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The initiative, an effort towards inspiring law students towards pursuing careers in litigation, has been launched under the aegis of the law school's Lawyering Excellence for Advocacy Development
Jindal Global Law School, part of the OP Jindal Global University, has appointed ten Senior Advocates of the Supreme Court of India as Honorary Adjunct Professors of Law and Distinguished Professors of Legal Practice.
The initiative, an effort towards inspiring law students towards pursuing careers in litigation, has been launched under the aegis of the law school's Lawyering Excellence for Advocacy Development or the 'LEAD' programme.
JGLS Press Release
The programme will be open to students of the Jindal Global Law School's graduating batch of 2021 from September 5.
The elective courses offered online by the Honorary Adjunct Professors will comprise of two hours of study every weekend over a span of eight weeks. Each course is worth one credit (15 hours).
The lawyers who will be teaching the special electives are Senior Advocates Gourab Banerji, Surat Singh, Sidharth Luthra, AM Singhvi, Gaurav Pachnanda, Parag Tripathi, Mohan Parasaran, Sajan Poovayya, R Venkataramani, Ritin Rai and Advocate Neelima Tripathi.
The programme's vision according to Professor (Dr) C Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor of Jindal is "to identify some of the most outstanding members of the legal profession to teach a course to the senior students of law, with a view to educating and inspiring them. The larger purpose of this effort is to instil in the minds of budding lawyers an imagination to become part of the legal profession with a stronger focus on legal practice and litigation. ”