As a part of centenary celebrations, Queen Mary’s College in collaboration with National Legal Rights Protection (NLRP) Council conducted an inaugural function of ‘LEGAL SERVICE FOR STUDENTS WING’ in Queen Mary’s College on 12th January 2015. The dignitaries who grace the occasion were Dr. (Mrs.). Akthar Begum, Principal, Queen Mary’s College, T.V. Madan Kumar, General Secretary, NLPC, Mrs. R.C. Subbulaksmi, President Women’s wing, Dr. P. Vanagamudi ,Vice Chancellor, Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Mr. Visu, renowned Tamil writer, director, stage, film and television actor. At the Undergraduate level, irrespective of the course pursued by the students, the Legal Service for Students (LSS) wing of Queen Mary’s College (A) is organizing various seminars, workshops, exhibitions, etc dealing with fundamental rights, protection laws for women, environmental laws and various schemes and programs with the help of NGOs, lawyers.
The Legal Service for Students (LSS) wing of Queen Mary’s College (A) conducted various competitions in connection with Human Rights Day and Women's Day, to impart practical knowledge about the basic legal rights and remedies provided under various women-related laws, thereby making them fit to face the challenges in real-life situations. To sensitize students about their rights as provided under the various laws, LSS, Queen Mary's in collaboration with the Legal Rights Council of India organized a one-day National Conference On “The Legal Awareness for The Protection of Women's Rights”. LSS, Queen Mary's College organized a Women Legal Awareness written Competition for the students along with the National Commission for Women, New Delhi.
Nowadays, cell phones and the internet have become an essential part of our lives. It is now important to teach our students, the importance of social media, computer security, and privacy. There is a need to teach them about cyber threats, cyberbullying, and their potential impacts. To create awareness among the students regarding online threats, a “Workshop on Awareness of Cyber Crime” was conducted.
The objectives of Legal Service for Students may be multi-fold. They are: