Jindal Global Law School

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The Jindal Global Law School, the first school of O. P. Jindal Global University, is based in Sonipat, Haryana, India.

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[edit] Background

O.P. Jindal Global University is a non-profit university established by the Haryana Private Universities (Second Amendment) Act, 2009 at Sonipat, Haryana (NCR of Delhi). JGU and JGLS are recognised by the Bar Council of India (BCI). The University Grants Commission (UGC) has notified JGU as a private university established by the state legislature of Haryana.

[edit] History

The University was established in January 2009 under the Haryana Private Universities (Second Amendment) Act. The first academic session of the JGLS commenced in September 2009. O. P. Jindal Global University and Jindal Global Law School are recognised by the Bar Council of India (BCI) and University Grants Commission (UGC). The admission test (LSAT—India) by Law School Admission Council, USA conducted by Pearson VUE, through its affiliate in India for selection of students for admission to the JGLS, is approved by the Government of Haryana.

[edit] Location

Sonipat Narela Road, Near Jagdishpur Village, Sonipat, Haryana-131001, NCR of Delhi, India.

[edit] Administration

Chancellor: Mr. Naveen Jindal Vice-Chancellor: Prof. C. Raj Kumar

[edit] Facts & Figures

Proposed Intake: Five Year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Programme: 180 students Three Year LL.B. Programme: 60 Students Two Year LL.M. Programme: 30 Students

[edit] Admissions

Students for admission to the five year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), three year LL.B. and two year LL.M. programmes at JGLS will be selected on merit, i.e. their performance in the Law School Admission Test—India (LSAT—India). LSAT—India is an entrance test designed by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), USA and is conducted by Pearson VUE, LSAC’s affiliate in India. The test will be in a multiple choice format and will cover logical reasoning, analytical reasoning and reading comprehension.

[edit] Courses

In the academic year 2010-11, JGLS offers a five year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) programme; and a three year LL.B. programme. JGLS is also offering a specially designed two year LL.M. programme with three options for specialisation for law graduates, corporate lawyers, legal practitioners, civil servants, diplomats and judges.

[edit] Fee structure

Five Year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Programme * Tuition Fee Rs. 5,00,000 per year

  • Residence hall, dining and laundry Rs. 1,00,000 per year
  • One time enrolment fee (laptop) Rs. 50,000

Three Year LL.B. Programme

  • Proposed Intake 60 Students
  • Tuition Fee Rs. 6,00,000 per year
  • Residence hall, dining and laundry Rs. 1,00,000 per year
  • One time enrolment fee (laptop) Rs. 50,000

Two Year LL.M. Programme

  • Proposed Intake 30 Students
  • Tuition Fee Rs. 4,00,000 per year
  • Residence hall, dining and laundry Rs. 1,00,000 per year (available on request)

• One time enrolment fee (laptop) Rs. 50,000

[edit] Infrastructure

[edit] Hostels

TBC: How many hostel rooms are there? What is the state of the facilities?

[edit] Library and Reading Room

TBC: Describe the library, number of books available and other amenities and useful information.

[edit] IT Infrastructure

TBC: How many computers are there available? How about internet connectivity? Other IT facilities?

[edit] Extra Curricular Activities

If it may please Your Hon’ble students and readers we must bring to your knowledge and you must know that the Moot Society of Jindal Global Law School has been progressing leaps and bounds since we first came into being.

We participated in 6 Moot Court Competitions this academic year and performed extremely well considering we are just starting out. We missed qualifications in most competitions by a very small margin. The good news though is that we received our first share of silverware by winning the Haryana State Level Moot Court Competition. Two teams represented Jindal Global Law School at this competition; Yashaswini Mittal, Nikita Nandkarni and Ankur Sharma, represented the winning team at the competition.

The Mooting Society traveled North, South, East and West but conquered only close to home. We have been meeting regularly and working on ideas and means to improve the functioning of the society. We have had obstacles and hindrances that we have overcome and the society is planning to expand and working harder to perform in external and national moot court competitions.

We have an annual Internal Moot Court Competition to encourage budding mooters and enthusiasts to take part and learn the art of Mooting. Every year we have more and more participants keen on taking part and winning a coveted trophy and various other accolade and prizes.

It is humbly submitted that we do see success in the future and are working towards participating in more competitions and winning a lot more.

[edit] Student Activities

TBC: Other activities organised by students, including social or otherwise. Describe the structure of student body management.

[edit] Recruitment

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[edit] Seminars and Conferences

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[edit] Academia and faculty

1. Abhayraj Naik Designation : Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Centre on Public Law and Jurisprudence Education : B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) (NLS-B’lore), LL.M. (Yale)

Email : anaik@jgu.edu.in

 	Prof. Abhayraj Naik is Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Centre on Public Law and Jurisprudence. He studied law at the National Law School of India University (Bangalore) and obtained his LL.M. from Yale Law School. Prof. Naik has been an editor of the National Law School of India Review and of Quirk magazine, and has served as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of India, and continues to be actively associated in different capacities with progressive on-governmental and independent research organizations in India and abroad. He publishes regularly in a variety of academic and informal media, and is the author of Green Tapism: A Review of the EIA Notification 2006 [2007] (with LeoF. Saldanha, Arpita Joshi, and Subramanya Sastry). Prof. Naik’s research interests include legal theory, law and society, philosophy of law, law and language, and the fundamentals of tort and contract law. His current research projects focus on interdisciplinary studies of privacy and forgiveness

2. Ajay Goyal Designation : Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Centre for Global Corporate and Financial Law and Policy Education : MBA (RGU, Scotland), M.Sc. (Applied Eco. and Financial Eco.) (Nottingham) Email : agoyal@jgu.edu.in

 	Prof. Ajay Goyal is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Centre for Global Corporate and Financial Law and Policy at JGLS. He is an economist with a keen interest in monetary economics and equity markets. He has completed his Masters Degree in Applied economics and financial economics from The University of Nottingham and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Aberdeen Business School. He is a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Prof. Goyal’s research interests include central banking institutions, impact of monetary policy on stock market valuation and commodity futures.
 	 

3. Amit Bindal

Designation : Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Centre for Penology, Criminal Justice and Police Studies Education : LL.B. (Delhi), LL.M. (ILI) Email : abindal@jgu.edu.in

 	Mr. Bindal obtained his Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the Indian Law Institute, where he won a gold medal in Jurisprudence and secured highest marks in Criminology, which was one of his areas of specialisation. He obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of Delhi; and he graduated with Honours in English Literature from the Hans Raj College, University of Delhi.

Mr. Bindal’s areas of specialisation include Legal Theory, Human Rights, Criminology, Law of Evidence and Post-Colonial Studies. Presently, he is also a visiting faculty member at the Indian Law Institute teaching Human Rights and Constitution. He has published various articles in Law Journals like Bangalore Law Review, Journal of Indian Law Institute.

Mr. Bindal was one of the Senior Editors of the commemorative issue of the Jindal Global Law Review (JGLR), the flagship journal of the JGLS (Volume 1, Issue 1, September 2009). He has also contributed various short articles and comments in magazines such as 'Combat Law' (Human Rights Law Network), and 'AWAZ Times'. Mr. Bindal has researched as an intern with the National Commission for Women and contributed to the preparation of report on the Plight of Women Working in Unorganised Sector. He was admitted to the Council of India in 2008.


4. Ashleigh Barnes Designation : Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Centre for Women, Law and Social Change Education : B.A. (Stetson Univ., USA), J.D. (Univ. of Florida, USA), LL.M. (Leiden, The Netherlands), Ph.D. Candidate (ANU, Australia) Email : abarnes@jgu.edu.in

 	Prof. Ashleigh Barnes is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Centre for Women, Law and Social Change at JGLS. She previously held a position at Australian National University, where she lectured in International Criminal Law, Public International Law and Jurisprudence.

Prof. Barnes completed a Bachelor of Arts from Stetson University in 2000 (USA) in Communication Studies and Russian, a J.D. from the University of Florida in 2004 (USA), an LL.M. from the Universities Leiden in 2007 (The Netherlands) in Public International law, International Criminal Law specialization, and is a Ph.D. candidate at Australian National University (Australia). Her Ph.D. investigates the identity of the child through a Foucauldian/Feminist critique, augmented by various sociological perspectives that specifically theorize about children. In her thesis, Prof. Barnes problematizes the' protection’ and ‘rights’ offered under the Convention. Before her LL.M., she did post-graduate studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa (2005-2006) in Transitional Justice and Human Rights.

Prior to her doctoral studies Prof. Barnes practiced in child welfare law in the state of Florida. She has worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (defense), International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda chambers and Special Court for Sierra Leone (defense for Charles Taylor). She has also published media pieces specifically related to the interplay of popular culture, gender and politics.

Prof. Barnes specializes in Public International law and jurisprudence, generally with focus in the areas of International Criminal law, feminist perspectives on international law, and children and international law.


5. C. Raj Kumar

Designation : Professor & Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University and Dean, Jindal Global Law School Education : LL.B. (Delhi), B.C.L. (Oxford), LL.M. (Harvard) Email : crk@jgu.edu.in

 	Professor C. Raj Kumar spearheaded the initiative to establish the O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), India’s first global law school, the Jindal Global Law School (JGLS); India’s first multi-disciplinary global business school, Jindal Global Business School (JGBS); and India’s first global policy school, Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA) in the National Capital Region of Delhi (Sonipat, Haryana). Professor Kumar persuaded the Indian steel tycoon and parliamentarian, Mr. Naveen Jindal to make a philanthropic contribution of US$ 100 Million to establish India's first global university. Professor Kumar is the Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University and the Dean of the Jindal Global Law School. Professor Kumar is also a Member of the National Legal Knowledge Council (NLKC) and a Honorary Consultant to the National Human Rights Commission in India. He was a faculty member at the School of Law of City University of Hong Kong, where he taught for many years. He was a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, UK, where he obtained his Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) degree; a Landon Gammon Fellow at the Harvard Law School, USA, where he obtained his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree and a James Souverine Gallo Memorial Scholar at the Harvard University. He also obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from the University of Delhi, India; and a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) degree from the Loyola College of the University of Madras, India.

Professor Kumar's areas of specialisation, include, human rights and development, terrorism and national security, corruption and governance, law and disaster management, comparative constitutional law and legal education. He has nearly hundred publications to his credit and has published widely in journals and law reviews in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan and USA, some of which are the American University International Law Review, Asia Pacific Law Review, Australian Journal of Asian Law, Columbia Journal of Asian Law, Corporate Governance International, Denver Journal of International Law & Policy, Hong Kong Lawyer, Human Rights Quarterly, Indian Journal of Criminology, Indian Journal of Public Administration, ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law, Journal of the International Peace Research Institute, Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review, Michigan State Journal of International Law, New England Journal of International and Comparative Law, Proceedings of the American Society of International Law, San Diego International Law Journal, Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law, and Tulsa Journal of Comparative and International Law. Professor Kumar is the Co-Editor in Chief of the Jindal Global Law Review (JGLR), the flagship of the Jindal Global Law School. The commemorative issue of the JGLR (Volume 1, Issue 1, September 2009) was published recently. His three co-edited books are Human Rights and Development: Law, Policy and Governance (2006) published by LexisNexis, Butterworths; Tsunami and Disaster Management: Law and Governance (2006) published by Sweet & Maxwell Thomson; and Human Rights, Justice and Constitutional Empowerment (2007) published by the Oxford University Press (OUP). He has contributed shorter articles in newspapers and magazines published from Hong Kong, India and the UK, which include, South China Morning Post, The Standard, Frontline, The Hindu, The Pioneer and Open Democracy. He has been interviewed on issues relating to human rights and governance by the media in Hong Kong and Japan, including radio and television, which include, Star News & ATV (both TV), and RTHK & NHK (both Radio).

Professor Kumar has held consultancy assignments in the field of human rights and governance. He has been a Consultant to the United Nations University (UNU), Tokyo; United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); and the International Council for Human Rights Policy (ICHRP), Geneva. He has advised the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) in Sri Lanka and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in India on issues relating to corruption and good governance. Professor Kumar is an Attorney at Law and is admitted to the Bar Council of Delhi, India and the Bar of the State of New York, USA.

6. Dipika Jain

Designation : Assistant Professor & Assistant Dean (Student Initiatives) and Assistant Director, Centre for Health Law, Ethics and Technology Education : LL.B. (Delhi), LL.M. (Dalhousie), LL.M. (Harvard) Email : djain@jgu.edu.in

 	Prof. Dipika Jain is the Assistant Director of the Centre for Health Law, Ethics and Technology, India’s first research centre on Health Law. She graduated in Political Science (Hons.) from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi in the year 2001 and completed her Bachelors of Law (LL.B.) from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi in 2004. She received a Masters of Law (LL.M. in Health Law) from Dalhousie University, Canada in 2007. The Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) granted her the Health Law and Policy Fellowship during the same year, and she earned an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, USA in 2009. She was awarded the Harvard Graduate Scholarship.

Prof. Jain joined Human Rights Law Network, a national legal NGO in New Delhi in 2004 as a Legal Officer. She worked on a refugee rights project with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), New Delhi and taught International Refugee Law at the Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi. She is responsible for setting up the HIV/AIDS and the Law Initiative (currently the largest HIV/AIDS legal aid network in the country) at HRLN. She worked in the capacity of National Legal Co-ordinator for the HIV/AIDS Initiative from August 2004 - Jan 2008. She is the co-author of 'The Struggle for Access to Treatment for HIV/AIDS in India' (2008) published by Combat Law Publication; co-editor of the two volumes on HIV/AIDS and the Law (2007) Combat Law Publication. She authored a monograph titled, 'Against Mandatory Pre-Marital HIV Testing in India' (2008) also published by Combat Law Publication. She has also co authored two book chapters in State of Justice in India-Issue of Social Justice, Volume IV, Edited by Ranbir Sammadar, Sage India, June 2009. She has several short articles to her credit. Besides HRLN, she has worked with the Ministry of Health, India and International Development Research Centre, Ottawa.

Prof. Jain’s areas of specialization include, public health law, health systems and development, global family law, human rights, patent law, socio-economic rights, and medical ethics.

 	 
7.James J. Nedumpara

Designation : Assistant Professor and Executive Director, Centre for International Trade and Economic Laws Education : LL.B. (MGU), LL.M. (Cambridge), LL.M. (NYU), LL.M. (NUS), Ph.D. Candidate (NLS-B’lore) Email : jnedumpara@jgu.edu.in

 	Prof. Nedumpara has nearly ten years of experience in the field of international trade and regulatory laws. He has previously worked as an associate lawyer in the New Delhi offices of Dua Associates and Luthra and Luthra Law Offices before taking up the position of Trade Officer (Legal) with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), New Delhi. Prof. Nedumpara has also worked as an intern at the Legal Affairs Division of the World Trade Orgnization, Geneva, where he had the opportunity to assist the WTO panels on US-Havana Club (2001) as well as the India-Auto (2001) disputes. Prof. Nedumpara received his Bachelor of Law (LL.B) Degree from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India and also holds Master of Laws (LL.M) degrees from University of Cambridge, U.K in commercial law and from the New York University (NYU) School of Law, USA in business and trade law respectively. He is also a recipient of the Cambridge Commonwealth Scholarship, the J.N. Tata Scholarship and the Bar Council of India Fellowship for Young Lawyers.

Prof. Nedumpara’s current areas of focus include international trade law, competition law and taxation law. He has co-authored two books on international trade issues, published by Macmillan Publishers India Ltd entitled Dealing with Trade Distortions in Steel (2006) and Trade Liberalisation and Poverty in India (2005). His monograph South Asia and WTO Dispute Settlement (2007) published by the South Asian Watch on Trade and Environment critically analyses all WTO disputes involving South Asia during the period 1995-2007. Prof. Nedumpara has also contributed chapters and articles on international trade issues in a number of edited books and was also a contributor in the Financial Express (FE Insight) column during 2004-05. Prof. Nedumpara was involved in a number of consultancy engagements undertaken by UNCTAD and has also advised a number of business firms on issues relating to trade remedy investigations and free trade agreements. Prof. Nedumpara was interviewed in 2004 by the Sveriges Television (Sweden) on the impact of the introduction of pharmaceutical product patent in India on consumers.


8. J. Aniruddha

Designation : Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Centre for Public Law and Jurisprudence Education : B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) (NALSAR, Hyderabad), B.C.L. (Oxford) Email : janiruddha@jgu.edu.in

 	Prof. J. Aniruddha studied law at NALSAR, University of Law, Hyderabad. He recieved his B.A/L.L.B (Hons) in 2007. He next read for the B.C.L at Keble College, Oxford completing his degree with a distinction in 2008. On finishing his post-graduate studies he worked with the law firm of White & Case LLP in New York in their Project Finance division for a year under their International Lawyers Program. He returned to India in August 2009 and has been working the Centre of Policy Research in New Delhi. At CPR he worked primarily on constitutional law and policy, decentralization and local governance issues and urban policy. His areas of interest include socio-economic rights, political theory and jurisprudence. 
 	  	 
9.Jonathan A. Burton Macleod

Designation : Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Centre for Global Governance and Policy Education : A.B. (Harvard), J.D. (Queen’s), LL.M. (Harvard) Email : jmacleod@jgu.edu.in

 	Prof. Burton-MacLeod is Assistant Dean for Research at JGLS. Prof. Burton-MacLeod’s institutional responsibilities include coordination, development, and marketing of JGLS’ ten Research Centres, university wide funding, and faculty hiring. Professor Burton-MacLeod is also affiliated with the Centre for Global Governance and Policy, an institute that considers international relations from a Global South perspective. Professor Burton-MacLeod held previous positions at the Australian National University, where he lectured in Comparative Constitutional Theory and Tort Law, and the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Prof. Burton-MacLeod completed a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University (Class of 2001), a J.D. from Queen’s University, Canada, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Harvard. Prior to entering law, he worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, in the Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases. Professor Burton-MacLeod specializes in the confluence of Constitutional Law and politics. He is particularly interested in how social movements react to—and influence—constitutional law. Professor Burton-MacLeod has published in the area of IP rights and essential medicines, with a forthcoming Chapter in an edited volume by the Cambridge University Press, 'Incentives for Global Health: Patent Law and Access to Essential Medicines (2010)'. His current writing includes an examination of permissible viewpoint discrimination in public forums under the First Amendment, available on SSRN (http://ssrn.com/abstract=1504410). Prof. Burton-MacLeod has published widely in the media, and was a U.S. Political Analyst for the Canberra Times, Australia (2008). His published media pieces are available on his political blog: www. getrealpolitiks.wordpress.com.

Prof. Burton-MacLeod is Co-Editor in Chief of Volume 2 of the Jindal Global Law Review. He is advisor to the Centre for Law & Policy, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. 10. Nicholas Robinson

Designation : Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Centre for South Asian Legal Studies Education : B.A. (Chicago), J.D. (Yale) Email : nrobinson@jgu.edu.in

 	Nick Robinson is an assistant professor at JGLS. Prior to joining JGLS he taught at Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan and the National Law School in Bangalore. He has also worked for Human Rights Law Network in New Delhi and clerked for Chief Justice Sabharwal of the Indian Supreme Court in 2006-07. He is a visiting fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. Professor Robinson has had articles appear in U.S. legal publications and the Indian and international media, on topics ranging from constitutional law, judicial process, foreign relations and the law, and law and development. He has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
 	Representative Publications
 	Journal Articles
 	Interpreting the Constitution: Supreme Court Constitution Benches since Independence, ECONOMIC & POLITICAL WEEKLY Feb. 26, 2011 (with co-authors)
 	Education, Labor Rights, and Incentives: Contract Teacher Cases in the Indian Courts, Comparative Labour Law & Policy Journal (forthcoming 2011, co-authored with Varun Gauri)
 	Expanding Judiciaries: India and the Rise of the Good Governance Court, 8 Wash. U. Global Stud. L. Rev. 1 (2009)
 	Citizens Not Subjects: U.S. Foreign Relations Law and the Decentralization of Foreign Policy, 40 Akron L. Rev. 647 (2007)
 	Book Review: A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis, by David Rieff, 7 YALE H.R. & DEV. L.J. 184 (2004)
 	Other Publications
 	“Closing the Implementation Gap” THE HINDU, March 12, 2011 ( Click here to Read)
 	“Re-Engineering the World” INDIAN EXPRESS, Nov. 13, 2010   ( Click here to Read)
 	“Leading the Court” INDIA IN TRANSITION, July 18, 2010  ( Click here to Read)
 	“Hard to reach” FRONTLINE, Jan. 30-Feb. 12, 2010  ( Click here to Read)
 	“MPs need help with Homework too” INDIAN EXPRESS, Sept. 2, 2009  ( Click here to Read)
 	“Case for the Prosecution” INDIAN EXPRESS, April 30, 2009   ( Click here to Read)
 	“Elect, don't appoint, the U.S. attorney general” CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Jan. 30, 2009 ( Click here to Read)
 	“Too Many Cases” FRONTLINE, Jan. 3-16, 2009  ( Click here to Read)

11. Oishik Sircar

Designation : Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Centre for Penology, Criminal Justice and Police Studies Education : B.S.L., LL.B. (Pune), LL.M. (Toronto) Email : osircar@jgu.edu.in

 	Prof. Oishik Sircar is Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Centre for Penology, Criminal Justice and Police Studies. Prior to joining JGLS, Prof. Sircar was Research Fellow, Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Studies, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. Prof. Sircar completed his LL.B. from ILS Law College, University of Pune and LL.M. from the University of Toronto, where he was Graduate Scholar in Women’s Rights with the Centre for Reproductive and Sexual Health Law. Prof. Sircar has worked with Amnesty International, the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre, Delhi, the Centre for Communication and Development Studies, Pune, Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata and has been a consultant with Action Aid India and Child Fund International.

Prof. Sircar researches and writes in the areas of postcolonial feminist theory, subaltern historiography, Foucaultian governmentality, Marxist theory, sexual rights, migration studies, law and film, and cultures of human rights. He has been a recipient of Fellowships from Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace, Child Rights and You, India Institute for Critical Action-Centre in Movement and the Public Service Broadcasting Trust. He has been a guest-editor for the issues on Sexuality, Child Rights and Displacement for the quarterly journal Info Change Agenda, and has contributed book chapters to edited volumes on gender-based persecution, social justice and sexuality, and women’s rights in international law. He is the author of the monographs ‘Engendering Persecution: Refugee Law, International Protection and Violence against Women’ (WISCOMP, 2006) and ‘Sexing Spaces of Emancipation: The Politics and Poetics of Sexuality within the World Social Forum Process’ (CACIM, 2009).

12. Priya S. Gupta

Designation : Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Centre for Women, Law and Social Change Education : B.A. (North Carolina, USA), M.Sc. (LSE, UK), J.D. (NYU, USA) Email : psgupta@jgu.edu.in

 	Prof. Priya S. Gupta is Assistant Professor of Law and Assistant Director of the Centre for Women, Law, and Social Change at JGLS. She has a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied Economics, an MSc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Prior to joining the legal field, Prof. Gupta worked as a consultant in The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Washington, DC. Her projects focused primarily on strategy and supply chain management for the consumer goods and retail sectors. She researched on international trade and monetary policy and in her MSc. dissertation analysed International Monetary Fund (IMF) conditionality and the changing power structures between loan recipient countries and the organizations.

While in Law School at New York University, Prof. Gupta combined her interests in Economics with Human Rights. She was the recipient of the Lederman Milbank Fellowship in Law and Economics which allowed her to study, write, and present papers on a chosen topic, Land Title in India, to attorneys at the law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York. She was also fortunate to have the opportunity to study human rights under Philip Alston, Smita Narula, and Meg Satterthwaite. After graduation, she joined the international law firm, Linklaters LLP. While working in their Structured Finance and Derivatives practice, she took an active role in the firm’s pro bono program, including representing a victim of domestic violence in an asylum claim in Immigration Court.

Prof. Gupta has also acted as a consultant for Operation Asha, a world renowned tuberculosis control non-profit organisation in India. As Assistant Director of the Centre for Women, Law, and Social Change, she is focusing on institution building of the Centre and the JGLS Women’s Law Society, as well as furthering her research interests of Economic, Cultural, and Social Rights for women. She is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York.


13. Padmanabha Ramanujam

Designation : Assistant Professor & Assistant Dean (Academic) and Assistant Director, Centre for Intellectual Property Rights Studies Education : B.A.L., LL.B., M.B.L. (Bangalore), LL.M. (London), Ph.D. Candidate (Asia Link Fellow) Email : pramanujam@jgu.edu.in

 	Prof. Ramanujam is Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean (Academic Programmes) at JGLS. Prof. Ramanujam as a member of the JGU and JGLS Academic Planning Committee (APC) was involved in the establishment of O. P. Jindal Global University. Prof. Ramanujam is the Assistant Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights Studies, a research centre which is established to lead and excel in the area of patents, trademarks, design protection and copyright law.

Prof. Ramanujam is currently a Ph.D. candidate under the Asia Link Fellowship Programme sponsored by the European Union at Hamburg University Institute of Law and Economics, Germany and the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Prof. Ramanujam holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Intellectual Property Rights from the University of East Anglia (UEA), UK with a distinction. He was awarded the University of East Anglia International Scholarship, Norwich Law School Scholarship and the University of East Anglia Best International Applicant Award. Prof. Ramanujam’s other qualifications include a Master of Business Laws (M.B.L.) from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and Bachelor of Law (B.A.L., LL.B.) from University Law College, Bangalore University. Prof. Ramanujam specializes in law and economics, intellectual property law, competition law and the law of contract. Prof. Ramanujam has published several empirical and theoretical papers on issues relating to intellectual property rights, open source, culture studies and innovation with a forthcoming Chapter, Indian Patent Regime for the Pharmaceutical Sector: Law and Economics Analysis of the Novartis Case, in an edited volume by the Oxford University Press (December 2009).

14. Shilpi Bhattacharya

Designation : Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Centre for International Trade and Economic Laws Education : B.A., LL.B (NUJS, Kolkata), LL.M. (Virginia, USA) Email : sbhattacharya@jgu.edu.in

 	Prof. Bhattacharya is an Assistant Professor at JGLS. Prof. Bhattacharya obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Virginia, Virginia, USA, where she also received the Olin Graduate Fellowship in Law and Economics. Prior to joining JGLS, Prof. Bhattacharya practised as a tax lawyer from 2005 to 2006 with Economic Laws Practice in New Delhi. She also worked in Singapore with Linklaters LLP, a British law firm, from 2007 to 2009, where she advised leading investment banks and corporations on initial public offerings, private placements of shares, rights issues and offerings of global depositary receipts and in particular, on US securities laws issues. Prof. Bhattacharya is enrolled as an attorney with the New York State Bar.

Prof. Bhattacharya has published in various journals including 'The Economic and Political Weekly' Weekly and The Journal of the Indian Law Institute.


15.Vivek Kanwar

Designation : Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Centre on Public Law and Jurisprudence Education : LL.M. (NYU, USA), J.D. (Northeastern, USA) Email : vkanwar@jgu.edu.in

 	Prof. Vik Kanwar is Assistant Professor of Law and Assistant Director of the Centre on Public Law and Jurisprudence (CPLJ). He holds a B.A. in Social and Critical Theory from New College, a JD from Northeastern in 2000 and an LL.M. from New York University School of Law (2001). Prof. Kanwar remained in New York between 2001 and 2006, pursued post-graduate research in international law at NYU while holding administrative and research posts at Hauser Global Law School Program, the Center on International Cooperation, and the Institute for International Law and Justice. He also worked with leading comparative constitutionalists and public international lawyers while studying philosophy and jurisprudence with diverse thinkers from the Anglo-American and Continental traditions, including Ronald Dworkin, Jurgen Habermas, Ernesto Laclau and the late Jacques Derrida. During this time, he also spearheaded prison reform efforts with the Centre for Constitutional Rights and founded legal education curricula in under privileged secondary schools.

Prof. Kanwar has published in NYU Review of Law and Social Change, Indian Yearbook of International Law and Policy, Critical Sense, the Yale Journal of Development and Human Rights, Ohio Northern Law Review, and the International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON). His work has been cited and discussed in forums ranging from the popular blog Opinio Juris to the United States Supreme Court. Recently published articles include “Two Crises of Confidence: Securing Non-Proliferation and the Rule of Law through Security Council Resolutions” (2008) and “Re-Tooling the Rule of Law: Instrumentalism and the Implementation of Humanitarian Law in Failed and Fragile States” (2009).

In the past Prof. Kanwar has served as a consultant for the Centre for Constitutional Rights, FEGS, The Center for International Cooperation, the Control Arms Campaign, the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard School of Public Health, and as Non-Governmental Consultant on the Drafting of an Arms Trade Treaty, United Nations First Committee. He has been awarded academic grants for field research in India and Nepal in 1994 and 1995,for research at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU (2000), the Denise Carty-Bennia Award (2000) Northeastern University School of Law, as well as the Ella Baker and Jules Lobel Fellowship at CCR, and a Doctoral Study Fellowship at NYU School of Law, and Westerfield Fellowship at Loyola New Orleans. He is listed in the 2010 Who’s Who in America and registered as an expert in various intergovernmental and non-governmental forums. He was selected for the Brown Institute on Academic Research in Global Governance, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, where he presented research on the cultural dimensions of small arms control.

At present Prof. Kanwar is Co-Editor in Chief of the Jindal Global Law Review. He is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, USA.


16.Winky So Wing

Designation : Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Centre for Human Rights Studies Education : LL.B. (Hong Kong), B.C.L. (Oxford), M.Phil. Candidate (Oxford) Email : wswing@jgu.edu.in

 	Prof. Winky W. So is an Assistant Professor at JGLS. Prof. So obtained a first class Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the City University of Hong Kong, topping the year as a Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholar, a Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) from the University of Oxford as a British Chevening Scholar, and is currently a Master of Philosophy in Law candidate at the University of Oxford. Prof. So had previously served as a court marshall at the High Court of Hong Kong, and is at present a Supervising Editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal.

Prof. So’s research interests include civil procedure, evidence, administrative law and torts.

17. Y.S.R. Murthy

Designation : Associate Professor and Assistant Dean (Projects and Institutional Development) Executive Director, Centre for Human Rights Studies Education : M.Sc. (Stat.), M.A. (Human Rights) (London) Phone : 91-130-3057909 Email : ysrmurthy@jgu.edu.in

 	Prof. Y.S.R. Murthy has served in the National Human Rights Commission of India in various capacities for over 12 years including as the Director, Policy Research, Programmes and Projects Division. As a civil servant, he also held a number of responsible and sensitive assignments including as the Director, Media and Communications to the Prime Minister’s Office, President’s Secretariat and Cabinet Secretariat from 2005-07.

He provided research support to the National Human Rights Commission’s efforts through Policy research, legal analysis and monitoring of research projects on Human Rights. He spearheaded the Commission’s advocacy and monitoring efforts in the areas of public health, HIV/AIDS, disability, rights of Scheduled Castes, mentally ill persons, refugees, migrants and displaced persons, torture, terrorism and international human rights conventions. He was responsible for organizing many national public inquiries, seminars as well as international and regional conferences. He represented the Commission at many international conferences including in the Durban World Conference against Racism in 2001 as well as the Durban Review Conference in 2009, Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions, Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions, International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Commissions.

Prof. Murthy edited the annual Journal of the National Human Rights Commission for over five years and its monthly newsletter for over three years. He was responsible for over 30 publications of the Commission on diverse aspects of Human Rights. He published a number of books and articles. Significant ones among them include 'Human Rights Handbook' by Lexis Nexis Butterworth in October, 2007, 'Halsbury’s Laws of India, Human Rights' title by Lexis Nexis Butterworth in July 2005, co-contributor for District Magistrate’s Manual on Human Rights (2007) and Manual on Torture for Health Professionals. (2004). In addition, he published a number of articles in newspapers and his talks on human rights were broadcast by the All India Radio.

Prof. Murthy secured Masters Degree in Statistics from the University of Madras [1982-84] where he stood First in the University. Subsequently he was awarded the British Chevening Fellowship by the British Council for pursuing M.A. degree in Human Rights at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London in 1998-99. His research interests include Human rights, terrorism, torture, International Criminal Court, right to development and International Humanitarian Law and Refugee Law. Deeply interested in teaching, he was a visiting faculty in the Indian Law Institute, Indian Society of International Law and Jamia Milia Islamia.

VISITING FACULTY

1. Professor Ratna Kapur

Designation : Professor, Geneva School of Diplomacy & International Relations Visiting Professor, Jindal Global Law School Education : B.A., M.A., (Cambridge), LL.M. (Harvard) Email : rkapur@jgu.edu.in

 	Ratna Kapur is currently a Visiting Professor at Jindal Global Law School. During the Fall of 2010 she was a Visiting Professor of Law and the Coca-Cola World Fund Faculty Fellow at Yale Law School. She is on the Faculty of the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Geneva and also lectures occasionally at the India Society for International Law. She practiced law for a number of years in New Delhi, and now teaches and publishes extensively on issues of international law, human rights, feminist legal theory and postcolonial theory. She was the Senior Gender Advisor with the UN Mission in Nepal during the transition period from 2007-2008. She is part of the Global Visiting Faculty at NYU School of Law, visiting faculty at Georgetown University Law Centre, the United Nations Peace University, Visiting Faculty, Department of Law, Zurich University, and the National Law School of India University, and a Visiting Fellow at Harvard Law School, Drake Law School, and the University of Miami School of Law, Helsinki University, and Zurich University. She has also been a visiting fellow at Cambridge University and Harvard Law School. She has held a distinguished Chair in Human Rights at Dalhousie School of Law, Nova Scotia, as well as the Endowed Joseph C. Hostetler-Baker and Hostetler Chair in Law at Cleveland Marshal School of Law. Professor Kapur also works as a legal consultant on issues of human rights and international law for various organizations. She is also on the International Experts Group of International Idea, advising on the drafting of the new Constitution in Nepal.
 	 
2. Vikramaditya Khanna

Designation : Visiting Professor, Jindal Global Law School Education : B.C.A., LL.B., (Hons.) (Victoria University of Wellington) S.J.D. (Harvard Law School) Email : vkhanna@jgu.edu.in

 	Professor Vikramaditya Khanna is a Visiting Professor at Jindal Global Law School. He is a Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. He earned his S.J.D. at Harvard Law School and has been visiting faculty at Harvard Law School, a senior research fellow at Columbia Law School and Yale Law School, and a visiting scholar at Stanford Law School. He was a recipient of the John M. Olin Faculty Fellowship for 2002–2003, and his areas of research and teaching interest include corporate and securities laws, corporate crime, law in India, corporate governance in emerging markets, corporate and managerial liability, and law and economics. He is the founding and current editor of both the India Law Abstracts and the White Collar Crime Abstracts on the Social Science Research Network and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He was invited to testify in front of both the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on matters related to white collar crime and has recently given a keynote address at an International Corporate Governance Conference in Brazil. He has also been appointed Special Master in the United States in a dispute between an Indian company and an American company. Professor Khanna’s papers have been published in a number of academic journals including the Harvard Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Supreme Court Economic Review, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, and the Georgetown Law Journal. He has been quoted in major newspapers and magazines in the US, India, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil, and the United Kingdom. He has given talks at Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, Yale, Berkeley, Wharton, NBER, the European Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, the American Law & Economics Association Annual Meeting, the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, and a number of venues in the US, India, China, Turkey, Canada, Brazil, Greece and Singapore, amongst others.

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The first batch of the three- year LLB programme will graduate in 2012 and the 5-year batch in 2014, hence the college does not have alumni yet.

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