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.

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“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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In LSAT exam 2019 my score is 447 and percentile is 44.12 can I get admission in Jindal Universoty

Mahek 26th Jun, 2019

Hello Prabhav,

Based on previous cutoff statistics, it is indicated that usually the last students to secure admission in Jindal University have scored around 50 percentile in the LSAT. It is a highly reputable university accepting students from the 80+ percentile range. However, cutoffs vary each year, so you can keep a lookout. 


Any chance for me to get a scholarship in O.P. Jindal Global Law School with a LSAT percentile of 80.76% , a Haryana domicile and SC caste?

manasa Student Expert 15th Sep, 2019

Hello aspirant

Yes you can get the schlorship from the government. As you belong to the scheduled cast then you can expect your reinburreimbu of fee. For bc obc students we can ecexpe the schlorship that is given by the government. So you can expect your schlorship from government they will be paying directly to the high university and some of the amount will be getting into the bank. For more information about the colleges and courses go through the below link.


Best of luck for your studies


I scored a percentile of 60.82 in my LSAT India. Do I stand any chance of getting into JGLS in the last list of 5 years integrated law

Ruchi Gupta Student Expert 23rd Jun, 2019

Hello dear,

The whole information regarding lfat law entrance have been mentioned on the website of career360 including cut off for the different colleges. you can refer it for your purpose. here is the link for the same https://law.careers360.com/articles/mh-cet-law-result

Hope this would help you.


Required score of lsat for getting jindal global law university

Purnima Pruthi Student Expert 17th Jun, 2019

Hello Zara!

LSAT scoring is a complex process. The LSAT exam has approximately 94-106 questions with each correct answer counting for one point of raw score. Raw score are equated such that the LSAT os graded on a scale of 120-180. The average LSAT score is 150. To get into top 14 law school including Jindal Global law United, you need a score above 162. And to get into top 50 law schools, you need 154 or above.

Hope this helps. All the best!

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