Clinics And Practicums

Legal Aid Centre

Symbiosis International University’s mission is: ‘Fostering 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’. The Legal Aid Centre at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA was established with the aim and objective to serve legal aid, through human resource, knowledge resource, & infrastructural resource, to those who need it the most, purely on pro-bono basis’. It is a blend of legal duty (as laid down under Rule 31 of Bar Council of India’s Rules of Legal Education, and Rule 11 of Schedule III of the said ‘Rules’) of the Law School along with the overarching mission of the Symbiosis International (Deemed) University.

The Legal Aid Centre strives to: do its utmost to help people access their rights under Articles 21 and 39A; engender sensitivity and empathy, not sympathy and pity; help the silenced find their voice, not speak for them, and recognize their agency; raise awareness of the intersectionality of legal rights abuses; and work with communities and NGOs at the grassroots level to effect substantive change.

LEGAL AWARENESS AND LEGAL LITERACY

In order to facilitate greater agency and self-sufficiency amongst the populace, the Legal Aid Centre holds multiple awareness drives, targeting the intended demographic with not just personal interactions, but also through pamphlets and posters in multiple languages, art, drama, and various other interdisciplinary modes.

SOCIAL OUTREACH

Oftentimes, mere knowledge of a person’s rights does not suffice and will lead to a mere formal equality. In order to effect substantive change and affirmative equality, it is imperative to engage with communities at the grassroots level and foster education, sensitivity, and awareness through a variety of drives and campaigns.

LEGAL TRAINING

The members of the Legal Aid Centre are expected to step in to offer assistance to people who may have had their voices snatched from them. In order to do so, they must be sensitised to prevailing legal issues and imparted with appropriate training so that they are capable of drafting documents like complaints, RTIs, affidavits, etc.

CORE LEGAL AID

Persons in need of assistance, depending on the situation, will be given core legal aid. This will include the dissemination of information and advice as per legal provisions, ensuring access to legal forums/authorities, presenting the case of such persons before legal forums/authorities, and similar activities.

COMPOSITION

The Legal Aid Centre is headed by a Full Time Faculty member as ‘Head-Legal Aid Centre’. The Head through selection process selects and appoints ‘Volunteers’ and ‘Paralegal Volunteers’ to be overseen by an executive group consisting of a ‘Convener’ and two ‘Co-conveners’. The Legal Aid Centre is overseen by the Director, Symbiosis Law School NOIDA.

CONTACT US

Ms. Charvi Kumar,
Assistant Professor &
Head, Legal Aid Centre
Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA-UP

Timings: 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM [Monday-Saturday]

Email: lac@symlaw.edu.in
Landline: +91 (0) 120 2405060 (Extn: 136)

Name Course Batch Position
Mannat Marwah BBA LLB 2018-23 Convener
Aprajita Tyagi BA LLB 2018-23 Co-Convener
Devyanshu Sharma BA LLB 2018-23 Co-Convener
Aditi Pandey BA LLB 2019-24 Paralegal Volunteer
Medhika Sharma BA LLB 2018-23 Paralegal Volunteer
Vipulaaksh Moondra BBA LLB 2018-23 Paralegal Volunteer
Vaishnavi BBA LLB 2018-23 Paralegal Volunteer
Bhavya Bahl BA LLB 2018-23 Paralegal Volunteer
Lisa Sankrit BA LLB 2019-24 Paralegal Volunteer
Mridula Trivedi BA LLB 2019-24 Paralegal Volunteer
Mrityunjay Joshi BBA LLB 2019-24 Paralegal Volunteer
Vanshika Rana BBA LLB 2019-24 Paralegal Volunteer
Navya Nanda BBA LLB 2018-23 Volunteer
Vanshika Ahlawat BBA LLB 2018-23 Volunteer
Bhavya Singhal BA LLB 2018-23 Volunteer
Aaditya Saraf BBA LLB 2019-24 Volunteer
Mahak Agarwal BBA LLB 2019-24 Volunteer
Astha Agarwal BBA LLB 2019-24 Volunteer
Ayushi Chaubey BA LLB 2019-24 Volunteer
Pragya Patel BA LLB 2019-24 Volunteer
Shreya Tewari BA LLB 2019-24 Volunteer
Aadhya Seth BA LLB 2019-24 Volunteer
Sonvi Agrawal BBA LLB 2019-24 Volunteer
Sunidhi Singh BA LLB 2019-24 Volunteer
Kritika Singha BBA LLB 2019-24 Volunteer
Soumya Srivastava BA LLB 2019-24 Volunteer
Twinkle Madaan BBA LLB 2019-24 Volunteer
Shruti Somya BBA LLB 2019-24 Volunteer
Deborshi Sarkar BBA LLB 2019-24 Volunteer
Anushka Singh BA LLB 2019-24 Volunteer
Vibhuti Rao BA LLB 2020-25 Volunteer
Akansha Agarwal BBA LLB 2020-25 Volunteer
Anushka Singhal BA LLB 2020-25 Volunteer
Bhavya Vijaya Lakshmi BBA LLB 2020-25 Volunteer
Pravar Dennison BA LLB 2020-25 Volunteer
Shasya Singh BA LLB 2020-25 Volunteer

Sr. No.

Name of the Event

Place of Activity

Date

1
Mask Distribution Drive Delhi-NCR June – July, 2020
2 Music lessons and tuitions Chandigarh June – July, 2020
3 Online Classes of Slum Children Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh June – September, 2020
4 RTI and Complaint Letters to UPCPCR Noida, Uttar Pradesh July 15, 2020
5 Essentials Donation Drive Delhi-NCR August 12, 2020
6 Career Workshop for Underprivileged Children Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh September 07, 2020
7 Distribution of Masks and Hand Sanitisers and Awareness Camp on the Covid-19 Pandemic New Delhi September 17, 2020
8 Awareness Event on "Good Touch, Bad Touch" Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh September 19, 2020
9 Online Classes of Slum Children Delhi-NCR September – October, 2020
10 Online Classes of Slum Children Delhi-NCR November – December, 2020
11 Awareness Campaign on World Energy Conservation Day Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh December 14, 2020
12 Online Classes of Slum Children Delhi-NCR January – February, 2021
13 Online Classes of Slum Children Delhi-NCR March – April, 2021
14 Covid Resource Assistance in collaboration with WeAreYuvaa Delhi-NCR May – June, 2021
15 Online Classes of Slum Children Delhi-NCR May – June, 2021
16 Plantation Drive Delhi-NCR June 05, 2021
17 Online Session on Human Trafficking Mumbai, Maharashtra June 11, 2021

Sr. No.

Name of the Event

Place of Activity

Date

1

Sensitization campaign on the importance of plantation and global issues

Shivaji Nagar Area, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

5th June, 2019

2

Plantation drive and environmental awareness programme

Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

5th June, 2019

3

Awareness campaign on the world environment day

Kasna Slums Of Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

5th June, 2019

4

Awareness campaign on deforestation & marine pollution

Bengaluru, Karnataka

5th June, 2019

5

Cyclathon – Ride against pollution

Pitampura To India Gate, New Delhi

5th June, 2019

6

Legal literacy camp to save environment and save life

Agra, Uttar Pradesh

5th June, 2019

7

Legal awareness event on the World day against child labour

Hisar, Haryana

12th June, 2019

8

Legal awareness program on child labour

Bisunderpur Village, Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh

12th June, 2019

9

Awareness drive on the basic rights of elderly citizens to mark the day of international elder’s abuse day

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

15th June, 2019

10

Awareness campaign on the rights of senior citizens- donating drive for old people on world elder abuse awareness day

Guru Vishram Vridh Ashram, Mathura Road, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi

15th June, 2019

11

Campaign to spread awareness about the worst manifestations of ageism and elderly abuse

Faridabad, Haryana

15th June, 2019

12

Field study to analyse the rohingya refugee crisis in New Delhi

Jasola Vihar, Shaheen Bagh Camp, New Delhi

20th June, 2019

13

Legal awareness programme to observe international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking

Bikaner, Rajasthan

26th June,2019

14

Awareness campaign on the World First Aid Day

Prathmik Vidyalaya, Wajidpur Village, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh

14th September, 2019

15

Legal Awareness Programme on Animal Rights

St. Thomas School Indirapuram, Ghazaiabad, Uttar Pradesh

October 14, 2019

16

Workshop On Self Defence

Prathmik Vidyalaya, Wajidpur Village, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh

October 16th, 2019

17

Awareness Campaign On Energy Conservation Day

Greater Noida,

Uttar Pradesh

November 15, 2019

18

Plantation Drive

Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharshtra

November 26, 2019

19

Plantation Drive

Chattarpur Enclave, Delhi

November 26, 2019

20

Legal Awareness Drive on National Pollution Control Day

Juhu Beach, Mumbai, Mahrashtra

December 01, 2019

21

Cleanliness Drive on National Pollution Control Day

Around Boring Road Area, Patna, Bihar

December 02, 2019

22

Cleanliness Drive on National Pollution Control Day

New Delhi

December 02, 2019

23

Cleanliness Drive

Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi

December 02, 2019

24

Cleanliness Drive

New Delhi

December 02, 2019

25

Cleanliness Drive

New Delhi

December 02, 2019

26

Cleanliness Drive

East Delhi

December 02, 2019

27

Cleanliness Drive on the Occasion Of National Pollution Control Day

Delhi

December 02, 2019

28

Cleanliness Drive

New Delhi

December 02, 2019

29

Cleanliness Drive in Commemoration of National Pollution Control Day

New Delhi

December 02, 2019

30

Plantation Drive On the National Pollution Control Day

Kasrawad, Madhya Pradesh

December 2, 2019

31

Cleanliness Drive

New Delhi

December 5, 2019

32

Spreading Awareness about Rights of Senior Citizens, Men, Women and Children and Donating Food, Books and Clothes

New Delhi

December 10, 2019

33

Awareness Drive on Women's Rights

New Delhi

December 10, 2019

34

Awareness Drive on Fundamental Duties

New Delhi

December 10, 2019

35

Legal Literacy Campaign and Plantation Drive

Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh

December 10, 2019

36

Awareness Campaign on Human Rights Day and Cleanliness Drive

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

December 11, 2019

37

Awareness Campaign on Energy Conservation Day

Noida, Uttar Pradesh

December 14, 2019

38

Legal Aid Event- Awareness Campaign On World Pollution Prevention Day

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

December 18, 2019

39

Legal Aid Camp- Cleanliness And Sanitation Drive in a Public Park

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

December 19, 2019

40

Awareness Campaign on Human Rights

Ludhiana, Punjab

December 24, 2019

41

Legal Awareness Programme on Cyber Bullying, Cyber Crimes And Dating Abuse

Bikaner, Rajasthan

December 27, 2019

42

Free Blanket Distribution Programme

Halisahar, West Bengal

December 29, 2019

43

LAC Voters Day Awareness Event

New Delhi

January 25, 2020

44

LAC Cleanliness and Hygiene Drive

Agra, Uttar Pradesh

March - May, 2020

45

LAC Essentials Donation Drive

Agra, Uttar Pradesh

March - May, 2020

Sr. No.

Name of the Event

Place of Activity

Date

1

Induction ceremony of office bearers

Multipurpose Hall, SLS-NOIDA

August 20, 2018

2

Legal awareness camp at District Prison, NOIDA

District Prison, NOIDA

August 30, 2018

3

Awareness programme on Child Rights

Prathmik Vidyalaya,
Vill. Chauganpur, NOIDA

September 20, 2018

4

Symposium on Young People And Mental Health Issues in A Changing World

Seminar Hall, SLS-NOIDA

October 10, 2018

5

Drawing Competition Organised On the International Day Of Persons With Disability

National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities, NOIDA

December 03, 2018

6

Awareness campaign on rights of labour

Shakti Nagar, Delhi

10 December, 2018

7

Sensitization programme for children’s about bad touch

Vasant Kunj, Delhi

10 December, 2018

8

Sensitizing programme on child rights

Agra, Uttar Pradesh

10 December, 2018

9

Awareness campaign on good touch and bad touch

Baby’s Day Inn, Laxmi Naga, Delhi

10 December, 2018

10

Awareness campaign on rights of senior citizens

Ashirwaad Old Age Home, Delhi

10 December, 2018

11

Awareness programme on ESIC Cards and its benefits

Faridabad, Haryana

10 December, 2018

12

Legal literacy Campaign on Good Touch - Bad Touch

NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh

10 December, 2018

13

Legal Awareness On Sexual Harassment

Kasna Slums, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

10 December, 2018

14

A live program on human rights day was broadcasted in collaboration with the community radio at Taragram Orchha, Called Radio Bundelkhand 90.4 F.M.

Orchha,Madhya Pradesh

10 December, 2018

15

Legal Awareness Event: “Good Touch- Bad Touch And Child Rights”

Junior High School, Mujaihra Block, Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh

10 December, 2018

16

Awareness programme on Women & Child Safety and Labour Rights

Faridabad, Haryana

10 December, 2018

17

Mentorship Program on Legal Framework dealing with sexual harassment at work places

Training Centre, BSES Yamuna Power Limited, Delhi

10 December, 2018

18

Awareness programme to sensitize the society towards different legal and social issues

Shaishav Kunj Orphanage, Hisar, Haryana

10 December, 2018

19

Awareness programme on the laws against trafficking of women

KVA DAV College For Women, Karnal, Haryana

10 December, 2018

20

Discussion On “Child Sexual Exploitation”

Kailash Nagar Day Care Centre Of Salaam Baalak Trust, Delhi

10 December, 2018

21

Legal awareness event on The Maintenance And Welfare Of Parents And Senior Citizen Act, 2007

Prerna Old Age Home, Kurukshetra, Haryana

10 December, 2018

22

Awareness programme on labour rights of women workers in the informal sector

Noida, Uttar Pradesh

10 December, 2018

23

Awareness of society against domestic violence and providing aids to fight them

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

10 December, 2018

24

Legal aid camp on right to education

Pune, Maharashtra

10 December, 2018

25

Legal literacy campaign on women’s rights

Gangapur City, Rajasthan

10 December, 2018

26

Awareness Programme On Child Rights

Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

10 December, 2018

27

Motivational Talk On Materialism, Involution & the World View

Seminar Hall, SLS-NOIDA

January 11, 2019

28

National Voter’s Day: Nukkad Natak & Election Quiz

Amphitheatre, SLS-NOIDA

January 25, 2019

29

Awareness camp on the International Women's Day

Prathmik Vidyalaya, Vill. Chauganpur, NOIDA

March 08, 2019

30

Electoral Awareness programme at various locations in and around NOIDA on the eve of General Elections 2019

At various locations throughout Delhi & NCR

April 8-11, 2019

S. No.

Name of the Event

Place of Activity

Date

1

Legal Literacy Camp: How to File an Application under the R.T.I. Act

Gwalior

10th June, 2016

2

Legal Literacy Camp: How to File an Application under the R.T.I. Act

Jodhpur

26th June, 2016

3

Legal Literacy Camp: How to File an Application under the R.T.I Act

Kolkatta

26th June, 2016

4

Legal Awareness Programmes: Rights of Third-Gender Persons, Free Legal Aid, Dating Abuse, & Cyber Bullying

Noida, Chandigarh & Bhubanewswar

27th November, 2016 (Noida),
3rd December, 2016 (Chandigarh),
9th December, 2016 (Bhubaneswar)

5

Pehchaan ASTITVA Ki: Legal Awareness Event and Interactive Session with Third-Gender Persons

Kota

10th December, 2016

6

Campaign on Right & Duty to Vote

Indirapuram, Noida

25th January, 2017

7

Beggary and Role & Duty of the Police

New Delhi

29th - 31st March, 2017

8

Legal Aid Camp: Awareness on Post Arrest Procedure

Indirapuram, Ghaziabad

28th May, 2017

S. No.

Name of the Event

Place of Activity

Date

1

Legal Literacy Camp: How to File an Application under the R.T.I Act

Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

4th June, 2015

2

Legal Aid Camp on ‘Sensitisation of Society towards third-gender Persons’

Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

4th June, 2015

3

Legal Aid Camp on ‘Sensitisation of Society towards third-gender Persons’

Chandigarh

6th June, 2015

4

Legal Literacy Camp: How to File an Application under the R.T.I Act

Chandigarh

6th June, 2015

5

Legal Aid Camp on ‘Sensitisation of Society towards third-gender Persons’

Mumbai, Maharshtra

7th June, 2015

6

Legal Aid Camp on ‘Sensitisation of Society towards third-gender Persons’

Faizabad, U.P.

9th June, 2015

7

Legal Literacy Camp: How to File an Application under the R.T.I Act

Faizabad, U.P.

9th June, 2015

8

Legal Literacy Camp: How to File an Application under the R.T.I Act

Junagadh, Gujarat

18th June, 2015

9

“Ek pahal, Ek shuruat, Aao chalein ek kadam, Third-gender persons ke saath”

SLS-Noida

30th July, 2015

10

Street Plays on issue of ‘Dating Abuse’

Indraprastha College, Maitreyi College, &, Jesus & Mary College

October, 2015

11

National Colloquium on the issue of ‘Marital Rape’

SLS-Noida

17th October, 2015

12

Legal Aid Camp on ‘How to File Application under the RTI Act’

Sec. 62, Noida

29th November, 2015

13

Legal Aid Camp on ‘Rights of Third-gender Persons’

Sec. 62, Noida

29th November, 2015

14

Legal Aid Camp on ‘How to File Application under the RTI Act’

Kansal village, Chandigarh

15th December, 2015

15

Legal Aid Camp on ‘Rights of Third-gender Persons’

Kansal village, Chandigarh

15th December, 2015

16

Legal Aid Camp on ‘How to File Application under the RTI Act’

Vishakhapatnam

20th December, 2015

17

Legal Aid Camp on ‘Rights of Third-gender Persons’

Vishakhapatnam

20th December, 2015

18

Legal Aid Camps on ‘How to File Application under the RTI Act’ & ‘Rights of Third-gender Persons’

Kolkatta

24th December, 2015

19

1st National Conference on Interlinking of Legal Aid Centres & Legal Services Authorities

SLS-Noida

19th April, 2016

Pro Bono Club

INTRODUCTION

The Pro Bono Club was established by Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA (hereinafter referred as Law School) in collaboration with the Department of Justice, Government of India, under the Nyaya Bandhu Programme, being one of the select few law schools selected for this august purpose.

The Nyaya Bandhu Programme, initiative of the Department of Justice, Government of India aims to connect practising advocates interested in pro bono work with eligible marginalized and vulnerable beneficiaries, via mobile technology. The primary objective of this scheme is to improve the efficiency and quality of pro bono legal services by providing assistance to pro bono advocates through competent law students.

AIMS

In keeping with the objectives of the Nyaya Bandhu programme, the main aims of the Club are:

  • To assist Pro Bono Advocates in researching and drafting legal instrument so that they may more efficiently argue cases on behalf of persons in need of free legal aid;
  • To spread awareness of the Nyaya Bandhu app (hereinafter referred as App) and familiarise the average layperson with its workings so that he or she may be able to seek justice; and
  • To disseminate legal knowledge and spread legal literacy through the use of videos and pamphlets, by way of door-to-door campaigns, drives, and webinars.
COMPOSITION

The Pro Bono Club is overseen by Ms Charvi Kumar, Assistant Professor (Full Time) and Ms Megha Nagpal, Assistant Professor (Full Time) as ‘Faculty Advisors’. It consists of five Pro Bono Associates, who belong to established batches of the law school. The Pro Bono Club works in close coordination with pro bono advocates who have registered themselves with the App.

Name Batch Position
Paridhi Nahata 2016-21 President
Akshita Himatsingka 2017-22 Treasurer
Mansi Jain 2016-21 Pro Bono Associate
Bhavya Sareen 2017-22 Pro Bono Associate
Devanshi Rungta 2017-22 Pro Bono Associate
Sr.No. Name of Event Place of Activity Date
1 Webinar on Consumer Protection Act, 2019 Noida, Uttar Pradesh 17-Oct-20
2 Webinar on Domestic Violence Act, 2005 Noida, Uttar Pradesh 30-Oct-20
Sr.No. Name Languages
1 Consumer Protection Act 2019 English / Hindi
2 Domestic Violence Act 2005 English / Hindi
3 Cyber Security and Data Protection English / Hindi
CONTACT US

Ms. Charvi Kumar,
Assistant Professor
Head, Legal Aid Centre & Faculty Advisor, Pro Bono Club
Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA-UP

Email: lac@symlaw.edu.in
Landline: +91 (0) 120 2405060 (Extn: 136)