The Advocacy and Mediation Skills Clinic

Ansal University School of Law is the pioneer among the law schools in India to establish a permanent Advocacy and Mediation Skills Clinic for imparting training in advocacy and mediation performance skills to its students on a continuous basis. The Clinic is conceived under the able leadership of Dr. Aman Hingorani, Advocate and Mediator, Supreme Court of India, who was called to the Bar in 1992 and has been engaged in teaching since 1998 as adjunct faculty. Dr. Hingorani has taught in programmes at various institutions in India (including Campus Law Centre, Delhi University and Indian Law Institute, New Delhi) and abroad (including Keble College, Oxford University, School of Law, Warwick University, and South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies, Dhaka).

The School of Law has initiated the setting up of an ‘Advocacy and Mediation Skills Clinic’ with the objective of instilling the art of advocacy and mediation skills among its students as the clinic will endeavor to impart instruction on the methodology of “Learning by doing” to develop the performance skills of a student which includes how to make oral arguments, cross examination of witnesses, case analysis and ethics to be maintained in the courts while professing law which makes us stand apart from the other universities. These skills are focused on practical aspect of law in addition to the moot court practice and it assist regardless of the area of practice of individuals as advocates. The clinic is set up to serve two way objective for the students which focuses on advocacy skills and on mediation. Where advocacy skills aids students to learn and inculcate the ethics and performance skills as an advocate and the mediation skills will put them into another level that is of mitigating a dispute between parties as a moderator. The clinic will involve the students to learn and be part of real life cases and mediate on the same under supervision. This will help the students to implement and practice the legal knowledge they attain in the classroom.

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