The legal promise of entitlements is chimerical if there are no procedures which ensure access to justice. Students need to possess hands on skills so that they understand the gap between principle and practice and also so that the law in books translates into law in action. Furthermore people in need of legal advice and support should not be denied of the service due to financial constraints. For these reasons, our clinic courses have been an integral part of the undergraduate teaching program; the movement from skill building to services took place in 2009 with the establishment of the Legal Aid Clinic. The spread of legal education; connecting clients to lawyers; facilitating access to government schemes have been the dominant activities undertaken by the clinic.
Other than the legal aid and social justice clinic this exercise of reducing the gap between law and justice is undertaken through the lands rights clinic which aims at documenting the grievances of the people and attempts to resolve them with the assistance of para-legals and law students. The Family law Clinic works at resolving disputes within the family in cognisance of the disputes which subsist within the family and outside. Keeping in view the high time and money costs of litigation , the use of mediation and arbitration to resolve disputes is encouraged.
The following reports document the work undertaken by the Legal Aid Clinic since it was established in 2009: