The main aims and objectives for which the Society is established are as under
  1. To provide the highest standards of legal education to make Indian legal education comparable with the most reputed international institutions of legal education.
  2. To consider, initiate and promote reforms in legal education and disseminate learning and knowledge of law and legal processes and their role in national development.
  3. To provide better co-ordination amongst the NLUs and other legal institutions to achieve highest standard of legal education in the country.
  4. To provide advice to the universities, educational institutions and academicians on teaching and promote innovative curriculum, teaching methods and teaching materials in the field of law and allied disciplines.
  5. To administer, control and monitor the conducting of all India common entrance examination for law i.e. CLAT, for and on behalf of all the participating NLUs, and facilitate admission of students into various NLUs in the country.
  6. To permit the use of CLAT score by any other institution for admission or appointments or for any other purpose in accordance with the Bye-Laws of the Society.
  7. To consider and streamline the process of recruitment of teachers of Law Universities and develop skills in research, publication, pedagogy among the law teachers in all the NLUs and the law teachers in other institutions imparting courses in law.
  8. To promote and disseminate knowledge, create awareness and provide a common forum of interaction amongst academicians, judges, lawyers, professionals, universities, educational institutions and government agencies.
  9. To promote and facilitate exchange of faculty as well as students not only amongst the NLUs but also with the foreign law schools and universities.
  10. To promote educational research and facilitate the exchange of information among the universities through sharing of resources.
  11. To make the benefits of legal education of one or more NLUs available to the rest of the NLUs.
  12. To provide the necessary support including financial assistance to the NLUs which subscribes to the membership of the Society, in an attempt to streamline legal education and set the highest national standards in education.
  13. To undertake and promote research in the field of law and attract students of highest calibre to member NLUs in the country, irrespective of race, creed, caste, sex or religion, and provide opportunities for their involvement in research activities and projects in the field of law, and to host seminars, lectures and conferences to disseminate the results of such research.
  14. To facilitate and enhance the importance of clinical legal education.
  15. To introduce new courses in various contemporary fields of law such as Law of the Sea, Maritime Laws, Marine Insurance, Air and Space Law, Atomic Energy Laws, Security Laws, Laws on Terrorism, International Business Laws, Investment Laws, Displacement and the Laws, WTO and GATS, Laws on Minerals and Mines, International Economic Laws, Competition Laws, Comparative Federalism, Comparative Constitutional Laws, Diversity Law, Religion & Law, Sentencing, Cyber Forensics, Global Administrative Law, Global Rule of Law, Comparative Environmental Laws, Energy Laws, EU Laws, etc., or in any other subject of law and allied disciplineat the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  16. To encourage inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach in both the regular and seminar courses.
  17. To facilitate research in national, transnational and comparative areas of law.
  18. To establish, develop and promote links with similar bodies, organizations, members of the legal profession, nationally and internationally, and provide a focal point in India for scholars in the field of law.
  19. To evolve uniform policies in terms of admission, courses, semester system, uniform grading system and the like in tune with global standards.
  20. To promote international collaborations amongst institutions of importance for academic research and related objectives.
  21. To attract more and more foreign students and thereby participate in globalizing not only legal education but also develop friendly relations with people from diverse cultures across the world.
  22. To work towards improvement in the diversity of NLUs amongst students, teaching and non-teaching staff.
  23. To take all appropriate actions in furtherance of such purposes and to exercise all powers that are consistent with such purposes.
The other objectives which are incidental or ancillary to the main aims and objectives of the Society are as under
  1. To accept grants, donations, assistance from public bodies, corporations, companies, persons or trusts for furthering the objectives of the Society.
  2. To organize and participate in seminars, conferences, fairs related to the objectives of the Society and to compile, collate, edit and publish reports, presentations, papers, books, journals, magazines, periodicals, thesis, research, writings, articles, documents, etc.
  3. To enter into any arrangement with any Government agency or authority whether Central, State, local, municipal or international or with any other person, that may seem conducive to the objectives of the Society.
  4. To purchase, take on lease or in exchange, hire or otherwise acquire any movable, immovable property, and in particular any land, building, workshops, machinery, appliances, trademarks, licenses, permits, intellectual property rights and any other rights or privileges, necessary or convenient for the purpose of meeting the objectives of the Society.
  5. To borrow or raise funds, with or without security, as may be required by the Society for fulfilling its objectives.
  6. To collect fees, including membership fees, service charges, consultancy charges, compensations, or such other monies as may be required in the due course of functioning of the Society and in furtherance of the objectives of the Society.
  7. To pay all expenses, preliminary or incidental to the formation of the Society and its registration.
  8. To draw, make, accept, endorse, discount, execute and issue cheques, promissory notes, hundiesand other negotiable instruments of all descriptions in connection with the Society’s business.
  9. To create academic, technical, administrative, ministerial and other posts and to make appointments thereto.
  10. To institute and award scholarships, prizes and medals.
  11. To generally take such other lawful steps and initiatives that may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment or enlargement of the objectives of the Society.