Access to Legal Education for Muslims (ALEM) is a platform to support the next generation of Indian Muslim advocates and legal scholars.
Indian Muslims’ enrolment rates in higher education (in proportion to population share) have been lower than Dalit and Adivasi students in the same period. While Muslims comprise 14% of India’s population, they account for only 4.4% of students enrolled in higher education. In the case of legal education, undergraduate Muslim students formed a mere 2.14% of Indian law schools. In the case of the top five national law universities, this number falls down to 0.76%.
ALEM has been formed as a platform to increase representation of Muslims in Indian law schools by conducting awareness campaigns in schools, enabling access to coaching and supporting personal mentorship.
Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA)
IDIA is a national legal education movement aimed at empowering impoverished and marginalised communities in India by transforming students from such communities into world-class lawyers and community leaders. Founded by legal academic, Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer, IDIA operates on a robust network of law students spread across India. IDIA identifies underprivileged students with an aptitude for law and trains them
for law entrance exams over a 2-3 year period. In 4 years, more than 50 students trained by IDIA have gained admission to leading law schools. Read more
ClatGyan is India’s largest online pre-law training portal. Founded by NALSAR students in 2010, the website’s content is freely accessible to students preparing for CLAT and other law entrance examinations. The platform also provides personalised guidance and mentorship to students. With ALEM, ClatGyan provides necessary support to aspirants. This includes access to CG’s mock test series and sustained mentorship by current NALSAR students. Read more
ALEM works with a network of passionate volunteers across the country to conduct its outreach, sensitisation and mentorship programs.