Jindal Global University Vice Chancellor and Law School Dean Visits STL
On April 28, STL hosted Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, the Founding Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University and Founding Dean of Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), Soniapt, India. Professor Kumar delivered a public lecture on “Corruption and Good Governance in India: Establishment of a Rule of Law Society,” which was followed by a Q&A with STL students and faculty. During his visit, Professor Kumar and STL dean Philip McConnaughay signed an Agreement of Friendship and Cooperation between JGLS and STL aimed at strengthening research and student exchange opportunities between the schools.
Professor Kumar was a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, where he obtained his Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) degree; a Landon Gammon Fellow at the Harvard Law School, where he obtained his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree, and a James Souverine Gallo Memorial Scholar at Harvard University. He was awarded a Doctor of Legal Science (S.J.D.) by the University of Hong Kong. He also obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from the University of Delhi, India, and a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) degree from Loyola College of the University of Madras, India.
JGLS offers a multi-disciplinary legal education with a view to producing world-class legal professionals, scholars, and public servants. It is the first global law school in India.
STL is the only law school in China – and the only law school in the world – to offer a full post-baccalaureate Common Law Juris Doctor (J.D.) curriculum alongside a complete China law Juris Master (J.M.) curriculum, thereby preparing STL graduates for the mixture of Common Law, civil law, and Chinese legal traditions increasingly characteristic of the global economy.