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Inside JGU November 2021 Issue

JGLS hosts Global Law Schools' Summit with over 150 thought leaders from 35 countries

Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) held a truly international, one-of-its-kind Global Law Schools’ Summit from December 1-3 2021 on the theme ‘The Present and Future of Global Legal Education’.
The summit brought together 150+ thought leaders from six continents and 35+ countries over 21 Thematic sessions, eight Special Dialogues, two Colloquiums and three Keynote Addresses to envisage the present and future of global legal education.

The Summit was inaugurated by Hon’ble Justice Gita Mittal, Former Chief Justice, High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Chairperson of the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council. The inauguration ceremony also witnessed a Keynote Address by Her Excellency the Hon’ble Margaret Beazley AC QC, Former President, New South Wales (NSW) Court of Appeal & Governor, NSW, Australia, and a Special Address by Justice Gita Mittal.

The summit concluded in the esteemed presence of distinguished members of the legal profession and Indian politics. The Valedictory Address was delivered by Mr. Tushar Mehta, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and the Solicitor General of India and the Special Address was delivered by Dr. Sasmit Patra, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha and Member, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice, India.

“As we enter a post-pandemic world, the demands of justice will not only increase but also be more complex than before. It is very important for leaders of legal education from across the globe to come together to envisage the present and future of global legal education that will impact the future of students, academics and nations. JGLS has always been committed to creating important dialogues with a global perspective. Therefore, the Global Law Schools’ Summit was organised to create an ongoing forum to engage in intellectual deliberations that will have global impact. We are deeply humbled to have an extraordinary forum of nearly 150+ thought leaders from over 35 countries and 6 continents, including law school Deans, scholars, Supreme Court Judges, lawyers, law firm Partners, and representation from all spheres of the legal profession and legal education. The Summit brought a comprehensive and inclusive perspective on the present and future of legal education,” said Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor, JGU & Founding Dean, JGLS.

“The Global Law Schools’ Summit was conceived to review the state of law and society in globalising conditions within an analytical framework — Global Legal Education — that allows for critiquing, contemplating, and conceiving the same.  “We are truly grateful to have stalwarts and leaders from all spheres of the world of law with us at this summit. This includes over 100 Vice-Chancellors, Current and Former Deans, Principals, Heads, Directors and other Senior Leaders of Law Schools. This Conference was also honoured by the presence of 13 Judges and Law Firm Partners from India, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. All the leaders deliberated across three days of the conference to envisage the present and future of global legal education”, Professor (Dr.) S.G. Sreejith, Executive Dean, JGLS.

“JGU has always been committed to creating a global and diverse set of perspectives to ensure a holistic response to the needs of the world around us. JGLS has taken this extraordinary step to create a global forum that has representation from over 100 universities from over 35 countries, as well as representation from the judiciary and law firms. The conference has provided another platform for all the stakeholders, including academia, industry and students, to come together to engage in dialogues that have the power to transform the future of global legal education”, said Professor Dabiru Sridhar Patnaik, Registrar, JGU.

The Summit had speakers coming together from 35-plus countries, which made the conference a truly global experience. The conference featured speakers from Australia, Belgium, Bhutan, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, France, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, The Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Turkey and Uruguay.

The Summit brought together diverse views from the senior leadership of leading law schools from the best universities of the world including King’s College London, Harvard University, University College Dublin, University of Southampton, University of California, Davis, University of Arizona, University of Sydney, Monash University, The University of Western Australia, Yale University, University of Lagos, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Jenderal Soedirman University, Universiti Teknologi MARA, IE University, University of Birmingham, Durham University, Georgetown University, Texas A&M University, The University of Auckland, Catholic University of Uruguay, University of Calgary, Curtin University, Baskent University, University of Rijeka, University of Antwerp, Fudan University, City University of Hong Kong, National University of Singapore, University of Pretoria, KU Leuven, University Catholique de lille, The University of Edinburgh, Nelson Mandela University, New York University, Masaryk University, Mykolas Romeris University, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Nalsar University of Law, Gujarat National Law University, and National Law University – Delhi.

The Summit witnessed three days of intellectual deliberations with global leaders of legal education to envisage the present and future of global legal education.

This summit will be broadcast live on JGU’s official YouTube Channel and Facebook Page. Click on the following link to watch the summit on all three days:

More details of the entire programme are available in the following link:

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