About ILRF

The India Legal Research Foundation (ILRF) is India’s unique legal aid foundation which provides high quality legal aid to those unable to afford it. During the past four years ILRF has successfully worked on thousands of applications using research from our editorial team as well as volunteers in different states handling a variety of grievances from ordinary people. It also provides free legal assistance through our network of lawyers to the needy. Legal aid is the provision of assistance to people who are economically and politically too weak to access the court system and deserve a free trial. Legal aid supports them to access justice by giving them equal positioning through the right to a free trial. Read More

How we work

Our approach aims to maximize scale and sustainability for delivering high-quality legal aid. On the ground, we tailor best practices to deliver effective legal aid and meet the needs of the people most often left behind. At the systems level, we share expertise and support governments to adopt meaningful judicial reforms and strengthen legal aid.

Members of ILRF

ILRF Draws inspiration from

Justice Manepalli Narayana Rao Venkatachaliah

Justice Manepalli Narayana Rao Venkatachaliah served as the 25th Chief Justice of India from 1993 to 1994. He Currently serves as Chancellor of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning which is a Modern Gurukul. Read More

Rajshri Rai

Ms. Rajshri Rai, co-founded E N Communication Pvt Ltd. and serves as its Managing Director. Ms. Rai worked for over 22 years in journalism. Starting with her first assignment at Hindustan Times she moved to NDTV as reporter, producer Read More

Pradeep Rai

Mr. Pradeep Rai is a renowned Journalist, presently associated with APN News as Editorial Advisor. Mr. Rai has over two decades of standing at the Bar in the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts, Commissions, Regulatory Bodies Read More


Mr. P H Parekh - Advisor

Pravin H Parekh is a Senior Counsel practicing at the Supreme Court of India. He has been in the legal practice for 53 years now. He has served as the President of Supreme Court Advocates Association for 10 years and as the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association of India for six times. In 2012, he was conferred with Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian honor.


Prof Dinesh Singh

Professor Dinesh Singh, chancellor K.R. Mangalam University is an Indian professor of mathematics. He served as the 21st Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delhi, is a distinguished fellow of Hackspace at Imperial College London, and has been an adjunct professor of Mathematics at the University of Houston. For his services to the nation he was conferred with the Padma Shri which is the fourth highest civilian award awarded by the Republic of India.


Prof Upendra Baxi

Upendra Baxi (born 9 November 1938) is a legal scholar, since 1996 professor of law in development at the University of Warwick, United KingdomHe has been the vice-chancellor of University of Delhi (1990–1994), prior to which he held the position of professor of law at the same university for 23 years (1973–1996). He has also served as the vice-chancellor of the University of South Gujarat, Surat, India (1982–1985). In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India, by the Government of India.


Prof Ajay Pandey

Professor Ajay Pandey is Professor and Executive Director, Clinical Programmes at Jindal Global Law School, O. P. Jindal Global University, India. He obtained his Master of Law (LL.M.) in Clinical Legal Education at Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, Read More


Indrajeet Badhwar

Head of the editorial operations of India Legal. Mr. Badhwar worked for more than two decades in the United States, where his work was published in leading magazines and newspapers such as the Washington Post. He was also associated with ABC TV. In India, he Read More


Justice Rajendra Babu -Advisor

Born on June 1st 1939 in Bangalore, Justice Rajendra Babu pursued his LLB from Raja Lakhamagouda Law College in Belgaum. He enrolled as an advocate on the 4th of January in 1969. Justice Babu’s career as an advocate included representing the Income Tax Read More