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P. G. DIPLOMA IN LITIGATION LAWYERING AND LAW FIRM MANAGEMENT

MAHARASHTRA NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY MUMBAI

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ONE YEAR P. G. DIPLOMA IN LITIGATION LAWYERING AND LAW FIRM MANAGEMENT

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 unorganised and unrecognised 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 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.

Objectives:

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.

Pedagogy:

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


ELIGIBILITY:

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.


ADMISSION PROCEDURE:

Direct Admission subject to fulfilment of the eligibility criteria for the said course and on the full payment of the fees


DURATION:

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.


FEE STRUCTURE:

Course fee: Rs. 20,000/-

  • 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

COURSE STRUCTURE:

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.


SEMESTER-I

Subject Code Subject Marks Credits
1.1.1 Foundation of Civil Litigation 100 3
1.1.2 Foundation of Criminal Litigation 100 3
1.1.3 Client Servicing, Litigation and Court management 100 3

SEMESTER-II

Subject Code Subject Marks Credits
1.2.4 Law Firm Management 100 3
1.2.5 Transnational Commercial Transactions, Non-conventional Litigation and Dispute Resolution 100 3
1.2.6 Interplay of Law of Evidence in Litigation and Non-Litigation Lawyering 100 3
1.2.7 Project 100 2

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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.


Bank Details:

  • Name of the Payee:  Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai
  • Account No:   915010046322292, Saving account
  • Name of Bank & Branch: Axis Bank Ltd., New Marine Lines
  • IFSC code: UTIB0000233

Refund of Fee in case of withdrawal of admission

100% fees paid will be refunded up to 15 days from the date of admission granted to the student. Thereafter for the next 15 days period, the refund will be 50%. No refund will be made available after 30 days from the date of admission.

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DEADLINE: 31/12/2020

Note: Documents (As mentioned in admission form) are to be attached along with the Admission form and mail it on pgdiploma@mnlumumbai.edu.in with Subject as PG Diploma (LLFM) Admission 2021


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COURSE DIRECTOR:
Prof. (Dr.) Anil G. Variath
I/c. Registrar
Director Centre for Research in Criminal Justice
Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai
Email: pgdiploma@mnlumumbai.edu.in / registrar@mnlumumbai.edu.in


COURSE COORDINATOR:
Ms. Gauri Rane
Teaching and Research Associate
Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai
Contact: 9820549829/ 9082950563
Email: pgdiploma@mnlumumbai.edu.in / gaurirane@mnlumumbai.edu.in