Elu

Elu

Hi, I’m Eluckiaa A. I’m a research scholar at National Law University Odisha, India. I became a lawyer to do my part to the society I grew up in. I realize most of the Indians still lack an effective access to justice. I worked for a DoJ Project trying to bring an institutional reform in Indian subordinate judiciary but I realised that just bringing institutional changes will not survive in the long run unless there is also reform at the grassroots level. I assist the head of my institution and we offer a course on ‘Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment’. I’m quite piqued with the idea of marginalised people being the agents rather than being beneficiaries in access to justice programs. Paralegal programs in India are still in a nascent stage. Also, I believe that the law students in India need clinical training to instil public responsibility and social justice. I think this organisation might provide a platform for me to strengthen the practices in my country.