Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) of OP Jindal Global University (JGU) has signed an MoU with Cornell Law School, New York, allowing the students of JGLS to pursue a dual degree programme.An MoU to this effect was signed by Professor Eduardo M. Peñalver, Dean of Cornell Law School, and (Dr) C Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, JGU, in New Delhi on Sunday.
The dual degree programme will enable students to get access to and learn from the top-notch and renowned law professors in Cornell University Law School. JGLS students securing a JD degree in Cornell University Law School will also be eligible to take the American Bar Exam as well as sit in for campus recruitments taking place in Cornell Law School.
The partnership comes to force with immediate effect and the first batch of JGLS students to Cornell Law School will be eligible to start in the Fall 2018. JGLS students who are in the fourth year of the five-year law programme and in the second year of the three-year LL.B. programme at JGLS are eligible to apply.
Professor (Dr) C Raj Kumar said, “In a globalized world where legal practice and transaction are increasingly cross-border in nature, any first-hand exposure to global high quality teaching and legal training would go a long way in shaping the careers of law school students. A higher education degree which helps build a strong foundation in academic fundamentals and at the same time provides the required skills and knowledge necessary to compete in a global marketplace is needed.”
Eduardo M. Peñalver, Dean of Cornell Law School said, “Cornell Law School is excited by this new collaboration with one of the finest law schools in the world’s largest democracy. We look forward to welcoming Jindal’s superb students to our JD program.”
Professor Sital Kalantry, Clinical Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, said, “In today’s world the work of lawyers is increasingly transnationally. The Cornell-Jindal program is training lawyers to be successful in an increasingly global world where transactions and disputes occur across multiple boundaries. We look forward to providing an exciting learning experience to the students, significantly adding to their skills and positively shaping their law careers.”