their classes
  • Anyone who is passionate to learn about Writs and PILs

Course Developers and Faculty of this Course

  1. Mukund Unny
    Qualified as an Advocate-on-Record at the Supreme Court of India and enrolled with the Bar Council of Kerala, Mukund Unny has over 8 years of experience, focusing on civil, commercial, and constitutional litigation at the Supreme Court and various New Delhi courts and tribunals.

    Beyond his legal practice, Mukund was recently appointed as the Assistant Editor for the e-Delhi High Court Report (a project initiative of the Delhi High Court) with the task of summarising selected judgments of the Delhi High Court.

    Mukund also regularly contributes columns on law and constitutional matters to leading national dailies like The Hindu and The Indian Express, and legal portal Livelaw.
  2. Adv. Animesh SIngh
    Animesh Singh graduated from Symbiosis Law School, Pune, in 2009. Following a successful tenure as an Associate at Amarchand Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co., New Delhi, he co-founded his own firm, A&S Law Chamber and Consultants, in Bhubaneshwar.

    Since 2018, he has been practicing independently. His areas of expertise encompass conducting litigation, conveyancing, drafting pleadings, presiding over court hearings, arbitrations, client conferencing/consultation, legal research, providing legal opinions, and conducting fact-finding investigations/due diligence on both civil and criminal matters.

    Operating from Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, and New Delhi, his office, Animesh Singh & Associates, serves a broad spectrum of legal needs. His practice spans across trial courts, Commercial Courts, Company tribunals, Service tribunals, DRTs, High Courts, and the Supreme Court. He serves as a panel counsel for the Food Corporation of India and several banks, and holds a legal retainer position for several private companies.
  3. Adv. Raghav Parthasarthay

    Advocate Raghava Parthasarathy practices law in the High Court, Civil Courts, and other Tribunals in Bengaluru, Karnataka. He is concurrently pursuing a Ph.D. from Gujarat National Law University.

    Previously, he served as a Research and Teaching Associate at the Centre for Environmental Law Education, Research, and Advocacy (CEERA), NLSIU.

    In the early stages of his career, he worked as a Judicial and Law Clerk at the High Court of Karnataka. Raghav obtained his Masters in Energy Laws from the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, following his graduation with a BBA LL.B. from JSS Law College, Mysuru. His areas of expertise include Petroleum and Energy laws, Contracts and Real estate Laws, Electricity Laws, and Environment Laws, among others.

    With a keen interest in academia and research, he boasts several publications to his credit.

Course Fee

Rs. 3200/-

Process of Learning

  • Upon enrolment, you will get an email consisting of the course access details
  • Recorded video lectures
  • Practical share-screen recorded videos on drafting
  • Text-based reading modules
  • List of landmark cases
  • Online discussion forum for clearing your doubts
  • 1 compulsory assignment on drafting a Writ Petition

Assignment and Certification

You will receive the completion certificate upon successful completion and evaluation of the assignment.

Course Duration and Access

You’ll have access to this course for 12 months from the date of registration. And while you can complete this course at your own pace, we recommend that you complete this course within 8 weeks.

Tip: Giving ourselves a fixed timeframe to complete things increases the chances of getting things done.


If you have any queries regarding the course, please send an email to [email protected] and we will get back to you within 24 hours!


1. Do we have any live class?

No. This is a self-paced course. You can watch the recorded lectures and the reading resources at your own pace and convenience.

2. For how long can I access this course?

1 year.

3. Can we download the material?

Allowing for downloading of material puts our work at risk of copyright violation and related misuse. Learners can easily access the material (reading modules, recorded lectures, assignmens, etc.) from the Learning Management System (LMS).

Downloading of material is not allowed. Access to the material via the LMS is easy and the students are free to take notes via online/offline mediums.

4. Will I be able to draft Writ Petitions and PILs after doing this course?

Absolutely. The course has been designed in such a manner that you will learn the skill of draft writ petitions and PILs and you will also learn about the procedures followed in other high courts!

5. Do I need to have any prior knowledge to do this course?

You should have the basic understanding of constitutional laws but even if you have not studied constitution in college, you will be able to understand this course since we have included the basic topics too and have included the explanation from scratch.

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