Centre For Post Graduate Legal Studies

The Economic Times |

NEW DELHI: Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) has joined hands with Geneva’s Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies for implementing legal clinic on trade and investment, which is first of its kind, in India.

With this partnership, OP Jindal Global University’s JGLS will be offering one-year LLM programme to students.

In a press statement, JGLS said students will get an opportunity to work in a cross-cultural group on issues relating to trade policies with respect to trade negotiations.

JGLS said the project is an outcome of collaboration of experts who advised World Trade OrganizationWorld Bank and International Council for Settlement of Investment Disputes and has been running successfully at the Graduate Institute of International Studies and theStanford Law School.

The Center is set up in accordance with the revised University Grants Commissionguidelines to offer one-year LLM programme and is supported by an international advisory council, it said.

Speaking on the partnership, Professor C Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor of JGU, said this is the first time in the country that such a project is being offered to LLM students.

“It provides a new impetus to postgraduate legal education where students pursue in-depth study through a combination of practice and theory and understand the implications of trade and investment regimes on our daily lives.

“By making basic legal services available to least developed countries, NGOs or SMEs, they contribute to lowering the barriers to access to justice in both international trade and foreign investment regimes,” he said.