A Global Vision
In 2009, JGU began its first academic session with the establishment of India's first global law school. Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) is recognised by the Bar Council of India and offers a three-year LL.B. programme, a five-year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), a five-year B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) programmes and a one year LL.M. programme. JGLS has established several research centres in a variety of fields including: 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 Rights Studies; Public Law and Jurisprudence; Environment and Climate Change Studies; South Asian Legal Studies, and Clinical Legal Programmes.
JGLS is committed to providing global legal education to its students. To fulfill this objective, the curriculum and pedagogy is designed to give extensive exposure to students to domestic, international and comparative law courses. Students at JGLS study compulsory courses and choose from an unparalleled array of elective courses in addition to courses on substantive and procedural law, students gain lawyering skills through practical training papers and clinical legal programmes. JGLS also inculcates sound research and writing skills among students by requiring them to write research papers and participate in the activities of the Research Centres.
To achieve the vision of providing globalized education in India, JGLS has appointed its faculty members with international educational background, scholarship, experience and orientation. JGLS faculty members have outstanding academic records and have educational qualifications from universities and law schools in India and around the world including Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, Stanford Law School, Yale Law School, New York University School of Law, and Northeastern University School of Law in the USA, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of London and University of Nottingham in the UK, Monash University in Australia, University of Hamburg in Germany, Dalhousie University, Queen’s University and University of Toronto in Canada, National Law School of India University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, University of Madras, Indian Law Institute and University of Delhi in India.
JGLS has also entered into collaborations, exchange programmes, research partnerships and other forms of engagement and interaction with top universities and institutions across the globe which are willing to share their invaluable intellectual resources developed over decades. There are faculty and student exchange programmes and academic collaboration arrangements with leading law schools, such as Harvard, Yale, NYU, Sydney, Keio and many other reputed universities in the world.
Progressive Legal Education
Keeping in mind the BCI Rules and the changing needs of the legal industry, the JGLS ensures
- That the course design is up-dated for every semester;
- The dynamic nature of study-materials;
- The development of appropriate methodology of teaching-learning based on the object and objectives (variables) of the study; and
- That the standard achieved by the students are evaluated without undue emphasis on learning by rote instead highlighting legal reasoning, the application of legal principles and detailing fact analyses with precision
Further, students are requested to provide feedback on the courses taught, the depth of instruction provided and the manner of teaching. Where necessary, faculty members are guided to modify their course outlines, materials and teaching style.
Two of the three undergraduate programmes under the JGLS are interdisciplinary in nature. The five year integrated BA.LL.B (Hons) programme includes at least 12 courses in social sciences and humanities and the five year integrated BBA LLB (Hons) programme includes at least 12 courses in business, commerce and management.
Further, a number of elective courses at the various schools of the University are open for cross-registration. For example, a student of the Jindal School of International Affairs may opt for a course on International Humanitarian Law offered by the Jindal Global Law School.