Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Jindal Law School signs MoU with US firm

US-based global law firm White & Case and Jindal Global Law School of O. P. Jindal Global University signed an agreement on Monday to develop executive and continuing legal education programs. The agreement calls for visiting faculty arrangements, adjunct professorships, joint conferences and seminars and internships for JGLS students.

White & Case is a leading firm with lawyers in 37 offices in 25 countries. White & Case chairman Hugh Verrier said: “Our collaboration with JGLS is part of the firm's long-term commitment to India. Our association with this pioneering global law school will help prepare a new generation of lawyers who can operate effectively in a globalised world.”

“With a very active cross-border India practice, White & Case recognises the huge role India plays in the global economy,” said Nandan Nelivigi, a partner with White & Case and Head of the Firm's India Practice. He said “teaming up with one of the best law schools in India will allow the firm, through its social responsibility initiative, to make contributions to the further strengthening of India's legal education system and profession.”

JDLS Vice-Chancellor Prof. C. Raj Kumar said, “The agreement with White & Case marks a historic opportunity underscoring the importance of globalisation of legal education and the legal profession in India. This collaboration will provide impetus to raising the quality of legal education in India that will transcend jurisdiction-based learning, but also more importantly, help India develop legal knowledge across different sectors.”

Source: The Hindu, May 24, 2011

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