Faculty In-charge: Ms. Anju Singh, Assitant Professor
1) Ms. Vidya Tewani, Assistant Professor
2) Mr. Vikrant Halkander, Assistant Professor
The L’avocat Literary Society is an initiative that encourages students to develop and enhance their literary skills. There exists a unique and magical relationship between law and literature, adding a sparkle to the legal persona. The student contributions to the monthly newsletter and the annual issue testify to the magnitude of the students’ creativity in varied literary genres. Along with encouraging students to hone their literary skills, the Society also provides a platform to students to develop their critical thinking skills by engaging them in writing academically-oriented research articles. The newsletters invite and publish research articles on various current issues, more specifically, issues that are closely and directly related to law and legal studies.
L’avocat also organises a plethora of activities throughout the year. The academic year starts with welcoming the first year students with the Freshers’ Meet - a two-day intra-college literary event. In the course of the year, the Society also hosts a number of events under its sub-committees: competitions held by the Quiz Club, book reading sessions and coffee-table discussions organised by the Book Club and the Poetry Café, and debate training sessions are conducted to promote professional debating skills.
The 13th L’avocat Annual Issue offers a landscape of wide-ranging ideas and varied genres. A glimpse of the same is presented in the issue: A poem on gender equality - Venumars Equated; a murder mystery - Number 51; an article that offers a discussion on regulating the video game industry in India; an article on plagiarism; and a book review. This year, we have introduced a new feature in the Annual Issue - Editors’ Choice - an academic article and a literary piece selected from the monthly issues.
Our Chief Guest for the Release was: Ms. Rehana Munir. She is the author of the novel - Paper Moon. She also has a weekly humor column in HT Brunch, and a cinema column in Arts Illustrated Magazine. Our Guest gave the students an insight on how law and literature go hand-in-hand. She also engaged in answering various intriguing queries of the students related to creative writing. The Principal, the Faculty In-charge, and our Guest launched the 13th L’avocat Annual Issue 2020.
L’avocat along with SAIL successfully hosted the competition with over 25 teams from various colleges. This event was sponsored by SSC – Subscription worth 44000 INR.
This year, L’avocat launched a new subcommittee, Debatte – Debate Society, to encourage students to be trained in debating skills and different debating styles. As part of the launch, L’avocat held a 2-hour workshop on turncoat debate. The Guest and Expert for the workshop was Mr. Rahul Singh (Founder – CATking / S.P.Jain Alumnus/Felicitated by the President of India).
Former Judge Roshan Dalvi who has written the book ‘Tangible Justice - Glimpses of a Judicial Life’ shared with the participants the journey of a lawyer and a judge. She threw light on some of the rare and important cases she had dealt with. She explained to the students how to ‘hit the nail’. She also enumerated one of the basic principles for case management which is ‘The Principle of the Big Rock’.
Clarita Jessica Fernandes is a communications specialist and a behavioural skills trainer. Her aim is to empower people right from children to adults with the skills of the 21st Century- “People Skills”. Students learnt the basics of recognising one’s body language. They also learnt about the levels of communication wherein the non-verbal behaviour plays the most important role. Students also took the VAKOG Test and analysed the categories of being a visual, auditory, or kinaesthetic dialogue.