Centre for Advocacy, Court Management & Judgement Writing

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Centre for Advocacy, Court Management & Judgement Writing

This Center aims to equip students with skills of advocacy, judgement writing and court management. This will provide advance learning and skill development. The Centre strives to engage judges, lawyers, officers of the courts and other contributors to inculcate practical learning to law students in three specific areas.

  1. To harness the skills of students to make them efficient lawyers;
  2. To inculcate the skills of managing the Court in an effective manner; and
  3. To study and research the skills of reading and writing the judgment.

Students pursuing law, despite of learning the principles and theories of law, feel themselves very novice and ignorant of practicing in courts. Sooner or later they are made realized by practitioners that what they have been learning in classes would not help them much in courts due to lacking of awareness and experience, of how to manage oneself in courts and put their submission in an effective manner.

Reading a full judgment is a herculean task to students. Though, this is not the truth in case of every judgment. Even some of the orders are written in pages. Saying this does not mean that these are unnecessarily written in such a length but even lengthy writing may be made objective oriented, so that the requisite part of the judgment could be reached directly rather than searching for the same through whole contents. Judgment writing is a problem in India. Judgments are not only lengthy but very hard to find obiter dicta and ratio decidendi and difference between the same. So, it becomes very strange that after going through the whole judgment, when reader comes to the concluding lines like ‘For the reasons abovementioned we hold accordingly or set aside or allowed” the reader scroll down/up again to find out those reasons.

Vision and Objectives of the Centre: -

For the concerns briefed above, following are the main objectives, which this Centre sincerely willing to engage and achieve the same:

  1. To provide a platform and engage students, practitioners and other professional/ experts in core and auxiliary areas of litigation.
  2. Endeavour to bridge the gap between classrooms study and courtrooms engagements
  3. To conduct specific workshops, seminars and discussions on issues related to judgment reading and writing.
  4. To provide special focus on Indian judgment writing and reforms needed there for.
  5. A Comparative study of Functioning and Roles of the Courts in India with other dominant Civil Law and Common Law Systems in the world
Mr. Santosh K. Sharma  (Director)
Assistant Professor (Law) 
Ms. Sarita (Coordinator)
Assistant Professor (Law)
Mr. Praveen Kumar (Co-coordinator)
Assistant Professor (Management)

1. Mr. Subham Saurabh, B.B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) VI Semester
2. Mr. Bhanu Pratap, B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) VI Semester
3. Ms. Ankeeta Bhatnagar, B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) IV Semester
4. Ms. Saloni Paliwal, B.B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) IV Semester
5. Mr. Rahul Bhushan, B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) II Semester

Centre for Advocacy, Court Management and Judgment Writing
Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla
16 Miles, Shimla-Mandi National Highway,
Ghandal, Shimla, H.P. 171014