PIL Course Details – Margao 2023

Course Details

Do you feel a need to better understand courts, their structures and methods of functioning? How does one deal with the government and its departments? How does one file a PIL? What environmental judgments have expanded the rights of citizens? As a social outreach project, Goa Foundation and Kare Law College have worked together to organise a course that is open to all who may be interested in developing a firm understanding of these issues. It is a practice-oriented course. This course is exclusively for people from South Goa.

16 sessions by notable lawyers, judges & activists

2 sessions a week, 1.5 hrs each, Mon & Thur, 6-7:30pm

Dates: 3 Apr – 25 May, 2023, at Kare College, Margao

Fee: ₹ 3000/- (limited discount for those in need)

No qualifications are required, but speakers will speak in English.

Each lecture will be followed by Q & A. Each lecture will be for 1 hour and will be followed by a 30 minutes of question and answer session. At each lecture, participants will be provided with some reading materials. An attendance certificate will be given at the end of the course.

The following topics are expected to be covered: 

  • How the Constitution and the legislatures lay down the rule of law for the common citizen and voter, including their rights; 
  • The functioning of the supreme court, high court, NGT and civil and criminal courts. 
  • What to do if you are arrested? 
  • Who and what is the government and how does the government function? 
  • Getting information: the RTI Act. 
  • Administrative justice: understanding the functions of collectors, mamlatdars, communidade. 
  • Key environmental laws and judgements and rights of citizens. 
  • Demand for Justice letters: how to draft one. 
  • What are Writ Petitions & PILs: how to draft a PIL and argue it yourself; practical test in drafting a Writ Petition. 
  • What is Panchayat and Municipal law and rights of citizens? 
  • The Town and Country Planning Act, Regional Plan and ODPs. 
  • How to initiate actions to get rid of public nuisances. 

This popular course is designed for ordinary citizens who have no idea of law and the courts and want to understand important details of these important institutions that often have influence over their lives. It is also expected to be of interest to law students, and members of NGOs/Social  Welfare Groups.

It is open to all on a first-come first-served basis (since seats are limited), and is being run as a ‘not-for-profit’ programme – though participants will be required to pay a participation fee of Rs.3,000 to cover all costs for the full course. In case of financial need, a few seats are available on a subsidized basis, kindly contact us.

Email: goafoundationoff@gmail.com

Call, Anna: 93251 50123

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