LL.M. in Environmental Law, Energy & Climate Change

LL.M. in Environmental, Energy & Climate Change


About The Programme

Environmental law has become increasingly important in recent years, as businesses, NGOs, and governments around the world have recognized the need to create regulatory structures for environmental management. The LL.M. programme in Environmental, Energy and Climate Change is designed to provide law graduates with specialized legal knowledge that will enable them to address global challenges such as climate change and energy access. The programme covers a wide range of subjects related to environmental law and energy, including the legal and technical aspects of mining, generation, transmission, and distribution of energy.

Legal professionals working in the field of environment will benefit greatly from this specialized Masters Programme in Environmental Law. The programme is designed to enhance their knowledge in the field and to build upon their existing careers. It provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the legal frameworks that regulate environmental management and provides practical training in the application of these frameworks to real-world situations. Graduates of this programme will be well-positioned to take on leadership roles in the field of environmental law and to make a meaningful contribution to the development of regulatory structures that help to protect the environment.

What Makes It Different at JGU

The LL.M. programme in Environmental and Climate Change offered jointly by JGLS and WWF is a unique non-residential programme that aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the complex and emerging issues surrounding environmental law and climate change. The specialization integrates Indian perspectives with global approaches to the subject, offering a transnational and comparative perspective. The curriculum of the programme is intensive, allowing students to study a variety of carefully selected courses on contemporary topics in national and international environmental laws. The programme emphasizes critical thinking and problem-solving skills, making it suitable for students who wish to excel in the legal and academic arena.

The LL.M. in Environmental and Climate Change provides a platform for students to study the national and international aspects of environmental law and climate change issues, thereby enhancing their knowledge base and contributing to the development of legal and regulatory frameworks in this field. The programme also emphasizes the study of energy issues, from the mining of raw materials to generation, transmission, and distribution.
The LL.M. programme in Environmental and Climate Change offered jointly by JGLS and WWF has a high faculty-student ratio, ensuring personalized attention and an interactive learning environment. The programme offers a unique opportunity for students to engage with leading scholars and practitioners in the field and to develop a range of skills that will be essential for their future success.

The admission process for the LL.M. programme comprises two steps. Firstly, candidates need to appear for one of the following entrance examinations, which will carry a weightage of 70% in the admission process:

  1. LSAT-India Entrance Test 2023: Interested candidates can register for the online LSAT-India entrance test and obtain further information on the same by visiting the following link: https://www.discoverlaw.in
  2. CLAT PG Entrance Test 2023

Candidates can register for the LSAT-India 2023 entrance test at https://pearsonvue.excelindia.com/lsatindia/.

Once registered, candidates must submit their Statement of Purpose, Academic documents and Curriculum Vitae online at https://lawadmissions.jgu.edu.in/

The LL.M. in Environmental, Energy & Climate Change programme is a comprehensive 28-credit course offered jointly by Jindal Global Law School and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The programme aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in the most pressing environmental and climate change issues of our time. The course curriculum is designed to integrate Indian and global perspectives on national and international environmental law, climate change, and energy issues.

The programme includes three core courses that cover Legal Research Methodology, Law and Justice in a Globalizing World, and Comparative Public Law. Additionally, there are six specialized courses that delve deeper into Environmental Laws in National Context, International Environmental Law and Policy I & II, Adaptation to Climate Change, Energy Laws in International and National Context, and Implementation of Conservation Laws in India: A Field Study. Students also undertake a mandatory 4-credit Clinic Course offered jointly with King’s College London (KCL).

The LL.M. programme places a strong emphasis on an international, transnational and comparative approach to studying environmental law. The course curriculum is taught by leading scholars, international and domestic practitioners, and accomplished faculty members. The programme is designed to equip students with a range of skills and perspectives essential for success in the highly competitive professional and academic environment of environmental law. Students enrolled in the programme will have the opportunity to explore contemporary topics in national and international environmental laws and develop a specialized skill set to address global environmental challenges.

The LL.M. programme at JGLS offers students the opportunity to pursue their career objectives and become subject experts in their field of interest. Some students may wish to pursue a PhD at a later stage, and the LL.M. programme provides a solid foundation to acquire research skills. At JGLS, students receive guidance and support from experienced faculty members to help them achieve their career goals.

To facilitate national and international internships and placements, JGLS has established the Office of Career Services (OCS). Students interested in internships and placements are encouraged to contact the Assistant Dean of Student Initiatives, subject to the prior approval of the Director of Post Graduate Legal Studies. Students must be in good academic standing to be eligible for internships with firms and organizations that have entered into an agreement with JGLS. All applications will be assessed by a committee of faculty members nominated by the Vice Chancellor. However, the final decision to select students for internships and placements remains with the organizations themselves.

To promote the research work of students, the Law School conducts a student colloquium after the internship, where students have the opportunity to present their research work to faculty members and fellow students. Selected students for internships will have to sign a letter of undertaking to ensure that they maintain proper discipline, good behavior and accountability during their internship.

The Student Exchange Programme at Jindal Global Law School provides an excellent opportunity for students enrolled in the LL.M. Programme to pursue their second semester at one of JGLS’s partner universities. This programme has been very popular among students, as it allows them to not only enrich their academic and professional lives but also gain a broader perspective by studying at our partner institutions.

The Student Exchange Programme is designed to be revenue-neutral regarding tuition fees, meaning that students will continue to pay their tuition fees at their home institution and will be responsible for their travel, living, and other ancillary expenses during the exchange programme.

In addition to the Student Exchange Programme, JGLS offers the Global Immersion Fellowship for Talent & Educational Development (GIFTED) Programme. This programme provides LL.M. students with a unique opportunity to pursue international education in India with a defined pathway to the LL.M. programme at JGLS’s partner universities.

Currently, the participating law schools in the GIFTED Programme are the School of Law at Texas A&M University and the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University. Selected students spend their Fall semester at JGLS, where they complete all compulsory courses before moving to the partner university in the Spring semester. Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded a dual LL.M. degree, one from JGU and the other from the partner university, allowing them to complete two LL.M. degrees in one year.

JGLS also offers the JGLS-Brunel Dual LL.M. Programme, which provides a unique opportunity for JGLS students to secure two LL.M. degrees. The selected students spend one year at JGLS and another year of study at Brunel Law School to pursue the Masters of Law (LL.M.) programme.

Finally, the JGLS-QMUL 1+1 Collaboration offers another opportunity for JGLS students to secure two LL.M. degrees. The selected students spend one year at JGLS and another year of study at the Queen Mary University of London to pursue the Masters of Law (LL.M.) programme.

Overall, these international collaborations and exchange programmes provide JGLS students with exceptional opportunities to gain a broader perspective, enrich their academic and professional lives, and obtain dual LL.M. degrees from some of the most renowned law schools in the world.

JGLS believes that an international experience is essential for students to recognize and embrace different cultural and community perspectives, creating new career opportunities and broadening their worldview. To facilitate this, JGLS offers a range of geographically diverse and academically enriching Student Exchange programmes for one semester. These programmes offer students the opportunity to study abroad at one of JGLS’s partner institutions, spread across varying legal systems, and bring back a unique learning experience. The exchanges not only enrich students’ academic and professional lives, but also enhance language learning, intercultural skills, self-reliance, and self-awareness, making them citizens of the world.

The programme is open to students pursuing the five-year B.Com. / B.B.A. LL.B / B.A. LL.B, three-year LL.B., and one-year LL.M. programmes. Eligible students from JGLS spend a semester at one of our partner institutions across the globe, and the programme is revenue-neutral with respect to tuition fees.

Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) provides an academic support programme called the ‘LIFE in Law’ programme for students who face academic challenges. This programme is designed to assist students who need additional support in passing their re-sit examinations. The ‘LIFE in Law’ programme is a teaching-oriented program, with a focus on preparing students for re-sit examinations.

The programme is designed to cater to the needs of students who require assistance in academics. It provides a support system to help students overcome academic challenges and succeed in their studies. The entire programme is designed to be teaching-oriented, with a focus on preparing students for re-sit examinations.

Overall, the ‘LIFE in Law’ programme at JGLS is a valuable resource for students who require academic support, providing them with the necessary tools to overcome academic challenges and succeed in their studies.