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JGLS Launches Online LLM In Corporate & Financial Law In Partnership With UpGrad

The course is made for corporate lawyers who are interested in pursuing higher studies.

The Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), announces the launch of Online LLM (Master of Laws) Degree in Corporate & Financial Law in partnership with upGrad. JGLS has collaborated with upGrad, India’s online higher education platform. The course is made for corporate lawyers who are interested in pursuing higher studies to specialise in one of the many areas of corporate and financial law that this Online LLM programme shall cover.  

Professor (Dr) C Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor, OP Jindal Global University & Founding Dean, Jindal Global Law School, says, “This world-class online LLM programme will foster teaching and research to provide a thorough knowledge of corporate and financial law to meet the challenges of the global economy, and to familiarize learners with the practice and procedures of the corporate legal world. Through the Online LLM programme, JGLS, in association with upGrad, will help learners gain a 360-degree perspective of the law and regulation governing corporations and the financial system in India and beyond.” 

Ronnie Screwvala, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, upGrad observed, "upGrad so far has been known for cutting edge courses in the areas of Technology, Data & Management. Through our new partnership with OP Jindal Global University and Jindal Global Law School, we plan to foray into the area of Law programmes and create meaningful impact." 

The programme will be for one year with students receiving the LLM degree from OP Jindal Global University upon successful completion of the academic credits. In keeping with the advancements of the digital age, the format of instruction and evaluation for this LLM will be entirely online with 24/7 access to online recorded lectures. The online LLM programme shall engage students in contemporary and cutting-edge research, with a focus on legal, regulatory, and economic challenges faced by companies. The combination of upGrad’s online learning platform with the expertise of JGLS Faculty Members would serve as a unique amalgam of technology and legal curriculum, suited for candidates aspiring to work at top law firms and companies in India and abroad.  

Professor (Dr) Vishwas H Devaiah, Director, Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies, JGLS states that the “uniqueness of the first-ever Online LLM in Corporate and Financial Law program in India is that it offers prospective students not only an opportunity to learn through online lectures, but also to interact with highly qualified academics through regular live online interactions. The course not only emphasizes on the complexities and nuances of the ever-increasing cross-border corporate transactions but also imparts essential skills to modern-day legal professionals to adapt to the digital environment to ensure seamless completion of global transactions”. 

Phalgun Kompalli, Co-Founder, upGrad says, "We are proud to announce our partnership with JGU to launch India's first 1 year online LLM and MBA in Digital Banking & Finance. JGU is one of the top law schools in India, and in close collaboration with the JGU faculty, we are focused on reimagining legal education in India and globally. Our vision is to make high-quality legal education more accessible and build world-class legal professionals via this online program." 

JGLS’ world-class Faculty Members with first-hand industry experience and international expertise shall teach specialized courses including M&A Transactions and Private Equity, Commercial Contract Drafting, Corporate Insolvency Law, Competition Law, and Banking and Financial Law. Graduating students will be able to understand the corporate legal environment; interpret, assimilate, and draft commercial contracts; identify key issues in M&A, due diligence and risk assessment of corporate transactions; analyse different investment strategies and business strategies for clients and companies; and be fully equipped to develop legal expertise relating to specialised regulatory bodies such as the Securities and Exchange Board of India, the Competition Commission of India and the National Company Law Tribunals.  

OP Jindal Global University is recognized by the Government of India as an “Institution of Eminence”. The Jindal Global Law School was recently ranked as the Number 1 Law School in India and among the Top 150 law schools in the World by the QS World University Rankings 2020 (Law).  

Professor Peter H Schuck, Simeon E Baldwin Professor Emeritus of Law, Yale Law School, USA & Chair, International Board of Advisors, Jindal Global Law School while welcoming the launch of the Online LLM in Corporate & Financial Law observed, "Anyone who has followed the trajectory of O.P. Jindal Global University and Jindal Global Law School will not be surprised at this innovative launch of the Online LLM programme. It befits its status and its inclusion in the QS Law School Rankings. This recognition reflects the animating vision of Jindal's founding only ten years ago - to create a first-rate education and research institution aspiring to the highest standards in law, humanities and social sciences." 

Professor David B Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law & Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School, USA observed, "I am thrilled to hear that JGLS has been ranked among the top 101-150 law schools in the world in the QS Law School Rankings 2020, besides being listed as the number 1 law school in India. This is an unprecedented honour for a law school, which has just celebrated its tenth anniversary, and a testament to the incredible hard work and dedication of each and every member of the JGU community." 

Professor Anand Prakash Mishra, Director of Law Admissions, OP Jindal Global University, observed, “For working professionals and young lawyers who wish to further sharpen their skills in legal research, writing and upgrading themselves to be superior lawyers, the Online LL.M. is a great opportunity to earn a world-class master’s degree in law without compromising with your work. All legal professionals who hold an LL.B. degree but are unable to spend a full year in a residential LL.M. programme should choose the Online LL.M. programme of JGLS.” 

All person(s) with a LLB degree are eligible to apply for the Online LLM in Corporate & Financial Law and can appear for the JSAT online entrance test. The programme is ideal for person(s) aspiring to enhance their knowledge and capabilities, as well as play a greater role in Corporate Law Firms and in-house legal departments of companies, both in India and abroad.  



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