Who should teach you to paint? A businessman or a painter? We’ll bet on the painter.
Who should teach you to write? A businessman or a writer? We’ll bet on the writer.
And who should teach a law aspirant? A businessman or a lawyer? We’ll bet on the lawyer.
Been there, done that.
You’ve been at war. You know the trenches. The mines. The bunkers. The enemy.
You know the bullets. And the machete. Because you’ve been at the war.
And you know how to avoid the trenches and use the bunker. How to use the machete and avoid a mine.
Been there, done that.
That was why CLATapult came into being.
We were saddened by the mushrooming of law coaching business. Every Tom, Dick, Harry and Rabbit came up with a CLAT coaching business. The existing CAT coaching institutions added a legal reasoning module to their existing study material and the CAT became CLAT.
For such coaching institutions L was just another alphabet. L was just a few more coins in their already bludgeoning purses.
For us, L holds a special meaning. L is our life, it’s our livelihood. L stands for law, for a powerful career option. With these ideals, CLATapult came into being.
Law coaching by law students. Not by businessmen.
For now, we can tell you the story of how our faculties were recruited.
Since we are from NUJS, we called for applications from the student fraternity of NUJS. 100 students applied. We gave them a tough, written test. Bloody tough; tougher than hell. If you aren’t knowledgeable enough, you aren’t fit to teach. We short-listed around 30 students.
These students then had to give a demo class. A 20 minute demo class. A 20 minute class where we checked whether the candidate could teach. A 20 minute audition sort of an exercise. If you aren’t exceptional, you are gone.
Is the candidate a top-notch communicator? Could she make the class sit up and take notice. How did she handle the questions, the bloody tough ones. Did she sometimes sound confusing?
We finally selected 8 teachers. And the feedback we’ve received from students coming to the CLATapult centers has been phenomenal.
Our study materials too have undergone a rigorous process: they’ve been made with a poet-like flourish and flair. And they have been subjected to a physicist like scrutiny. Around 60 students across the batches from our University worked on the modules under our supervision. We are sure you are going to find them amazingly helpful.