- 5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)
- III, IV, V
- Jul 2020
- Seminar Course
This is standalone optional seminar course for Final Year students as it will assume a level of understanding of contract law, company law, property law, banking and finance law. It also will require a certain degree to self-drive and will simulate a practice setting.
The Course is developed from a practical view point, and its objective is to prepare a final year student for transaction and dispute resolution practice.
Since there are very limited books on the topic the course will be based on review and analysis of statutes, case law, and contract templates.
Pedagogical Method: The basic pedagogical approach adopted will be to inculcate self-drive and analytical ability in the student to understand and interpret the law and its application to transactions and disputes. The course will seeks to simulate a work setting which student would already be familiar with through their internships. The classes will be structured as a briefing session for a senior lawyer on work allocated.
The Course is divided into 10 Modules. The first two Modules will be based on a general introduction to the subject and explanation of the approach to the entire course. I will then hand out class assignments to be submitted in the seminar phase from Module 3 onwards.
Each Module from Modules 3 through 10 will be divided into two distinct phases: Seminar Phase and Teaching Phase, as described below.
(i) Seminar Phase: Based on pre-allocated assignments on the topic of the previous class, each student will be required to submit a “class brief” based on her/his reading of the relevant statute and case law and submitted the required class brief before the classes of Seminar phase. Seminar Phase classes will be interactive requiring each student to take the class through the class brief submitted and explain and defend their point of view on the common assignment. Based on the number of students, the seminar part of the discussion can be structured as group presentations.
(ii) Teaching Phase: In this part of the class, I will provide a short overview and explanation of the topic for the next Module (“Briefing Classes”), and hand out assignments for the seminar phase of the next week’s Module.