We, throught our institution, have set up various Legal Clinics in the state of Gujarat and have also planned to set up the centers in the entire nation. The non-profit structure of the legal clinics aim to provide free legal assistance and aid to clients. This works out to be a boon not only for people who struggle to afford the legal services but also for lawyers, judges, non-lawyers and students studying law; as the assistance help them develop skills in the practical and ethical dimensions of law. Currently the legal clinics operating in Gujarat have helped people in several manners. These clinics provide assistance in the area of Community legal services, Criminal law, Environmental law, Family law, Human rights, Immigration law, Tax law, etc. After seeing the success of the clinics in Gujarat, we decided to spread the reach to various states, specially focusing on the states of North East. The people facing the dispute over land and other legal matters can use the services of GLS’s Legal Clinic without incurring any cost.
Along with having a physical infrastructure of legal clinics, we have also envisioned to make these services available online in order to reach to the masses. Right of equity in the eyes of law is what any legal system aims. Considering this, online legal clinic will be set up for solving problems of general public of India, free of cost and for providing equal and fair opportunity to all to avail the legal services.
The availability of rich knowledge base in the form of experts and skillful alumnus in the legal domain has helped us set up GLS Law College Legal Aid Center. This center not only provides legal aid but also spread legal awareness among the people. LAC strives hard to work dynamically for raising the competence bar of the budding legal professionals and also upgrading the general level of legal awareness and assistance to the people.
Protection as well as effective implementation of Human Rights is a global issue and almost every country is facing challenges in enshrining Human Rights to their citizens. Along with the rights of basic needs and education, the right of equity before law and the right to justice are also important pillars to help the society stand tall. We believe that the society without the implementation of human rights would be a society with no faith in law and justice. We clearly set out the importance of human rights in the field of law. We believe that all human beings have equal right to get justice. We motivate in-depth interdisciplinary research in the field Human Rights and Law. As a resultant of which Gujarat Law Society’s GLS Law College organized an International Conference on the subject of Human Rights which majorly dealt with the issues and challenges of Human Rights in the era of Globalization.