The O.P. Jindal University is conducting an international summit for law schools from across the world from December 1-3. The theme for the summit is “The Present and Future of Global Legal Education”, and over 150 thought leaders across more than 35 countries such as Australia, Bhutan, Canada, China, Colombia, Russia, Portugal, France, Italy, Malaysia, Nepal have signed up for it.
The event will have over 21 sessions on different themes, eight special dialogues, two colloquiums and 3 keynote addresses.
Kiren Rijiju, minister of law and justice, Government of India inaugurated the summit with a keynote address by Margaret Beazley AC QC, former president, New South Wales (NSW) Court of Appeal and governor, NSW, Australia. Gita Mittal, former chief justice of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir to also offer a special address.
On the last day, Tushar Mehta, senior advocate, the Supreme Court of India will offer the valedictory address. The special address will be offered by Sasmit Patra, member of Parliament.
The thought leaders to participate in the summit will include eminent personalities such as scholars, school deans, Supreme Court judges, law firm partners, lawyers and others.
“As we enter a post-pandemic world, the demands of justice will not only expand but also be more complex than before. It is very important for leaders of legal education from across the globe to come together to envisage the present and future of global legal education that will impact the future of students, academics and nations. Jindal Global Law School has always been committed to creating important dialogues with a global perspective. Therefore, the Global Law Schools’ Summit has been organized to create an ongoing forum to engage in intellectual deliberations that will create global impact. We look forward to this summit bringing a comprehensive and inclusive perspective on the present and future of legal education”, said C. Raj Kumar, founding vice-chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University and founding dean, Jindal Global Law School.
The summit will also witness the presence of 13 judges and law firm partners from India, Singapore, United Kingdom and United States of America. All the leaders will be part of the entire summit to envisage the present and future of global legal education.
The event will be live streamed on the official YouTube channel and Facebook page of O.P. Jindal University.