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Inside JGU 2021 - Issue 5 (May)

JGLS Professor receives India Australia Impact Award

Professor Shaun Star, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), and Executive Director, Centre for India Australia Studies, and Executive Director, Centre for Sports Law, Business and Governance, JGU, has been awarded the India Australia Impact Award in the India Australia Business and Community Awards (IABCA) in Sydney on 14 May 2021.

The Australia India Impact Award recognises an individual’s contribution to the bilateral relationship between Australia and India. Other finalists in this award category included a Grammy award winner, CEOs of international companies, partners of top accounting firms and founders of internationally-recognised NGOs.

Established in 2014, the IABCA celebrates the India-Australia relationship each year receiving hundreds of nominations from participants who contribute to the bilateral relationship. This award is a recognition of the profound impact and the significant contribution Professor Star has made to the India-Australia bilateral relationship over the past decade.

Shaun is passionate about promoting the Australia-India relationship and has published a book entitled ‘Australia and India: A Comparative Overview of the Law and Legal Practice’. He is the co-founder and former chair of the Australia India Youth Dialogue and provides regular commentary on issues such as the Australia-India relationship and sports law and governance in India.

Since joining JGU, Professor Star established the Centre for India Australia Studies (CIAS) in 2016. Since then, he and his team in CIAS has contributed significantly to JGU’s collaborations with Australia and in boosting the India-Australia bilateral relationship.

Thanks to the leadership and contribution of Shaun and the efforts of his colleagues at CIAS and other faculty members of the schools of JGU:
  • JGLS has become the first and only Indian law school to be recognised by the Law Council of Australia, allowing JGLS graduates a clear pathway to practice law in Australia.
  • JGU has signed MoUs with 20 Australian universities (that is half of all universities in the country) and a number of other institutions in Australia.
  • JGU and CIAS have hosted more than 200 Australian students for India Immersion Programmes, funded by Australian Government scholarships.
  • More than 80 JGU students have completed exchange programmes, summer schools, or internships in Australia.
  • Approximately 300 Australian scholars and dignitaries have visited JGU and CIAS for conferences, guest lectures or visiting lecture positions.
  • JGU has numerous pathway agreements and dual degree programmes for its students with leading Australian universities.