MOOT COURT ACTIVITIES
MEANING OF MOOT COURT
Moot Court is an artificial Court which is especially made for the lawful students to have the practical knowledge of drafting, pleading and conveyancing. In the moot court an artificial problem was given to the students for which they have to prepare their arguments and present it before an expert.
According to chambers 20th century dictionary the term moot means to discuss or to argue for practice. Generally the moot courts are organized in law colleges, universities. The student participated in the moot court called as mooters.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MOOT COURT AND REAL COURT.
A moot court is and artificial court prepares for the law students whereas a court is always establish by an act and it is judicial process. In a moot court the students have to argue on the law point only whereas in a real court the filings, arguments are done as per the law and procedural rules.
In a court the Judgement is finally delivered on the basis of facts and circumstances. Whereas in moot court only arguments are held and no judgement will be delivered. In a real court if there is a misconduct on the part of an Advocate he can be tried for contempt of court there is no such provision or strict appliance of the rules.
In a real court practice the Advocate must having a registration or a sanad to appear between court of law whereas in moot court the students have supposed to act as an advocate an argue the matter.
IMPORTANCE OF MOOT COURT.
The moot court is now become the part and parcel of the law syllabus in every university. It is included as a practical syllabus, training paper. The purpose behind making it as a compulsory subject is to make acquainted with the various procedural aspects by the law college students. It gives an opportunity to the students to prepare their own arguments and present it before an expert called Judge. At the one hand it provides an opportunity for the students to know the law, to know the drafting skill, how to present the case before the Judge, the manners and eticates etc.; and the other hand it gives the self-confidence to the students for arguing the case before the Judge.
It increases the stage daring of the students to know there capabilities and short comings. The most important advantage of the law students that it help themes to know the minimum requirements in advocacy so that when they enter into the profession it really helps them to cut down their waiting period.
STAGES OF MOOT COURT.
Formulation of the problem.
The formulation of the problem of the first stage of the moot court generally the problem is taken for the periodical journals that is the decided cases by the High Court or the Supreme Court, but a hypotical problem may be taken as moot court problem.
The Students are interested the duties to act an advocate for both the sides to argue the matter.
Appointment of Judges.
Judges are generally from the faculty or the persons having a minimum knowledge of law.
Students Actual Presentation of Case.
This is very important part of the moot court the Students / mooters bear in the mind that they are presenting the matter before the court. They should properly in dress. The manner of presentation gives the additional wattage at the time of argument the mooters should follow the manner and aticates to the fullest extent.
Question & Answer Stage.
After completion of the both sides the judges questions the mooters on the law point. The various specific provision of the law, the authorities etc.
Conclusion and Recommendation.
There is no final Judgement in the moot court. After the question answer session if it is not part of competition then the mistake made by the mooters giving the presentation can be detected and notice to the students to correct it for the next presentation.
Moot Court is a compulsory subject, we take presentations for final year Students, for internal evualuation.