Jindal Global Law School launches 3-year BA Honours programme in Legal studies
New Delhi, October, 18: Jindal Global University has launched a 3-year BA (Hons.) programme in legal studies on Thursday. The programme was launched during an event at O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) in Sonipat, Haryana. BA (Hons.) in legal studies will be a new undergraduate academic programme for JGU students which will introduce the study of history and organization of legal systems from national, international and comparative perspectives.
According to the University, the BA (Hons.) programme in legal studies strives to familiarise students with major legal and political discourses, while imparting skills essential for the performance of pre-legal and paralegal works as well as preparing them for careers in law, judiciary, academia, research and public service.
“The new programme will fulfil the much-needed gap in Indian Higher education and it builds on the efforts of the Indian high school education system, which has introduced “Legal studies” in recent years” said C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor, JGU and Dean, Jindal Global Law School while launching the BA legal studies programme.
The press release of JGU has mentioned five objectives of the new UG programme. It says, the introduction of 3-year BA(Hons.) has democratised the study of law and made it accessible to all students.
The undergraduate degree in legal studies will help the students in making an informed choice as to whether they want to pursue law as a career. After completing an undergraduate degree in legal studies, the students will have the option to pursue the 3-year LLB programme.
The newly introduced programme intends to introduce legal studies within the context of humanities and social science. The programme will enable the students to understand the nuanced dimensions of building a society based on the rule of law and to promote access to justice.
Moreover, the University will also conduct student exchange programmes for the students of BA Legal studies, along with short term study abroad programmes in law.
Earlier, the 3-year BA (Hons.) programme was inaugurated by Stephen P. Marks, a professor at Harvard University. While delivering a lecture on ‘Changing the World Through Law’, Marks stressed on the importance of law and its relations with justice and power relations. The Harvard professor further advocated that the study of law can prepare one to be a problem solver and an agent of positive change against emerging challenges such as climate change.
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Questions related to Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat
do i need to register separately for colleges like jgls and other private colleges after applying for lsat?
Thank you for you query. If you want to study in Jindal Global Law School, you need to clear the Law School Admission Test. According to the admission criteria for the Jindal Global Law School you need to first register to write the Law School Admission Test and then you need to submit the admission details to the Jindal Global Law School website when you apply for the admission.
So in conclusion, you need to register separately for both LSAT and other private colleges
can i get into jindal only through clat?
Admission to Jindal Global Law School is done through LSAT, and this goes for all their law programs such as integrated law program for five year duration,three years LLB program or one year LLM program, in case you're interested register at http://jgls.edu.in/jgls-admission-process/
what is the min percentile required for admission in jindal law school
To get admission in Jindal Law School which is a part of OP Jindal global university you should score minimum 80 percentile for the 5 year integrated law program course and minimum 60 percentile to get admission in 3 year LLB program course in the college.
Hope this will help,please feel free to ask if you have any further queries.
if have a good percentage in LSAT will we get any reduction in the fees of Jindal global law school
Yes, Jindal Global Law school provides scholarship based on LSAT scores, according to which the top 5 scorers in LSAT who enrol in the program are given a scholarship of one lakh per annum, this scholarship is known as O.P Jindal outstanding merit scholarship, there are other scholarships as well which are offered by the university the information about the which can be accessed here, http://www.jgls.edu.in/jgls-scholarship
Which one is good?Jindal global law school or Symbiosis law school?
Talking about Symbiosis Law School,Pune and Jindal Global Law School,Sonipat.Both colleges are considered as the best private colleges for LAW in INDIA.But if we look towards the fees of these 2 colleges,Jindal Global Law School is much expensive than Symbiosis Law School,which is drawback for those who want colleges at affordable price.Now if we talk about the placements,Jindal Global Law School placement is better than Symbiosis Law School,but it does not cover the ROI.So,both the colleges are in TOP 3,but its your choice that whether you want college at affordable fees or college with high fees and good placement.
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