The School of Law at Rai University organized a visit to the Gujarat High Court for all Law students to understand the working of a court, the nature of duties of the judicial officers. The visit was to help Students understand the role of court in dispensing justice in any case, the role of prosecutors in a case, the way cases proceed in a court, the way judges, prosecutors and defense lawyers handle the case, the relationship of the prosecutors and the police. This gave the students an opportunity to understand the actual need of co- ordination in the four pillars of the criminal justice system.
Gujarat High Court is a governmental institution, with the authority to adjudicate legal disputes between parties and carry out the administration of justice in civil, criminal, and administrative matters in accordance with the rule of law.
Students saw the humongous structure of the court where the Court room is a hall consisting of a raised pavilion which has a podium for the Honorable Judge with his Reader and Steno sitting on either side on the same podium. The public attending the trial have seats provided behind the bench where the two counsels stand.
During the visit, students observed the structure of the Court, which was a quadrangular area and it had Library, Legal Aid Services, Canteen & Cafeteria and Gujarat State judicial academy. These places were designed for specific or restricted use which can be quoted as precinct. Functions of the Court room were maintained with highly disciplinary decorum.
The main aim behind this visit was to make students aware about the proceedings of the court that settles certain types of disputes and acts as a tribunal in civil and criminal cases. To understand the working of a court and organization of Public Prosecutor’s office, the duties of the judicial officers, to help them understand the role of court in dispensing justice in any case, filing of charge sheet, Role of Public Prosecutor on the point of framing charge, Role of Public Prosecutor in cross examination and Proceedings of Vakalatnama.
Students got to know about the real experience of the court cases as well as the view of the ongoing proceedings which they can further use as an important experience in their life. The best case they saw was of Lawyer Sonal Gokani who was commendable with her arguments and the way she presented her prosecutions and allegations which was very unique one which students will never forget in their life.