College of Law for Women, Andhra Mahila Sabha, is the only privately managed Law College for women in Andhra Pradesh. The Andhra Mahila Sabha established the College in 1991 in memory of Padmavibhushan Dr.(Smt). Durgabai Deshmukh, who championed the cause of women, and secured equal rights to women, both in law courts and in law making, notably as a member of the Constitution Drafting Committee. A.M.S. Law College, imbued with her deep sense of commitment, has been trying to prepare batch after batch of young women lawyers to carry forward her mission to achieve the stupendous task of emancipation of women, still groaning under various kinds of disadvantages, even 60 years after attaining political independence. The College is guided by age-old tradition of academic excellence and freedom of inquiry and respect of individual viewpoints. It is committed to advance the understanding and development of law through an analysis of what the letter says but also what the spirit of law aims at. The objective is to prepare students to achieve professional success through leadership and service to others. The College is running through a dedicated Faculty who trains the students to be a good, ethical Lawyer, teaches Law in its social context apart from principles. Apart from teaching, the faculty actively participates in different National and International Seminars by presenting their thoughts and by Publication of their articles in esteemed Legal Journals.
The future lawyers are taught laws through a combination of problem centered method, or case analysis method in contrast to mere lecturing and notes methods. The main thrust in the training is to train the students in interpretative techniques where a woman lawyer is enabled to contribute better service to the women in need-the goal of the founder Padmavibhushan Dr. Smt.Durgabai Deshmukh.
The college aims at providing legal education essential to the realization of values enshrined in the Constitution of India and prepares legal Professionals who will play decisive leadership roles not only as advocates practising in courts, but also as Acedamics, legislators, Judges, Policy Makers , Public Officials, Civil Society Activists as well as legal Counsel in the Private Sector maintaining the highest standards of Professional Ethics and a spirit of public service. It also prepares professionals equipped to meet new challenges and dimensions of internationalisation.
The young graduates coming from diverse academic backgrounds, and opting for the course either by choice or otherwise, go through a unique orientation programme, to be familiarized with the new field of study they are embarking upon. This is also aimed at motivating them and dispels misconceptions associated with legal profession. This helps strengthening a commitment to study with interest by removing attitudinal cleavages, and help shaping a new breed of committed lawyers. Ultimately this will prevent proliferating half-baked lawyers, who to some extent are cause for inordinate delays in court disposals, adopt unethical methods, instead of proper lawyering and advocacy. During learning process and Advocacy training, ethical and moral principles are imparts to curtail production of half-baked lawyering.
Unlike other co-educational colleges this college provides skills to establish feminist angle of law with a thrust on equality and bring in legal reforms eliminating discrimination in terms of gender justice from women's perspective and experience. In this attempt a new student will be trained with necessary communication skills in the medium of English since many of them are from the medium of regional language and with a necessary orientation program for proper motivation and ethical lawyering.