In a law College, training the students on the Art of Advocacy is of prime importance and in keeping with this objective the college organized a Demo Moot Court for all the Law Students, wherein the students were exposed to actual conducting of court proceedings.
In keeping with the need to develop presentation skills, the College organized an in-house Debate on the topic “Judicial Collegium vs. Judicial Commission.” The debate assumed a lot of importance in view of the Legislative Act of Parliament to replace the consultation process in appointment of Judges to the Constitutional courts by the Judicial Appointments Commission.
The college also organized an in-house seminar on the topic “ISIS-East Asia Peace Dream or Reality” which drew good participation from the students and papers expressing different views. The Seminar concluded with a lively open-house discussion. The debate and the seminar were aimed at getting students involved with current happenings nationally and internationally.
The year also witnessed the elections to Lords Universal College of Law’s Students’ Council which came to be democratically constituted through the process of Free and Fair Elections.
Going by the tradition, the Lords Universal Students’ Parliament came to be formed through the process of Direct Elections. The Elections were ‘Party’ Based and voting was held on the basis of Adult Franchise and Secret Ballot. The elections had all the elements of a National General Election with Party formation, Canvasing, Manifestoes and
Election Meetings. The Election process involved the students in intimately understanding and shouldering responsibilities during elections, thus inculcating values of co-operation, team spirit and mutual understanding. The Students’ Parliament has an effective strength of 51 members and the executive made up of President, Prime Minister and Speaker. Like the National Legislature, the Parliament also has Leader of Opposition. The Students’ Parliament provides a platform for the students to engage in a healthy debate and participate in Law Making by introducing Bills on urgent Social and Economic problems. The Students’ Parliament is a unique institution among the Law Colleges in Mumbai.
Oath Ceremony of Students’ Parliament
The Oath Ceremony of the executive of Students’ Parliament was held in the august presence of Adv. Flavia Agnes, Women Rights Activist (MAJLIS). Adv. Agnes delivered the key note address at the inauguration of Parliament and advised the students to uphold ethics in all what they did, particularly in the legal profession.