On June 9, Cornell Law School signed an Agreement of Cooperation and a Memorandum of Understanding with the Jindal Global Law School of O.P. Jindal Global University in India. Cornell and Jindal have committed to jointly promoting collaborative initiatives, including faculty and student exchange programs, and joint teaching and research initiatives.
As the first joint effort, the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School and the Centres for Women, Law and Social Change and Human Rights Studies at Jindal Global Law School are organizing a joint conference: Gender-Based Violence and Justice in South Asia in October 2011.
Stewart J. Schwab, the Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law at Cornell Law School said, "I am pleased to welcome Vice Chancellor Kumar to Ithaca where we made official an important collaboration between Cornell Law School and Jindal Global Law School. We believe the alliance will greatly benefit students and faculty in both schools and further enhance Cornell's international programs."
Professor C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University and Dean, Jindal Global Law School observed, "The signing of the MoU and the establishment of a deep and pervasive collaboration with Cornell Law School marks a significant step in our effort to promote global legal education in India."