Our Mandate

To strengthen coordination and networking of LASPs, harmonisation and standardisation of legal aid service provision by the different service providers, lobbying and advocacy to facilitate a favourable legal and policy environment.

Public Interest Law Clinic - PILAC

PILAC's mission is To challenge academic, political and social elitism, promote equality and non-discriminatory access to justice,
and facilitate the greater protection of human rights at the national, regional and international levels.

Its vision is To build a cadre of lawyers with specialist public interest law training and ardent interest in human rights law
practice to provide critical support to vulnerable and marginalized groups in society.


» Values
•     Equitable access to justice
•     Non-discrimination
•     Transparency and Accountability
•     Community empowerment

» Objectives
1.  To enhance public interest lawyering skills amongst students and pracitioners
2.  To build the resource and skills capacity of Public Interest Law
3.  To build strategic partnership
4.  To undertake research on access to justice through Public Interest Law
5.  To promote acces to justice

» Target Beneficiaries
Law Students

» Laspnet Membership Cluster
Social Justice

» Area(s) of Work / Focus
•     ILAC Activities
•     Clinical legal education and Guest lecture series
•     Public speaker series
•     Community law project and mobile clinic

» Summary of Activities
•     Continuing legal education where students are practically taught
•     Community law program providing legal literacy to communities and mobile law clinic where legal counceling is done
•     Trainings on public inerest litigation


School of Law, Makerere University
P.O. Box 6714 Kampala, Uganda
Tel:+(256) 414-532954 | Fax:+(256) 414-543110
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  • Plot 10, Block 75 Balintuma Road, Mengo.
    P.O. Box 8488, Kampala-Uganda
  • Tel: +256(0)393513733 
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