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Collaborative Research Centers

To foster a collaborative research culture, JGLS has witnessed growth of two jointly run research centres, that work on cutting edge issues on law and policy, that fall under their domain: 

A. Michigan-Jindal Centre for Global Corporate and Financial Law and Policy 

The Centre is a joint undertaking between the University of Michigan and JGLS. The Centre is first of its kind and aims to enhance our understanding of the regulation of financial markets and corporate governance in the US, India and elsewhere while at the same time facilitating research, policy analysis and scholarship in these areas. Recognizing the intractable connection between the practice and academic study of finance regulation and corporate governance, he Centre proposes to reach out to the practicing Bar in India and elsewhere, developing materials and planning events that will be useful for real world practitioners. The Centre is dedicated to promoting research and dialogue that will provide a deeper understanding of how this broad area of law impacts India’s economic and social prosperity within a global context. 

The Centre has published a number of documents on topics ranging from infrastructure financing to Indian mining regulation. It has also organized important conferences on topics such as corruption and foreign investment, competition law, and comparative corporate governance. Co-director: Professor Vikramaditya Khanna, Professor, Michigan Law School; Assistant Directors: Professors Charles Maddox and Vaiji Raghunathan 

B. Renmin-Jindal India China Centre on Negotiation (forthcoming) 

The proposed India-China Center on Negotiation will be a first-of-its-kind collaboration between two of the top law schools in China and India. The center will be established in Fall 2012. In its first academic year, the center will increase contact and understanding between administrators, faculty, and students at the two institutions through a series of concrete initiatives, laying the foundation for increasingly ambitious research and non-research collaborations. Later, it will develop as a nodal centre in this region of the world on cutting edge research on issues related to law, business, international affairs and public policy, that informs India-China studies around the world. 

Following events have been planned for 2012-13: a) January 2013: Joint Workshop on International Negotiations. Simultaneous workshops will be held at Renmin, Jindal, and two other participating universities in China and India. They will deploy videoconferencing technology to increase interaction among participating students and enable them to practice international negotiations. Harvard Law School Negotiators will contribute by refining the curriculum and assist in recruiting and preparing program trainers. 

b) Spring 2013: Video-Conferenced Course Offerings. The center may offer courses on topics such as Indian constitutional law, Chinese commercial law, etc. using the videoconferencing equipment available at the two law schools. The cost and exact nature of such courses would depend on the level of interest at the participating universities. 

c) Summer 2013: India-China Center Conference & Negotiation Summit. The center will host its first conference in Beijing, China. The conference will feature speakers, panels and events on topics of law and policy related to China and India. Faculty from Renmin and Jindal will discuss and lay the groundwork for a research agenda for the center's 2013-14 academic year. The conference will be preceded by the multi-day negotiation summit for students and researchers.