If you are argumentative and possess the talent to fight your side to the end, join law school, as lawyers have to battle it out for their clients in court rooms. What makes this profession special is that a lawyer is an agent of change as it gives him/her the power to see rules from different perspectives and present them in a manner that may gradually lead to changes in relevant laws for the benefit of society at large.
Lawyering is a craft that takes a long time to acquire. Half-hearted attempts at lawyering or those who turn to lawyering as a fall-back are less likely to succeed in this profession. One has to be skilled in speaking, researching, reading, writing, and above all patience. Persistence is an important attribute that a lawyer has to develop. A lawyer has to cogently put across a point for which tough texts have to be read, researched and analyzed with keen attention to the minutest detail. Arguments have to be written flawlessly and argued convincingly but coolly. It is imperative for aspiring lawyers to participate in Moot Court Competitions in law schools. One such institution is the School of Law, THE NORTHCAP UNIVERSITY (NCU), Gurgaon.
Simulated court proceedings or Moot Courts are an integral part of law study and every area of law can conduct Moot Courts. Participants prepare cases by writing out submissions and presenting parties in oral pleadings in front of an expert Jury.
Why participate in a Moot Court Competitition
Inter-collegiate Moot Court Competitions are a great way to practice the skills of studying and analyzing a case in depth, writing it out and then arguing it out for the team to win. It sharpens your persuasive writing and oral advocacy skills. You gain self-confidence as you work with other students to set and accomplish goals. More importantly ‘Mooters’ have fun while learning.
Law colleges of Delhi-NCR and other states came together at NCU’s moot court competition to showcase as well as hone their advocacy skills. It was a platform to demonstrate core and practical skills along with the use of theory to enhance their research, analysis, investigatory skills and also develop a passion for law.
Negotiating is particularly an important skill to acquire for a potential lawyer as the guilty need representation too and s/he won’t always be representing the innocent party. A lawyer has to negotiate and try to win a lesser jail sentence or compensation for someone that’s broken the law, not something you’d expect when you went to Law School!
Moot Court Competitions are an occasion to meet and interact with distinguished members of the bench and bar who speak at the event or judge the oral arguments. It is also an opportunity for employers to select potential lawyers for their organization and for the college it offers excellent campus placement opportunity. Many competitors use an excerpt of their brief as a writing sample for job interviews.
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Written by Rekha Mathur