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Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) Sonepat

03 November 2020

In a historic decision, the US Supreme Court recently ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQI employees from discrimination based on sex. It was seen as a surprise decision, going against the tide, overturning the few backward steps issues around human rights have taken in recent times. That’s the power of law–it can spring hope, change and progress. For anyone interested in the world of law, the three-year B.A. (Hons.) Legal Studies programme can be the first step in the right direction.

06 August 2020

JGLS Sonepat has convinced 10 senior advocates to each teach 10 separate eight-week online credit courses about various facets of litigation for up to 200 final year law students, as it has scheduled to start its first years from 1 September (see below).

22 June 2020

OP Jindal Global University (JGU), the parent organisation of its largest (law) college JGLS Sonepat, has entered into a sophisticated outsourcing deal with Goldman Sachs-owned student housing and services company Good Host Spaces (GHS), as first reported by Mint on 10 June (hat-tip to several of our commenters who alerted us to this somewhat old but nevertheless interesting piece of news).

02 June 2020
Jindal takes full advantage of IoE status but some NLUs might also manage
18 March 2020

Indian law schools have been trying - and in some cases struggling - to convert tuition to online learning courses in the wake of most having shut down physical tuition to attempt to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

04 March 2020
Both colleges have had stated aims to hack their way into the rankings for a few years, which have now apparently borne fruits
21 October 2019

JGLS Sonepat has launched a three-year “BA Honours Programme in Legal Studies” (LS), a course concept borrowed from the United States and the first-of-its-kind in India.

14 September 2019

JGLS Sonepat has hired 75 new faculty for this academic year growing its total full-time faculty strength to 230 from 163, as at the same time last year, growing the proportion of LLB graduates from all national law schools in its faculty to 30%.

06 September 2019

The government has approved several of the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) recommendation to make institutions with law schools Institutions of Eminence (IOE), which, apart from bragging rights, would carry with it a significant amount of funding in case of public universities, and more autonomy in case of private institutions.

06 September 2019

JGLS Sonepat has hired Prof Upendra Baxi, Prof BS Chimni, Prof Mahendra Pal Singh, and Prof BB Pande as professors who will teach and conduct research at the law school full-time.

19 June 2019

Alongside 22 other Indian Universities, Jindal Global University (JGU), the parent institution of the JGLS Sonepat law school, has been ranked by UK-based academic careers counselling company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), in its annual top 1000 global university rankings.

29 May 2019

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) India - used as an admission test for 52 Indian law schools but primarily having acted as a feeder for JGLS Sonepat - has seen 8,268 applicants this year, according to an internal email sent by JGLS VC Prof Raj Kumar (full email published below).

23 May 2019

JGLS Sonepat’s 2020 graduating batch have secured 24 Day Zero accepted offers and pre-placement offers with seven law firms, with 98 out of 484 three- and five-year LLB students participating in the organised campus recruitment activities.

22 May 2019

The 2018 Delhi Judicial Services Exam was topped by JGLS Sonepat graduate Shipra Dharkar, with at least 7 other national law schools also being represented in the list of 126.

06 September 2018

As it had widely signposted, the Supreme Court has taken a tragically overdue but also eventually progressive step by decriminalising consensual sexual acts between persons of the same sex today, which had infamously been prohibited under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. It held Section 377 to be arbitrary, irrational and unconstitutional.

02 August 2018

The national law universities (NLU) are, as expected, missing again from the annual and quite prestigious QS World University Rankings released on 6 June, which have 29 Indian universities featuring in its overall rankings and 79 Indian universities on its list of top universities only from BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) countries.

09 July 2018

JGLS Sonepat has lost its investment of Rs 25 lakh toward being recognised as “Institution of Eminence” (IoE), after having failed to make the final list of Indian universities declared as IoEs by the central government.

04 May 2018

JGLS Sonepat has concluded its so-called Day Zero interviews, which were staggered between April and concluded in early May, resulting in a total of 23 accepted jobs for students graduating in 2019.

04 April 2018

JGLS Sonepat students will now have sports law guest lectures by cricket team Delhi Daredevils (DD) as part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that DD signed with the law school’s Centre for India Australia Studies (CIAS).