Institute of Law

DraftCraft International Institute of Law

DraftCraft International's Institute of Law regularly conducts educational and professional courses that provide academic enrichment, conform to global industry standards and are recognised internationally. These courses are conducted independently as well as in conjunction with universities and institutes across the world. The oldest of its kind, instituted since 2001, DraftCraft International Institute of Law offers industry-specific certificate courses.

The courses are designed and delivered by learned academicians, law practitioners, leading domain experts and industry professionals to provide in-depth academic understanding, practical outlook and balanced global perspective. This ensures building employable skills in a particular area that greatly enhance global career prospects. The curriculum is updated at regular intervals keeping in sync with changing laws and policies.

DraftCraft International Institutes conduct Certificates Courses, Workshops, Talks, Lectures, Seminars, Symposiums, Round Table Conferences and Industrial Visits for fresh graduates, post-graduates, professionals, industry players, researchers, academicians and interested members of the public.

Modes of Delivery
The courses are conducted in several interactive modes:
- Classroom-mode lectures for small groups for personalised attention and practical field sessions
- Online mode where the course material is disseminated virtually through the internet
- Walk-through mode where practical aspects of a subject are taught from Ground Zero
The sessions are interspersed with research assignments, discussions, presentations and screenings.

Assessment
- Participants are assessed at the end of the course by way of test(s).
- A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.

Unique Features
- Participants are continuously mentored and provided academic support during the course duration.
- The courses enable participants to supplement their formal education with integrated research, niche education, industry training and practical exposure.
- Those seeking a career in the field are counseled for relevant employment opportunities with entities in India and abroad such as law firms, international organisations, government agencies, corporates, educational institutes and NGOs.

Other Details
- Duration: One Month (on weekends) for Advanced Certification.
- Duration: Three Months (on weekends) for Professional Certification.
- Frequency of sessions can be customised.
- Charges are discounted for DraftCraft interns.
- Most courses are available as Online Courses also.

Presently, the institute is offering the following Certificate Courses and Workshops. Contact us on institutes@draftcraft.in or +91 8080441593 for details.


Certificate Course: Law in Practice (Fundamentals)
The course covers important areas of law such as Constitution, Administrative Law, Tort, Crime, Contract, Islamic Law, International Laws, Terror Laws, Business Law, Cyber Laws and Media and Censorship. The idea is to understand the tenets of law as laid down by statute and examine how it applies to life - complete with Ground Zero precedents, live projects application and legal analysis of judgments.
This course is highly recommended for students with little or no background in law, even those who want to update their academic knowledge of law. For those uninitiated with law and applying for an internship programme with DraftCraft International, this course may be suggested as a mandatory pre-requisite that could run parallel to the internship programme. Each module is complete with the latest in Case Studies, Precedents, Judgement Analysis, Act and Rule Application, Amendments, Legal Insight, Reach and Global Perspective.


Certificate Course: Legal Drafting
The course offers students and professionals opportunity to develop and refine skills required to draft legal documents, agreements, deeds, contracts, applications, complaints, pleas, writs and notices. Legal drafting is a basic and quintessential requirement for those practising or intending to practice law.
The course provides workshop-based integrated modules for hands-on experience and theoretical modules for understanding legal basis of drafting. Theoretical modules ensure comprehensive knowledge of the concepts, rules and legalities of drafting legal documents. The course is conducted by a professional is small groups, providing ample opportunities for participants to interact to address queries and questions. Each module is complete with the latest in Case Studies, Precedents, Judgement Analysis, Act and Rule Application, Amendments, Legal Insight, Reach and Global Perspective.


Certificate Course: Contract Drafting
Drafting is one of the most important skills required for a lawyer. Contracts form the legal foundation of all kinds of agreements, involving 'transaction' of goods, services, promises, money and material. They are integral to all business and financial transactions and cover a wide range of other economic activities. It is therefore important for lawyers to be able to draft, review, negotiate and validate contracts and, in the event of breach of contract, be able to point out the correct clause to pin legal liability and evaluate appropriate compensation for damage or injury.
The course provides workshop-based integrated modules for hands-on experience and theoretical modules for understanding legal basis of drafting all types of contracts - thus giving an opportunity to develop and refine skills required to draft all kinds of contracts. The course is conducted by a professional in small groups, providing ample opportunities for participants to interact to address queries and questions.


Certificate Course: Writ Petition Drafting
Under Articles 32 and Article 226 of the Constitution of India, the Supreme Court and High Courts respectively have powers to issue writs as provisions to ensure the Right to Constitutional Remedy to every citizen of India. Most recently, the Supreme Court reiterated that even in contract matters, a writ petition under Article 226 of the Constitution of India can be entertained by the High Court, when there is arbitrariness on the part of the state.
It is therefore important for public-spirited lawyers to be able to understand the five types of writs and be able to draft and review writ petitions, specially for those already working or looking to work towards safeguarding fundamental rights of the uninitiated and the marginalised. In this course, you will also learn about the fundamental rights and how they extend to all spheres of our lives, in order to pin down legal liability and seek appropriate remedy for damage or injury.
The course offers students and professionals opportunity to develop and refine skills required to draft all kinds of writs. The course provides workshop-based integrated modules for hands-on experience and theoretical modules for understanding legal basis of drafting writs. The course is conducted by a professional in small groups, providing ample opportunities for participants to interact to address queries and questions.


Advanced/Professional Certificate Course: Forensic Laws in India
Forensics is the application of scientific methods and knowledge for detection and investigation of crimes. It is a multi-disciplinary subject where the Law of Evidence, Interpretation, Criminal Procedure Code and IPC plays a crucial role in ensuring justice is delivered. Forensic study entails integrating scientific knowledge with knowledge of the law and participants have to be armed with legal knowledge analysed through precedent and process to be able to support the scientific document with legal analysis and pose it as a clinching evidence.
In this course, you will learn the different aspects of forensic science:
Basics and Research Methods; Ethics, Law and Procedures (police and judicial); Understanding Crime Scenes, Collection and Investigation of Evidence, Crimes, Criminology and Theories of Criminology, The Criminal Justice System; Focus: Crimes against women and children, forensic psychology - Cases and Precedents that affect you directly; Emerging Trends across the world


Advanced/Professional Certificate Course: International Criminal Law (Fundamentals)
In this course you will learn about the basics of international criminal law, the policies governing it and how international crimes such as terrorism, genocide, war crimes, etc., are tackled by authorised agencies and courts. The current global scenario is a grim picture of crimes perpetrated by well-organised syndicates that often use loopholes in international law, treaties and agreements for their benefit.
The course will delve into the history of international crimes starting from the Nuremberg Trials, Apartheid and others. Also discussing the general patterns, liabilities, arguments, defences during trials of international crimes. The legal and diplomatic procedures involving international crimes are lengthy, complicated, involve multiple agencies from different countries and often involve a deep understanding of foreign law and processes.
Critical aspects of international criminal law such as filing correct paperwork, countries obtaining custody of accused, presenting appropriate arguments, special defences, plea-bargaining, self-representation, immunities, criminal liability, responsibility, etc., will be covered. Several case studies from the recent past and representative of categories of international crimes i.e., war crimes, terrorism, genocide, piracy, crimes against humanity will be discussed.


Advanced/Professional Certificate Course: Women Laws and Policy
Despite the host of legislative, judicial and administrative actions to empower women, this section of the Indian society remains marginalised. India has one of the highest number of laws for uplift, empowerment and protection of women. However, it’s implementation that remains weak owing to traditional mindset of the society and lackadaisical attitude of the authorities.
The Indian Constitution guarantees right to gender equality and also empowers the State to make provisions for positive discrimination of women. In this course participants will learn about the law, landmarks judgements and policies for this gender.
The course will apprise you of: Concepts of feminism, gender, patriarchy, discrimination and empowerment in India; Being a woman in present-day societies around the world - case studies; Constitutional provisions for gender equality in India; Traditional crimes against women; Indian Laws protecting women's rights; Indian Personal Laws and status of women; Role of constitutional and administrative authorities such as NCW; Legal and Judicial provisions for empowerment and protection of women - PIL, Legal Aid, RTI; International perspective and role of International organisations such as the UN.


Advanced/Professional Certificate Course: Gender and The Law - Beyond Borders
Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary field to examine gender identity (masculine, feminine, LGBTQI), representation and social interactions. The convergence of gender with other identity variables - ethnicity, religion, nationality, etc., - are also examined in this certificate course.
The laws of a nation determine the legal, not social, status of men, women, transgenders and LGBTQI.
The course will explore the laws and policies regulating gender identity and sexuality; issues of gender identity and discrimination; perception in India and around the world. Section 377 of the Indian Constitution covers just the 'criminal' aspect of the existence of diverse genders. Key areas, such as gay marriage, separation, divorce, inheritance and adoption, that directly affect the community have not received any attention whatsoever. Concurrently, the law on the community in Brunei has moved from being strict to repressively regressive as gay sex invites a death penalty recently till international pressure forced it to back down. This course will provide an in-depth, comparative analysis of laws related to the LGBTQI community around the world. It will also discuss the way ahead for the Indian LGBTQI community post Section 377. This is a first-of-its-kind signature course conducted by DraftCraft International Institute of Law since 2001.


Advanced/Professional Certificate Course: Real Estate and Property Laws
The Real Estate industry in India is a flourishing area particularly for lawyers and realty practitioners and consultants. The demand for land and housing is a burgeoning essential need as more and more people are migrating to cities for better life and livelihood. Investing in real estate is a lucrative option given that people are acquiring higher purchasing power. The laws regulating real estate and property matters are stringent. Newer regulations such as RERA have further formalised the sector. Nevertheless, real estate lawyers are always in demand for multitude of legal procedures, processes and issues - RERA registrations, permits, compliance, illegal encroachment, housing society disputes, consumer disputes, builder-buyer issues, etc.
The course will cover - Laws related to developers; First and second-time home-buyers; Remedies for home-owners, buyers, sellers; Nil Encumbrance; Legal procedures while buying a home; Rent Act and tenanted properties; Rights of Landlords, Tenants; Consumer Protection Act and the Rent Act; Ownership properties; Cooperative Housing Society Act and Rules; Model Bye Laws and Amendments; Leave and License Agreements; Void and Voidable Agreements; Rights of Licensor and Licensee; Key Judgements and precedents.


Advanced/Professional Certificate Course: Media Laws - Defamation, Sedition and Contempt
The course is an intensive training programme that covers legal aspects of the Media industry - newspapers, magazines, periodicals in the print media; radio, podcasts in the audio media; news channels, documentary channels and others in the television media; spoofs, documentaries, shorts and reviews in the online/electronic media.
Media is hailed as the 'Fourth Estate' i.e a watchdog for the other pillars of democracy. Media informs the society, raises issues of public interest and advocates to those responsible for public welfare. This course will apprise participants of the legalese involving Copyright, Agreements, Fake News, Indian and Foreign Media Regulations, Censorship, Civil and Criminal Defamation, Freedom of Speech, Bias, Public Good and Sedition. Each module is complete with the latest in Case Studies, Precedents, Judgement Analysis, Act and Rule Application, Amendments, Legal Insight, Reach and Global Perspective. This is a first-of-its-kind signature course conducted by DraftCraft International Institute of Law since 2001.


Advanced/Professional Certificate Course: Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and the Law
The course offers participants a deep insight into the burgeoning field of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), governing laws and management and how Intellectual Property (IP) laws work around the world. Course modules will cover laws, copyright, trademark, patent, GIs, registrations, legalities, etc.
Also, with increased reach and access to the Internet and the wave of social media applications that have inundated our lives, the risks posed by these applications with regard to Intellectual Property Laws have increased multi-fold.
This is a wide concept affecting myriad industries - entertainment, scientific, literary, etc. Intellectual properties are protected by law and any violation is a serious offence. This course will provide an in-depth understanding of the law,s what constitutes as violation and remedies. Each module is complete with the latest in Case Studies, Precedents, Judgement Analysis, Act and Rule Application, Amendments, Legal Insight, Reach and Global Perspective.


Advanced/Professional Certificate Course: Privacy and Data Protection Laws
The Right To Privacy garnered nationwide attention in 2017 when a nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court delivered a unanimous verdict in Justice K.S. Puttaswamy vs Union of India stating that the Right to Privacy is a fundamental right under the Indian Constitution. Today, user data generated in cyber space is growing exponentially with a new social media app springing up everyday. The challenges arising are not just myriad but far ahead of the existing solutions. The present-day law is unable in keeping pace with the risks. Several issues such as IPR violations, identity thefts, privacy breaches, financial swindling are becoming the order of the day.
Right to privacy and protection of personal data are intrinsically linked. This course will examine the existing laws that ensure privacy, the lacunae in the legal infrastructure, due diligence to be followed by service providers and users and the way ahead. Case studies from beyond borders will be discussed for a wider perspective and comparative analysis. This is a first-of-its-kind signature course conducted by DraftCraft International Institute of Law since 2001.


Advanced/Professional Certificate Course: Cyber Laws
The course teaches the laws that govern cyber space i.e Cyber Laws. With increased reach and access to the Internet and the wave of social media applications that have inundated our lives, the risks posed by these applications have increased multi-fold. Any use of digital technology such as social media, email, online banking and e-shopping puts the user directly at risk of associated liabilities.
Consequently, each one of us is now affected by cyber laws. In this course you will learn about the law and how it applies to daily-life situations. With an astronomical number of people using the Internet, India has managed to develop a robust legal framework. Each module is complete with the latest in Case Studies, Precedents, Judgement Analysis, Act and Rule Application, Amendments, Legal Insight, Reach and Global Perspective.


Advanced/Professional Certificate Course: South Asia Human Rights Laws
Human rights are the rights 'inherent to all human beings' regardless of their nationality, race, colour, religion, ethnicity, language, sex, origin, physical or mental disability. These further extrapolate to rights that are now fundamental to free societies - the right to life, liberty and dignity, right to freedom of speech and expression, right to freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and more more.
Human rights are guaranteed to all individuals and groups, without discrimination, by the law of the land. Universal human rights are ensured by governments and implemented by law, in the form of international law and treaties. International Human Rights law lays down obligations of Governments to act in certain ways or to refrain from certain acts, in order to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals or groups.
In this course, you will learn about Human Rights and the laws that govern and enforce them across South Asia. There are myriad provisions to ensure implementation of human rights when infringed upon. The course will provide a deep understanding of the special rights and issues of marginalised groups such as women, children, disabled, DNTs, LGBTQI, etc.; lacunae in the systems that guarantee rights to the vulnerable groups; and legal and civil remedies and interventions to protect them.This is a first-of-its-kind signature course conducted by DraftCraft International Institute of Law since 2001.


Certificate Course: Bill of Rights and the American Constitution 
The course will introduce the participants to the Preamble and the first three pivotal words of the American constitution - We, The People. You will also learn about the basic rights guaranteed to the citizens under the constitution, fundamental laws and the main underlying tenets of sovereignty and federalism.
Each module will provide an in-depth discourse on important articles of the U.S. Constitution that define the government framework; separation of powers; powers of the President (executive), Congress (legislative) and Judiciary (Supreme Court and other federal courts); concept of Federalism; rights and responsibilities of the State Governments; and the inter-relationship between the States and the Federal government.
Participants will learn about the key amendments since the Constitution came into force in 1789, such as the Bill of Rights. Also, unique features of the American Constitution that makes it different from others in the world.


Certificate Course: An Introduction to American Law
The laws governing a nation are indicative of its social and political dynamics. This strategic course will expose you to important areas of American law such as Constitutional Law, Contract Law, Torts, Criminal Law, etc., their historical origins and how they have evolved over the years.
Regarded as the oldest written and codified national constitution in effect, the American Constitution is what the founding fathers envisioned for America. The specific modules will throw light on the unique features of the Constitution i.e. Separation of Powers, Individual Rights, etc.
The course will enable participants do a comprehensive comparative analysis of the complexities and approach towards legal situations, how law is applied in the United States and what are the distinctive legal mechanisms in the country.


Certificate Course: European Business Law - The Basics
Europe is one of the most important business (trade and commerce) districts in the world with the European Union (EU) being a world leader in global economics and trade affairs. This course will delve into specific laws regulating business in the zone and policies governing foreign trade and investment.
Each module will cover an important area of doing business in the European Union. These include structural framework of the EU; principles of EU law i.e., constitutional freedoms, laws and policies governing EU markets, legal obligations; factors affecting doing business in the EU i.e., establishment of business, buying property, taxation, employing labour, environment clearances, IP laws (copyright, trademark, patent); contemporary EU scenario in terms of policies - foreign trade and investment, development, energy, security, etc.,; and legal safeguards when things don't go the right way.


Certificate Course: Business Laws in Russia
To do business in any foreign country, it is imperative to know and understand the laws of that land. A person who has a stake in business must know of his legal rights and duties even before understanding the economics of his business. All economic or entrepreneurial activities such as establishing a unit, investment, acquiring property, buying or selling a product or service, employing labour, environmental clearance, agreements, mergers, IP laws, etc., are bound by the law of the land. It is therefore important to know the law and be prepared with a corresponding response to a situation arising out of a legal hitch.
In this course you will learn about the laws in Russia that affect foreign nationals, entrepreneurs and investors, rules and regulations for business activities, socio-political framework and the judicial system.


Advanced/Professional Certificate Course: Consumer Litigation
The consumer movement has come a long way in India since the enactment of the Consumer Protection Act 1986 that provides for better protection of the interests of consumers and for that purpose to make provision for the establishment of consumer councils and other authorities for the settlement of consumer disputes.
Even the best and most reliable of brands often adopt unfair trade practices and restrictive trade practices to cut competition and maximise profits. However, the law provides ample provisions to empower the common man. In this course, you will learn the process of consumer litigation and that it can be done by anyone, not only a lawyer, who is inclined or affected. You will learn drafting of applications, notices, pleas and the processes of litigation in consumer forums.


Advanced/Professional Certificate Course: Corporate Social Responsibility
CSR is an emerging area of corporate and business practice. According to Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013, companies having net worth of rupees five hundred crore or more or turnover of rupees one thousand crore or more or a net profit of rupees five crore or more in a financial year shall spend atleast two percent of the average net profits of last three years for the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy.
In this course, you will learn about the law, concept and principles of CSR; provisions in the Act; implementation by way of CSR Committee and policy; administration and monitoring of CSR activities; ethics and sustainability of CSR; CSR and the international corporates; compliance, accounting, auditing and reporting CSR. The course will help participants widen career prospects with value addition skills. Case studies will be used for practical understanding.