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Volume 5, Issue 10 | October 2021

JGLS signs 10 MoUs for collaborations with leading international universities

In keeping with its commitment to promoting internationalisation and continuing with its collaborative initiatives, Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) has signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) to establish 10 new international collaborations with international partner universities.

 

The new partners of JGLS include 10 universities in 8 countries — Australia (2), New Zealand (1), Portugal (1), Slovakia (1), South Africa (1), United Kingdom (2), United States (1), and Uzbekistan (1).

 

The types of collaborations include short-term study abroad programmes, J.D. transfers, pathways to master’s degrees, joint research and faculty exchange programmes. Students of the 5-year law programmes, 3-year law programmes, and postgraduate programmes will be the beneficiaries of these collaborations.

 

Furthermore, pathways to many M.A. and selected LL.M. programmes at Queen Mary University London have been exclusively secured for the students of the three-year B.A. (Hons) Legal Studies programme.

 

The Law Schools and Universities are:

 

  1. Federation University, Australia
  2. University of South Australia, Australia
  3. Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Portugal
  4. The University of Waikato, New Zealand
  5. Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
  6. The University of Capetown, South Africa
  7. City, University of London, United Kingdom
  8. Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

9 Texas A&M University, United States of America

  1. Tashkent State University of Law, Uzbekistan

 

These new partnerships are in addition to the 20 MoUs signed since August 2020. With these new collaborations in place,  JGLS has over 200 international collaborations that will provide unparalleled global education opportunities to its students. All collaborations with JGU are methodically planned, institutionally sustainable, and meticulously implemented.

 

Reflecting on JGU’s efforts in promoting international collaborations, Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, JGU and Founding Dean, JGLS, said, “Internationalisation has been one of the five pillars of strength for JGU (the other four being its Interdisciplinary Curriculum, Global Faculty, vibrant Research Ecosystem, and effective Student Career Services). We have been making relentless efforts to strengthen our ties with educational partners from all over the world so that we can maximise the possibilities of an intercultural learning experience for our students. As JGU and JGLS grow in leaps and bounds through the introduction of innovative and socially relevant programmes, thereby increasing their student strength, we consider it our duty and responsibility to make certain that opportunities are in abundance for all our students who aspire to become part of our short-term study abroad programmes, student exchange programmes, dual degree programmer and other pathways to pursue higher studies in the leading law schools and universities in the world. All these collaborations are based on the needs of our programmes, right-partner identification, and pre-assessed learning outcomes.”

 

Professor Kumar added, “Jindal Global Law School has established 30 new international collaborations during the pandemic in the last one year. We are committed to providing a world-class legal education to our students, and we will overcome all challenges to fulfil the dreams and aspirations of our students.”

 

According to Professor (Dr.) Sreejith S.G., Professor and Executive Dean, Jindal Global Law School, “Our global rankings, international standing, and our galaxy of faculty members have a reputational effect that prompts many international institutions to collaborate with JGLS. Their openness and reception to JGLS have been refreshing. The immense success of the past collaborations and the outstanding performance of our students during the short-term study abroad programmes have certainly contributed to this reception.”

 

Professor Malvika Seth, Associate Professor and Associate Dean (International Collaborations), Jindal Global Law School, adds, “When we reach out to partner institutions and explain our motivations and goals during the preliminary meetings, we have found them to be sharing the same. Hence, they always reciprocate our enthusiasm to partner with them. This sense of having common goals and aspirations helps in mutually designing innovative and appropriate types of collaborations between two institutions. Apart from the custom collaborations, some of the partner universities have expressed interest in having joint clinics, joint moots, resource sharing, and mutual teaching of course modules”.

 

JGLS was established in 2009 and in a short span of 12 years, has grown to become a premier law school in the country. JGLS has been ranked 76th in the world and 1st in India in the QS World University Rankings 2021 By Subject: Law.