Committees

We give the students a multifaceted learning experience within the institution through several committees like:

Legal Services Clinic

About The Cell

Right to free legal assistance is a constitutionally recognised fundamental right which is enforced through the passing of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987. The Act aims to provide free and competent legal services to the weaker sections of the society to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or other disabilities and to secure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice on a basis of equal opportunity. To enforce the objectives of the law National, State and District Legal Services authorities are constituted. As a part of their functions, these authorities work in collaboration with legal educational institutes and universities.

In compliance with the notification issued by Karnataka State Law University, Hubballi, the Legal Aid Cell was established at our institute in the year 2018. The cell works in association with the DLSA, KSLSA and NALSA ensuring opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any person by reason of poverty, illiteracy, etc. To promote equal access to courts and justice, the cell seeks to promote free legal aid to the socially marginalized sections of the society. The cell enables interactive pedagogy wherein the teachers and students engage in a variety of community outreach program through Legal Aid. This provides students an opportunity to serve people who are in most dire need of their knowledge and skills.

Aim

  1. To provide legal aid through human resource, knowledge resource & infrastructural resource to those who need it the most, purely on pro- bono basis.

Mission

The cell acknowledges its commitment towards fulfilling the institutional social responsibilities adopted by RVILS such as fostering the spirit of national development, instilling sensitivity amongst the youth towards the community, contributing towards knowledge generation and dissemination and promoting ethical and value based learning.

Objectives

  1. To spread legal awareness amongst the members of the society.
  2. To organize legal literacy programmes.
  3. To provide free legal assistance to the socially and economically backward sections
  4. To ensure access to judicial system to those have difficulties
  5. To enhance the practical and professional skills of our students
  6. To work for the review of legal policies and frameworks in assistance to the DLSA
  7. To promote sense of moral responsibility pertaining to various legal issues faced by the people

Services:

Various legal aid services provided by our institute’s legal aid cell are as follows:

  • Legal literacy camps and programmes – members and volunteers take part in 1 day, 7 days camps and day-to-day programmes in association with DLSA/ KLSA/ NALSA by adopting villages or industries / schools and colleges etc.
  • Legal advice- any needy person requiring legal advice in any legal matter can approach the free legal aid cell on college working days i.e., from Monday to Friday between 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Saturdays in between 11:00 AM to 1:030 PM
  • Para legal services- our trained members and volunteers render Para legal services by helping needy clients in drafting of legal documents, applications to various government departments and corrections thereof, representing in various forums like consumer forums, RTI authorities etc, and availing senior citizen cards, ration cards etc.
  • Amicable settlement of disputes –through mediation by faculty members and practising advocates or through Lok Adalats.
  • Seminars, workshops and training programmes- are arranged for training and providing legal exposures to the student members and volunteers of the cell.

Activities undertaken:


Awareness Programme On Conflict Resolution And Promoting Peace And Justice

Legal Services Clinic and Human Rights Cell of RVILS conducted an Awareness Programme on “Conflict Resolution and Promoting Peace and Justice” for the students of One World International School, Bengaluru on 7th March, 2024. The speaker for the programme was Mrs. Bhavana C., Assistant Professor of Law at RVILS. The event was graced by Prof. (Dr.) Anjina Reddy K.R., Principal of RVILS.



State Level Consultation Towards Building a Child Safe Online World

The students of our institute volunteered for the event organized by Karnataka Judicial Academy and Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights– A State Level Consultation Towards Building a Child Safe Online World – A Holistic Approach to Online Safety and Children’s Empowerment on 5th March, 2024.





Awareness Programme on Crime Prevention

An Awareness Programme on Prevention of Crime in relation to Crime Prevention Month by Jayanagar Police Station was organized by Mr. Sanjeev G., Circle Inspector, Jayanagar Police Station on 15th December, 2023. The programme was presided over by Prof. (Dr.) Anjina Reddy K.R., Principal, RVILS.



Legal Literacy and Legal Aid Awareness Programme

The Legal Services Clinic of RVILS in association with Karnataka State Legal Services Authority, Bengaluru and District Legal Services Authority, Bengaluru Urban organized Legal Literacy and Legal Aid Awareness Programme in Government PU College, Jayanagar, Bengaluru on 18th January, 2024. The Guests for the programme were – Prof. (Dr.) Anjina Reddy K.R., Principal and LSC Chairperson, RVILS; Dr. Arun S., Associate Professor of Law, RVILS; Dr. Ramesh, Principal, Government PU College, Yediyur and Mrs. Shilpa B.P, Assistant Professor of Law, RVILS.



World Human Rights Day

Karnataka State Legal Services Authority, Bengaluru in association with RV Institute of Legal Studies celebrated World Human Rights Day on 11th December, 2023. The Chief Guest for the event was Hon’ble Mr. Justice P.S. Dinesh Kumar, Judge, High Court of Karnataka and Executive Chairman, KSLSA, Bengaluru. The Guests of Honor were – Shri Jaishankar, Member Secretary, KSLSA, Bengaluru and Shri Ragavendra Shettigar, Deputy Secretary, KSLSA, Bengaluru. The event was presided over by Prof. (Dr.) Anjina Reddy K.R., Principal of RVILS.



Awareness Programme on POSH Act, 2013

District Legal Services Authority, Bengaluru Rural District in association with Legal Services Clinic and Internal Complaints Committee of RV Institute of Legal Studies conducted an Awareness Programme on "Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act, 2013" in light of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25th November, 2023. The Chief Guest for the programme was Sri. M.L. Raghunath, Prl. District and Sessions Judge, Bengaluru Rural District and Chairman, DLSA, Bengaluru Rural District. The Guest of Honor was Sri. Sandeep Salian, Senior Civil Judge, Member Secretary, DLSA, Bengaluru Rural District. The programme was presided over by Prof. (Dr.) Anjina Reddy K.R., Principal of RVILS. The Awareness Lecture was delivered by Mrs. Bhavana C., Assistant Professor of Law, RVILS.



Constitution Day

Karnataka State Legal Services Authority, Bengaluru and RV Institute of Legal Studies in association with District Legal Services Authority, Bengaluru Urban celebrated Constitution Day on 27th November, 2023. The Chief Guest for the event was Shri. Varadharaj B., Senior Civil Judge and Member Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Bengaluru Urban and it was presided over by Prof. (Dr.) Anjina Reddy K.R., Principal of RVILS. The day is celebrated to mark the adoption of the Indian Constitution by the Constituent Assembly.



National Legal Services Day

RV Institute of Legal Studies in association with District Legal Services Authority, Bengaluru Rural District organized a lecture on "National Legal Services Day" on 9th November, 2023. The programme was inaugurated by Sr. M.L. Raghunath, Prl. District and Sessions Judge, Bengaluru Rural District and Chairman of District Legal Services Authority, Bengaluru Rural District. The Chief guest for the event was Sri. Sandeep Salian, Senior Civil Judge, Member Secretary, DLSA, Bengaluru Rural District. The event was presided over by Prof. (Dr.) Anjina Reddy K.R., Principal of RVILS.

The day marks the celebration of commencement of Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 which came into force on 9th November, 1995. It is a significant occasion aimed at providing legal relief to the weaker sections of society.



Delhi Educational Tour

The students of X Semester B.A.LL.B and B.B.A.LL.B. visited the Supreme Court of India, Indian Parliament, Rashtrapathi Bhavan, etc. as part of Educational Tour to Delhi. It was a great opportunity for the students to experience and witness the functioning of the Government and the justice delivery system in the Apex court of the country.





Arbitration Centre Visit

The students of VIII Semester B.B.A.LL.B. and B.A.LL.B. visited the Arbitration and Conciliation Centre, Bengaluru as part of their education visit from 17th to 28th July 2023. The students had an opportunity to witness the arbitration proceedings and working of the Centre.





The students of VIII Semester B.A.LL.B. and B.B.A.LL.B. visited the Lok Adalat, Bengaluru as a part of their educational visit. The visit was an initiative by the Legal Aid Cell of RVILS. Students got an opportunity to witness and learn the proceedings of Lok Adalat.





The students of X Semester B.A.LL.B and B.B.A.LL.B. visited Central Jail, Bengaluru, Karnataka as part of their education visit. The visit was made as an initiative of the Legal Aid Cell of RVILS. The students had an opportunity to witness the functioning of the jail through its various departments.





Two awareness programmes on the themes- "A Lake for every town - A Forest for every town" and "Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Laws Awareness Programmes" on 25th May, 2023. The program was inaugurated in the campus of RVILS by Prof. (Dr.) Anjina Reddy K.R., the Principal and the programme co-ordinator Mr. Arun S., Assistant Professor. The event was conducted in Government First Grade College, Jayanagar and Yediyur Lake, Bengaluru as an initiative of the Legal Aid Cell of RVILS and District Legal Service Authority. The objective of this initiative was to create awareness and impart knowledge regarding these two societal issues that require collective action in order to eliminate them.





1 Day Legal Aid Camp 2023 was organised by the Legal Services Clinic of our Institute at Thattaguppe Village of Taralu Gram Panchayat, Bangalore South, on 09-03-2023. Mr. Arun S Asst Prof. of Law and Mr. Shyam Prasad, Asst Prof. of Law along with 31 student volunteers conducted a survey on existing socio- legal issues faced by the inhabitants of the village and provided necessary legal guidance.





Students of 8th Semester B.A., LL.B. and B.B.A., LL.B. visited the District Legal Services Authority, Bengaluru, on 13-08-2022. The students had the opportunity to observe the National Lok Adalat Session taking place on the day and further interacted with Hon’ble Justice Balagopala Krishna, Addl. City Civil and Sessions Judge, Bengaluru, regarding the importance and functioning of Lok Adalat.