ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
Litigation plays an important role in resolving the disputes by holding responsible those who have committed a legal wrong. It requires them to face those whose life and rights they have affected and to redress the wrong done to them. As a process litigation acts as a deterrence with the ultimate goal of making our world safer. If the people lose faith in litigation and its outcome, they may resort to unorganized and unrecognized means for resolving their disputes. Therefore, it is highly necessary to maintain and improve the standard of litigation. Of late it is found that the standard of litigation and advocacy are falling down and marks a negative impression on the Justice dispensation System. With a view to provide Professional training to litigating lawyers and Law Firms the Centre for Research in Criminal Justice of Maharashtra National Law University proposes to introduce a P. G. Diploma Program in Litigation Lawyering and Law Firm Management.
The objective of the course is to familiarize the students with the foundation of the litigation Lawyering and Law Firm management to give an insight into its functional aspects along with the current trend of challenges faced by the legal professionals.
Teaching this subject would be through a different Pedagogy. It is intended to impart the instruction in the ‘Clinical Legal Education Method’ where the students play the major role by taking workshop assignments, Seminar papers and Student Lecture Series. The Litigating lawyers, Corporate Legal Professionals, Partners, Associates and Non-Litigating lawyers in the law firms, in-house legal Professionals are to be trained adequately. With this objective, the Centre for Research in Criminal Justice in association with Centre for Clinical Legal Education of Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai proposes to offer One Year Post Graduate Diploma in Litigation Lawyering and Law Firm Management The proposed program will be of One-year duration spread over to 2 semesters with 6 subjects i.e. 3 subjects in each semester. Each course will be of 3 Credits which include classroom discussion, online lectures, practical exposure, field visit and assignments. The program will be supplemented with Seminars, Workshops, Conferences, Special lectures from experts etc. The teaching plan will also be supported by Presentations, and exposure to hypothetical and actual problems, guest lecture by experts, Case studies and evaluation of judgments. Each Course carries 100 marks with 50% internal assessment component. The remaining 50% will be evaluated based on Examination and Project Course Syllabus on each of the topics is carefully prepared by highly accomplished professionals.
Medium: English Language
a) Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree in any discipline from any recognized University; or
b) Candidates appearing for the final year examination of Graduation are also eligible to apply.
Direct Admission subject to fulfilment of the eligibility criteria for the said course and on the full payment of the fees.
The course duration is of 1 year and the programme is to be completed within 3 years. Failing which re-registration on the term & conditions prescribed by the university is required. The course commences from January 2021. The course is divided into 2 Semesters. The first-semester exam will be conducted in June 2021 and the second-semester exam will be conducted in December 2021.
Course fee: Rs. 20,000/-
The Convocation fee will be charged separately as per the University Rules.
Re-peat exam fee / Supplementary Exam fee will be charged @ Rs.500/- per paper
Boarding & Lodging charges if any at the campus (subject to availability) during events/ exam will be extra as per the University Rules
The Post Graduate Diploma in Litigation Lawyering and Law Firm Management is a 20 credits programme consisting of 6 courses of 3 credits each and a project work of 2 credits.
CONDUCT OF THE PROGRAMME
The lectures for the Programme will be conducted in online mode which will be supplemented by 3 slots of classroom instruction of one-week duration each. Online lectures will be conducted only on the weekends and holidays. Every Lecture will be recorded. The recording of the lecture will be provided to the student only if prior intimation and permission will be taken from the concerned faculty. The learning environment includes online lectures on weekends, Webinars, Seminars and conferences on Campus, practical demonstrations etc.
Evaluation and Grades:
The grading system will be as per the Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai regulations
The Admission process for the year of 2021 is completed.
Dates of Admission for the year 2022 will be announced in September 2021.
For any query mail us at
Prof. (Dr.) Anil G. Variath
Director, Centre for Research in Criminal Justice
Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Ms. Gauri Rane
Teaching and Research Associate