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O.P. Jindal Global University

National Capital Region, IndiaCornell Law School can send up to three students to the Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) each academic year, for one semester. 

Located in the vibrant National Capital Region, Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), part of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), imparts a rigorous and multi-disciplinary legal education with a view to producing world-class legal professionals, scholars, and public servants. JGLS empowers its students with knowledge, skills, and vision to meet the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing world.

The School’s expert faculty comes from across the globe and engages in critical scholarship that contributes to public debates both in India and abroad. Research centers at JGLS have been established to inject new ideas into cutting edge issues of law and policy ranging from women’s rights to international trade. To facilitate learning and research, JGLS has entered into collaborations, exchange programs, and research partnerships with elite universities and institutions from across the globe.

JGLS is committed to providing a world-class legal education to a diverse and talented body of students. At JGLS students are given exposure to new ideas, international perspectives, and innovative teaching in an encouraging and open academic environment. With a high quality education bolstered by unique work experiences, our graduating students will be armed with the skills they need to succeed in a diverse set of fields, both in India and abroad.

JGLS will assist interested students in securing an internship with a judge or nongovernmental organization before or after the semester ends.

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Fall Semester: Early August – Mid-December

Spring Semester: Late January or Early February – Mid-May

* While placements may be made in either the fall or spring semesters, spring placements are available for 2Ls only.

Courses and Credits

At Cornell, the students will be required to complete 62 credits of study. The first year of study will be identical to that of all other J.D. students at Cornell Law School.  In the second year of study at Cornell, the students must complete their credit and J.D. course requirements, which include six credits of experiential learning, a professional responsibility course, and a course satisfying the Law School’s writing requirement.  The 62 credits may not include courses taken outside of the regular Law School curriculum (regular J.D. candidates are allowed to take one course in each upper-class semester in other divisions of the university in areas related to their legal studies).

Futher Information

Interested students should consult the Jindal Global Law School website for more details.