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.
In March 2020, JGLS made history by breaking into the prestigious QS World University Subject Rankings 2020 in Law for the first time. JGLS was ranked amongst world’s top 150 law schools and recognised as the number one law school in India, followed by National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru which featured was ranked number 2 in India.
The faculty members of JGLS are outstanding scholars and practitioners recruited from around the world representing diversified legal systems, social backgrounds, and national cultures.
JGLS has over 330+ full-time faculty members from 25 countries who are engaged in teaching, research and capacity building, making it one of the world's leading law schools with a faculty-student ratio of 1:10.
The faculty members of JGLS have educational qualifications from the world's leading universities such as Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, Cornell, Oxford, Cambridge, King's College London, London School of Economics & Political Science, University of California – Berkeley, UCLA, University of Delhi, and Jawaharlal Nehru University.
JGLS has created is the opportunity for its students to pursue global legal education through a curriculum and pedagogy that best reflects the study of international law, comparative law and foreign law along with domestic law.
The students of JGLS also have a unique opportunity to be part of a larger university that promotes interdisciplinary study of a range of courses across the schools of business, international affairs, public policy, liberal arts and humanities. This is done by cross registration of over 200 courses that students can choose to study from different schools of JGU.
A unique feature of education at JGLS is the interconnectedness of the study of law and business or law and social sciences.
JGLS has a vibrant and active mooting culture. The Moot Court Society (MCS) is a student led initiative, which works hand in hand with the administration for planning, training and executing its activities.
With wins at prestigious international competitions such as the Philip C. Jessup, Vis Vienna, Price Media Law Moot Court (University of Oxford) and the Frankfurt International Investment Moot, as well as consistent good performance at domestic moots, the MCS hopes to create a strong tradition of successful mooting for years to come.
JGLS has established international collaborations with the world’s leading law schools, including
Each year, eligible students can apply to pursue a summer/winter programme, semester exchange and even opt to pursue a dual degree at some of the leading universities across the globe.
The study periods spent abroad not only enrich students’ lives in the academic and professional fields, but can also improve language learning, intercultural skills, self-reliance and self-awareness. This experience gives students a better sense of what it means to be a global citizen. In addition, many employers value such exposure, which increases the students’ employability and job prospects.
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JGLS has made history by breaking into the prestigious QS World University Subject Rankings 2020 in Law for the first time. Of the only two law schools from India that have entered law subject rankings, JGLS has secured the top number one position.