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To practice before the highest court of the land is a privilege. The first step to achieve this is to be an Advocate-on-Record. The Supreme Court's Advocate-on-Record examination is one of the toughest examinations and is held under the general supervision of a committee of three Supreme Court Judges to be appointed by the Chief Justice of India. Only an Advocate-on-Record can file and plead a case before the Supreme Court. The papers for this examination are set by the Board of Examiners, which is nominated by the Committee of three judges. This Board of Examiners is of senior lawyers practising before the Supreme Court. They not only set the papers but also evaluate them.
To clear this examination, which comprises four papers, requires sincere and methodical preparation. The four papers are 1) Practice and Procedure of the Supreme Court, 2) Drafting, 3) Professional Ethics & Advocacy and 4) Leading Cases.
This course comprises 5 live classes, by Dr Charu Mathur, 32 recorded lectures from our rich video library, delivered by Mr Namit Saxena (2nd Rank Holder in AOR Exam 2019), and recordings of many important case discussions.
Recordings of live classes will also be provided.
- I. E-Books
- a) E-Books
- II. Exam Notification
- ⚑ AOR Exam Notification
- Welcome & Orientation
- ▸ Welcome & Orientation
- Week 1: Live Classes: Revision classes in the month of December 2022
- ⚑ LIVE CLASS 1: Paper 1 (Practice & Procedure of the Supreme Court) (Mon 12th Dec at 6 pm)
- ⦿ LIVE CLASS 1 - Recording
- ⚑ LIVE CLASS 2: Paper 2 (Drafting) (Tue 13th Dec at 6 pm)
- ⦿ LIVE CLASS 2 - Recording
- ⚑ LIVE CLASS 3: Paper 3 (Professional Ethics & Advocacy) (Wed 14th Dec at 6 pm)
- ⦿ LIVE CLASS 3 - Recording
- ⚑ LIVE CLASS 4: Paper 4 (Leading Cases) (Thur 15th Dec at 6 pm)
- ⦿ LIVE CLASS 4 - Recording
- ⚑ LIVE CLASS 5: Doubt Clearing Session (Fri 16th Dec at 6 pm)
- ⦿ LIVE CLASS 5 - Recording
- Paper 1 (Practice & Procedure)
- ▸ Video 1: Welcome
- ▸ Video 2: Who is an advocate-on-record?
- ▸ Video 3: Eligibility criteria
- ▸ Video 4: Exemptions
- ▸ Video 5: Pattern of the examination
- ▸ Video 6: Tips for preparation
- ▸ Video 7: Preparation for practice and procedure
- Paper 1 (History, Language & Jurisdiction)
- ▸ Video 8: Origins of the Supreme Court
- ▸ Video 9: The Federal Court
- ▸ Video 10: Constituent Assembly and dawn of the Constitution
- ▸ Video 11: The Supreme Court
- ▸ Video 12: Appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court
- ▸ Video 13: Original jurisdiction
- ▸ Video 14: Advisory jurisdiction
- ▸ Video 15: Language
- Paper 1 (Jurisdiction Cont., Decrees and Orders, Contempt, PIL & Doctrine of Merger.)
- ▸ Video 16: Review and curative petition: Inherent and plenary jurisdiction
- ▸ Video 17: Contempt jurisdiction
- ▸ Video 18: Jurisdiction under Supreme Court (Decrees and Orders) Enforcement Order, 1954
- ▸ Video 19: Supreme Court (Enlargement of Criminal Appellate Jurisdiction) Act, 1970
- ▸ Video 20: Article 136 and the doctrine of merger
- ▸ Video 21: Matters of public interest
- Paper 1 (Relevant provisions of CPC, CrPC, Limitation Act, Court Fees, Modification/Clarification)
- ▸ Video 22: Article 137 and application for modification/ clarification
- ▸ Video 23: Limitation
- ▸ Video 24: Court fees
- ▸ Video 25: Answering Practice and Procedure paper
- Paper 3 (Professional Ethics & Advocacy)
- ▸ Video 26: Preparing for Professional Ethics and Advocacy
- Paper 2 (Drafting)
- ▸ Live Lecture Recording on Drafting Special Leave Petitions
- ▸ Video 27: Drafting preliminaries
- ▸ Video 28: Drafting rules for executing vakalatnama
- Paper 2 (Drafting Cont.)
- ▸ Video 29: General rules for drafting/filing
- ▸ Video 30: Answering the Drafting paper
- Paper 4 (Leading Cases)
- ▸ Recording: Preparing of Leading Cases
- ▸ Video 31: Preparing for Leading Cases
- ▸ Recording: T.M.A. Pai Foundation v. State of Karnataka, P.A. Inamdar v. State of Maharashtra, Pramati Educational and Cultural Trust v. UOI
- ▸ Recording: Joseph Shine v. Union of India
- ▸ Recording: Ssangyong Engineering v. NHAI
- ▸ Recording: Balram Prasad v. Kunal Saha
- ▸ Recording: Focussed Session on Tribunalisation
- ▸ Recording: Sharad Birdhichand Sarda v. State of Maharashtra and Sushila Aggarwal v. State NCT of Delhi
- ▸ Recording: Jarnail Singh v. Lachhmi Narain Gupta
- ▸ Recording: Indra Sawhney v. Union of India
- ▸ Recording: Vellore Citizens' Welfare Forum v. Union of India
- ▸ Recording: Republic of Italy v. Union of India
- ▸ Recording: Municipal Corp., Ujjain v. BVG India Ltd.
- ▸ Recording: Mafatlal Industries Ltd. v. Union of India
- ▸ Recording: Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd. v. EMCO Ltd.
- ▸ Recording: Lalita Kumari v. Govt. of UP
- Paper 4 (Leading Cases Cont.)
- ▸ Video 32: Conclusion
- III. Annexure A: 2021 Full Text of Revised List of Leading Cases (64 Cases)
- 𝍭 Revised full text of leading cases
- IV. Annexure B: Paper 3: Important Cases (46 Cases)
- 𝍭 Paper 3: Important cases
1-WEEK REVISION CLASSES (Before Exam)
This quick revision course will help you revise and prepare you for the AOR examination. This course presupposes that you have a basic understanding of the AOR syllabus and its contents. This 5-days revision course will cover each of the four papers and will have a doubt-clearing session.
- CLASS 1 (Paper 1): (1) General Introduction to the AOR Examination: (a) Rules for clearing the exam, (b) Pattern of the exam, and (c) Tips for exams; (2) Paper I: Supreme Court Practice & Procedure; (3) How to prepare Paper I: An overview of the paper.
- CLASS 2 (Paper 2): (1) Basic principles of drafting; (2) Drafting rules for execution of Vakalatnama; (3) How to answer the drafting paper? (4) Exploring past papers.
- CLASS 3 (Paper 3): (1) Professional Ethics: What all to study? A look at past papers.
- CLASS 4 (Paper 4): (1) Examining past papers; (2) How to prepare for the leading cases paper; (3) How to answer the leading cases paper; (4) Quick discussion on leading cases.
- CLASS 5 Doubt Clearing Session
Dr Charu Mathur
Dr Charu Mathur is an AOR with the Supreme Court. Dr Charu has rich and diverse expertise in corporate, commercial, civil, criminal and constitutional law matters. She has represented parties which include cricketing bodies and educational institutions like IIT Jodhpur, NLU Jodhpur, BPUT Orissa, MPUAT Rajasthan, private engineering and medicine colleges of Gujarat and Orissa. She also represents Hon'ble Allahabad High Court before the Supreme Court. On the non-litigation side of work, she does corporate and general advisory, reviewing, redlining and drafting of agreements. She also undertakes due-diligence work related to solar projects in India and land due diligence work in Gujarat.
Namit Saxena is an Advocate-on-Record, recognised by the Supreme Court of India. He practises as an advocate before the Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court, DRT, DRAT, NCLT, NCLAT and other Tribunals and Courts. After graduating in law from Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow, in 2013, Namit was selected to work as a law clerk cum Research Associate at the Supreme Court of India and was attached with Hon'ble Mr Justice Kurian Joseph for a period of one year. After finishing his clerkship at the Supreme Court, he decided to join the Bar and was offered a position at the chambers of the Solicitor General for India, Mr Ranjit Kumar.