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Why JGLS

Vibrant Intellectual Environment

The faculty members of JGLS are outstanding scholars and practitioners recruited from around the world representing diversified legal systems, social backgrounds, and national cultures. The most important and defining aspect of legal education that is being offered at JGLS is its ability to bring together some of the most amazing legal minds and scholars in humanities, social sciences and business studies to teach and engage with the students of law in the B.A./B.B.A.LL.B., LL.B. and LL.M. programmes.

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. It is through the intellectual leadership of the faculty members that JGLS has been able to create an intellectual environment that fosters interdisciplinary learning, a sense of curiosity, clinical legal education and social engagement. JGLS has over 150 full-time faculty members 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 1:15.

  • Over 150 full-time faculty members with 20% non-Indian nationals from the USA, UK, China, Canada, Bulgaria, Iceland and New Zealand
  • Four faculty members are Rhodes Scholars, including Dean.
  • Faculty members have published over 500 peer reviewed articles in journals and law reviews, research reports, policy papers, book chapters, and books.
Research and Knowledge Creation

JGLS has established over 25 Research Centres that aim to generate a global network of minds bent on solving leading legal and policy questions in key areas, like Global Corporate and Financial Law and Policy; Women, Law, and Social Change; Penology, Criminal Justice and Police Studies; Human Rights Studies; International Trade and Economic Laws; Global Governance and Policy; Health Law, Ethics, and Technology; Intellectual Property & Technology Law; Public Law and Jurisprudence; Environment and Climate Change Studies; South Asian Legal Studies; International Legal Studies; Victimology and Psychological Studies and Clinical Legal Programmes.

Jindal Global Law Review (JGLR), the flagship journal of JGLS published by Springer is indexed in the LexisNexis legal database and is among top 200 refereed law journals in the world as per the Washington & Lee Law Review Rankings.
 

  • The Law & Policy Research Group publishes monthly Law & Policy Brief.
  • Student-Edited Jindal Law Quarterly (JLQ) provides a platform to the students to engage in cutting-edge contemporary legal research.
  • Michigan-Jindal Centre for Global Corporate and Financial Law and Policy; a joint undertaking between the University of Michigan and JGLS.
  • The Student Research Colloquiums; to promote research, scholarship and creative work among students of JGLS.
  • Over INR 20 crores as research grants awarded to faculty
Curriculum and Interdisciplinary Courses

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. JGLS students receive instruction in areas such as Advanced Corporate Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, IPR & Economics, International Investment Law, Labour and Industrial Law and Taxation and Property Law. In addition, student electives include highly relevant areas such as Competition Law, Futures and Options, Global Financial Markets, Infrastructure Law and Finance, the Law of the WTO and the Law and Economics of Trade Remedy Actions.

The students of JGLS 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 50 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.

Mooting and Advocacy

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. JGLS hosts the Annual Jindal Technology Law and Policy International Moot Court Competition (Jindal Moot) inviting law schools from in and around India. 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, MCS hopes to create a strong tradition of successful mooting for years to come. Some of the noteworthy mooting achievements include the following

  • Final Rounds of 24th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Vienna 2017 (Runners up out of 330 Teams).
  • Winners of 2016 National Law School Negotiation, Mediation & Client Counseling Competition 2016 (NLS NMC).
  • Winners of 2015 Frankfurt International Arbitration Moot.
  • Winners of 2015 Philip C. Jessup Moot (national rounds).
  • Winners of 2014 Oxford Price Media Moot (international rounds).
  • Winners of 2013 Nani Palkhivala Tax Law Moot.
  • Winners of 2012 ELSA World Trade Law Moot (Asia-Pacific rounds). 
  • Best Advocate Award at the Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition, 2011.
Global Language Centre

JGLS offers a range of opportunities for its students to pursue the study of several foreign languages on campus. The first Taiwan Education Centre (TEC) in India was established at the JGU in 2011 in collaboration with National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) and with the support of the Ministry of Education, Government of Taiwan. It is a joint programme undertaken by Taiwan and India to promote learning of Mandarin Chinese language and culture among Indian students of higher education and to facilitate greater understanding and cooperation.

The English Language Centre (ELC) is an integral part of campus life at JGU. The student of JGLS can avail the services of the ELC to improve their skills related to English language. ELC plays the role of an active partner in fulfilling the aspirations of students to become global citizens through the effective use of English language.

  • Taiwan Education Centre for teaching Mandarin Chinese.
  • Options to learn French, Spanish and Arabic.
  • ELC for improving English language skills to international standards.