Queen's among first law schools to partner with Indian institution
Queen’s Faculty of Law and Jindal Global Law School in Delhi, India, have reached an agreement that will establish a student exchange program and allow Jindal law students to attend Queen’s Kingston campus and the international law program at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) in the spring term.
“As India’s economic growth continues to boom, Jindal is aiming high to become India’s first global law school of international rank. It is an impressive initiative and I am proud that Queen’s Law is among the first law schools in the world to partner with Jindal,” says Law dean Bill Flanagan.
The new agreement will provide for the exchange of up to three full-time students per year between Queen’s and Jindal. Furthermore, the Faculty of Law has secured funding from alumnus Andrew Best, Law ’81, that will support exchange bursaries for the Jindal students each year.
“The Robert Wallace Best Exchange Award will certainly contribute to the success of the exchange by assisting Jindal students to attend Queen’s,” says Vice-Provost (International) John Dixon. “As we work to expand Queen’s links and presence in India, we are pleased to partner with the Jindal Global Law School, a newly established, high-quality school with a dynamic, global outlook.”
Jindal students in the international law program at BISC will also be eligible for financial support from Queen’s through the BISC International Award and the Queen’s University bursary programs.
“I’m delighted that Queen’s, and its Law School in particular, will be affiliating with Jindal Global University. Jindal is a very new university, and Queen’s a much older one, but the two institutions share the same aspirations with respect to global education,” says Principal Daniel Woolf.
Principal Woolf signed the memorandum of understanding while on a seven-day mission to India along with 14 other Canadian university presidents.
The first exchange student, Neelam Singh, will be coming to Queen’s in the winter term.