The Government Law College library is known for its rare collection of books and treatise on various subjects not limited to law. It is probably the most frequently visited section of the college, and most certainly the haven for the dedicated law students and mooters. The Harilal J. Kania Memorial Library and Reading Room are located on the third floor of the college and houses various books & case laws, some of which are two hundred years old. Additionally the Library subscribes to AIRs (All India Reporter) and numerous Law Journals. Collectively, the library houses over 42,000 books, some of which cannot be found in any other library in India.
The Students & Library staff are in the process of digitalizing and updating the Library collection. Books must be kept safely and in good condition, further a late fee will be charged if books are returned late.
NOTE: Students can avail of library facilities from 9:45 am to 5:30 pm. Students who represent college in City, State, National & International Moots are allowed to deposit Rs. 1000 and procure a Moot Pouch which will enable them to borrow 10 books at one time.
The Mumbai University Library houses books under diverse topics and is especially for mooters taking part in International Moots, a treasure. One cannot borrow books, however one can at a nominal amount spend a day at the Mumbai University Library and research. The staff is extremely amicable and an organised referencing of books makes finding books an easy task.
The Intellectual Property Bhavan and the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal both have in-house libraries. Both these libraries cater to a specialized field of law and one can find abundant books devoted only to Intellectual Property Rights and Taxation respectively . Interested students only need a letter from the MCA which will allow them to use their facilities.
Intellectual Property Bhavan,
Near Antop Hill Head Post Office,
S.M. Road , Antop Hill,
Mumbai – 400 037.
Old CGO Building, 4th Floor, Room No. 445
Maharashi Karve Road,
Mumbai 400 020.
Tel: (022) 2205 5138
The Electronic Research Room (ERR) situated on the ground floor of the Annexe building in college is a state of the art Research Room and Computer Centre. The ERR is equipped with the 14 PCs, and is extremely useful to students representing the college at various Moot Court Competition. The ERR also has printing facilities as well as a mini library. The ERR provides students access to multitude of legal databases. These legal databases are a powerful tool for speedy, inexpensive legal research providing students with instant access to case-law, legislation and legal articles at the click of a mouse.
With a view to assist students of college participating in inter-collegiate national and International moots, the Moot Mentorship Programme was introduced in the year 2010. The MCA co-ordinates the programme, wherein we approach senior and experienced students and alumni of the college, especially those who have been seasoned mooters to be 'mentors'. Typically once a team for a particular State, National or International Moot is formed (through the Grand Moot Court Competition or any other Common Elimination), mentors initially meet them and put teams on the right track - just basic pointers as to how and where they should start researching and what their contentions should include. Following this, the team could put in their research and forward their memorandums to mentors once they're ready.
Teams must note that a Moot Mentor cannot be guaranteed as a matter of right for every moot and is subject to the consent of the mentor and the requirement of the moot.
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