Lloyd Trial Advocacy is an initiative led by Lloyd Law College in association with Vashishtha Law Offices, Advocates and Solicitors to inculcate the art of Trial Advocacy among the students and to recreate the real scenarios of Trial Courts in India. It is a method of clinical legal education. Learning the law in practice at the college level is the essence of mock trial. Mock trial is nothing but model court trial offered through simulation. It teaches the students law in practice before the Criminal Court. Any criminal case before the real court takes years together to complete the procedure including judgment. However, in mock trial students are trained to show the complete procedure within a span of one hour. It is taught as an essential trade skill for litigators in law schools and in continuing legal education programs.
LTAC is open for all the students of Lloyd Law College in terms of learning. The students from BALLB (2nd - 5th year) and LLB (2nd - 3rd year) are eligible to take part as participants in this industrious Competition. However, the students from 1st year are given opportunity to take part in the Proceedings as the Court Stenos, and also to assist the Court and the Organizing Committee as Amicus Curie. 49 students from BALLB (2nd - 5th year) and LLB (2nd - 3rd year) got selected after a screening test (Written as well as Personal Interview) in the 2nd L-TAC on 30th August 2019.
Different workshops from experts were conducted by the Organizing Committee to train the participants how police investigate the case. From making the Rukka and lodging the FIR to investigate further to collect evidences, record of statements, sending documents to FSL, and to make Final Report leading to Chargesheet, the Participants have been given training on each aspect in three different workshops apart from regular briefing from the Organizing Committee. Participants are working on their case from 1st week of September and have submitted their Chargesheet on 17.10.2019. Top 36 charge-sheets have been selected to proceed for Arguments on framing of charges round.
The Registry on several occasions opens filing portal for filing of Miscellaneous Application/Petition. Regular Bail, Anticipatory Bail, Petition to quash FIR/Chargesheet, Criminal Writ Petitions are some the applications/petitions are filed by the participants and accordingly the Courts set up to adjudicate the matter. The proceedings are also photographed and video-graphed.