The law has always been a tough egg to crack, even for law students and lawyers. If only learning the law could be much simpler and far more interesting!
Well, it now is. At myLaw.net, everybody can learn the law.
Learn through our world-class certificate programmes on a wide range of subjects that allow you-irrespective of your background-to learn about areas of law that you wish to learn and develop your skills.
Read articles which describe and analyse developments in the law and debates about the law and the legal profession.
View our videos of interviews with senior legal professionals and other personalities who have closely witnessed key developments in law and justice.
If you are having trouble getting started, read on.
Enrol in certificate programmes on myLaw.net
Learning about the law and improving your skills on myLaw.net is easy. Browse the list of programmes on offer on the home page. You can click on each programme to get some basic info about the programme. If you wish to read more about the programme or view some of the material of the programme, click on the 'Find out more' button and you will be taken to the page for that programme.
On this page, you can take a look atthe programme map, go through a sample Reading Material and a sample Video Lecture, and view the discussion forum, even before you enrol.
Click on the 'Enrol Now' button at any time to enrol in a programme. You will have to fill in some info to complete the enrolment process. For paid programmes, you can pay using a credit card, debit card, net-banking, or a demand draft.Please read the instructions and the terms and conditions carefully before proceeding with the payment.
Learning on myLaw.net
Once you have enrolled in a programme, the programme gets added to your account. You can access all your programmes by signing in, clicking on your name at the top right corner, and choosing 'My Programmes' from the drop-down menu.
You can choose to 'Go to Class' for any of the programmes you have enrolled for. In the Classroom, the instructional materials are available in the left-hand pane.
The instructional material are set out in the ideal order for learning the topics (Units) along with a week-wise study plan to complete the programme.
Each Unitwill contain:
- Reading Materials:Provide illustrative explanations of the concepts related to the topicand help you master the fundamentals of the subject.
- Supplementary Materials (for select Units):In the nature of templates, checklists, and other such documents, will provide you with information that you can use in your practice.
- Video Lectures:Short videos (usually ten minutes or less) that help you learn the subject better and apply the knowledge you gain through the Reading Materials.
- Practice Exercises (with model answers):Aid you evaluate your progress and help you prepare for the Course Completion Test.
You should ideally access the materials in that order.
It may be helpful to designate a time slot each day for learning on myLaw.net, or maybe three days a week. Make sure you keep a notepad and pen handy while accessing the materials. It will enable you to jot down relevant points and attempt the Practice Exercises effectively.
The Practice Exercises are not mandatory. However, we recommend that you come back and take the Practice Exercises later, preferably before you take the Course Completion Test.
Course Completion Test
The Course Completion Test (C.C.T.) is a pen and paper test conducted in centres across the country.We conduct the Course Completion Test (C.C.T.) once every three months for every programme. You can take the C.C.T. anytime while you remain enrolled in the programme (usually a period of six months for all certificate programmes with a suggested duration of three months).
The dates for the C.C.T. will be available on the Classroom page. You can also choose a date that is convenient to you. Once you select a date, you can fill in other required information in the form that pops up and select the exam centres that are most convenient to you. After you register for the C.C.T., you will receive an admit card with details of the test centre and date of examination.
The Course Completion Test is a mix of objective (multiple choice) questions and an optional subjective question.Both the objective and the subjective questions are graded separately.
You are awarded a certificate of completion based on your scoring at least 50% of marks in the objective questions.
The subjective question is evaluated and a grade is awarded for it; however, the grade is not taken into account for the purposes of certification. The grade scored for the subjective question is stated separately on your certificate.
You can earn a certification without attempting the subjective type question.However,in that event, the certificate will state: 'Subjective Question Not Attempted'.
On the Classroom page, you can access the Discussion Forum in the right-hand pane. Each programme has its own Discussion Forum. You can post any ideas and thoughts you have about the programme, discuss developments or topics that interest you, seek answers to your queries, and receive feedback from other learners.
Do check the Discussion Forum regularly. Peer-to-peer learning is often a great source to learn about and discuss contemporary developments. If you are hitting a wall while having a go at practice questions or have a query regarding the subject, do have a look at the Discussion Forum to see if the question or query has already been answered. If not, post it as a new Topic on the Discussion Forum and you may be pleasantly surprised to see other learners or our staff pitching in with suggestions and answers.If no answer is forthcoming from your peers, one of our Faculty will addressyour query.The Faculty will seek to answer all questions on the Discussion Forum within forty-eight hours.
Announcements in the Discussion Forum show all the important events and announcements related to the programme.
Please don't use profane, vulgar, or disrespectful language on the Discussion Forum. Our moderators will be monitoring the forum, and will remove any posts that they think are inappropriate.
Reading and Watching on myLaw.net
In the "Read" section of myLaw.net, you can see articles and interviews that describe and analyse developments in the law and debates about the law and the legal profession. In the "Watch" section, you can view our videos of interviews with senior legal professionals and other personalities who have closely witnessed key developments in law and justice.
On clicking on the "Read" or "Watch" buttons on the top of your page, you can see the latest content from these sections.
We have further segregated content from the "Read" and "Watch" sections into five sub-sections - Courts, Law School, Corporate, Policy, and Lounge. From the "Read" and "Watch" pages, you can navigate to any of these sub-sections to view the latest content from these categories.
Once you read an article or watch a video, you can share these pages in your networks on Facebook and Twitter for example, or by sending an email to a friend.
If you have something to say about the subjects discussed in the article or on the video, please leave a comment.
To search through our large database, you can type in keywords into the search box on the top right and browse the results.
If the set of results returned are not specific enough for your requirements, you can do an 'Advanced Search' within any of the categories mentioned above. You may even search using the name of the author, by topics (mostly sub-disciplines of law), or by a range of dates.