• The Icfai University, Dehradun

Resources and Facilities

Resources and Facilities

Moot Court

Moot Court activity is a part of clinical legal training which enables the students to gain practical experience, improve analytical reasoning, legal aptitude, presentation and communication skills. The moot courts help the students understand bar and bench relationship. It helps the students to inculcate good court-room techniques, processes and discipline.

The ICFAI Law School internalizes the moot court process into its curriculum throughout the program as it strongly feels that moot court helps the students in understanding the requirements of clients and courts in the real life situations. A student is made to learn the legal issues associated with the case and prepare the briefs and arguments. The moot courts help understand the requirements of the clients and prepare for a case in that direction.

Students are encouraged to participate in the national and international moot court competitions. In every semester, intra-college moot court competitions are organized by the ILS so that students imbibe the qualities of professional lawyers.

Legal Aid Clinic

The ILS is committed to social cause and contributes to the society by way of spreading legal awareness, legal literacy and by providing legal services. It plans to coordinate with the District and State Legal Services Authorities in solving the disputes of the local people. As part of Legal Aid Program, the students undertake some of the programs under the supervision of the faculty and Legal Service Authorities. These programs help the poor and needy who cannot afford the services of a lawyer for the conduct of a case or a legal proceeding in any court, tribunal or before an authority. Students learn how to handle clients who are illiterate and poor. They will help create awareness among citizens about their rights granted by the constitution and various other enactments.

These initiatives aim at making the students independent before they enter into the competitive professional environment.

In the last academic session, the ILS organized two Legal Aid Camps in the nearby rural areas and one jail visit for the students. In the ongoing session, two visits to the High Court of Uttarakhand, Nainital conducted every year.

Guest Lectures

At ILS, guest lectures play an important role in enhancing knowledge base of the students. Eminent academicians and practicing legal professionals are invited for guest lectures where students understand the practical applications of various laws and management related concepts and ideas. ILS also arranges a series of lectures on technical and contemporary courses by the subject experts.

Clinical Courses

Clinical courses are the compulsory courses for the students. These courses help the students to learn the skills of drafting, pleading and conveyancing. These courses prepare the students to learn advocacy skills and train them in professional ethics.

Mentoring and Grooming

Students joining law programs are divided into groups and each group is mentored by one of the faculty members. All the faculty members are involved in the processes, based upon requirements. The process is aimed to help the students to overcome their problems (academic and non-academic) in the absence of their parental guidance. It also helps to streamline the inherent skills of students and strengthen them for building up better careers. It enables the mentor to address performance deficiencies of the students.

Mentoring process is a unique program initiated by ILS. It helps the students gain confidence, plan for the future and understand the expectations of the University.

It involves the students in team building and social interactions. It helps to assess the psychological profile of students and help them achieve attitudinal changes required in today’s dynamic professional life. The faculty in-charge of group conducts relevant psychometric tests and gives feedback on their strengths, weaknesses, aptitude, behavioural traits and identifies opportunities for improvement of the students.

Legal Internships

The internship forms an important component of Law programs at ILS. It is an attempt to bridge the gap between the professional world and academic institutions. Internship is a vehicle for introducing students to get the professional and practical exposure. ILS has a clearly defined and structured institutionalized process of internship to link up the real life situations with that of the academic learning. During the internships the students are encouraged to take up assignments, which are multi-disciplinary, goal-oriented, time bound and involves teamwork.

The students undertake the internship program of 4 weeks for BBA-LL.B (Hons.), BA-LL.B (Hons.) and LL.B and 8 weeks for LL.M program at the end of each year during the summer holidays. Students are required to seek internships in the law firms, corporates, nationalised banks, NGOs and with advocates practising in various fields of law for practical knowledge. During this period, students attend the concerned office and also the court’s proceedings. Each student is under continuous evaluation by the faculty guide and also the project guide. At the end of the internship each of the students submit a detailed report on all the cases studied, attended by him / her, duly evaluated by the advocate/faculty.