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4th GNLU Annual Legal Services Forum | March 21-22, 2020 (Register by February 16, 2020)

About

The GNLU Legal Services Forum is the annual flagship event organized by the Legal Services Committee under the aegis of the Centre for Law and Society. It aims to facilitate deliberation, collaboration and contribution by Legal Aid Committees of law schools, NGOs, PLVs and Legal Services Authority across India to achieve the objective of providing free and competent legal services to the underprivileged by sharing their unique experiences. The 4th edition of the GLSF organized in collaboration with UNICEF shall witness a series of lectures by various experts, lawyers, academicians and professionals on effective community engagement to bring about positive societal change. This series of lectures will be followed by a deliberation on impediments faced in providing legal aid, the objective of this deliberation will be to come up with a road map to improve legal aid mechanism. The methodology followed in the sessions will be more practical-oriented so as to groom law students and young lawyers to take up more pro bono cases and engage actively in community engagement exercises. The underlying idea of the GLSF is to enable students, PLVs to understand nuances of civic engagement and apprising them about practical realities faced while providing legal aid. For more details of the grant, please click on the following URL:

The 4th GLSF will also witness project presentations by legal aid clinics competing for the “GNLU Legal Services Funding Grant”. The GNLU Legal Services Funding Grant is a first of its kind initiative by an Indian University. Established in the 3rd GLSF, it seeks to honour and support impactful and meaningful social-legal initiatives by Legal Services Committees (LSC)/ Legal Aid Clinics (LAC) in law schools across India. The Grant aims to nurture legal aid clinics engaging in effective legal aid work across law universities in India. For more details of the grant, please click on the following URL:

Guidelines for Registration

  • Students, faculty members, academicians and legal services committees or legal aid clinics are eligible to take part in the Forum.
  • Legal services committees and legal aid clinics may nominate two representatives for the Forum. Individual participation is also allowed.
  • Register by filling the following form – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoLUrXv7tlhlt1EcxAB38M6q2SYAt-Dbs9XMH_mTmhpKRtXA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1
  • Registration closes on February 16, 2020.
  • Registration fee (inclusive of accommodation) is as follows:
    For LSC/LAC: INR 2,000
    For Individuals: INR 1,500
  • A link for payment of the Registration fee will be emailed to the participants upon registration through the above Google form.

Contact

  • Ms. Disha Devadas, Student Convener, GLSC, +91 9408163 18 devadasdisha@gmail.com
  • Mr. Zaid Deva, Student Convener, GCLS, +91 9419061802 deva.zaid@outlook.com
  • Mr. Jayaditya Mallik, Student Convener, GCLS, + 91 9909964944 jayaditya.m@gmail.com
  • Mr. Hemandu Aswal, Co-Convener, GCLS, +91 9414011181 shrutihemandu@gmail.com

Two day International Conference on the theme "Social Work, Law and Human Rights" (01-02 February, 2020)

The GNLU Centre for Law & Society is organizing a Two day International Conference on the theme "Social Work, Law and Human Rights".

The conference aims to encourage the interdisciplinary study of social work, law and human rights among scholars, social workers and to provide them with a platform to discuss their research, practical knowledge and experience with national as well as international peer groups and professionals.

The themes of the conference are:

  • Law and Rural Development
  • Law and Human Development
  • Gandhian Concept of Social Justice and Welfare
  • Social Workers and the Criminal Justice System
  • Role of Socio-Legal Workers in realizing SDGs
  • Social Welfare Entitlements and the Role of Law
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Development
  • Diversity, Exclusion and gaps in Social Policy
  • Human Trafficking and Migration
  • Disability, Mental Health and Legal Issues

The above list is indicative. Papers on any other sub-theme consistent with the main theme may also be considered by the conference secretariat.

Please refer to the attached brochure to find detailed guidelines on the paper submission as well as important dates.

Selected papers will be considered for publication in the form of a book. The authors of the selected papers may keep on developing the papers based on the feedback received during the Conference. The timeline for review of these papers will be communicated soon.