Clinical Legal Education and Services Centre
In collaboration with the KELSA and District Legal Service Committee, a Clinical Legal Education and Services Centre for administrating practical and parallel justice education to student lawyers. It provides Legal Services and Legal aid to the eligible people as well as conducts popular legal education and liberal legal literacy programmes along with the mutual participation of the student lawyers and general public. The centre is rendering its support for the conduct of Lok Adalats and Grameena Grievances Redressel Sytems since 2004 onwards.
Legal Aid Clinic
Lok Adalat, as the name suggests, means, People's Court. "Lok" stands for "People" and "Adalat" is the "Court". The salient feature of Lok Adalat is that it ensures participation, accommodation, fairness, expectation, voluntariness, neighbourliness, transparency, efficiency and lack of animosity besides being suitable to Indian environment and culture. Ever since the advent of Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987, pursuant to Article 39 (A) of the Constitution of India, the Lok Adalats have gained statutory recognition. The Act has constituted legal service authorities to provide free and competent legal services to the weaker sections of the societies so as to ensure that the opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or other disabilities. It also provides for organizing Lok Adalats in order to ensure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice on a basis of equal opportunity. The scheme also helps the overburdened Court to alleviate the arrears of cases. Thus the ultimate objective of the institution of Lok Adalat is to guarantee speedy and effectivejustice to the millions of improvised citizens. The laws schools can play an important role in facilitating this objective. Traditionally law schools taught the theory of the law whilethejob training of legal professionals was left to the Bar in the form of apprenticeships. However, this was found to be insufficient and a need was felt to counter- balance this with practical experience. To meet the new challenges of the present legal system. It is imperative that the law schools provide clinical legal education. The moot courts, seminars, role plays etc helps to gain practical experience most effective mechanism are "legal dispensaries" or legal aid clinics. These clinics can ensure access to justice in a non court- centric manner. Here under privileged persons could come for free consultation and advice. Not only as the students are benefited but also the indignant and the needy.
Three day International Seminar on 'Migration of Labour: Socio Economic and Legal Perspectives
In association with V V Giri National Labour Institute, Noida, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Chennai and Police Department, Kerala State, Govt Law College Thiruvananthapuram organized an International seminar on 'Migration of Labour: Socio Economic and Legal Perspectives' from 9th to11th march 2013.
The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (I.Q.A.C.) of Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram organised a National Seminar on Transgressing Child Rights on 21 st to 22 nd November, 2019 which paved way an in-depth intellectual discourse on the subject matter with a panel discussion of subject experts and eminent personalities. The numerous paper presentations and the deliberations which followed enabled lawyers, academicians, and students to leave no stone unturned in analysing the theme and led to healthy exchange of ideas and solutions. Students were at the forefront in managing and leading the entire seminar with adequate supervision of the faculty members.
Two students of Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram secured the Best Paper Award (Undergraduate) and Second Best Paper Award (Undergraduate) in the International Interdisciplinary Seminar on Realization of Human Rights in the Globalized World held by the Department of Law, Central University of Kerala, Thiruvalla Campus, on 4-6 January, 2018.
LITERARY AND DEBATE CLUB
One of the most important promises that were fulfilled by the College union was the advent of the Literary and Debate club which was entrusted with improving the literary and debating acumen of the students which complements to their lawyering skills perpetually. The long cherished dream of starting a literary and debate club was fulfilled by February 28th and was inaugurated by eminent child fiction writer Shri A.Khyrunnisa. Later, the literary and debate club was able to invite known personalities in the field of literature to attend different programes in the campus and also to conduct healthy competitions among students.
The Arts club of the college consist of different student clubs like the music club, dance club, film club etc which have given impetus to the overall development of the extracurricular activities of the college. The college union conducts annual arts day, sports day, women's day celebration, and seminars on issues of social and cultural importance. Different cultural and traditional days are also celebrated. Some of the events include:
Moviola Film Society
Every student who seek admission, shall remit the prescribed contribution towards the PTA fund. Every parent/guardian automatically becomes a member of the PTA. The PTA executive committee comprises of the Principal as Ex-Officio President, the Secretary and four faculty members are nominated by the Principal. The five parent representatives of the above said committee are elected from among the members present in the General Body meeting. PTA Vice President shall be a parent representative. The PTA utilizes the fund for the developmental activities of the college. An annual merit day is organized for students who are meritorious in both academic and extra curricular activities.
1. President/Treasurer(Principal Ex-officio) -Dr. R.Bijukumar.
2. Vice-President- Adv.S.Remesan
MOOT COURT SOCIETY
The objective of the Law College Moot Society is to promote students of the college to participate and win Moot Court, ADR and Trial Advocacy Competitions conducted by various colleges throughout India. The society provides financial assistance and aims to facilitate the students to participate in these competitions. Intensive training is given to such students by a group of teachers. A reputed All Indian Moot Court Competition is conducted by the society every year. Since 2009 the college is regularly conducting All India ADR competition. From 2017 onwards an inter-class Trial Advocacy Competition is also conducted regularly. Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram is committed to conduct this competitions regularly. All these competitions are attended by Law Colleges throughout India. The faculties in charge of the Soceity are:
3) Dr.Anju Rajan.V
Some of the achievements of the college in various All India Moot Court, ADR and Trial Advocacy competitions during the year 2018 -19 are:
Quarter finalist, one among the 7 teams qualified for India Round and best paper in Fourth Prof. N.R.Madhava Menon SAARC Law Mooting Competition, Law Student Conference and Colloquium at Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida
Best Memorial in the 9th M.K.Nambiar Memorial National Level Moot Court Competition Raja Lakhan Gouda Law College
First Runner up in the 2nd Mrinalini Devi Memorial National Moot Court Competition at Bengal Law College Santi Niketan
First Runner up and Best Memorial Award in the National Mega Moot Court Competition at Savetha School of Law, Chennai.
Second Best Memorial and Second Best Researcher in the 11th All India Moot Court Competition at Government Law College Thrissur.
Semi finalists and Best female student Advocate in 38th All India (MONO ADVOCACY) Moot Court Competition Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College Puducherry.
Best Reseacher in 19th All India Moot Court Competition Government Law College Ernakulam.
Second Runner up in the First National Moot Court Competition Haldia Law College.
First prize and best Advocates in The Grand Law Fest 2018 at Government Law College, Kozhikode.
Best judgment writer and best female advocate in the First JUSLEX National Trial Judgment Writing Competition at Savetha School of Law, Chennai.
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