New Delhi: The Centre for India Australia Studies (CIAS) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) recently launched its flagship initiative, the Young Leaders Externship Advancement Programme (YLEAP) in Australia. The CIAS has partnered with the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s department and a number of leading Australian law firms for YLEAP, an initiative which provides unique internship opportunities for JGU students in Australia.
The launch of YLEAP allows students to gain valuable international work experience in law firms and government organisations and provides a unique stepping stone for Indian students who are considering a potential career in Australia. With YLEAP, JGU and the CIAS are another step closer to realising the vision of making Indian students more aware of opportunities in Australia and importantly, making Australia more accessible to India.
Commenting on these developments, Founding Vice Chancellor of JGU, Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, stated “As a global university, JGU always strives to provide unique global opportunities to our students. The Australian education system is truly world class and we have close ties with some of the leading global universities based in Australia. These internship opportunities are a welcome addition to the opportunities that we provide for our students in Australia.”
The Secretary of the Attorney-General’s Department, Mr. Chris Moraitis PSM, noted that “I look forward to welcoming students of the O.P. Jindal Global University to participate in this exciting internship opportunity at the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department. I am confident that these internships will be educational and rewarding.”
In addition to these unique work experience opportunities, the Law Council of Australia recently recognised the JGLS degree, making it much simpler for JGLS graduates to become qualified to practise law in Australia.
Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Mr. John W.H. Denton AO, stated that: “We are excited to be collaborating with Jindal Global Law School, and to having some of Jindal’s top performing students joining our seasonal clerkship program. Our partnership with one of India’s top law schools in the areas of legal education, publications and internships solidifies our commitment to the Indian market, and is a first for a large Australian firm”
Executive Director, Centre for India Australia Studies and Assistant Dean of JGLS, Shaun Star, noted that “We are excited to announce these partnerships which will provide unique opportunities for Indian students in Australia. Creating pathways into Australia will play an important role of building institutional and people-to-people links between our two countries. We look forward to growing the YLEAP programme and developing strong partnerships with more Australian organisations, extending the impact of the initiative to even more Indian students.”