P-PIL (Promoting Public Interest Lawyering) aims to further the cause of public interest through the instrumentality of the law. What distinguishes P-PIL from various other public interest outfits is the fact that key focus will be on advancing public interest by creating synergies between law schools and the legal profession and leveraging their respective talents and resources to help achieve shared public interest goals.
In particularly P-PIL will look at representing the under-represented and the under-privileged, upholding human rights and other constitutionally guaranteed rights through various means including the filing of public interest litigation, challenging arbitrary exercise of government power, reducing threats to the independence of the judiciary, protecting our environment and enhancing the “capabilities” of our people by deploying the instrumentality of the law.
P-PIL will build teams of the best law students across India and engage the finest lawyers to brainstorm and push the frontiers of the law to create a better society for all of us.
P-PIL will also aim to do the following:
- Tie up with legal aid clinics across the various leading law schools.
- Foster clinical legal education at the various law schools
- Work with law firms to help set up pro bono units within
- Foster a more robust pro bono culture amongst lawyers and the various law firms in this country.
At a broader level, it will aim to connect the various actors, both in India and globally, who attempt to protect and promote public interest through the instrumentality of the law and legal processes.