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IDIA Mumbai Starts the Sensitisation Season with a Novel Approach to Sensitisations

By on Sep 1, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

IDIA Mumbai Starts the Sensitisation Season with a Novel Approach to Sensitisations

Keeping up with its efforts to sensitise students about law as a career, the IDIA Mumbai chapter started its sensitisations for the present academic year with two back-to-back sensitisations. The first sensitisation was conducted at the Hume High School, Mumbai on 24th August 2016, and the second at the Chandrabhan Sharma College, Powai on 27th August 2016.

Starting a new culture, the IDIA team was accompanied by professionals from the legal field, who could share their experiences of law school, and law as a career with the school students. Ms. Khushnaaz, Mr. Sanjeev and Ms. Asmita Roy from the legal team of Mahindra & Mahindra, and Ms. Aditi Rani from Advaya Legal joined the student volunteers from IDIA Mumbai chapter for the sensitisations.

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The Dabbawala Project – Legal Career Counselling and Sensitisation

By on Jul 18, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

The Dabbawala Project – Legal Career Counselling and Sensitisation

Our Mumbai team conducts a series of sensitizations with Mumbai’s Dabbawalas and their Children.

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IDIA successfully conducts ‘A Walk to Awake’, Mumbai

By on Mar 4, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

IDIA successfully conducts ‘A Walk to Awake’, Mumbai

28 February, 2015, Mumbai — IDIA (Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education) kicked off operations in Mumbai this Saturday by successfully organising ‘A Walk to Awake’, which commencedwith a walk from Azad Maidan at 10:30am. The streets of Mumbai reverberated with the chants of IDIA volunteers and well-wishers who had come together for the eventand colorful posters and vibrant banners livened an unusually pleasant but otherwise dull Saturday morning. During the walk, IDIA well-wishers and student volunteers from GLC, Mumbai, led by Mr. Arnab Roy (Director In-Charge of the IDIA Mumbai Chapter) and Ms. Sachi Jain (Team Leader of the IDIA Mumbai Chapter), interacted with the people of Mumbai to spread awareness of law as a career. Mr. Rahul Sarella, Partner, AmarchandMangaldas& Suresh Shroff& Co., Mumbai, also conducted a brief sensitisationsession in Kannada for students from Kannada Bhavan Society High School,a Kannada-medium School, enlightening them about the legal profession and how IDIA enables children from underprivileged communities to become leading lawyers and community leaders. Minutes before the walk was slated to conclude, the famous Dabbawalas of Mumbai expressed a keen interest in understanding the IDIA movement. Mr. Rahul Sarella along with Ms. AmbareenMujawar (Chief Advisor, IDIA Mumbai Chapter) and Ms. EktaVerma (Deputy Team Leader, IDIA Mumbai Chapter) spoke to them about how the IDIA movement aims to empower underprivileged and marginalised communities in India by transform students from such communities into world-class lawyers and community leaders. Mr. Rahul Sarella also highlighted how IDIA not only enables access to legal education, but also empowers underprivileged children to achieve their full potential by sponsoring education at the leading law schoolsas well as providing mentorship and guidance through their law school tenures. The Dabbawalas promised their full support to spread the IDIA movement across the length and breadth of Mumbai through their networks. The walk culminated at Churchgate station at 11:30 am with the performance of a short yet powerful street play titled ‘Aashayein’. Comprising a cast of IDIA volunteers Sana Siddiqui, SanchitaHule, SohamBannerjee, TanviJawale, Sourabh Jain and ItishaKhandelwal, the playdepicted the perceptional prejudice people foster about the profession of law and how the IDIA movement envisions facilitating greater access to legal education and contributing to the empowerment of marginalized communities through the field of legal education.   After the play, it was time for the third part of the event—the SensitisationProgramme and Aptitude Test at the Government Law College, Mumbai. It was heartening to see the large number of enthusiastic students who had turned up along with their parents for at GLC, Mumbai. IDIA Volunteers held an interactive sensitisation session to create awareness about law as a career option and provide an insight into life at leading law schools and cracking the various entrance examinations to gain admission to the same. An Aptitude Test was successfully conducted for interested candidates to identify and select those with potential from underprivileged communities. This marks the beginning of IDIA’s Mumbai Chapter and its enthusiastic plans to spread its wings in the city of dreams by promoting legal education among the masses. For more information about IDIA and its activities, please visit www.idialaw.com or email IDIA at info@idialaw.com.  ...

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IDIA Sensitization at Somaiya University / educational complex

By on Feb 1, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

The Somaiya University / educational complex is located in Vidyavihar, Ghatkopar (East), Mumbai. This University has different colleges in varied streams of science, humanities and commerce. For the purpose of IDIA, we have selected the following 3 colleges which comprise of students from Class XI and XII.   1.     S.K. Somaiya Junior College; 2.     K.J. Somaiya Junior College of Arts and Commerce; 3.     K.J. Somaiya Junior College of Commerce and Science.   The first sensitization was conducted in the K.J. Somaiya Junior College of Arts and Commerce. This has already been captured in the blog post of January 19, 2013 by Diptoshree Basu.   On January 28, 2013, we conducted two sets of activities in the other two colleges (1) Short talks with students from S.K. Somaiya Junior College; (2) an aptitude test and sensitization for students from K.J. Somaiya Junior College of Commerce and Science.   1. S.K. Somaiya college:   Here, contrary to schedule, we were unable to hold a power-point presentation for students as the college was unable to arrange for it. So, we took the opportunity to go to individual Class XII classrooms and give a 2 minute talk on legal education and legal profession to the students. A good bunch of interested students who were thinking about law, or were keen to think in that direction approached us and enthusiastically signed up for the aptitude test. Pursuant to confirmation from the college, we will soon follow up on the test.   2. K.J. Somaiya College for Science and Commerce:   Here, the Principal had requested us to first hold the aptitude test and then conduct a presentation. He felt that instead of collecting all students (immaterial of their interest in law) for a presentation, we should try and pick out the interested ones.   So, we followed a strategy of a 2 minute talk + aptitude test + presentation.   2 minute talk: At the outset, we went to individual classes and had an informal and short chat with the students on the possibility of a legal education, its pros in terms of empowerment, learning rights and duties and the world of opportunities before a law graduate. We then explained that we wish to hold an aptitude test for them which will help them gauge where they stand at a national level in a probable law entrance exam. Through this, we try to do two things: get them excited about something new like law; second, try to present the aptitude test as a challenge. A good number of students signed up for the test.   Aptitude test: We conducted aptitude tests for about 70 students from Class XI.   Presentation: We followed the aptitude test with a power point presentation. The presentation covered the importance of legal education for one’s career and life. On the career point we stressed on the wealth of opportunities available to a law graduate especially from one of the NLUs. We focused on national and international opportunities for work, higher studies and the promising financial remuneration after a legal education. We also spoke about the diverse paths of politics, bureaucracy, journalism, business management which a lawyer may take.   We equally emphasized on the role of legal education in changing the way a person thinks –it forces the person to constantly weigh the relevance or irrelevance of an issue in making a decision. It makes a person understand which point actually substantiates an argument and which doesn’t, thus enabling a person to make more convincing arguments and looking at things more objectively. Thus, it shapes the personality of a law graduate to...

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