JSS LAW College is conducting a regular legal clinic to counsel members of the community in the neighborhood villages. A special cell consisting of a member of the teaching staff, practicing advocates and students is instituted.
Legal Literacy and Awareness :
Students are taken to slums, villages and tribal areas to develop legal literacy and awareness among the common folk. Legal Aid Students visit selected villages to conduct legal surveys to know various kinds of cases. Many cases are referred to District Legal Aid Authority, Negotiations and conciliation are initiated between the disputants.
We are conducting regular workshops in relation to protection of Environment, Consumer Rights and Human Rights. Seminars are held regularly for both teachers and students separately. Resource persons are invited to deliver lecture and to give demonstration. Hither to we have conducted seminars on ‘Forensic Medicine’, ‘Nuclear Blasts’, Food Adulteration, Environmental Laws, etc.
Orientation Programme :
At the beginning of the year a comprehensive orientation programme is conducted to the fresher’s to initiate them to the legal course. In the 20 years of its service not even a single case of ragging has been found in our college. Spoken English classes are conducted to develop the confidence and comprehension for the students coming from backward and other regional areas. Language Classes Regular class room teaching is available to the students opting different languages such as French, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi as prescribed by the University of Mysore.
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List of Activities Conducted at JSS Law College
- The effort of the institution can be successful when the abilities, capacities or the students are given many fold opportunities and experiences. Activities of the students are to be directed to a definite purpose. Mere classroom leaching will not be sufficient to develop overall multi-dimensional growth of the individual students. The cultural and intellectual talents have to be recognized and tapped.
- Dhrishti, a fortnightly wall magazine of the college is a programme in this direction. It is edited and written in hand by the students of the college. On this magazine, articles on legal and general subjects are published. The students of our college consider it as the voice of the students to express their liberal and radical opinion and views. Budding poets are encouraged.
- Profiles of the teachers and the persons in news are also published. This experiment has been conducted successfully for the past six years. Prizes are also given for the best articles. The editorial committee of the wall magazine also conducts literary and cultural competitions.
- “In my youth,” said his father, I I took to the law, And argued each case with my wife; And the muscular strength which it gave to my jaw Has lastened the rest of my life”
– Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland.
- Much stress is laid by educationalists on literary and numeracy, but we hear little about the importance of being articulate. Footballers practice passing and shooting; pianists, singers and clowns also practice assiduously. Why is it supposed that speaking comes naturally and needs no effort or concentration? Fluency and clear enunciation are particularly important for the Lawyer, when our forensic practice is largely oral.
- to Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary’ is a law students discussion of the hypothetical case. In moot court, students are asked to argue on point of law before it. They are required to develop their argumental skill and art of preparation and presentation of legal documents.
- Moot Court training is an important part of any law institution. This training equips a law student to cope successfully with the strains of profession in the courts of law. The training imparts several essential skills such as Research, data analysis, framing of the issues and contentions, examining and cross-examining and presenting the arguments. The training enables the student to learn the science of drafting of conveyances, pleadings and memorials. University of Mysore has introduced Moot Court Training as a Practical subject for the final year students of the new Integrated Semester course. Besides giving this training, a supporting system of Mooting also becomes “necessary to recognise and motivate talents of Advocacy. Henceforth, a Moot Club has constituted in the year 1999. This club has a membership of all the interested students of the college. At the beginning of the academic year they “form a team of office bearers to facilitate the smooth conduction of Moot Court activities.
The main objectives of the Moot Club are:
- To hold interclass moot competitions.
- To conduct inter college moot competitions.
- To select and train teams to represent the college at various state, national and international moot competitions.
- To train the student to prepare memorials for the competition by extensive research.
- To install a spirit of teamwork and organizational leadership abilities.
- To motivate the student to do collective research and material analysis.
- The college conducts a regular aid clinic to counsel members of the community in the neighborhood villages. A special cell, consisting of members of the faculty, practicing advocates and students, is constituted.
- The students are taken to slums, villages and tribal areas to develop legal literacy and awareness among the common folk.
- Students visit selected villages to conduct legal surveys to know various kinds of cases. Many cases are referred to District Legal Aid Authority, Negotiations and conciliation are initiated between the disputants.
- Regular workshops are conducted in relation to protection of Environment, Customer Rights and Human Rights. The Institution, in association with CEERA of National Law School of India University, Bangalore regularly conducts workshops and seminars on Environmental aspects to the elected members of the local self governments, like Zilla Panchayat, Taluk Panchayat, Grama Panchayat, City Municipal Corporations and Town Municipalities.
- Seminars are held regularly. Resource persons are invited to deliver lecture and to give demonstration. Hither to, we have conducted seminars on ‘Forensic Medicine’, ‘Nuclear Blasts’, ‘Food Adulteration’, ‘Environmental Laws’ & others.
- At the beginning of the year a comprehensive orientation program is conducted to fresh entrants to initiate them to the legal course. Orientation program is also conducted for the teachers to equip and update themselves.
- Special classes are conducted in English and Computer Science for students from rural areas so that they can compete with their urban counterparts.