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Legal Services Committee

About the Legal Services Committee:

The GNLU Legal Services Committee has been set up by way of Section 4(k) of the Legal Service Authorities Act, 1987 which reads as "Develop, in consultation with the Bar Council of India, programs for clinical legal education and promote guidance and supervise the establishment and working of legal services clinics in universities, law colleges and other institutions".
The Legal Aid Cell (or committee, as is the practice now), established under statutory law provides assistance through a variety of methods, including traditional casework, summary advice, self-help, community legal education, community development and policy reform initiatives.
The LSC, in the year 2014 had adopted four villages of Gandhinagar District, viz. Raysan, Kudasan, Koba and Shahpur. This involved running of 4 Free Legal Aid Clinics by teams within the LSC on three days of the week. Apart from these, Legal Literacy, Educational Activities and Awareness Programs were undertaken in these villages. This activity has become a flagship and is still in continuance.
In 2013, an RTE resource center was setup in collaboration with IIM-Ahmedabad for the analysis of the implementation of Section 12 of the Right to Education Act, 2005. Our team carried out initial surveys in various primary schools in Gandhinagar District to assess the level of Education and the Progress of the scheme. Based on the findings, a report has been prepared and the same has been submitted to IIM-Ahmedabad.
In 2013, a team comprising of 4 members, Mr. Arijeet Ghosh, Ms. Shubha Jindel, Ms. Tavleen Kaur and Mr. Akshay Kharbanda, attended the 2nd National Conference “Access to Justice� held at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS). After carrying out extensive research on Woman trafficking in Gujarat, they presented a model to prevent the same.
Realizing the fact that in spite of a ban on Manual Scavenging in Gujarat in the year 1992, this highly inhuman practice still continues in the State, the LSC had drafted a state legislation and had submitted a draft to the Government of Gujarat on the present scenario with regards to this issue.
The evil of Witchcraft which essentially deals with branding of women as witches assuming that they possess extraordinary or supernatural powers and then labeling them as outcasts and a potential threat to the community, had also been examined by the LSC. A basic ground work had been done on the prevalence of witchcraft in the nearby villages. To work towards the abolishment of this practice, the LSC filed RTIs in reference to the same and followed up.
The Legal Services Committee has had a noble tradition of organizing blood donation camps on the eve of the Foundation Day of GNLU (July 17). This has been a continuing tradition. On July 17, 2015 the LSC organized the biggest blood donation camp in GNLU’s 10 year history with 235 registrations (and 170 donations) out of a total strength of 800 students.
The LSC has always been motivated to work for the betterment of the society and more so for the enhancement of living standards of the underprivileged. The whole corpus of our work and our future endeavors is mentioned in the annual report as has been put up in the "Summary of LSCs work" on this page.

Contact Us:

Legal Services Committee
3rd Floor, Administrative Block,
Gujarat National Law University, Attalika Avenue,
Knowledge Corridor, Koba, Koba (Sub P. O.), Gandhinagar - 382426 (Gujarat), INDIA.
Phone: +91-79-23276973

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Last Updated: 07-04-2017.