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JGLS Becomes First Law School To Commence Online Classes For Over 1,500 New Law Students From Sept 1

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1 Sep 2020 4:36 AM GMT
JGLS Becomes First Law School To Commence Online Classes For Over 1,500 New Law Students From Sept 1
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Jindal Global Law School has commenced its academic session 2020-21 from today onwards, i.e. September 1, 2020, in an online mode. Notably, JGLS is the first leading law school to begin classes for this academic session with over 1,500 new students (from 25 different States and Union Territories of India and International students) who have joined six different academic degree...

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Jindal Global Law School has commenced its academic session 2020-21 from today onwards, i.e. September 1, 2020, in an online mode.

Notably, JGLS is the first leading law school to begin classes for this academic session with over 1,500 new students (from 25 different States and Union Territories of India and International students) who have joined six different academic degree programmes at both UG and PG level in the law school. This is when most of the law entrance exams are yet to be conducted in the country and admissions process in law schools are showing no sign of starting.

The law school has recorded a 70% increase in Student Enrolment this year and it has also recruited over 90 new full time faculty members, which will take the total strength of full-time faculty members at JGLS to over 400.

This was possible as the JGLS took a historic decision early this year and LSAT-India 2020 was made a fully online test in an artificial intelligence-enabled and remote-proctored format.

JGLS also introduced a new JSAT-Law Exam conducted by Pearson VUE for its 3-year LLB, LLM and BA (Hons.) Legal Studies programmes. It is conducted on a rolling basis in the AI-Enabled and Remote-Proctored mode and will continue till the end of September.

Key Highlights of the 2020 JGLS Admissions:

  • Entrance Exam LSAT--India gone Online for the first time and a new Law Admission Test JSAT-Law was launched;
  • Classes commence on 1 September for all Six undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes;
  • Over 1,500 new students start classes on 1st September witnessing a stupendous 70% increase in student enrolment in 2020;
  • Over 90 new full time faculty members to join JGLS this semester;
  • Over 400 full-time faculty members of the JGLS to teach online using latest technology;
  • Students join from all over India, 90% Students from outside the home state of Haryana;
  • Students from many remote towns and cities from every part of the country;
  • Female students surpass male students in the 5-year law and LLM programmes;
  • International students from eight different countries, e.g. USA, Canada, Ireland, Malaysia, and UAE;
  • Graduates of leading international universities in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, and Abu Dhabi. joining 3-year LLB programme;
  • New programmes i.e. BA Legal Studies and LLM (Blended Learning) well received by students across India;
  • Students from 10 different National Law Universities join the LLM programme;
  • 100% increase in LLM programme applications and enrollments.

The Founding Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University and the Founding Dean of Jindal Global Law School, Professor (Dr.) C Raj Kumar observed: "The astounding success of the 2020 JGLS Admissions process could be attributed to the fact that JGLS has acquired a national and international reputation that provides world class legal education. The outstanding faculty, innovative and interdisciplinary teaching pedagogy, multidisciplinary research ecosystem, wide-ranging international collaborations, active research centres, dynamic mooting and advocacy opportunities, effective clinical legal education and experiential learning, and the impressive physical infrastructure and vibrant intellectual environment at JGLS is par excellence. As a testament to our institution building efforts, in March 2020, JGLS was ranked as India's Number 1 Law School by the coveted QS World University Rankings 2020 By Subject and was also ranked among the top 101-150 law schools in the world. Notably, O.P. Jindal Global University in which JGLS is one of the nine schools was ranked as India's First Ranked Private University by the QS WUR 2020. I am particularly delighted that JGLS has helped in an effort to transform the landscape of Indian legal education providing opportunities to our students to purse world class legal education in India."

Professor Anand Prakash Mishra, Director of Law Admissions and Associate Dean of Jindal Global Law School said, "Despite the tragedy and challenges of COVID-19, Jindal Global Law School has once again attracted an outstanding group of students from India and abroad to study law. The diversity of the student body is truly inspiring. It is a mini India this year on our campus representing almost every state and union territory."

Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), the first school of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), offers a 5-year BA/BBALLB (Hons.) programme, a 3-year LLB programme, a one-year LLM Residential & Non Residential programme and the two new degree programmes launched this year i.e., LLM in Corporate and Financial Law (Blended Programme) and B.A. (Hons.) in Legal Studies programme.

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