Institute of Law

Legal Aid Clinic

Legal Clinic:

Institute has set up a Legal Clinic for providing legal Aid to the deprived class. It conducts Legal literacy camps to bring about legal awareness. Different committees of the students have been formed to explore different areas where the legal aid is required.

Legal Aid Clinic, Sabarmati Jail

During the year 2013-14, the team of faculty and student members have visited 40 times the Clinic Centre at Sabarmati Jail on regular basis and attended 576 prisoners. The team assisted 16 prisoners in getting free legal advocates by which their cases have been started and number of the prisoners released on bail and bond. Total 560 prisoners have been given advice through the counselling sessions.

Besides, the students of Legal Aid Clinic at ILNU have also rendered their counselling services to 3 different persons according to the specific needs of their cases.

Legal Awareness programme at Sabarmati Central Jail

The clinic also organized two legal awareness camps at Sabarmati Jail – one for convicted and one for under-trial prisoners. In both the camps there were a total of 610 beneficiaries. Legal awareness was addressed by performing various skits on Plea Bargaining, Probation, Bail and Legal Aid, juvenile Justice, schemes of the government for welfare of prisoner’s family and duty of prisoners.The clinic had the honour of receiving Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.J. Desai, Judge, High Court of Gujarat, and Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.G.Uraizee.

Other Programmes for Legal Awareness

The Clinic has also organised 4 local programmes for spreading legal awareness in the nearby villages of Charodi, Jagatpur, Gota, Paldi whereby the students made an attempt at spreading awareness amongst the people about their rights under free legal Aid, Child labour, Right to vote and Women Rights. These camps were held in the month of March. Whereby a total no of 60 beneficiaries attended the programme.

The Litigation Free Village Camp and The legal Awareness Camp at Kherana

The Legal aid clinic has succeed in declaring one village free from any litigation in association with Surrendernagar District Legal Service Authority. The clinic at Institute of Law, Nirma University also organised a Litigation Free village in association with District in Kherana village in Chotila on 6th October, 2013 where one programme on legal awareness was conducted followed by one mediation awareness programme for the parties whose civil litigations are pending in appropriate court.