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New York’s Cornell Univ launches India law centre to promote study of Indian law & policy

Hot on the heels of (but probably unrelated to) the government announcement hoping for foreign universities to open up in India, the US’ Cornell Law School has announced the opening of an India law centre.

While part of the initiative is probably also about attracting more of that sweet Indian-law-students-studying-abroad-Dollar, it’s aims also include:

The Cornell India Law Center is dedicated to promoting the study of Indian law and policy in the U.S. legal academy and to fostering international collaborations among legal scholars. Guided by a distinguished advisory board and affiliated faculty from law schools in the U.S. and India, the center will offer programming including a speaker series, conferences and a visiting scholar program.

The Law School will also offer a fully funded summer internship for Cornell Law students to work at a public interest organization in New Delhi, starting in the summer of 2020.

The initiative would also tie in with its six-year “fast-track” dual US-India law degree programme offered by Cornell, according to its press release, which had been set up a while ago.

JGLS founding dean Raj Kumar explained that this arrangement effectively saved students who completed two years at JGLS students on the programme “one year of studies and some $75,000” in tuition fees at Cornell, since the latter would recognise the time at Jindal and reduce the JD study time by one year.

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