The importance of Legal Aid and Awareness Campaigns as a mechanism for social progress is something that has been repeatedly stressed upon by the Government of India. In the backdrop of Poverty and Inequality, legal Aid is an effective way towards attainment of the ideals of ‘Social, Economic and Political’ Justice that are enshrined in the preamble of our constitution and under the Directive Principles of State Policy. Imparting legal awareness is the first step towards ensuring prompt and effective access to justice. Keeping this in mind, the Bar Council of India mandated all law colleges and universities in India to establish and run legal aid centers or clinics. The idea was to fulfil certain standards of legal education, but more importantly, it was also aimed at engaging the students in serving their community by promoting legal awareness through these legal aid clinics and programmes.
The entire purpose of setting nationwide collegiate clinics is to acclimatize several thousand law students of the nation to the problems faced by the masses ignorant about their rights and remedies under the law. The aim is indeed a noble one but there difficulties which still need to be addressed. The Lloyd Law College Legal Aid Clinic is one successful beacon while there many more colleges and universities where such beacons need to be lighted, many thousands whose legal dilemmas need to be efficiently addressed.
The Lloyd Law College Legal Aid & Services Clinic is the body which inducts students to use their knowledge of law to provide free legal aid to those who are most in need of it through various media. The Legal Aid functions that it performs are preventive, remedial, activist and reformative.
Our aim is to spread legal awareness among students and people at large. we endeavours to achieve the target by organising legal literacy camps, Seminars, Legal Counselling, public Speaking, Poster Making, Street Plays, liasoning with Legal Services Authorities and thorough various other communicable mediums.