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06 March 2024

The Law School visits India

In February 2024, professional and academic staff members from The Dickson Poon School of Law visited India to meet with alumni, prospective students, offer holders and university partners.

a group of staff and students posting for a group shot in front of law school banners

During the ten-day visit, the delegation met with five universities, hosted three alumni dinners, three prospective student events and four counsellor and agent presentations.

In presentations and prospective student events across India, attendees were introduced to the Law School, its programmes and what student life is like as a King’s Law student, as well as taking part in some short taster lectures delivered by the Law School faculty members on the trip.

During the trip, Professor Adam Fagan, Vice President (Education & Student Services) announced the launch of the Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Indian postgraduate students.

On a visit to O.P. Jindal Global University, staff met LLM students due to study at The Dickson Poon School of Law in the next academic year. A productive meeting was held with Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar (Professor & Vice Chancellor) and Professor (Dr.) S. G. Sreejith (Executive Dean, JGLS), and Dr Khushboo Chauhan (Assistant Professor & Associate Dean (Special Initiatives)) to discuss the well-established partnership between the two Law Schools and how this can be enhanced and strengthened over the coming years.

A trip to West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) provided a chance to meet with Professor Nirmal Kanti Chakrabarti, Vice Chancellor NUJS to discuss our shared LLM module and the opportunity to build further on an already strong relationship, with the potential for collaborative educational programmes or staff or PhD student exchanges. Professors Alex Turk and Alison Jones delivered a lecture, with some final year students then joining the group that evening to meet with alumni.

The visit to India also provided significant opportunities to sign Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with three top universities.

On 15 February 2024, Professor Alexander Turk, Vice Dean (International) visited the National Law University Jodhpur, where he was welcomed by Professor Harpreet Kaur, the Vice-Chancellor of NLUJ. On this occasion, an MoU was signed between both institutions to promote joint degree programmes and faculty and student exchange programmes. The visit also offered an opportunity to discuss projects of common interests, to meet faculty and students of NLUJ, and to experience the active engagement of NLUJ in the local community as well as their generous hospitality.

At the National Law University, Delhi, Professor Turk met Professor (Dr.) G.S. Bajpai, Vice Chancellor, Professor Ruhi Paul (Registrar), and Dr Daniel Mathew; Associate Professor to sign an MoU with the aim to establish collaborative degrees, provide opportunity for the exchange of faculty and students, and promote research collaboration and other activities that benefit both universities and their partnership.

The final MoU was signed alongside Professor (Dr.) Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Vice Chancellor of the National Law School of India University in Bengaluru, the top law school in India. In a similar vein to the other MoUs signed during the visit, the promotion of collaborative degree programmes and exchange programmes for staff and students were discussed, alongside the strengthening of this relationship over the coming years.

It was fantastic to visit India and meet prospective students, offer-holders and school counsellors. It was also great to see some members of our thriving alumni community. We are very grateful to everyone who participated in our events, and I’d like to extend my thanks to all the universities we visited that offered us such a warm welcome as we signed important Memorandums of Understanding. I know that our relationships with our partners across India will go from strength to strength.

Professor Alex Turk, Vice Dean (International), The Dickson Poon School of Law

The trip built upon the Law School’s growing relationship with India and provided the opportunity to connect with our India-based community. During the alumni events, Professor Alex Turk, Professor Mark Lunney and Dr Colm McGrath welcomed alumni and shared the latest news from the School.

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Professor of Law, Vice Dean International