AULAC

ANSAL UNIVERSITY LEGAL AID CLINIC (AULAC)

Article 39A of the Constitution of India provides that State shall secure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice on a basis of equal opportunity, and shall in particular, provide free legal aid, by suitable legislation or schemes or in any other way, to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or other disability. Articles 14 and 22(1) also make it obligatory for the State to ensure equality before law and a legal system which promotes justice on a basis of equal opportunity to all. Legal aid strives to ensure that constitutional pledge is fulfilled in its letter and spirit and equal justice is made available to the poor, downtrodden and weaker sections of the society.

In 1987 Legal Services Authorities Act was enacted to give a statutory base to legal aid programmes throughout the country on a uniform pattern. This Act was finally enforced on 9th November, 1995 after certain amendments were introduced therein by the Amendment Act of 1994. A nationwide network has been envisaged under the Act for providing legal aid and assistance. National Legal Services Authority is the apex body constituted to lay down policies and principles for making legal services available under the provisions of the Act and to frame most effective and economical schemes for legal services. It also disburses funds and grants to State Legal Services Authorities and NGOs for implementing legal aid schemes and programmes.

Ansal University Legal Aid Clinic (AULAC):

School of Law, Ansal University, has set up a Legal Aid Clinic for providing free legal Aid to the deprived, helpless, poor, downtrodden and weaker sections of the society with the broader aim of Access to Justice. The Legal Aid Clinic is a partnership between students, Faculty members and renowned Advocates of Bar. Its objects: are twofold first, to provide a public service for local people who need legal advice and representation, and are unable to afford it, and secondly to make students learn from practical experiences.

Students Participation in Ansal University Legal Aid Clinic (AULAC)

Law students have the opportunity of working in AULAC. They can deepen and broaden their knowledge of law through the practical experience of working on live cases and through a structured reflection on that legal practice. Students can also develop specific legal skills. Student participation takes place at a number of levels. Students may:

  • have the full conduct of cases (under supervision) for clients of the Clinic
  • attend a weekly Clinic meeting to hear about and discuss new cases
  • act as a volunteer for an hour a week in one of the Clinic offices
  • attend one weekly sessions at which volunteer practicing lawyers advise clients
  • become a coordinator of an advice session working with the local volunteer lawyers
  • be elected as Chair, or to the student committee, or to the management committee
  • participate in meetings, debates and projects on current legal issues

Programmes to be initiated by AULAC:

Legal Aid Club at Sr. Secondary Level– For year 2015-16, AULAC is planning to establish several Legal Aid Clubs at Senior Secondary Level to educate and create awareness among youths through regular seminars under aegis of panel members and legal luminaries.

Legal Camps and Legal Awareness programme– the clinic plans to organize various legal camps to spread legal awareness among masses at different places, like Raahgiri, Bhondsi Jail. Legal awareness will be addressed by performing various skits on Plea Bargaining, Probation, Bail and Domestic Violence, Juvenile Justice, schemes of the government for welfare of prisoner’s family and duty of prisoners.

Adoption of Village– AULAC has planned to adopt a village and initiate local programmes for spreading legal awareness, whereby the students will make an attempt at spreading awareness amongst the people about their rights under free legal Aid, Child labour, Right to vote, Domestic violence act and Women Rights.

ANSAL UNIVERSITY LEGAL AID CLINIC (AULAC)

Faculty Coordinator AULAC

  1. Dr Komal Sandhu
  2. Mr Sharjil Khan

Following students have been selected for AULAC “Core Committee”:

Students selected  from Semester I  

  1. Jagdeesh Mulwani
  2. Vimmy Garg
  3. Tony Yadav
  4. Jaskiran Kaur

Students selected from Semester III

  1. Bharat
  2. Heena Chawla
  3. Arjun Malik
  4. Medhavi

Following students have been selected as “Members” AULAC:

  1. Arjun Kanagat
  2. Mehak
  3. Randeep
  4. Saloni

AULAC FIRST GENERAL MEETING

First general meeting of core committee members and members of AULAC held on 15th October 2015 at 3 pm. As special invitee Advocate Mr. Ayush Aggarwal (PLV) DLSA, Gurgaon, briefed all the members about structure and working of DLSA.

SCHOOL OUTREACH PROGRAMME 

To spread legal awareness among masses Ansal University Legal Aid Clinic (AULAC) had organized Essay Writing Competition in Ajanta Public school, Sector-31, Gurgaon on 25th January, 2016 under its Legal aid activity and School Outreach Programme in which total number of 25 Students of classes 9th -12th enthusiastically  participated and  expressed different views  through their write ups on following topics:

  1. Child Labour
  2. Effectiveness of Policies regarding Air and Vehicular Pollution in Delhi, NCR.
  3. Right to Education

The winners of this Essay writing competition are:

  • First position- Loveleen Yadav (Class XI)
  • Second position- Nisha sharma (Class XI)
  • Third position- Aanchal Pahuja (Class XI)

AULAC is looking forward to organize slogan writing, painting, and poster making competition, at various schools in the first week of April.

 

SCHOOL OUTREACH PROGRAMME 

Ansal University Legal Aid Clinic(AULAC) had organized Essay Writing Competition in Ajanta Public school, Sector-31, Gurgaon on 25th January, 2016 under its Legal aid activity and School Outreach Programme.  Total number of 25 Students of classes 9th -12th participated in this event. They were given choice to write on following topics:

  1. Child Labour
  2. Effectiveness of Policies regarding Air and Vehicular Pollution in Delhi, NCR.
  3. Right to Education

Students were enthusiastic to participate and they expressed different views through their write ups.

AULAC is thankful to all of you for your kind support; specially Dean SOL, Prof. (Dr.) Sanoj Rajan, for his timely guidance and support, our IInd year students Sarthak Sharma and Sahil Handa for volunteering in the event.

AULAC is looking forward to organize slogan writing, painting, and poster making competition, at various schools in the first week of April.

 

 

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