The Legal Aid Society, Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi, is a dedicated society whose avowed objective is to provide legal aid and assistance to people who cannot afford professional legal help. The society has been working tirelessly to reach out to the under privileged section of society through the provision of free legal aid and legal literacy programs in and around the campus in tune with the provisions of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987. The society stood strong even during the pandemic where each and every member of the society was working day in and day out to provide some reliefs to those who were worst affected by it. The extent of the valuable contribution of the society has been made possible through the strenuous efforts put in by the students, professors and advocates who are inspired by the motto of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA)- ‘Access to Justice for all.”
Training of the Para Legal Volunteer
National Seminar on the occasion of Human Rights Day
Legal Services Clinic (LSC), Campus Law Centre was inaugurated by Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.K. Sikri (Former Judge, Supreme Court of India). LSC works under the aegis of Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA) to reach out to needy people and to give them legal assistance. A Legal Aid Counsel appointed by Central District Legal Services Authority (CDLSA) visits the clinic every Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and is assisted by trained Para Legal Volunteers (PLVs) who also maintain and record the information and service provided by the clinic.
The sole objective of the clinic is to bridge the gap that exists between what the law promises to offer and the harsh realities of the legal world. It is medium for the students to avail the opportunity of not only applying their legal aptitude and judicial mind but also exposes them to the practicalities of the profession. Following the motto “access to justice for all ” LSC had addressed variety of issues.
The society is deeply committed towards its two main objectives; creating legal awareness and providing legal aid with the assistance of a lawyer at the Legal Services Clinic, Campus Law Centre. The legal aid society aims to disseminate legal information among those who cannot afford legal services by way of legal literacy programs in and around campus in consonance with the provisions of the Legal Services Authorities Act 1987.
From October 2019 to February 2020, the LSC addressed a wide variety of legal grievances, ranging from domestic violence matters to property-related disputes to sexual assault cases. (For more details, please refer to TABLE-1)
|Area of Law||Number of Cases|
|Money Related Disputes||5|
The LSC has been successful in providing free legal assistance because of the active participation of the PLVs in collaboration with the empanelled lawyers. By providing this opportunity of assisting the experienced lawyers, the LSC has proved to be a dynamic tool of learning for more than 50 PLVs by exposing them to the practicalities of the legal profession.
‘Awaaz -The Blog’ is an initiative of the Legal Aid Society, Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi. The blog publishes articles with an aim to encourage diverse legal discourse on contemporary social, political and legal issues, and wishes to create a space where different ideas come together conversing with each other.
Awaaz-The Blog is effectively managed by the Editorial Board (EB) comprising 8 members. The primary functions of the EB include selecting the articles based on legal contemporary issues and critically analysing them.
We seek to emphasize the importance of socially relevant legal education in the discipline of law and its recognition as a sine qua non for proper dispensation of justice.
The blog operates online and is available here: http://lasclc.in/
The following are the activities undertaken by the society from April 2022-March 2023.
The following are the activities undertaken by the society after March 2022.
- MENTAL HEALTH DAY CAMPAIGN
- Vigilance Awareness Week–2022
- AWARENESS PROGRAMME ON PRINCIPLE AND LEGAL ASPECTS IN PALLIATIVE CARE
- NATIONAL LOK ADALAT COURT VISIT
- Human Rights Day Celebration- LEGAL AID SOCIETY
- Report Awareness Session on Acid Attack
- PLV Report
- LEGAL AWARENESS DRIVE CONDUCTED IN SANJAY BASTI
- Project Garima
- Affordable Shelters for Street Women and Children: A Case Study of Delhi
Dr. Anita Yadav
- Mr. Vijoy V. Panicker
- Ms. Sneh Yadav
- Dr. Atma Yadav
- Mr. Ezekial Jarain
- Mr. Vikas Kumar
Student Executive Body:
|1.||AKSHITA SINGH||3rd Year|
|1.||ASHISH VERMA||3rd Year|
|3.||NIKHIL KUMAR SINGH||3rd Year|
|5.||ISHITA JAIN||2nd Year|
|6.||MUSKAN SAXENA||2nd Year|
|7.||SAKET SINGH||2nd Year|
|8.||SALONI MESHRAM||2nd Year|
|10.||SHUBHAM SANKRITYA||2nd Year|
|11.||SIDDHANT SARASWAT||2nd Year|
|12.||SWATI KUMARI||2nd Year|
Executive Committee Members:
|1.||ABHIJITH REDDY||1st Year|
|2.||ABHIRAM MANIKANDHAN P||1st Year|
|3.||ADARSH DAS||1st Year|
|4.||ANSH RAJAURIA||1st Year|
|5.||ANUSHKA SHARMA||1st Year|
|6.||ASHWARY SRIVASTAVA||1st Year|
|7.||CHANDRA PRAKASH||1st Year|
|8.||DEVENDRA PANDEY||1st Year|
|9.||DEVIKA MANOJ||1st Year|
|10.||EITI TYAGI||1st Year|
|11.||GAURI BANSAL||1st Year|
|12.||HARSH KAPIL||1st Year|
|13.||KUNDAN KUMAR CHAUDHARY||1st Year|
|14.||MANISH KUMAR||1st Year|
|15.||MUKUL KUMAR||1st Year|
|16.||NAVNEET BAGHEL||1st Year|
|17.||NIMISHA DANGA||1st Year|
|18.||PRASOON KUMAR RAVI||1st Year|
|19.||PUSHKAR KUMAR||1st Year|
|20.||PUSHPAG SHAH JOHARI||1st Year|
|21.||ROHIT YADAV||1st Year|
|23.||RUTUJA SHEDGE||1st Year|
|24.||SAUMYA KANYAL||1st Year|
|25.||TOKO KACHA||1st Year|
The Legal Services Clinic of the Legal Aid Society, Campus Law Centre was adjudged as the Best Legal Aid Clinic at 1st UILS National Legal Aid Forum, 2019 held at University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh on April 05, 2019.
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