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JGLS Expands Law School Faculty To 425 Nationally & Internationally Qualified Academics With Appointment Of 103 New Full Time Faculty

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24 Sep 2020 1:56 PM GMT
JGLS Expands Law School Faculty To 425 Nationally & Internationally Qualified Academics With Appointment Of 103 New Full Time Faculty
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The Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) has appointed 103 new Full Time Faculty Members in the 2020-21 Academic Year, including 42 Academic Tutors & TRIP Fellows. This is in addition to and independent of the 12 Senior Advocates of the Supreme Court of India and 11 Corporate Law Firms Partners who are offering 21 specialised elective courses to the students of JGLS under the aegis of...

The Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) has appointed 103 new Full Time Faculty Members in the 2020-21 Academic Year, including 42 Academic Tutors & TRIP Fellows.

This is in addition to and independent of the 12 Senior Advocates of the Supreme Court of India and 11 Corporate Law Firms Partners who are offering 21 specialised elective courses to the students of JGLS under the aegis of the Lawyering Excellence for Advocacy Development (LEAD) Programme and the Corporate Lawyering Advancement through Immersion and Mentoring (CLAIM) Programme.

Thus, JGLS presently has a total of 425 Nationally and Internationally Qualified Full Time Faculty Members, largest in India and South Asia. 57% of JGLS faculty are women and 68% of the newly hired JGLS faculty are women.

76% of its faculty members have at least one international qualification from the leading universities of the world. The chart given below depicts the same:

Alumni of International Universities Working as Full Time Faculty Members at JGLS

Number of Faculty Members at JGLS

Queen Mary University of London

32

University of Cambridge

30

University of Oxford

19

London School of Economics

18

Harvard University

13

University College London

9

National University of Singapore

9

Columbia University

7

King's College London

7

Leiden University

6

University of Pennsylvania

5

University of California, Berkeley

5

University of Melbourne

5

Erasmus University, Rotterdam

5

Tufts University

5

University of Chicago

4

New York University

4

University of Warwick

4

Cardiff University

4

Yale University

3

University of California, Los Angeles

3

Indiana University Bloomington

3

University of East Anglia

3

Further, 34% of total faculty members are graduates from 11 different NLUs:

Alumni of National Law Universities Working as Full Time Faculty Members of JGLS

Total Number of Faculty Members at JGLS

Number of Faculty Members at JGLS among the New Hires 2020-21

WBNUJS, Kolkata

26

3

NLIU, Bhopal

20

13

NLSIU, Bangalore

19

NALSAR, Hyderabad

17

4

GNLU, Gandhinagar

14

2

NLU, Jodhpur

13

3

RGNUL, Punjab

8

1

CNLU, Patna

7

3

RMLNUL, Lucknow

4

1

DSNLU, Visakhapatnam

3

1

NLU, Delhi

3

NUALS, Kochi

2

NUSRL, Ranchi

2

NLUJA, Assam

2

1

NLU, Odisha

2

HNLU, Raipur

1

1

Total

143

33

Furthermore, 24 graduates and post-graduates of JGLS have joined their alma mater to teach and research after completing their higher studies from the world's leading law schools.

Among the new hires, 7 JGLS graduates have joined the University to pursue full time teaching and research roles and contributing to make it the center of excellence of legal education in Asia.

Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University and Founding Dean, Jindal Global Law School observed, "This is an incredible milestone for a young law school, which will be celebrating its 11th anniversary at the end of this month. We have recruited some of the most outstanding individuals from India and around the world to be part of a vibrant intellectual community of scholars and researchers. Notwithstanding the COVID-19 crisis and the global pandemic, we are working towards fulfilling our institutional responsibilities and shared commitment to our students and to the larger cause of legal education, research and social transformation. JGLS continues to maintain a faculty-student ratio of 1:9, which is an impeccable achievement at any point of time, but more importantly, during these most difficult and challenging times. It is notable that the full time faculty members that JGLS has is four times more than the regulatory requirements of the University Grants Commission and the Bar Council of India considering the number of students studying in the law school."

JGLS's focus on global orientation for promoting diversity is unparalleled among universities in the world. "JGLS has nearly 11% international faculty among its full time faculty members from 24 different countries and regions," added Mr. Jitu Mishra, JGU Senior Director HR and Chief Operating Officer.

Recently, JGLS was recognised as India's Number 1 Ranked Law School by the QS World University Rankings 2020 and among the top 101-150 law schools in the world. Further, JGU is also the only private university from India and the only university with a focus entirely on social sciences, arts and humanities to be featured in the Top 150 universities in the world in the QS Young University Rankings 2021.

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