The Students' Council is the apex students' body of GLC. Apart from organizing specific events, it acts a link between the students and the college faculty and administration. The Council addresses student grievances and co-ordinates guest lectures by visiting faculty, exchange programmes, seminars, conferences, scholarships, etc. It also assists in maintenance of the GLC website, the Electronic Research Room, the Library, and augments smooth functioning of the other student bodies of GLC.
The Alumni Association acts as a link between the illustrious alumni of GLC and the students and faculty of the college. Through its various events, the Alumni Association endeavors to enable the alumni to play a pro-active role in the day to day functioning of college, its student initiatives and events. The Association consists of a parent body consisting of prominent alumni, and a student wing of current students of GLC.The Alumni Association acts as a link between the illustrious alumni of GLC and the students and faculty of the college. Through its various events, the Alumni Association endeavors to enable the alumni to play a pro-active role in the day to day functioning of college, its student initiatives and events. The Association consists of a parent body consisting of prominent alumni, and a student wing of current students of GLC.
Debating and Literary Society of Government Law College, fondly known as 'DebSoc' is a committee striving to create and promote the culture of debating and the importance of literature among the students of the college. The committee seeks to provide a platform for the budding law students to involve themselves in intense dialogue and discussion over any topic under the Sun, along with its regular debate practice sessions which aim at honing their oratory and logical reasoning skills. In order to further its agenda, the committee organises two flagship events round the year.
The Policy Conclave being one of the two provides a platform to hear out experts debating over issues of prime importance followed by an intriguing Q&A round with the students. The committee also organised the inaugural edition of Nishith Desai Parliamentary Debate Global Competition in 2016 which not only aimed at strengthening the debating culture in the college but also embedded GLC in the prevelant debating circuit. Initiatives such as Book Club, Round Ups, Movie Screenings, and Discussions fall among the regular activities of DebSoc which aim to achieve the perfect equilibrium of knowledge and recreation in the college.
Established under the privileged guidance of Former CJI Justice Y.V. Chandrachud, the GLC Law Review has come a long way since its inception, through its 8 editions. Currently headed by Dr. Justice D. Y. Chandrachud, Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court, the Committee provides a platform for students to hone their literary and research skills. The Law Review releases a Students Edition as well as a Bench Edition, the latter containing articles written by members of the judiciary.
Legal Aid Committee has varied and diverse activities to be undertaken which range from providing pro bono legal opinion to needy people, spreading awareness in Mumbai on various current socio-legal issues, teaching juvenile delinquents and writing bail applications for the prison inmates. Committee is comprised of four avenues namely Legal Aid Cell, Legal Awareness Cell, Dongri Juvenile Home Visits and Jail Visits. The year starts with ANNUAL INTRA COMMITTEE PRESENTATION COMPETITION. New members in the committee participate in the competition in a team of 7-8 members and present their views on the topic assigned. The topics are current socio-legal issues.
LEGAL AID CELL
We provide Pro Bono Legal Opinion to people in need. The matters are related to family law, property law, labour law and criminal law. We conduct an Intra-College Competition 'Expressions' in collaboration with Majlis on women Centric Issues. We take the committee members for Lokadalat Session in the High Court of Bombay where they witness the hearing of various cases and get firsthand experience of the procedure in Lokadalat. Members involve themselves in Writing Articles on current socio-legal issues in a group of 7-8 students. They discuss and analyze the issues, work in teams and thereafter write articles which are published on the Legal Aid group on Facebook We associated with Resource Cell for Juvenile Justice of Tata Institute of Social Sciences for an internship programme, open to the students of the college. Students volunteered for Help Desk Legal Intervention set up in Observation Homes which helped them in understanding of implementation of the laws and procedures.well We collaborated with the Legal Aid Clinics of Law Schools like NLSIU Bangalore, Christ University etc. [Indian Legal Awareness & Aid Network (ILAAN)] with an aim to provide legal aid and awareness in a unified manner across the whole country.
DONGRI JUVENILE HOME
Interactive sessions are conducted for the juvenile delinquents on moral.. Functions are organized for festivals like Ganapati Celebration and Republic Day where juveniles actively take part by the medium of skit, dance and songs. Juveniles are also Taught Elementary Mathematics and members of the committee conduct Drawing Competition for the juveniles. Certified Vocational Training course was introduced for juveniles in collaboration with Yuva Parivartan. They were taught mobile repairing for one month.
LEGAL AWARENESS CELL
Committee organizes and members attend Various Workshops on Socio-Legal Issues like Right to Information, Garbage Disposal, Alcoholism, Human Trafficking in various schools, colleges, public places. Members perform in the Street Play and spread awareness in various parts of Mumbai ranging from slums to stations on the issues like Eve Teasing, Right to Safety. We conduct Awareness Campaigns in collaboration with various NGOs through Street plays on issues like Importance of Education in collaboration with various NGOs like Child Rights and You(CRY). Saturday School Programme is organised in collaboration with Smile Foundation in the slums of Dharavi where students of Standard 3rd to 9th are taught English and Mathematics.
We believe in welfare and serving the society as well as helping the budding lawyers. Final year students of the college undergo a practical training session where they visit the prison, meet the prison inmates and analyze Judicial Department Records and Draft Bail Application for the inmates. The Committee conducts jail visits to the major prisons in Mumbai namely Arthur Road Central Prison and Byculla Prison. We conduct a Bail Application Workshop prior to the visit. At the year end, we organize annual INTRA COLLEGE QUIZ COMPETITION. The quiz has two preliminary rounds and the final round. It tests the legal aptitude and general knowledge of the participants. It has unique rounds like Dumb-Charades, Audio-Visual and Treasure Hunt. The organization and participation makes it a memorable experience.
The Magazine Committee is one of the oldest committees of the college. Since its inception in 1930, the annual publication, méLAWnge, has given voice to students’ views, and touched upon issues that matter – in India, and around the world. MéLAWnge contains articles and interviews from the greatest legal luminaries of our nation, to experts from varied fields, and our very own students.
The magazine is circulated amongst dignitaries in Delhi such as the President of India, Chief Justice of India, Minister of Law & Justice, Supreme Court of India and Bombay High Court Judges, Law firms in Mumbai and Delhi, Senior Counsel and Counsels in Mumbai, all the students and faculty of GLC, as well as all law colleges across India. This year, the committee conducted its flagship event – Knock Out! – A debate deliberating the deleterious effects of the death penalty in India. The Magazine Committee organised its three annual essay writing competitions to encourage the spirit of literary excellence amongst students in GLC and across India: The Vyas GLC National Legal Essay Competition, Belles Lettres: J.E. Dastur Memorial GLC Short Fiction Essay Writing Competition, and the Sir Dinshah Mulla Legal Essay Writing Competition.
The GLC MUN Society aims to educate students about the advantages of MUNning (an internationally recognized form of debate, discussion and deliberation.)The Society assists the students and facilitates greater participation of the students of GLC at various City, National and International MUN Conferences, and officially selects and sends contingents from college to these Conferences. The activities of the Society involve young people in the study and discussion of global issues, and encourage the development of useful skills such as research, writing, public speaking, problem solving, consensus building, conflict resolution and cooperation.
Since its inception in 1954, the MCA is committed to promote, co-ordinate and encourage the activity of mooting at GLC. The primary objective of the MCA is to provide student of GLC with a platform to gain exposure to the practical aspects of legal education. The MCA organizes some of the most prestigious moots in the country.
The Music Circle aims to provide a platform to those who are passionate about Music. It is devoted to motivate students to pursue Music as an important extra-curricular activity. It co-ordinates the participation of students from GLC in various music events at various inter-collegiate fests like Mood Indigo, Malhar, Sympulse, etc.
The National Service Scheme, popularly known as NSS comes under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Govt. of India and is launched in Gandhiji's Birth Centenary (100th) Year 1969 to primarily focus on the development of personality of students through community service.
We, the GLC NSS unit, a unit comprising of about 50 active volunteers, welcome anyone who is ready to venture out of his/her comfort zones and make a difference to the society.
The NSS motto "NOT ME BUT YOU", abided by all of us, NSS members, reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service. It prompts you to develop appreciation to the other person's point of view and also show consideration to other living beings as you inculcate the undying lively spirit within yourself to provide welfare.
The NSS symbol has been emanated from the giant Rath wheel of the world famous Konark Sun Temple (The Black Pagoda) situated in Orissa, India. The wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release - indeed implying the continuous striving of NSS for social change. While the 8 bars represent 24 hours of a day, their red colour signifies the lively, active, young blood of the volunteer - full of high spirit. The Navy blue colour indicates that the NSS unit is tiny but considerable part of the cosmos to work for welfare of mankind.
Some of the main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are :-
i. understand the community in which they work
ii. understand themselves in relation to their community
iii. utilise their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
iv. practise national integration and social harmony
And in practice, we, the GLC NSS members, become arguably the closest and the friendliest people who care for each other as we travel together to the places, our University calls, or the places our unit has adopted.
Some of the activities we organise are :-
(a) Organizes rallies, street plays etc on various topics like de-addiction, voting etc to promote awareness among the public.
(b) Area adoption projects
(c) Village adoption projects.
(d) Blood Donation Camps
(e) Special Guest Lectures
(f) School teaching camps
(g) Collaboration with various NGOs like MAVA ( Men Against Violence And Abuse),Dharam Bharati Mission, Yuvak Biradri, Seshpath, Reach Out , Salaam Bombay Etc.
(h) Cleanliness Drives
(i) 7 day residential winter camp
A prestigious regular NSS certificate is issued by the NSS cell of the University of Mumbai if a NSS volunteer successfully completes 240 hours of regular NSS activities selflessly during their academic duration and participates in one special residential camps.
The Students' Council is the apex students' body of GLC. Apart from organizing specific events, it acts a link between the students and the college .faculty and administration
The Placement Committee acts as a vital intermediary between the students of our college and prestigious institutions, firms, corporates and counsels of the country.The Placement Committee is one of the most important committees, shouldering the responsibility of providing a stepping stone to budding lawyers graduating from Government Law College. The committee aims at exhausting all existing opportunities of recruitment in the form of law firms, counsels, LPOs and corporate houses. It acts as a link between the recruiters and students, thereby fulfilling the needs of both. It enables the students to get placements on campus, hence making placements a lot easier for them. The members of the Placement Committee take it upon themselves to ensure that maximum students from the college get placements, providing them with an opportunity to showcase their skills.
The committee successfully organizes two placement weeks annually, one being in the month of September for the positions of intern, articled clerk and associate, and the other in the month of February for the position of associate. The Committee draws up a database of students, invites recruiters from across the country for on and off Campus Placements and organizes pre-placement talks. Although the Annual Placement Weeks witness the largest quantum of recruitment opportunities, the Committee functions throughout the year and co-ordinates the recruitment process at every available opportunity and offer.
Simply put, the Sports Committee of Government Law College, Mumbai makes available to students opportunities for the instruction and participation in a wide range of sporting activities throughout the year. With established teams of Football, Basketball, Cricket, Badminton, Table Tennis and Athletics, to name a few, the committee nurtures a passion for sports and provides an opportunity to all such students to represent the college. Given the number of talented sportspersons at our disposal, an active Sports Committee is integral in allowing the same to continue their passion as well as proudly represent the College in the same. The committee ensures participation from GLC in various sports fests across the country, throughout the year..
Smt. Vinatadevi Tope Tope Social Service League(also known as SSL or the League) is one of the oldest and most prestigious student committees of Government Law College, Mumbai. The league was founded in 1966 by then Principal Dr. Trimbak Krishna Tope, in the fond memory of his late wife, Smt. Vinatadevi Tope. Dr. Tope laid the foundation stone of Smt. Vinatadevi Tope Social Service League in the year 1966, also serving as its first and longest serving President, from 1966 to 1975. SSL is one of the four oldest student committees of Government Law College, Mumbai (the other three being the Moot Court Association, the Magazine Committee and the Sports Committee). It is also the only committee whose President was also the Principal of Government Law College.
Every year, SSL undertakes various projects, benefiting students, NGOs, and the community at large. This is achieved by tie-ups with the government as well as non-profit organizations. Some of the major projects are as follows:-
Shikhar - An Exhibition cum Charity Sale
Udaan - Inter NGO Fest for Underprivileged Children
Vivechan - National Socio-Legal Essay Competition Blood Donation Drive Beach Cleanliness Drive
Blood Donation Drive
Beach Cleanliness Drive
Drishti - A cell to help and support the visually challenged students of the college
Sheshpath -National Scribes & Readers Project in collaboration with Retina India In 2016, the League will organize the first Principal Dr. Trimbak Krishna Tope
Memorial Lecture. Memorial lecture - Dr. Trimbak Krishna Tope memorial lecture
Dialogue series - Lecture on Human Rights
Youth for healthy Mumbai Dengue - Malaria awareness drive
SPIL, Mumbai was born in furtherance of a desire to understand the tumultuous nature of International Relations. SPIL seeks to promote a greater awareness and appreciation of International Law and provides opportunities for the comprehensive study of International cultures and legal systems. SPIL organizes Workshops and informative Paper Presentations on the basics of International Law, interpretation of judgements and issues pertaining to emerging trends in International Law. It is associated with the Indian Society of International Law (ISIL) and is a chapter of the International Law Students' Association (ILSA). It's flagship event, the GLC International Law Summit, is an eclectic mix of key note addresses, lectures, and two competitions unique to the Summit - the Treaty Appreciation Competition, and the International Judgment Deliberation Competition.