FIMT

FIMT School of law

"A rule laid down for the guidance of an intelligent being by an intelligent being having power over him."

--John Austin, English Jurist

Law can be defined as a set of binding rules of conduct meant to enforce justice and prescribe duty or obligation. In simple words, it's a principle recognized by custom or enacted by the ruler whose violation leads to penalty or imprisonment. In India, Law as an education started in the year 1987 as a three-year degree programme granted under the Advocate Act, 1961. The BCI (Bar Council of India) is the main regulatory body of Law education.

The Fairfield - School of Law Professional College under the flagship of the Fairfield Institute Of Management & Technology, situated in the National Capital offers BA-LLB (Integrated) and BBA-LLB (Integrated) programmes affiliated to the renowned Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, ND and approved by the Bar Council Of India. The Course Curriculums are both contemporary and global in perspective, enhancing the employability potentials of the graduating students. The focus on hands on training is more, wherein Court Visits, Conveyancing, Drafting, Legal Research, Lok Adalats, Mediation Centres, Legal Aid & Advise Centres, Seminars, Documentation and Moot Court Practice becomes an integral part of the learning process.

The Fairfield- School of Law with active association and guidance of the Bar Council of India hosted the 31st National All India Inter-University Moot Court Competition-2015 for University/Collegiate Law Students. The objective of Moot Court is to equip students with the skills to identify legal issues, to present coherent, well-formulated arguments in a court of law.

The students were given a scenario where they had to argue and show their knowledge of litigation procedures, research, presentation skills and knowledge of law. The students had to apply the law they have learnt into real life situations. The applicants began presenting their arguments to a team of jury. As the presentations were made the jury scrutinised and sought clarity of their presentations. After they were finished the defendants had to pour water into the applicant’s arguments.

It became evident that the Moot Court Competition is a good battery test for Law students as they were thrown into the deep end. Students who participate learn skills of arguing and confidence not to forget words. Also, the students gain the experience of not making unnecessary mistakes. Before the judges handed down their judgement they expressed their joy at the level of quality of arguments and maintaining eye contact.