The Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has entered into 10 new Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with leading universities from USA, UK, European Union and Latin America.
Out of its deep-seated commitment to the much-needed internationalization in a rapidly globalizing world, and to the creation of awareness about the opportunities for intercultural learning through internationalization, Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) of O.P. Jindal Global University has entered into 10 new international collaborations with leading universities from 7 countries—Argentina, Colombia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. These collaborations are the latest addition to the existing 200+ collaborations that the Jindal Global Law School already has with other international institutions.
As the world starts to slowly open up for international travel, these MoUs will allow JGLS to offer new and increased opportunities to its students and faculty. Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University elaborated on JGU’s larger vision of creating world-class legal education in India, “Diverse and global perspectives are a very important aspect of legal education in ensuring that we create a sense of global thought leadership in the young legal minds that will drive the future of justice for our nation and that of the world. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a standstill, including restrictions on international mobility. As an Institution of Eminence, we take our commitment to leading pathways for Indian Higher Education very seriously and therefore, even in times such as these, the Jindal Global Law School at O.P. Jindal Global University was deeply committed to continuing our efforts to bring international experiences for our students to ensure the provision of well-rounded world-class legal education. We focused on innovating new forms of partnership and virtual experiences for the students and faculty, and we utilized this time to expand our horizons by increasing our collaborations. It gives me great delight to see that with these 10 new collaborations over such a wide geographic spread, we have achieved yet another milestone in not only internationalization of the legal education at JGU, but also in increasing the global footprint of Indian Higher Education.”
These collaborations include student and faculty mobility, short-term immersion programmes, dual-degree programmes, pathways to postgraduate studies, joint conferences, and joint research opportunities.
Student mobility programmes provide students firsthand experience of teaching and learning in an international academic setting. These experiences help students build a global perspective. Through these collaborations, JGLS provides joint learning spaces for both students of JGLS and of the partner institutions. These programmes foster intercultural empathy and friendship among students, which makes JGLS students best prepared for the legal profession. The mutual tuition fee waivers by the institutions make these programmes more accessible.
Faculty engagement with their international peers promotes joint research and publications. It also helps faculty members to develop new and globally relevant pedagogy.
The global collaborations create an open academic environment, essential for holistic professional growth, for both students and faculty alike.