Sonipat: The Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), India’s First Ranked Law School in the QS World University Rankings By Subject 2020 (Law) announces the launch of India’s First and Only Online LLM (Master of Laws) Degree in Corporate & Financial Law in partnership with upGrad. JGLS has collaborated with upGrad, India’s largest online higher education platform, in this first-of-its-kind programme, which represents a historic and pioneering initiative in legal education. The course is tailor-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, O.P. 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.”

Mr. 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 O.P. 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 O.P. 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”.

Mr. 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 & 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.

O.P. 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 (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University further observed, “JGU is at the vanguard of promoting online education and digital learning. The launch of the Online LLM in Corporate & Financial Law and the Online MBA in Digital Banking & Finance is in line with our vision and aspiration to create opportunities and access to working professionals for pursuing world class online degree programmes. To ensure quality and excellence in these initiatives, JGU has partnered with the EdTech major, upGrad, India’s largest online higher education company. JGU was recently recognised as India’s first university to receive the QS IGAUGE E-LEAD (E-Learning Excellence for Academic Digitsation) Certification.”.

Professor Prateek Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School & Academic Head, Online LL.M. in Corporate & Financial law said, “This programme bridges the gap between the reading of commercial laws and their application in real-life scenarios to find a practical legal solution – it is what makes the program unique and engaging. We aim to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to prepare legal briefs and memos, negotiate transaction documents and undertake due diligence, provide commercially sound legal advice to clients, and argue before specialised regulators and courts of law.”

Professor Anand Prakash Mishra, Director of Law Admissions, O.P. 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.

For more information on the Online LLM programme, please visit the link below to browse this in a mobile phone: https://jgu.edu.in/onlineLLM/

To read the text of the Online LLM programme brochure in our website, including to download a PDF document, please visit: http://www.jgls.edu.in/online-llm-brochure/

To visit the webpage of the programme: https://www.upgrad.com/law-llm-corporate-and-finance-jgu/

Admission to the Online LLM programme will be on the basis of JSAT-Law Admission Test conducted by Pearson VUE. Interested candidates can register for the exam at: http://Pearsonvue.com/jsat

To know more about the JSAT-Law Admission Test and also to download a full-length sample question paper, please visit the following link in the JGLS website: http://www.jgls.edu.in/jsat-law/

If you would like to know more about the journey of JGLS to be ranked as India’s Number 1 law school and browse this information in a mobile phone, please visit: https://jgu.edu.in/jglsbrochure/

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