Law faculty welcomes students from Indian university
The exchange agreement between Queen’s Faculty of Law and Jindal Global Law School in Delhi continues to flourish with the recent arrival of four students from India on the Kingston campus.
“I was keen to get an international experience. I was attracted to Queen’s because of the subjects offered and the profile of the professors,” says Vivek Yavagal, who is enrolled in the LLB. program at Jindal.
Mr. Yavagal is joined at Queen’s during the fall term by fellow Jindal students Anusha Malik, Shipra Jain and Sharad Jain.
“Studying at Queen’s will provide me with an opportunity to compare the legal systems of Canada and India. It will also allow me to study interesting subjects like international economic law, information privacy and others,” says Ms Malik.
Queen’s Law was among one of the first law schools in the world to partner with Jindal, which is aiming to become India’s first global law school of international rank.
“The exchange offers wonderful opportunities to students from both schools. Our agreement with Jindal adds to the growing list of student exchanges that Queen’s Law has with leading law schools around the world,” says Queen’s Law dean Bill Flanagan.
Ms Malik echoes Dean Flanagan, noting that she expects the students from India to have an impact on Queen’s students.
“They will be able to learn more about India. By sharing our different experiences, we will all have a new perspective,” she says.
Mr. Yavagal is the second student to receive the Robert Wallace Best Exchange Award, a bursary established by Queen’s alumnus Andrew Best, Law ’81, in honour of his father, who earned a bachelor of science degree from Queen’s in 1950. Neelam Singh, who came to Queen’s Law on exchange from Jindal last winter, was the first recipient of the exchange bursary.
“The award means a lot to me because it allows me to experience Queen’s and Canada with a lesser financial burden. Without this award, it would be very hard for me to manage this visit to Queen’s,” says Mr. Yavagal.
As part of the exchange agreement, Jindal students can also attend the Global Law Programs at the Bader International Study Centre. The first Jindal student visited Herstmonceux Castle last spring.
Four Queen’s Law students travelled to India this fall, and a fifth Queen’s student will visit Jindal in the winter term.