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The world of education has increased its efficacy intensively by collaborating with many other global partners and have been able to provide the desired degrees in much shortened duration, without compromising its quality. It has benefitted the students immensely, to spread their wings of knowledge in a much broadened spectrum and horizon, without stretching the much valuable time frame, which otherwise would have been required, if opted separately. An overall reduction of two years to earn a BA / BBA LLB or LLB degree and the JD degree, is a considerable gain for career building students. The JD degree is required if a student wants to practice law in the United States.

JGLS has inked historic MOUs with prominent American universities to establish Dual Degree Programmes. This will pave way for extraordinary opportunities for the students of JGLS to pursue a dual degree programme. The name of such universities are:

  1. Cornell University Cornell Law School
  2. Indiana University Bloomington Maurer School of Law (JD Programme)
  3. University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (JD Programme)
  4. University of New Hampshire (Advanced JD Programme)
  5. Tilburg University - Tilburg Law School (LLB Global Law)

Over the past years, we have witnessed the overwhelmed response of the students to go for the JD Programme at above mentioned universities.

 

How does the MOU benefit the students?

An average time to earn a JD Degree is three years of full-time coursework. So a student of BA / BBA LLB and LLB could earn a JD Degree in eight and six years of time respectively, if gone separately. However, if nominated from the Home University a student of BA / BBA LLB and LLB can earn two degrees i.e. a degree from their Home University and a JD Degree, in a six and four years of time respectively. This reduction of two years does not in any way affect the rigorousness of the course, and it is done through extended exchange frameworks and credit transfers.

 

Who is eligible to apply for the JD/ LLB Global Degree

  • Students of five-year BA LLB/BBA LLB programme can apply in their fourth – year.
  • Students of three-year LLB programme can apply in their second year.
  • Students gone on exchange shall be nominated only upon successful completion of their exchange credits in addition to pending credits. LLB students gone on exchange shall not be eligible to apply for JD degree programme, since it shall not be possible to complete all credits, in three semesters.

 

Eligibility Criteria

  •  Cornell Law School
  1. A student must be in the fourth year of study of the five-year BA LLB / BBA LLB programme, second year of study of the three year LLB programme.
  2. A student must have a minimum CGPA of 6.5 out of 8 and must have passed all the courses.
  3. There should not be any disciplinary action of the nature of suspension against the student.
  • Other Partner Universities
  1. A student must be in the fourth year of study of the five-year BA LLB / BBA LLB programme, second year of study of the three year LLB programme.
  2. A student must have a minimum CGPA of 6.0 out of 8 and must have passed all the courses.
  3. There should not be any disciplinary action of the nature of suspension against the student.

 

Selection Process

  • Cornell Law School
  1. Call for application for students of BA LLB/BBA LLB and LLB students is circulated in July/August.
  2. Interested students need to upload their updated Resume, Statement of purpose and updated transcript.
  3. Students who satisfy the eligibility criteria are called for the first round interview with Assistant Deans – International Collaborations, JGLS and are scored based on their CGPA score, resume, SOP and interview. For more information about the fee and expenses student can click on the link https://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/admissions/tuition/tuition_expenses.cfm , and get the detailed information. No financial aid is to be given by Cornell Law School.
  4. Second round of interview shall be taken by the Dean of Law School.
  5. Selected students will be nominated to Cornell Law School. Upon nomination, the students will undergo a selection process for admission to the program by the Host University. Nomination is simply an internal process and not a guarantee for selection. Once nominated and selected, there will be no opportunity to withdraw.
  • Other Universities
  1. Call for application for students of BA LLB/BBA LLB and LLB students is circulated in July/August.
  2. Interested students need to upload their updated Resume, Statement of purpose and updated transcript.
  3. Students who satisfy the eligibility criteria are called for the first round interview with Assistant Deans – International Collaborations, JGLS and are scored based on their CGPA score, resume, SOP and interview. For more information, Click here , and get the detailed information.
  4. Second round of interview shall be taken by the Dean of Law School.
  5. Selected students will be nominated to the Host university. Upon nomination, the students may/ may not undergo a selection process for admission to the program by the Host University. Nomination is simply an internal process and not a guarantee for selection. Once nominated and selected, there will be no opportunity to withdraw.

 

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