Centre for Clinical Legal Education and Legal Aid Cell (CCLELAC)
The Indian Constitution mandates in its preamble the delivery of social, economic and political justice to the citizens of India. It is sought to be achieved through the combination of fundamental rights and directive principles of state policy in respect of equal justice, access to justice and free legal aid. Being a law school, it is our legal and moral responsibility to work in furtherance of these Constitutional goals; provide legal support to the needy people and create a just, equitable and dignified society.
The Centre for Clinical Legal Education and Legal Aid Cell (CCLELAC) has been established at the University in collaboration with the District Legal Service Authority, Kamrup. CCLELAC is a body mainly run by the students and supervised by the teachers.
The Cell seeks to help the socially and economically disadvantaged people in the society to access justice. It aspires to become a bridge between the justice seeker and justice giver in the state. The Cell works to provide free legal aid to the needy people, create legal awareness in the society, promote legal literacy among the masses and motivate people towards alternative dispute resolution.
The Cell aims to act in collaboration with the District Legal Service Authority, NGOs, Police authorities, Gram Panchayat, schools etc. to perform extensive legal service activities with wider social outreach. The field of operation of the CCLELAC includes providing legal aid through Legal Aid Clinic, performing plays (Nukkad Natak), organizing legal awareness and legal literacy camps, conducting prison home visits, carrying out legal research, distribution of legal-awareness material, conducting training programmes etc.
Legal Aid Clinic, National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam Hajo Road, Amingaon, Guwahati–781031, Assam (India)
Timings: Monday to Friday, 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM (on working days)
nlualac@nluassam .ac .in
Pro Bono Club and the Centre for Clinical Legal Education and Legal Aid Cell (CCLELAC), NLUJAA, in collaboration with the Judicial Academy Assam and the Office of the Circle Officer, North Guwahati Revenue Circle, Amingaon organized a Legal Awareness Program on 9th November 2022 at the premises of Lachit High School, Jalah, Changsari.