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Establish an All India Law Students Grievance Redressal Authority (LASGRA)

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Law students of any country are an asset.

With words, both written and spoken, be it in Courts of Law, in Public Spaces or in the Legislatures, law students, can positively impact the public discourse and policy making in a country.

Unfortunately, their voices are being stifled at the very places they ought to be nurtured.

Law students in India have wide-ranging serious complaints against the law schools/colleges they are studying in.

The complaints range from issues like bad mess food and low internet connectivity to allegations that the top-most law school administrators are indulging in mal-practices and infringing the fundamental rights of the students.

This is to petition the Bar Council of India (BCI) to create a two pronged Grievance Redressal Body for law students in India.

The first arm of the Body shall be the Law School Grievance Redressal Cell (GRC) which gives power to the students within a particular law school to voice their concerns to the college’s VC/Dean/Registrar and get them resolved.

The second arm of the Body shall be the higher authority regulated by an Official of the BCI itself, the All India Law Students Grievance Redressal Authority (LASGRA), which the law students can approach if their law school’s Grievance Redressal Cell fails to perform.

Furthermore, the Bar Council of India should take steps to ensure that every law school has adequate student representation in the decision making that affects the students.

NOTE: This petition is lead by no organisation or individual. However, Lawctopus, a website for law students in India and All India Law Students Association (AILSA) are supporting the petition. Other like-minded organisations are welcome to join.

Coming with a final concrete proposal will be a collaborative exercise to the largest extent possible. 

PS- Somone had to put this up on and it happens to be me.



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