In 2009, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) began its first academic session with the establishment of India's first global law school, Jindal Global Law School (JGLS). JGLS is recognised by the Bar Council of India and offers a three-year LL.B. programme, a five-year B.A./B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) programme and an LL.M. programme with four areas of specialization: Corporate and Financial Law, International Trade Law, Intellectual Property Rights and Taxation.
JGU has been widely recognized by many institutions around the world. It has enabled us to develop international collaborations with over 100 institutions in 35 countries. The Jindal Global Law School has built international collaborations with the leading law schools around the world, which have led to the implementation of faculty and student exchanges, joint teaching, joint research, joint publications, dual degree programmes, joint executive education programmes, summer and winter schools and study abroad programmes,
A report relating to higher education in India entitled: "New Realities, New Possibilities: The Changing Face of Indian Higher Education" published by Ernst & Young and FICCI, has recognized the Jindal Global Law School of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) as one of the two key institutions in India rated as "Premium Higher Education Institutes" (HEIs).
JGLS imparts a rigorous and multi-disciplinary legal education with a view of producing world-class legal professionals, scholars, leaders and public servants. JGLS empowers its students with knowledge, skills, and vision to meet the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing world. The School's expert faculty comes from across the globe and engages in critical scholarship that contributes to public debates both in India and abroad. Research centres at JGLS have been established to inject new ideas into the cutting edge issues of law and policy ranging from women's rights to international trade. JGLS is committed to promoting multi-disciplinary legal education where students of JGLS have an opportunity to cross-register courses in other schools of JGU:Jindal Global Business School (JGBS), Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA), Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP) and Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities (JSLH).
JGLS is committed to providing a world-class legal education to a diverse and talented body of students. At JGLS, students are given exposure to new ideas, international perspectives, and innovative teaching in an encouraging and open academic environment. The students of JGLS have been active in national and international mooting and debating competitions. In fact, the team from JGLS won the first prize in the Oxford Media Law Moot Court Competition winning against the University of Oxford in the finals. Our students have interned with top global law firms, India and international courts, international tribunals, inter-governmental organisations, leading lawyers, prominent judges, and a diverse collection of NGOs. With a high quality legal education bolstered by unique work experiences, our graduating students will be armed with the skills they need to succeed in a diverse set of fields, both in India and abroad.
I sincerely hope that you make the best use of this amazing opportunity to study at India's first Global Law School. I am confident that the outstanding faculty of JGLS will inspire and motivate you to work hard and to engage in rigorous academic work reflecting a sense of passionate commitment to achieving excellence in legal education and research. I once again take this opportunity to welcome you to our Law School.
Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar