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Second Prof. V. S. Mallar Memorial Legal Aid Competition 2023

Second Prof. V. S. Mallar Memorial Legal Aid Competition 2023


1.Report on Speed Mentoring

The notion of speed mentoring is associated with a series of short conversations concerning a specific topic. In the realm of law, speed mentoring is substantially in apropos of various legal provisions incorporated for the protection of citizens upholding the parent patriae bond, which states that the state acts as a parent of every citizen and the state must protect them. The speed mentoring can be done in the form of group sessions or a one-on-one interaction.

Under the head of speed mentoring, we conducted speed mentoring sessions to provide mentoring to students on certain specific topics like child abuse and child harassment, the right to education, etc. The speed mentoring sessions were conducted for 1 hour, and we reserved 10 minutes to deal with any kind of query related to a topic that a student wants clarification upon.

The outcome of the sessions and the feedback we received while conducting them were remarkable. The active engagement of the students in the mentoring sessions is one such factor that has enhanced the overall portrayal of the mentoring sessions.


2.Report on street vendor engagement

The Street Vendor Engagement Report is an inclusive study of the legal issues that are faced by the street vendors in India which aims to cast light upon the challenges they regularly face through a meticulous examination. The report also recognizes the significant role that the street vendors as they offer reasonably priced items and assistance in neighborhoods all around the country. The report starts with underlining the aim and the importance of this report in a manner which explores its key reasons and relevance. Through conducting research on the legal issues commonly encountered by street vendors and contemplating means to better ensure their rights are respected, this study seeks to both uncover challenges faced in accessing justice and put forth recommendations aimed at promoting equity under the law.


  • Study objectives: Identify legal framework, appraise difficulties, propose remedies to improvise justice & evaluate stakeholder involvement.
  • Legal landscape: Examine India's street vending laws, highlighting harassment, eviction, lack of recognition, limited access to services, inadequate rights protection & its interconnection.

  • Solutions: Propose legal aid, capacity building, advocacy, and advocate for an inclusive legal platform or Association formation to safeguard vendor rights and their commercial activities.

  • Engagement effectiveness: Conclude that sustained engagement is vital with street vendors, local government officials, and non-profit groups is crucial for a comprehensive approach to addressing vendors’ challenges.



3.Report on prison visit

A prison visit is a unique and enlightening experience that offers a glimpse into the often secluded and mysterious world of incarceration. It serves as a crucial bridge between the incarcerated population and the outside world, shedding light on the conditions, challenges, and human stories that are often hidden from public view. This report aims to provide a comprehensive account of our prison visit, offering insight into the purpose of the visit, the activities conducted, and the impact it had on both the inmates and our team.

The primary goal of the prison visit was to gain a comprehensive understanding of the Sonipat District Jail, Sonipat Special Home and its correctional facilities. The visit aimed to provide a platform for engagement with inmates, jail administration, and the prison environment in order to:

  • Assess the living conditions, safety protocols, and the overall well-being of inmates within the facility.
  • Observe and evaluate the correctional practices, rehabilitation efforts, and educational programs in place.
  • Interact with inmates to better understand their needs, concerns, and experiences.

Analyze the legal aid and support services available to inmates and their impact on their legal cases.



4.Report on Lok Adalat Visit

We had the privilege of participating in a Lok Adalat as volunteers, where our team contributed to the effective management of the event and played a significant role in counseling the parties involved. The Lok Adalat primarily focused on addressing two key categories of matters: bank loan recovery cases and matrimonial disputes.

As a team assisting the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), we played pivotal roles in ensuring the smooth execution of the Lok Adalat. This encompassed organizing logistical aspects, coordinating with the concerned authorities, and ensuring that the proceedings ran efficiently.

A significant portion of our involvement revolved around providing counsel to the parties engaged in the disputes. In the case of bank loan recovery matters, we offered guidance to debtors and creditors, promoting dialogue and negotiation to facilitate amicable settlements. For matrimonial disputes, we aided couples in understanding their options and encouraged peaceful resolution, ultimately aiming to reduce emotional distress.

Through our efforts, we successfully resolved a substantial number of cases in both categories. The amicable settlements not only spared the parties involved from protracted legal battles but also contributed to the overall efficiency of the justice system.

Our participation in the Lok Adalat was a valuable learning experience. We gained insights into the significance of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in alleviating the burden on traditional court systems. Moreover, we developed a deeper understanding of the complexities and nuances involved in bank loan recovery and matrimonial matters. The experience highlighted the importance of empathy, effective communication, and a proactive approach to achieving consensus among conflicting parties.



5.Visit report to NGO Umang Pathshala

On the 18th of October 2023, a group of 24 students from various academic years within the Law Faculty at SRM University, accompanied by the dedicated members of the Law Aid Committee, paid a visit to Umang Pathshala, an initiative operating under the umbrella of Disha Trust. Our visit served a dual purpose: firstly, to impart essential legal knowledge to the children and parents living in the challenging circumstances of brick kilns, and secondly, to closely examine the living conditions of these children, as well as the quality of education and hygiene provided to them.

During our visit, guided by Dr. Yatin, a faculty coordinator for the visit from SRM University’s Law Faculty, our team interacted with the children and their parents to raise awareness about their legal rights. This interaction offered us valuable insights into their living conditions and the quality of education and hygiene offered by Umang Pathshala. This report aims to provide a comprehensive account of our visit, covering the legal awareness initiatives and the conditions faced by these children. It also explores the effectiveness of the educational and hygiene provisions at Umang Pathshala, and suggests ways in which our university can support this worthy cause to improve the lives of these underprivileged children and their families.

Second Prof. V. S. Mallar Memorial Legal Aid Competition 2023

  • Start Date

    30 October 2023

  • End Date

    30 October 2023

  • Organiser

    Department of Law


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