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Ansal University School of Law is the pioneer among the law schools in India to establish a permanent Advocacy and Mediation Skills Clinic for imparting training in advocacy and mediation performance skills to its students on a continuous basis. The Clinic is conceived under the able leadership of Dr. Aman Hingorani, Advocate and Mediator, Supreme Court of India, who was called to the Bar in 1992 and has been engaged in teaching since 1998 as adjunct faculty. Dr. Hingorani has taught in programmes at various institutions in India (including Campus Law Centre, Delhi University and Indian Law Institute, New Delhi) and abroad (including Keble College, Oxford University, School of Law, Warwick University, and South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies, Dhaka).

Ansal University School of Law is the pioneer among the law schools in India to establish a permanent Advocacy and Mediation Skills Clinic for imparting training in advocacy and mediation performance skills to its students on a continuous basis. The Clinic is conceived under the able leadership of Dr. Aman Hingorani, Advocate and Mediator, Supreme Court of India, who was called to the Bar in 1992 and has been engaged in teaching since 1998 as adjunct faculty. Dr. Hingorani has taught in programmes at various institutions in India (including Campus Law Centre, Delhi University and Indian Law Institute, New Delhi) and abroad (including Keble College, Oxford University, School of Law, Warwick University, and South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies, Dhaka).

School of Law, Ansal University is a top-notch institution with outstanding credentials committed to the cause of excellence in legal education. School of Law believes that lot of teaching happens outside the classroom as well. It is very important to expose the law students to a real world life experiences from the position of someone who has been there. Eminent jurists from all parts of the world are invited to share their experiences with the students of School of Law.

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Mohan Peiris, former Chief Justice, Sri Lanka and an International Jurist passionately spoke on the concept of rule of law in a democracy elucidating the importance and everlasting relevance of this time-tested and legendary concept as a part of Platform Lecture series.

Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.M. Ahmadi, former Chief Justice of India and Jurist of world repute, inaugurated the panel discussion on ‘The Kashmir Issue: Why, How and the Way Forward”. He appraised the views expressed by other co-panelists.

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Markandey Katju, former Supreme Court Judge, inaugurated “The Hall of Justice”, the Moot Court Hall at School of Law and on the occasion highlighted the inadequacies plaguing various public institutions including political apathy towards reforms.

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Bhanwar Singh, former Judge, Allahabad High Court, inaugurated the two day National Conference on‘Constitutionalism: Evolution, Progress and Contemporary Challenges’.

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dharnidhar Jha, former Judge, Allahabad High Court and Patna High Court, was invited for a special lecture on the importance of Constitution Day and contemporary challenges to the Indian Constitution to celebrate the remarkable day in the history .

Hon’ble Justice Dr. Mukundakam Sharma, inaugurated Legal Desire Summit & Awards 2018, hosted by Ansal University. He addressed the gathering elucidating on the need for new laws as dynamism in an unchanging principle of a society. Justice Sharma emphasized on the need for balance between socialism and globalization in our country.

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Karpaga Vinayagam, former Chief Justice, Jharkhand High Court, judged the finals and chaired valedictory session of 2nd Ansal University International Moot Court Competition 2018 (AUIMCC).

 

Hon’ble Mr. Justice S. N. Dhingra, former Judge, Delhi High Court, inaugurated 2nd Ansal University International Moot Court Competition 2018 (AUIMCC).

 

Ambassador Asoke Mukherjee, IFS, Former Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations and Former Deputy High Commissioner to United Kingdom chaired the session on ‘The Kashmir Issue: Why, How and the Way Forward’.

Brig. M.B. Anand, Former Military Officer, Indian Armed Forces and Eminent International Humanitarian Law Expert, was one of the co-panelists on the session ‘The Kashmir Issue: Why, How and the Way Forward’.

Dr. K.N. Chaturvedi, former Law Secretary, Government of India, judged the finals of the 1st Ansal University International Moot Court Competition 2017 and inaugurated 2nd Ansal University International Moot Court Competition 2018.

 

Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha, Director, Indian Law Institute (ILI) and eminent International Law expert, judged one of the rounds of 1st Ansal University International Moot Court Competition 2017.

 

Mr. Ram Jethmalani

School of Law, Ansal University was honoured to receive the award for ‘The Emerging Law School’ by Mr. Ram Jethmalani at the Legal Desire Summit and Awards 2018. Mr. Ram Jethmalani is a well known face amongst the legal community in India and needs no introduction. He has represented a sweep of cases from the high-profile to the controversial for which he has often faced severe criticism. From 1993 to 1998, he was one of the lawyers who represented Harshad Mehta during the Harshad Mehta Scam and the Narasimha Rao Bribery Case. From defending the killers of the former Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi to Harshad Mehta and Ketan Parekh and from opposing the death sentence of Afzal Guru to representing clients like Kanimozhi, he has defended all with the same gusto and belief.

Dr. Lalit Bhasin, Managing Partner, Bhasin & Co. and President, Society of Indian Law Firms and is a member of numerous high profile institutions across India and the world. Dr. Lalit Bhasin inaugurated the Legal Desire Summit and Awards 2018 at Ansal University. He explained the significance of law and role of legal fraternity in bashing social evils and upholding the rights of individuals

 

Dr. Aman Hingorani, Partner, Hingorani & Associates, chaired the discussion on ‘The Kashmir Issue: Why, How and the Way Forward’ as one of the panelists where wide discussions shedding light on the issues that are at the bottleneck of Kashmir skirmish, historical, legal and diplomatic as well as military concerns were held and also judged the final round of the 1st and 2nd Ansal University International Moot Court Competition (AUIMCC) 2017 and 2018. He also trained the Faculty Members at School of Law on ‘Mediation and Advocacy Skills’ being his expertise and Mediation & Advocacy Skills Clinic has been set up under his able guidance at SOL.

Mr. Joseph Aristotle, Standing Counsel, Government of Karnataka, was one of the panelists for Legal Desire Summit and Awards 2018 where he expressed his views on the role of legal fraternity in maintaining and promoting justice in the country. Mr. Aristotle has many landmark cases to his name such as the case where the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Ms. Jayalalitha was convicted for corruption and disproportionate assets. He has also appeared in the 2G scam case and has had more than 200 appearances in the Supreme Court.

Dr. E.M.S. Natchiappan, Former Union Minister and President, Indian Society of International Law (ISIL) and Advocate, Supreme Court of India, inaugurated 2nd Ansal University International Moot Court Competition 2018.

Mr. Santosh Paul is an established lawyer and a very successful author. He has published a number of books and papers and has spoken at numerous conferences across the world. Most recently, he authored a book titled “Appointing our Judges: Forging Independence and Accountability”, which was a collection of essays on the NJAC judgement. His books have acted as catalyst for discussions and debates in the legal profession.

Mr. Shree Parthasarathy- Partner and National Leader for cyber risk and security, Deloitte, was one of the key speakers at the Career Guidance Workshop.

Guest Lectures

Guest Speakers offer something, which is must for the student of law: a different perspective. A classroom is a hub for exploring, analyzing, and imbibing all that surrounds young and eager minds. Students link classroom teaching with the Guest Lecture, which makes them ‘learn something new’

Mr. Ravi Nair, Executive Director of the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre (SAHRDC) and recipient of the MA Thomas, National Human Rights Award for 1997 took a Short Credit Course on ‘International Human Rights Law Practices’. The basic idea behind the introduction of these short credit courses is to equip the students with additional knowledge and practical skills beyond the usual syllabus based approach. He has also delivered the Edward A. Smith Lecture at the Harvard Law School in 2005, which was attended by 47 students.

Prof.(Dr.) Saligram Bhatt, Former Professor JNU and Professor Emeritus, NALSAR University, delivered a special guest lecture on 'Water Law' in order to spread awareness about the increasing water pollution and discuss about new reforms on water laws on the occasion of World Water Day celebrated on 22nd March, 2016.

Prof. (Dr.) Marian Pinheiro, the Principal Director of School of Law, Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies (VIPS), Delhi in his highly motivational deliberation, he explained in detail the grounds on which free legal aid can be availed, who can avail it, what are the provisions governing it and how far it has helped in poor strata of the society and speedy trials of the case.

Mr. Yashasvi Nain, Human Rights researcher and Fellow at Universal Center for Human Rights, London delivered a lecture on "UN Human Rights System". Mr. Yashasvi Nain has the wealth of experience in working with United Nations Geneva and UNHCR. He was appointed as a fellow at Universal Center for Human Rights, London (2015-16) for supervising and advising on the Centre's project and activities related to genocide prevention and early warning indicators.

Ms. Molina Swarup Asthana, Principal Solicitor, Victorian Government, Australia who is an expert in mergers and acquisition, banking and finance and corporate and commercial contracting, delivered a special lecture on the ‘Legal System in Australia, Differences between the Indian and the Australian Legal System and Opportunities in the Legal Sector in Australia’.

Ms. Shalinee Kulshreshtha, Head - Law & Contracts (South Asia) and Team Leader – EMEA Aftermarket for Honeywell’s Aerospace Business delivered a lecture wherein she shared her practical experience of 15 years in the industry with the students and briefed them about practical aspects of the Corporate Law. She shared the complexities of working in Aerospace business and Businesses/Strategic Business and industry-specific contracts.

Mr. Vishnu Prasad, CEO and Managing Partner of Law Pundits LLP and Law Pundits Limited, London delivered a lecture wherein he explained the students about basics of contract drafting with the help of case laws. Mr. Vishnu has been a corporate lawyer for over seven years having worked in the fields of Intellectual Property, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Contracts and Commercial Law related matters.

Ms. Vasundhara, Director, Centre for Excellence in Alternative Care of Children, delivered a lecture on ‘Juvenile Justice System in India’ and the new introduced concept of ‘foster care’ in India. She also conducted interviews to select students as interns for CEAC.

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Ms. Samudra Kugel, the Chief Law Officer for the South-Asia Law Initiatives from Davis Law School, University of California delivered a lecture on Legal Education in the United States. It was an inspiring and informative session wherein the students enthusiastically participated and presented their opinions and interests in legal education in USA.

Mr. Abhishek Dubey, Principal Associate, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., delivered lectures on Corporate Law focusing on both theory and practice. The lectures were immensely beneficial for the students.

 

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RESEARCH

• Paper Publications and Presentations by Faculty

PUBLISHED WORKS AND PAPERS PRESENTED IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS

Dr. P. Lakshmi, Acting Dean, SOL

1. Legitimacy of Bastardisation Law published in The Practical Lawyer (Eastern Book Company Publication), November 2011, Issue No.142, p. 8.

2. Inter Religious Marriages and Conflict of Laws published in Modern Educational Research in India (MERI),Vol.17, Issue 2, June 2012

3. Surrogacy The Nine Month Rental Agreement published in Indian Journal of Legal Philosophy, Volume 2, Issue 2, ISSN: 2347-4963, June 2014,

4. Personal Laws and the Rights of Women published in Christ University Law Journal Vol. 1, Jul-Dec 2012, p. 91

5. History of Conflict of Personal Laws in India and its Resolution – An analysis published in the Journal of the Department of Legal Studies, Published by the Directorate of Legal Studies, Chennai, Vol. 35, 36 & 37 – 2013, 2014, 2015, ISSN 2395 – 5481

6. Uniform Personal Law – If Not Now, When? published in ITM Law Review, ISSN 2321-9904-2014, p. 102

7. Right to environment and Right to health: Manifestations of human rights published in “The 19 (1) a”, Freedom of Speech and Expression, Indexed Peer Reviewed Half Yearly Law Journal published by Modern Law college Pune, Vol. 3 Issue 1, ISSN 2348 – 4950, June 2017

8. Religious Freedom vis a vis Uniform Civil Code published in Bharati Law Review, published by New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, (ISSN no. 2278-6996, RNI No. MAHENG/2012/43568) Vol. VI Issue 1 (Jul-Sep, 2017).

9. Structural Reforms for overcoming delays in Justice Delivery published by Law Commission of India & NITI AAYOG. November 2017.

10. Law cannot stitch hearts – Time to change the divorce laws in India published in Legal Desire International Journal on Law, ISSN No:2347 -3525, Issue: XV, January 2018

11. Participated in a National seminar on “Consumerism-Legal perspectives” organized by University of Madras on 10 and 11 August 1994 and presented a paper on the topic ‘Rights of the Consumers’.

12. Presented a paper “Modernization of Public Sector” at the International conference organized by European Public Law Centre, at Athens, Greece.

13. Presented a paper titled “Inter Personal Conflict of Laws” in the Golden Jubilee 37th Annual Conference of the ISIL, held on 29-30 March 2008 at New Delhi.

14. Presented a paper titled “Need to change all laws which are discriminatory against women” in Workshop on amendments to criminal laws relating to safety and security of women at ITM University, held on

15. Presented a paper titled “Contractualizing NRI Marriages” in the seminar conducted by RGNLU, Patiala, 1 October 2012

16. Presented a paper titled “surrogacy: the nine month rental agreement” in the National Seminar on Science, Technology and Law Reform, Nov 3-4,2012, organized by Faculty of Law, BHU

17. Presented a paper titled “Re conceptualizing equality under personal laws in India - Need of the hour” in the UGC National Seminar on “Human Rights Jurisprudence and Gender Equality: Problems and prospects” March 30-31, 2014, conducted by Faculty of law J.N.V. University, Jodhpur

18. Presented a paper titled “Right to environment and Right to health: Manifestations of human rights” in the National conference on pollution mitigation for a sustainable future March 26th 2014 conducted by Department of Environmental science, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak.

19. Presented a paper titled “Religious conversions and conflict of Matrimonial laws” in the 43rd Annual conference of the Indian Society of International Law April 11,12 – 2014 conducted by The Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi.

20. Presented a paper titled “Human rights violation of women under the religion based personal laws in India” in International conference on contemporary issues and challenges of human in the era of globalization, August 2-3, 2014, conducted by Gujarat Law society.

21. Presented a paper titled “Medical professional ethics – A need to revamp” in the National Seminar on ‘Medical Negligence: Issues and Responses’ on 29th November 2014, at SGT University

22. Presented a paper titled “Religious Freedom Vis-à-vis Uniform Civil Code in the National Seminar on Personal Laws and Gender Justice, on 3 and 4 February 2017 at Government Law College, Trivandrum.

23. Presented a paper titled “Hindu Women’s Right to Property – A myth or reality” “in the National Seminar on Concept of property and law; New developments, on 18 March, 2017 organized by Department of Legal Studies, Madras University

Dr. Komal, Faculty

1. Competition Law and Consumer Welfare published in peer reviewed International Journal of Advanced Research in Law and Social Science ISSN No. (2455-491X) in 2017.

2. Compulsory Voting: A Critical Study, Corruption in Governance published in Book named Corruption in Governance, ISBN NO. 988-84272-00-5, by National Law University Delhi, p. 148 in 2015.

3. The Indian Judiciary can never decide all murders and rape cases within 6 months, published in an International Refereed Research Journal named Yugshilpi, ISSN-0975-4644, p. 59, Volume 3, November 2013

4. The Status of Women in India: Social and Legal Aspect published in an International Refereed Research Journal named Yugshilpi, ISSN-0975-4644, p. 89, Volume 3, November 2013

5. Child Rights in India published in Chintan Research Journal ISSN-2229-7227, p. 652, Issue 12, December 2013 6. Death penalty: Contemporary Issues published in International Refereed Research Journal named Justice ISSN: 2320-1665, p. 137, Issue 2-4, December 2013

7. National Food Security Act, 2013 - A Boon or A Bane published in International Refereed Research Journal named Parman Research Journal, ISSN: 2249-2976, p. 829, Issue 10, October 2013.

8. Corruption in Governance: Challenges and Solutions published in Indian Journal of Social Concerns, ISSN-2231-5837, p. 65, Issue 8, Volume 4, April 2014

9. Right to Information as a tool of good governance published by National Law University (Conference Proceedings), p.12, ISBN 978-81-923638-7-5 in 2012.

10. Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Restructuring published by Ansal University Business Review (AUBR), ISSN No: 2320-0502, p. 84 Volume 2, Issue II, July- December 2015

11. Cyber Crimes: Reality Check published in newsletter of School of Management Studies "De Facto" themed ‘The App World: Myth or Reality’ in 2015

12. Published a book named “Business Law” ISBN NO.81-8218-072-4 in 2016

13. Presented a paper titled War against Child Labour - Challenges and Solutions at the National Seminar on Labour Laws in Emerging India, organized by the Centre for Transparency and Accountability in Governance (CTAG), National Law University, Delhi on 11-12 November, 2017.

14. Presented paper titled Critical Evaluation of Merger Regulation under The Competition Act, 2002 in a two day National Conference on Corporate Laws organized by The Centre for Corporate Law and Governance in National Law University Delhi on March 23-24, 2017.

15. Presented paper titled An analytical reconsideration of the Doctrine of Basic Structure in two day National Conference on “Constitutionalism in India: Evolution, Progress and Contemporary Challenges” on 23-24 March, 2017

16. Presented a paper titled Extent and Applicability of Consumer Protection Act in E-Commerce in National Seminar on Consumer Protection: New Challenges, organized by NLU, Delhi and Center for Consumer Studies, IIPA, New Delhi on 19-20 February, 2016.

17. Presented a paper titled Corporate Restructuring in the light of new Companies Act, 2013 in National Seminar on Corporate Sector in India: Socio-Legal Issues And Challenges organized by UILMS, Gurgaon on 27 April, 2016.

18. Presented a paper titled Academic Research and Copyright Issues in Professional summit 2015 on Transforming Dimensions of IPR: Challenges for New Age Libraries organized by National Law University, Delhi on 23-24 January 2015.

19. Presented paper titled Human Rights and Rights for Women in National Seminar on Human Rights: Trends and Issues in Contemporary World organized by the Institute of Law, Kurukshetra University, 18 November 2014.

20. Presented paper titled Law and Cyber Crimes: International Perspective in International Conference on Public International Law, jointly organized by Amity Law School, Delhi and Amity Society For International Law held on 11-12 October, 2014.

21. Presented paper titled Scope of Corporate Social Responsibility in Companies Act, 2013 in National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Corporate Governance: Legal Issues & Challenges in India organized by Amity University, Noida on 11 April, 2014.

22. Presented a paper titled Media Trial in National Seminar on Law and social justice organized by Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak (Haryana) on 8-9 March, 2014.

23. Presented a paper titled Corruption in Governance (Judiciary): Challenges and Solutions in an International Conference on Corruption in Governance: Challenges and Solution organized by National Law University, Delhi 15-16 November, 2013.

24. Presented a paper in International Conference on Transparency and Accountability in Governance: Issues and Challenges and the paper titled “Right to Information as a Tool of Good Governance” published by National Law University, Delhi in 13-14 October 2012. Ms. Astha Mehta

1. ‘Trial by Media – Looking beyond the pale of legality’ published by Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak in the book ‘Law and Social Justice in India’ released on 21 February 2015 by Hon’ble Justice A.G. Masih. 2. Paper presented in the National Seminar on Corporate Governance at Amity Law School, Delhi has been published as a Chapter in a volume by M/s Satyam Book International (ISSN 9788-1905-8552-66). 3. Highlights of Damodaran Committee Report on Reforming the Regulatory Environment for Doing Business in India published on Taxmann’s website, [2013] 37 taxmann.com 304. 4. ‘Legal Control of the Menace of Ragging’ published in Amity Law Watch, October 2011 (ISSN 2320-2270) 5. ‘Euthanasia – Recent Social and Judicial Trends’ published in Amity Law Watch, April 2011 (ISSN 2320-2270) 6. Attended a Conference on ‘Global Standards for Rule-based Commerce’ on 28-29 November 2016 organized by UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and Pacific with the UNCITRAL 7. Attended INBA’s International Annual Conference on Constitution Day i.e. 26th November 2016 8. Attended Confluence 2017 organized by National Law School, Delhi (NLUD) on 18th March 2017. 9. Attended a Workshop on Blue Book Citation by Dr. V.R. Dinkar, Associate Professor, VIT law School, VIT University, Chennai on 14th March 2016 10. Attended an International Seminar on “Contemporary Refugee Crisis and Syrian Exodus” on 4-5 April 2016 11. Presented a paper titled ‘Women and Career: Stress and Burnout in Indian context” in a Conference on Women and Career: Issues and Challenges on 17 April 2015, organized by School of Business Studies, Sharda University. 12. Presented a paper titled ‘Influence and Impact of Social Media on Society’ in the International Conference on Emerging Innovation in Social Media and its implications on 13 March 2015, organized By IMS Noida. 13. Presented a paper titled ‘Trial by Media – Looking beyond the pale of legality’ in a National Seminar on Law and Social Justice in India, organized by Faculty of Law, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, held on 8-9 March, 2014. 14. Presented a paper titled ‘Corporate Governance in relation to Auditing and Accounting’ in a National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Corporate Governance: Legal Issues and Challenges in India, organized by Amity Law School, Delhi (GGSIPU), held on 11 April, 2014. 15. Attended an International Symposium on ‘Religion and Governance in a Secular State’ on 11 April 2011, organized by Amity Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Noida. 16. Attended an International Seminar on “Global Environment and Disaster Management: Law and Society” jointly organized by the Supreme Court of India , High Court of Delhi, Indian Law Institute and Ministry of Environment & Forests and Ministry of Law & Justice, held on 22-24 July, 2011. 17. Attended a Seminar on "Arbitration and International Standards for Contract Law & Legal Aspects of Terrorism" organized by the International Law Association on 17 May, 2008 while interning with P.H. Parekh & Co.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Experiential Learning is a process of learning through experience and is the future of learning as it accelerates learning, provides a safe learning environment, bridges the gap between theory and practice, produces demonstrable mindset changes, and increases engagement levels of the students.

TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP ON BLUE BOOK CITATION

Dr. V. R. Dinkar, Associate Professor, VIT Law School was invited to conduct a workshop on Blue Book Citation by for enhancing the capacity to write dissertation of LL.M. students which was attended by the LL.M. students and faculty members.

ONLINE RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAMME ON WESTLAW

 

 

The training was imparted by Mr. Sumitro Chatterjee and Mr. Vaneeth Arora from Westlaw to the students of law on the user interface which proved to be beneficial for the students in research.

ONLINE RESEARCH TRAINING SESSION ON LEXISNEXIS

School of Law, Ansal University organized an Online Research Training Session for its students. The training was imparted by Ms. Sarita, special trainer from Lexis Nexis. She explained the user interface of Lexis Nexis to the students making it an interactive session.

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MOOT COURT EXERCISES

The Moot Court Committee at the School of Law embodies the indefeasible passion for mooting that the School cherishes as its own. Apart from maintaining a strong internal mooting structure, the Committee has been entrusted with the responsibility of hosting annually, the Ansal University International Moot Court Competition (AUIMCC).

The Committee has also undertaken to educate the fresher batch every year regarding the nuances of mooting, conducting at the start of the year a session on Mooting and at the end of their first semester, a competitive Intra-mural Moot Court Competition.

MOOT COURT TRAINING SESSION

Mr. Manuj Bhardwaj, young International lawyer currently pursuing MSc in Public Policy and Human Development with specialization in Foreign Policy & Development from United Nations University – MERIT in the Netherlands, Founder & Managing Partner of BSM Legal Advisors and Strategy Consultants LLP, trained the students of SOL regarding the nuances of mooting and memorial drafting to equip the law students with the attributes of an effective and successful professional lawyer.

MOOT COURT TRAINING PROGRAMME

School of Law, Ansal University organized a Mock Moot Court Presentation for the First Year Students. The purpose of the Moot Court was to familiarize the students with the nuances of mooting and emphasize the significance of mooting in law school. Mr. Abhishek Dubey, Principal Associate, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas graced the occasion by delivering an inspiring and motivating talk on ‘Mooting and How to be a successful lawyer’ prior to the start of the Moot Court.  The talk enhanced student's knowledge on mooting, drafting and application of law. Students from all the 4 years were a part of the same. The problem was based on Contract Law and the Moot Court Student Committee Members of the 3rd and 4th year comprised the teams.

ANSAL UNIVERSITY LEGAL AID CLINIC (AULAC)

The Constitution of India directs the State to provide free legal aid to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen. The Parliament has passed the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 for the development of programmes, promotion, guidance and supervision of the establishment and working of legal services clinics in legal education institutions and the Bar Council of India Rules 2008, made under the Advocates Act, 1961, which requires each legal education institution to establish and run a Legal Aid Clinic in cooperation with the local Legal Aid Authorities.

AULAC seeks to impart practical knowledge of law to the students of SOL. The purpose of AULAC is to bring students face to face with the harsh realities of law and give an opportunity to use and implement the law before entering the professional world. The student members of AULAC actively participate in the programmes organized by Haryana Legal Services Authority and organize Seminars, Workshops, and Awareness Programmes through poster making, street play or nukkad natak etc and also, engage with the communities to understand their concerns and provide a solution to them.

LEGAL LITERACY CAMP IN BHANDGPUR VILLAGE 

Student Members of AULAC at Bhangdpur Village 

Student member from AULAC making people aware about various schemes

The Ansal University Legal Aid Clinic (AULAC) in collaboration with Sehgal Foundation organized a Legal Literacy Camp in Bhandgpur Village, Tauru block. The members enthusiastically presented a Street Play on the theme ‘Child Rights and made the villagers aware about schemes such as Integrated Child Development Services, Mid-day Meal, Public Distribution System, Labour Development, Agricultural Programme & Right to Information. The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Mewat addressed the gathering and encouraged the committee members to continue such programmes on regular basis. 

Students Members of AULAC addressing the concerns of the women

Students from SOL and Team from Sehgal Foundation

TRAINING CAMP IN NUH DISTRICT

The Ansal University Legal Aid Clinic (AULAC) in collaboration  with Sehgal Foundation organised a training camp in a village in Nuh District for its members. During the session, the Committee members visited  rural toll free number  at Citizen Information And Support Center(CISC)  and Village Leadership School run by Sehgal Foundation. CISC provides a Rural Toll Free Number, which gives information to villagers on various government programs and policies. The toll free number is being channelized in more than 400 villages to assist people in times of need. The toll free number receives around 100 calls per day and has proved to be very helpful to the villagers. The student members enthusiastically participated in this training camp and also visited the Village Leadership School in which trained representatives of Sehgal Foundation provide training to 25 villagers twice a month on government programs, RTE , RTI and MGNREGA. 

TALK ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND OTHER RELATED ISSUES 

Dr. Komal educating the women on issues such as Sexual Harassment

Navjyoti India Foundation invited School of Law on 9 February 2018, to educate and spread awareness among the women in village Hariyana near Sohna on the topic of Sexual Harassment and other related issues. It was an interactive session wherein, the women also came up with their issues and problems faced by them in day to day life such as sanitation, education, domestic violence etc. The members of AULAC motivated the women to stand by their children mainly girls and to educate them about the issues related to Sexual Harassment. 

Team AULAC and the huge turn out for the programme

 CAMPAIGN WITH DLSA ‘CONNECTING TO SERVE – THE WAY FORWARD’

Door to Door Campaign

Dr. Komal, Faculty Convenor AULAC with Vineeth PR and Vimmy Garg

In pursuance of effective implementation of campaign titled "Connecting to serve- the way forward" from 9 November to 18 November, 2017, Ansal University Legal Aid Clinic along with panel advocate Ms. Kheema Sharma, PLV Vineeth PR and PLV Vimmy Garg started the campaign "Connected to serve” an initiative by DLSA. They visited residential and commercial areas of village Wazirabad to spread awareness of their legal rights. This campaign benefitted more than 50 people. The Committee’s Faculty Co-ordinator along with student members also visited village Tiagra to inform the locals and school children about their basic legal rights and awareness regarding cleanliness, health and sanitation through door-to-door campaigns discussing various schemes of DLSA regarding free legal aid along with functioning of AULAC contributing its sincere efforts towards Legal Aid.

School under the shed on the road leading to Sector 56, Gurgaon

Students from the School at Sector 56, Gurgaon

VISIT TO ANAND ASHRAM TO CELEBRATE CHILDREN’S DAY

AULAC Members at Anand Ashram

Student members of AULAC along with the Faculty members visited Anand Ashram which is a homestead for differently abled children. The faculty members acquainted the caretakers of shelter home with the rights of differently abled persons and responsibilities of their respective caretakers. AULAC Committee members along with PLVs and Panel Advocates visited  the slum area of Wazirabad village and discussed about some of the labour welfare schemes with the people. They also informed the people about free legal aid services and various policies of DLSA.

NEKI KI DEEWAR: THE WALL OF KINDNESS

Neki ki Deewar: The Wall of Kindness

Neki ki Deewar: An initiative of AULAC

“Neki ki Deewar”: The Wall of Kindness is a concept in which hooks or hangers are put up on a wall designated for the purpose and people leave clothes for the needy. This model of benefaction is followed around the world and is gaining popularity in India.  This wall was set up to help underprivileged people who find it tough to make their ends meet. The site in Sector 55 was decided due to its proximity to various commercial offices, and a heavy footfall of people every day. Members associated with the campaign aimed to encourage people to participate in the Legal aid awareness and social service initiatives. The initiative has a theme—‘If you don’t need it, leave it. If you need it, take it.’

Advocate Ms. Kheema Sharma informing the people about Neki ki Deewar

Student Members of AULAC distributing pamphlets

7th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF GOOD RURAL GOVERNANCE AND CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

AULAC was invited to 7th Annual Conference of Good Rural Governance and Citizen Participation on the theme of “Law and Governance - Pathways for collaboration - Law Schools, Legal Services Authorities and Civil Society"on October 27, 2017  at the Sehgal Foundation‚Äč, Sector 44, Institutional Area, Gurugram to share its own experiences and achievements. Other participants at the conference appreciated the efforts and suggested some measures to improve our reach in the society. It was altogether a fruitful experience.

  LEGAL AWARENESS CAMP ON FEMALE FOETICIDE

 

AULAC Members at Huda Market, Sector 56, Gurgaon

Students performing Street Play

Group Dance Performance

AULAC members are mindful towards their responsibility to spread awareness in public about social issues. In pursuance of Legal Awareness Activities conducted by School of Law, Ansal University Legal Aid Clinic (AULAC) successfully organized Legal Awareness Camp on female foeticide in common area Huda Market, Sector 56 on 26 September 2017. The event started with a talk on the issue and the causes responsible for it, followed by a street play “Samay Ki Pukaar”. The main motive of the street play was to sensitize people about the gravity of the issue in simple and persuasive tone. This was further followed by a group dance performance of the team on the same issue. The event was well accepted by the public which could be seen in the way public present over there took pledge to further spread this message to the new avenues and corners of their reach.

LEGAL AWARENESS CAMP AT SHEETLA MATA MANDIR

Students and Faculty, SOL at Sheetla Mata Mandir

Students of School of Law and Members of AULAC, Ansal University volunteered in Legal Awareness Camp organized by DLSA from 22September to 29 September 2017 at Sheetla Mata Mandir, Gurgaon. The Student volunteers along with Para-legal volunteers, Legal aid Counsel attended the Camp and made people aware about their legal rights and briefed them about the policies of District Legal Services Authorities.

LEGAL AID AWARENESS CAMP IN ABHAYPUR AND DAMDAMA VILLAGES

Student Members, AULAC along with Prof. (Dr.) Sanoj Rajan, Dean, SOL and Faculty Members at Damdama Village

          Legal Aid Awareness Camp was organized in Abhaypur and Damdama villages on 22April 2017 and 23April 2017 (Situated near Sohna, Haryana) respectively.  AULAC members presented their views and spread legal awareness through street play and distributing pamphlets. The campaign by our sedulous student volunteers covered issues such as Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment, Senior Citizen Rights, Child Rights, Corruption, Gender Discrimination, Dowry Prohibition  and Right to Information.

LEGAL AID AWARENESS CAMP AT SHEETLA MATA MANDIR, GURUGRAM

AULAC Members at Sheetla Mata Mandir

The Committee members of AULAC, Ansal University organized an awareness camp in the premises of Sheetla Mata Mandir, Gurugram on March 31, 2017. The members threw some light on the issues such as Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties Child Labor, Dowry Prohibition and Domestic Violence to make people aware about their basic rights.

AWARENESS PROGRAMME ON ‘SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT PUBLIC PLACES’

Students performing Street Play at Galleria Market, Gurgaon

Student Members of AULAC with Dr. Komal and Mr. Sharjil Khan, Faculty, SOL

Ansal University  Legal Aid Clinic organized a street play in Galleria Market, DLF Phase 4 on 29 March, 2017 to spread awareness about sexual harassment at public places. The students of SOL explained the nuances of Sexual harassment at public places, what amounts to sexual harassment and the remedies available to the victims post the street play. The response received by the audience was commendable. More than 70 questionnaires were filled by the public with an aim to check the gravity and intensity of this social evil.


LEGAL AWARENESS CAMP BY DLSA

Students from SOL at Legal Awareness Camp organized by DLSA

Students of School of Law and Committee Members of AULAC, Ansal University got an opportunity to volunteer in Legal Awareness Camp organized by DLSA from 8 to 15 April 2016 at Sheetla Mata Mandir, Gurgaon.

LEGAL LITERACY CAMP WITH DLSA

Legal Literacy Camp was organized by AULAC along with District Legal Services Authority, Gurgaon. The programme focused on issues such as Farmers Suicide, Khap Panchayat, Senior Citizens, Child Marriage, Female feticide, Child Trafficking, Women's rights/ Human Rights etc.

ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION

An Essay Writing Competition was organized by Ansal University Legal Aid Clinic (AULAC) to spread legal awareness among masses in Ajanta Public School, Sector-31, Gurugram. Students from IX-XII standard enthusiastically participated and expressed their views on various topics through their essays on 25 January 2015.

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ADVOCACY AND MEDIATION SKILLS CLINIC

The School of Law has set up an ‘Advocacy and Mediation Skills Clinic' under the able guidance of Dr. Aman Hingorani with the objective of training Students, Lawyers and Legal Professionals towards aced private dispute resolution mechanism, for instance, mediation and negotiation. Advocacy and Mediation Skills Clinic intends to impart instruction on the methodology of ‘Learning by doing’ to develop the presentation skills of students. This includes how to make oral arguments, cross-examination of witnesses, case analysis and ethics to be maintained in the Courts while professing law that makes us stand apart from other universities. The faculty, SOL with the guidance of an external advisor, conducts activities under this Clinic.

WORKSHOP ON MEDIATION AND ADVOCACY SKILLS

Workshop on ‘Mediation and Advocacy Skills’ was organized by SOL  wherein Dr. Aman Hingorani, Advocate-on-Record & Mediator trained all the faculty members on ‘Mediation and Advocacy Skills’, being his expertise.

MEDIATION TRAINING PROGRAM

 

Ms. Astha Mehta, Faculty, SOL training Judges and Advocates at Manipal High Court

Hon’ble Mr. Justice N. Kotiswar Singh, Acting Chief Justice, High Court at Manipur, Dr. Aman Hingorani, Advocate-on-record, Supreme Court of India, Ms. Astha Mehta, Faculty, SOL, AU and Advocates & Judges, Manipur High Court and District Courts

SOL was invited to lecture at Mediation Training Program organized by High Court of Manipur at Imphal. Ms. Astha Mehta, Faculty, SOL has delivered lectures in the two-day program which was attended by High Court and Lower Court Judges and Advocates.

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INDUSTRIAL VISITS AND EDUCATIONAL TOURS

School of Law believes in practical exposure and first-hand experience for students to know how our justice system works. SOL offers a range of visits to Courts, Tribunals and Commissions.  Students have attended the proceedings at the various District Courts, National Green Tribunal (NGT), Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India as well as criminal justice and political institutions such as Prisons/Jails, Police Stations, and Parliament to provide students with a unique inspirational experience. Educational trips every year to some of the most important seats of law and justice such as the Parliament and the Supreme Court enables students to know the functioning of the legislature, executive and judiciary and their powers, functions and jurisdictions. The practical exposure would help them become successful legal professionals. SOL organizes frequent trips to Jails to apprise the students of the criminal justice system.

 

PARLIAMENT VISIT

Students of School of Law pay a visit to the Parliament every year to experience and study the Parliamentary functioning and legislative drafting of Parliament. It is always an incredibly intense experience for the law students to visit the supreme legislative body of India.

VISIT TO BHONDSI JAIL

Students along with Dr. Deepak Miglani and Mr. Sharjil Khan, Faculty, SOL at Bhondsi Jail

The visit was informative as students learn about the prisoner rights, right to life and personal liberty, bail etc. The students witnessed the lives of the prisoners, the prison conditions and the factors, which enable prisoners to undergo reformation. Ansal University Legal Aid Clinic (AULAC) has taken the initiative to provide free legal services to under trial prisoners. The broader object is to ensure that under trial prisoners are aware of the bail provisions and other legal rights guaranteed and protected by the Constitution of India.

EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO UDAIPUR

Udaipur and its splendid architecture is a treat to the eyes

Students on their educational trip to Udaipur

Rajasthani Cultural Show at Bhagor ki Haveli

School of Law, Ansal University organised an educational and adventurous trip to Udaipur- The City of Lakes from 19 January 2018 to 22 January 2018. Udaipur is the capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Mewar with which many legends of bravery are associated. The students and faculty visited the city surrounded by the ancient Aravali Mountains set on the edge of three lakes. The students were enthralled by brilliant kaleidoscope of narrow lanes in the city flanked by bright stalls, gardens, temples and palaces. Students visited the City Palace and Sajjangarh Fort famous for its grandeur and splendid architecture and also enjoyed live Rajasthani cultural show being staged since last 17 years in Baghor ki haveli, which showcases popular folk dances of Rajasthan. Students enjoyed performances by folk artist and learnt about the various dance forms like Gavri, Gorbandh, Ghoomar, Bhawai, Kalbeli, Teerahtaal. Students also relished puppet show, boat rides on lakes Pichola and Fateh Sagar. They also visited local markets and enjoyed authentic Rajasthani cuisine. It was a joyous experience for SOL students and faculty.

EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO 32ND SURAJKUND INTERNATIONAL CRAFTS MELA

Faculty and Students at Surajkund International Crafts Mela

Faculty and Students at Surajkund International Crafts Mela

SOL organized an educational trip to 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela, Faridabad on 12 February 2018. Vivid art and craft, music and dance, ethnic cuisine provided students an opportunity to understand about various cultural ethos of India at one place and appreciate the age-old craft. The fair displayed the artisanship of Indian artisans and artisans across the world.  The students also got an opportunity to closely view and appreciate the art and culture of Kyrgyzstan, the partner nation for this year’s crafts Mela and Uttar Pradesh, which was the theme State of the fair. The various dwars (Vanya, Ayuodhya, Awad, Bundelkhand, Chaupal, Kumbh Mela-Prayag) at the mela showcased the magnificent history of the State of Uttar Pradesh. Students were impressed by the performances of renowned national, international folk artistes and cultural groups in the Mela.

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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Students celebrating Diwali with kids at various NGOs and spreading smiles

Students celebrating Diwali by spreading joy to those who are underprivileged

As a student of law and a citizen of this country, we have a social responsibility apart from ethical and legal responsibility towards our fellow citizens. DARPAN, the social responsibility wing of the Cultural Committee of SOL conceptualized as a social outreach endeavour, it seeks to internalize the values of sharing, caring and giving among the students of SOL. Bringing a smile on the faces of the underprivileged, building bridges between the haves and the have-nots and imbibing compassion for the needy is the hallmark of DARPAN. The first initiative of DARPAN saw students and faculty of SOL visit an orphanage “Desire” taking care of HIV infected kids and other two NGO’s “GGB” and “Sarvahitey” working for the under- privileged slum children where Diwali gifts were distributed to the children and important social messages were communicated to the young kids. The smile on their faces was proof of DARPAN’s incredible success on debut.

BLOOD DONATION CAMP AT ANSAL UNIVERSITY

The social cell "DARPAN" of the cultural committee, School of Law organized a blood donation camp in collaboration with Rotary Blood Bank, Gurugram on November 22, 2017.

 The initiative intended to spread awareness about benefits of donating blood and encourage students, faculty and all the members of Ansal community to participate in this noble cause to build a culture of community support system and contribute for the upliftment of the society with a desire to spread smiles as well as understand the power of giving.

Students of School of Law spreading awareness on benefits of donating blood

Rotary Blood Bank  established in 2002 with state of art technologies and services  aims to meet the requirement of precious blood by organizing voluntary blood donation camps at educational institutes, corporate offices and other organizations. The donors went through a series of medical checkups before donating blood and were given refreshments, a memento and a certificate of appreciation for this noble service to humanity.

 Even though the blood donation camp was conducted for the first time in the University by School of Law, the response of the faculty, students and non-teaching staff members from every department was laudable and appreciated by the Rotary Club members. By the end of the day they were able to collect 180 units of blood.

On the same day, the committee members along with the dean Dr. P Lakshmi and honorable guest Vice Chancellor Dr. Kamlesh Misra distributed woolen blankets as a token of gratitude to the housekeeping staff of the university.

 The endeavors of service to society by the volunteers and committee members were a huge success as they showed courage and kindled the spirit of love by becoming a donor, a life saver and a go-giver.

Distribution of woolen blankets by Dr. Kamlesh Misra, Vice-Chancellor, Ansal University and Dr. P. Lakshmi, Acting Dean, School of Law