Legal awareness lies at the base of any effort toward legal empowerment. Critical knowledge of legal provisions and processes, coupled with the skills to use this knowledge to realize rights and entitlements will empower people to demand justice, accountability and effective remedies at all levels. Legal awareness sometimes called Public legal education and civics education is the empowerment of individuals regarding issues involving the law. Legal awareness helps to promote consciousness of legal culture, participation in the formation of laws and the rule of law
We can spread legal awareness by educating people about their rights, about their duties and about new laws and provisions.
First, all we need is a good plan for this purpose. Law Institution consisting Legal Aid Committee can do a lot. The law students in these committees, although lacking legal expertise, have the ability to not only spread awareness but also help enforce the basic rights of those in undeveloped regions.
For example, they can associate themselves with an RTI activist organization and help people file RTIs. It is not uncommon for these students to visit rural and undeveloped areas to talk to the people.
In some cases, they also organize street plays in the local languages and perform it weekly, each time in a different area. They even help people get in touch with lawyers who can file PILs or other petitions or suits for them. Visiting jails and helping inmates apply for balls or deportation is also part of their programmes.