We give the students a multifaceted learning experience within the institution through several committees like:
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.
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.
Various legal aid services provided by our institute’s legal aid cell are as follows:
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.