Advocate-on-Record Examination: A Crash Course
Intensive 10 live classes covered in two weeks, plus one revision week upon announcement of the exam.
To practise 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 10 Live Classes + 5 Classes during Revision, by Dr Charu Mathur.
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In this 3-week (2 weeks + 1 revision week before the exam) live course, we will take you through what it takes to crack this prestigious examination. Like any other examination, it is crucial to know how to prepare and write the paper. So, come with us and let the experts guide your preparation for the AOR examination.
- 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; (4) Supreme Court Rules, 2013.
- CLASS 2 (Paper 1 Cont.): (1) Historical background of the Supreme Court; (2) Language of the Court; (3) Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court: Original, appellate, advisory, and extraordinary.
- CLASS 3 (Paper 1 Cont.): (1) Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court: Transfer, Contempt, Review, Curative; (2) Supreme Court (Decrees and Orders) Enforcement Order, 1954; (3) Enlargement of Criminal Appellate Jurisdiction Act, 1970; (4) Rules to Regulate Proceedings for Contempt of the Supreme Court, 1975; (5) PIL Rules; (6) Article 136 and the doctrine of merger.
- CLASS 4 (Paper 1 Cont.): (1) Relevant provisions of CPC, CrPC, and the Limitation Act; (2) General Principles of Court Fees Act; (3) Application for modification or clarification.
- CLASS 5 (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.
CLASSES IN WEEK 2
- CLASS 6 (Paper 2 Cont.): (1) Look at the various formats for drafting. (2) Drafting applications, TP, Suits, SLP, WP, PIL, Contempt.
- CLASS 7 (Paper 3): (1) Professional Ethics: What all to study? A look at past papers.
- CLASS 8 (Paper 4): (1) Examining past papers; (2) How to prepare for the leading cases paper; (3) How to answer the leading cases paper; (4) Classifying leading cases: Total 64 cases; (5) Going through leading cases.
- CLASS 9 (Paper 4 Cont.): Going through leading cases.
- CLASS 10 (Paper 4 Cont.): Going through leading cases continued.
Revision classes before exam.
This is a quick revision course for the upcoming AOR examination. 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 quick revision course will help you revise important portions for the examination and will give tips and techniques for clearing the same.
This 5-days revision course will cover each of the four papers and will have a doubt clear session.
10 Live Classes
Classes delivered by Dr Charu Mathur, AOR Supreme Court.
Videos on how to crack the AOR Exam.
BR Agarwala's Supreme Court Practice and Procedure (EBC) on EBC Reader.
EBC Bare Act
EBC's Supreme Court Rules on EBC Reader.
EBC Bare Act
Advocates Act on EBC Reader.
64 Leading Cases
Full Text of Cases for the AOR Exam are provided from SCC Online.
Live Class Recordings
In case you miss a class or need to revise, live class recordings will be provided as soon as they are available.
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.