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Lawctopus Law School’s Online Course on Drafting Bail Applications [Pay-What-You-Can; Gift Economy!]: Registrations on Rolling Basis

About Lawctopus Law School (LLS)

Conceptualized and kick-started in May 2019, and formally launched in March 2020, Lawctopus Law School has taught a wide range of skills to over 6500 law students, young lawyers, professionals, academicians, and business people in the last 10 months. Over 300 students have rated our courses and the average rating is 92/100 and call our online courses a ‘warm’ learning experience!

Our courses on Legal Research and Writing, Contract Drafting and Negotiation, Litigation Basics, Online Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property Rights (with separate modules too for Trademarks, Copyrights, and Patents), and Mooting have transformed how people look at legal education and online legal education. Our free and open webinars have been attended by over 20,000 people.

This has meant wide-ranging industry recognition with tie-ups with law firms like Surana and Surana, Sujata Choudhari IP Attorneys, publishers like Oakbridge, industry bodies like Delhi Management Association, etc. We were also shortlisted for the Agami Prize 2020.

Check out Lawctopus Law School here.

About the Course

What will be the best use of your law degree? 

Making a lot of money? Or making a difference? Not to say that they are mutually exclusive but if you were to pick one, what would it be?

Did you know that in India there is only one advocate on average for every 161 inmates?

Even when we have free legal aid clinics in place, ensuring quality legal assistance to these inmates, who by the way, are supposed to be “innocent until proven guilty”, has been a challenge that remains to be overcome.

How would you feel if you acquired the right legal skills to be able to successfully defend their civil liberties and save them a lifetime of misery by helping them secure bail? Pretty amazing, we assume.

We want to help you be the voice of the voiceless and defend the indefensible, fight for the ones who have been let down by systems, and suffer misfortunes and travesty of justice. 

One of our many goals (all of them include watching you succeed) is imparting Justice Education by equipping our legal fraternity with the requisite skills to ensure free access to justice and fair trial in our country.

We wish to impart Justice Education along with Legal Education to help you achieve your true potential and change the world for the better, one person at a time.

In pursuance of the same, we had conducted a two-day workshop in December 2020 where Advocate Ashima Mandla had shared her experiences as a criminal lawyer and taught our attendees how to argue and draft bail applications by taking a thoroughly practical and experiential approach.

This is a short, self-paced course on drafting bail applications based on those lectures by Advocate Ashima Mandla, replete with a detailed Reading Resource, Assignment on drafting a bail application arising out of an FIR (inspired by a real case handled by Adv. Mandla), a sample bail application and Adv. Mandla’s draft in that very case for your self-assessment. There is another bail application drafted by another criminal lawyer for your reference.

If you are motivated enough to learn how to draft bail applications and work towards building a just society together, we will ensure that you acquire the skills through this course!

Register for the course by making the payment on this page [click here].

Logistical Details

Duration: 4 weeks (Course Access will be for 3 months)

Course Fee: Pay what you can! Gift economy! The suggested contribution is Rs. 400.

Mode of learning

  • Completely online and self-paced
  • Recorded video lectures
  • Text-based modules and reading resources along with sample drafts
  • No live sessions

Note: You’ll be given access to the course within 2-4 days of registering.

drafting bail applications

Who Should Enroll?

If you are a law student or a legal professional in any area of practice, you can join this course. We are only looking for the zeal to rise to the occasion and work towards a better criminal justice system. 

What Will You Learn?

  • What are the different kinds of bail applications?
  • How to research and draft bail applications?
  • What is the jurisdiction for filing bail applications?
  • What is the procedure for hearing them?
  • How to successfully argue for and secure bail?

You will be able to answer all of these questions after completing this course.

Register for the course by making the payment on this page [click here].

The Course Structure

Module I

Introduction to Bail Jurisprudence

In this module, you will go through a detailed Reading Resource to learn in-depth about the basics of the criminal justice system, criminal drafting in general and drafting bail applications in particular.

You will also get to witness an insightful lecture delivered by Advocate Ashima Mandla where she talks about the basics of bail applications and the importance of drafting them well.

Drafting Bail Applications (Assignment)

After completing the first module, you will go through the problem statement, instructions, Dummy FIR & sample bail application to draft your own bail application based on the Dummy FIR.

Module II

Approaching Bail Applications

After completing your assignment by drafting the bail application, in this module, you will get access to the second lecture delivered by Advocate Ashima Mandla where she’s judging the oral submissions made by law students and then giving them feedback, tips and tricks to draft and argue bail applications.

You will then self-correct and self-assess your draft based on this lecture and the Final Bail Application which was drafted by Advocate Ashima Mandla.

Note: You’ll be given access to the course within 2-4 days of registering.

About the Mentor

Ashima Mandla is a first-generation Criminal Defense Attorney practicing in Supreme Court, High Court of Delhi, across various District Courts and Tribunals in Delhi/NCR for almost 4 years.

She is a Partner at Mandla & Singh Law Chambers and the Secretary of Criminal Justice Society of India. She has previously worked in Senior Advocate Mr. K.T.S Tulsi’s chambers where she discovered her love for criminal law.

In her quest for justice, she successfully secured bail for 400 accused persons in Tablighi Jamaat case. Being deeply concerned about the insufficient provision of food to the poor in our country, where almost 7000 people die of hunger every single day, she filed a PIL in Supreme Court for establishing pan-India community kitchens which has been admitted to be heard further.

She continues to fight the good fight defending our civil liberties.

Note: You’ll be given access to the course within 2-4 days of registering.

Add-On Benefits

  • Get a certificate issued by Lawctopus on successful completion of the course
  • Additional bail application drafted by a criminal lawyer practising in Delhi
  • Recorded lecture on CV making
  • Recorded lecture on LinkedIn Profile Building
  • Recorded lecture on Pre-Trial Concepts in Criminal Proceedings
  • Publication opportunities at Academike, Lawctopus’ Law Journal

Certificate Criteria

To secure your Certificate of Completion, after 30 days from the date you were enrolled, you must attempt the ‘Certificate Generation Quiz‘ which will be accessible to you at the same place where you find the Modules for this Course.

The quiz will entail 10 MCQs, you must score at least 6/10 to successfully download your certificate.


If you have any questions, please leave a comment on this post or email at courses@lawctopus.com

Want to talk to someone before taking a decision? Call our counsellor Snigdha Ghatak at +91-9315974277, between 10.30 am to 7.30 pm (Monday is weekly off for us!)

Register for the course by making the payment on this page [click here].

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