O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) and Jindal Global Law School (JGLS)

Programmes

Distinctive features of JGLS

Curriculum and Pedagogy

Research Centres

International Collaborations

Career Development and Placement Division

Faculty and Administration

Eligibility and Fees

LSAT—India Admission Test

LSAT—India Test Centres

Two Step Application Process

Scholarships

Education Loans

Important Dates

O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) and Jindal Global Law School (JGLS)

O.P. Jindal Global University is a non-profit university established by the Haryana Private Universities (Second Amendment) Act, 2009 at Sonipat, Haryana (NCR of Delhi). JGU and JGLS are recognised by the Bar Council of India (BCI). The University Grants Commission (UGC) has notified JGU as a private university established by the state legislature of Haryana. Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), India’s first global law school is situated on a 54-acre state of the art residential JGU campus. The vision of JGU is to promote global programmes, global curriculum, global research, global collaborations, and global interaction through a global faculty. In the academic year 2010-11, JGLS offers a five year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) programme; and a three year LL.B. programme. JGLS is also offering a specially designed two year LL.M. programme with three options for specialisation for law graduates, corporate lawyers, legal practitioners, civil servants, diplomats and judges. The classes for the LL.M. programme will be held during late evenings and weekends.

Programmes

Five Year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Programme
Three Year LL.B. Programme
Two Year LL.M. Programme
  • LL.M. in International Trade Law
  • LL.M. in Corporate and Financial Law
  • LL.M. in Intellectual Property Rights

Distinctive features of JGLS

  • Global curriculum and pedagogy
  • Internationally qualified teaching and research faculty
  • Internationally benchmarked quality assurance systems
  • Law library with extensive electronic databases
  • International student and faculty exchange programmes
  • Globally networked career development and placement division
  • Green campus with modern halls of residence

Curriculum and Pedagogy

JGLS is committed to providing global legal education to its students. To fulfil this objective, the curriculum and teaching 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 will gain lawyering skills through practical training papers and clinical legal programmes. JGLS will inculcate sound research and writing skills among students by requiring them to write research papers and participate in the Research Centres.


Research Centres

As India’s first global and research driven law school, JGLS has established the following ten research centres in cutting edge legal and policy areas:
  • Centre for Global Corporate and Financial Law and Policy
  • Centre for Penology, Criminal Justice and Police Studies
  • Centre for Human Rights Studies
  • Centre for International Trade and Economic Laws
  • Centre for Global Governance and Policy
  • Centre on Public Law and Jurisprudence
  • Centre for Health Law, Ethics and Technology
  • Centre for Women, Law and Social Change
  • Centre for Intellectual Property Rights Studies
  • Centre for Environment and Climate Change

International Collaborations

International educational collaborations and partnerships are essential to promote the global nature of JGLS. JGLS has developed international collaborations with Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, New York University School of Law, Indiana University School of Law, Sydney Law School, King’s College London, University College, Oxford, United Nations University and several other reputed law schools and universities worldwide. These collaborations promote faculty exchange, student exchange, joint teaching, joint research and other initiatives, including conferences and workshops with JGLS.


Career Development and Placement Division

JGLS has established a Career Development and Placement Division with a view to providing career opportunities to students and graduates of JGLS. JGLS has signed Memoranda of Understandings (MoUs) with five reputed Indian law firms, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co, AZB & Partners, FoxMandal Little, Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, and Nishith Desai Associates to develop knowledge based partnerships and interaction with law firms and to facilitate internships and placements for JGLS students and graduates. JGLS has a network of lawyers engaged in international legal practice abroad. The JGLS Committee of International Lawyers (J-CIL) is a New York-based association of practising lawyers from leading law firms worldwide committed to providing global perspectives on emerging legal issues. J-CIL provides insights into global legal profession and offers advice on career counselling to JGLS students and graduates.


Faculty and Administration

The international educational background and experience of JGLS faculty members augurs well for our inter-disciplinary approach towards legal education. Our faculty members have educational qualifications from reputed law schools of the world including Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, Stanford Law School, Columbia Law School, University of Oxford and University of Cambridge. The global orientation of our faculty members to contribute to teaching and research is the unique characteristic of JGLS.

C. Raj Kumar
LL.B. (Delhi), B.C.L. (Oxford)
LL.M. (Harvard)
Professor & Vice Chancellor, JGU
and Dean, JGLS
  D.K. Srivastava
M.A., LL.B., LL.M. (Banaras)
Ph.D. (Monash, Australia)
Professor & Pro Vice Chancellor
(Academic), JGU and
Vice Dean, JGLS
Aman Shah
M.Com. (Osmania)
M.Soc.Sc. Cert.Ed. (Hong Kong)
MDP Cert. (Harvard)
Registrar
Charu Sharma
B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M. (Delhi)
Ph.D. Candidate (Macquarie,
Australia)
Associate Professor & Assistant Dean
(Global Programmes)
Padmanabha Ramanujam
B.A.L., LL.B. (B’lore)
M.B.L. (NLS-B’lore)
LL.M. (Norwich, UK)
Ph.D. Candidate (Asia Link Fellow)
Assistant Professor & Assistant Dean
(Academic Programmes)
Jonathan A. Burton-MacLeod
A.B. (Harvard)
J.D. (Queen’s, Canada)
LL.M. (Harvard)
Assistant Professor & Assistant Dean
(Research)
Vivek (Vik) Kanwar
J.D. (Northeastern, USA)
LL.M. (NYU, USA)
Assistant Professor
James J. Nedumpara
LL.B. (MGU), LL.M. (Cambridge)
LL.M. (NYU), LL.M. (NUS)
Ph.D. Candidate (NLS- B’ lore)
Assistant Professor
Ashleigh Barnes
B.A. (Stetson, USA)
J.D. (Florida, USA), LL.M. (Leiden)
Ph.D. Candidate (ANU, Australia)
Assistant Professor
Sandeep Kindo
B.A., LL.B (Hons.) (NLS-B’lore)
LL.M. (Notre Dame)
J.S.M. (Stanford)
Assistant Professor
Nathan Rehn
A.B. (Chicago), J.D. (Columbia)
Assistant Professor
Charles D. Maddox
B.A. (Marlboro, USA)
J.D. (Maine), LL.M. (NLS-B’lore)
Assistant Professor
Sreeram Sundar Chaulia
B.A. Hons. (Delhi), B.A. (Oxford)
M.Sc. (LSE, UK)
M.A. & Ph.D. (Syracuse)
Associate Professor
Oishik Sircar
B.S.L., LL.B. (Pune), LL.M. (Toronto)
Assistant Professor
Ami J. Galani
B.A. (Denison, USA)
J.D. (Washington, USA)
Jindal Global Teaching Fellow
Ajay Kumar Pandey
LL.B. (Lucknow, India)
LL.M. (Vanderbilt, USA)
M.Phil. (JNU)
Associate Professor
Y.S.R. Murthy
M.Sc. (Stat.) [Madras]
M.A. (Human Rights) [London]
Executive Director
Centre for Human Rights Studies
Amit Bindal
LL.B. (Delhi), LL.M. (ILI)
Research Associate
Ajay Goyal
MBA (RGU, Scotland)
M.Sc. Applied Eco. and Financial Eco.
(Nottingham)
Assistant Professor
Priya S. Gupta
B.A. (North Carolina, USA)
M.Sc. (LSE, UK), J.D. (NYU, USA)
Assistant Professor
Yugank Goyal
B.Tech. (NIT, Surat)
LL.M. (Erasmus, Hamburg and
Manchester)
Research Associate
Dipika Jain
LL.B. (Delhi), LL.M. (Dalhousie)
LL.M. (Harvard)
Assistant Professor
Prabhakar Singh
B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) (NLIU, Bhopal)
LL.M. (Barcelona)
Assistant Professor
Sulbha Rai
B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) (Kurukshetra)
LL.M. (London, UK)
Research Associate
Abhayraj Naik
B.A., LL.B (Hons.) (NLS-B’lore)
LL.M. (Yale)
Assistant Professor
Shilpi Bhattacharya
B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)
(NUJS, Kolkata)
LL.M. (Virginia, USA)
Assistant Professor
Chakravarti Patil
B.S.L., LL.B. (Symbiosis, India)
LL.M. (Glasgow, UK)
Research Associate

Eligibility and Fees

Five Year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Programme
10+2 examination or equivalent with not less than 50% aggregate marks (students graduating in 2010 can apply).

  • Proposed Intake 180 Students
  • Tuition Fee Rs. 5,00,000 per year
  • Residence hall, dining and laundry Rs. 1,00,000 per year
  • One time enrolment fee (laptop) Rs. 50,000

Three Year LL.B. Programme Bachelor’s degree in any subject with not less than 50% aggregate marks (students graduating in 2010 can apply).

  • Proposed Intake 60 Students
  • Tuition Fee Rs. 6,00,000 per year
  • Residence hall, dining and laundry Rs. 1,00,000 per year
  • One time enrolment fee (laptop) Rs. 50,000

Two Year LL.M. Programme Three year LL.B. or five year B.A. LL.B. with not less than 50% aggregate marks (students graduating in 2010 can apply).

  • Proposed Intake 100 Students
  • Tuition Fee Rs. 4,00,000 per year
  • Residence hall, dining and laundry Rs. 1,00,000 per year (available on request)
  • One time enrolment fee (laptop) Rs. 50,000


LSAT—India Admission Test

Students for admission to the five year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), three year LL.B. and two year LL.M. programmes at JGLS will be selected on merit, i.e. their performance in the Law School Admission Test—India (LSAT—India). LSAT—India is an entrance test designed by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), USA and is conducted by Pearson VUE, LSAC’s affiliate in India. The test will be in a multiple choice format and will cover logical reasoning, analytical reasoning and reading comprehension. A sample test is available on the LSAT—India website - www.pearsonvueindia.com/lsatindia.


LSAT—India Test Centres

India: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi
Overseas: Bangkok, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Manila, Singapore, Sydney


Two Step Application Process

  • Register online for the LSAT—India entrance test by logging on to www.pearsonvueindia.com/lsatindia. The LSAT—India registration fee is Rs. 3500/-; the fee can be paid online or by Demand Draft. Please contact Pearson VUE at LSATIndia@ pearson.com for more information. For candidates who want to take the LSAT—India at Pearson VUE overseas test centres, the registration fee is US$ 150. Students can find additional details at www.pearsonvueindia.com/lsatindia.
  • Apply to JGLS on the prescribed JGU/JGLS application form by giving a demand draft of Rs. 1000/- in favour of O.P. Jindal Global University. For overseas candidates the application fee will be US$ 30. An online JGU/JGLS application is available on the website - www.jgu.edu.in

Scholarships

O.P. Jindal Outstanding Merit Scholarships
The top five LSAT—India test scorers who enroll in the three year LL.B. programme, five year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) programme, and the two year LL.M. programme will be awarded the O.P. Jindal Outstanding Merit Scholarship of Rs. 1 lakh each. This will be based solely on their performance in the LSAT—India admission test.

Naveen Jindal Young Global Scholarships
The aim of the scholarship is to nurture, encourage and support young global leaders. One student from the three year LL.B. programme, one student from the five year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) programme, and another student from the two year LL.M. programme will be awarded this scholarship on the basis of an independent selection process. An award of Rs. 5 lakhs will be given to each student.

Shallu Jindal Outstanding Women Scholarships
The aim of the scholarship is to nurture, encourage and support outstanding women to enter the field of law. Two students from the three year LL.B. programme, two students from the five year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), and two students from the two year LL.M. programme will be awarded this scholarship on the basis of an independent selection process. An award of Rs. 2 lakhs will be given to each student.

Detailed information relating to scholarships, fellowships and fee concessions is available in the website www.jgu.edu.in Students who qualify under Haryana domicile category may be eligible for full or partial fee concession.


Education Loans

JGU has established tie-ups with HDFC Bank and Punjab National Bank (PNB) to facilitate education loans to students who are admitted at JGU.


Important Dates

Monday 19 April 2010
Last date for LSAT—India registration

Friday 30 April 2010 Last date for LSAT—India registration with late fee (Rs. 500/-)

Friday 7 May 2010
Last date to submit JGLS admission application

Sunday 16 May 2010
LSAT—India examination

Monday 31 May 2010
Last date to submit JGLS scholarship application

Tuesday 15 June 2010
LSAT—India results