O.P. Jindal Global University Launches LL.M. In Environmental Law, Energy And Climate Change

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12 July 2019 4:43 AM GMT

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    The Centre for Environmental Law, WWF India in collaboration with the Centre for PG Legal Studies, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) proposes to launch an academic programme titled 'LL.M. in Environmental Law, Energy and Climate Change'.

    Law graduates who would like to develop specialist legal knowledge to tackle global challenges like climate change, energy access may benefit from a unique LLM which covers subjects of Environmental Law, Energy and Climate Change. The energy component will include legal and technical aspects of the entire gamut from mining of raw materials to generation (in case of electricity), transmission and distribution of energy.

    Similarly, law professionals working in the field of environment will be benefited by a specialized Masters Programme in Law to enhance their knowledge in this field to help build their existing career.


    To study environment and climate change through the prism of functioning of law and the relevant institutions with the objective of promoting sustainable development.

    To study the role of law and legal institutions in the field of environment, energy access and climate change and its evolving relationship to public policy development and good governance.

    To study the relationship between domestic and international law in the field of environment, energy and climate change and how multilateral institutions and climate negotiations are affecting and impacting both domestic and international law and policy.

    To study the role and impact of domestic and international adjudicatory mechanisms on environment, energy and climate change with special reference to a critical examination and assessment of the functioning of the national environmental courts and tribunals.governance.

    To study the role and impact of dispute resolution mechanisms in the field of environment, energy and climate change for examining issues relating to compensation, mitigation and other remedies for damages relating to the environment.

    To study and analyse alternate energy solutions, available technical knowledge in the field of environment, energy and climate change and how innovations in the field are best implemented.

    To study how places and people are dealing with climate change, applicable environmental laws which provide viable solutions and to understand the principles and subject of climate adaptation.


    Applicants to the LLM programme at the CPGLS, JGLS must have a Bachelor's degree in Law from any university in India or abroad that is duly recognised under the law and by the regulatory authorities. Students graduating in 2019 can apply, however they should submit their final certificate/mark sheet at the time of admission.


    Admission will be based on:

    A. The performance of one of the following entrance examinations (70% weightage)

    1. LSAT-India 2019 entrance test: Procedure: Register online for the LSAT-India entrance test by logging on to this page. The LSAT—India registration fee is Rs. 3800/-; the fee can be paid online or by Demand Draft (On or before 31st July 2019). You can also contact Pearson VUE at LSATIndia@pearson.com.
    2. University of Delhi, Entrance Test (2019) for LLM admission.
    3. CLAT-PG Entrance Test (2019) for LLM admission

    B. Statement of purpose, Curriculum Vitae and a telephonic interview (30% weightage)

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