Virtual Law School Exchange

Develop your international experience through working with students from O.P. Jindal Global University near Delhi. Gain insight into the Indian legal system and improve your mediation skills through a group project.

Programme at a glance

When? 6 days from Wednesday 6th - Wednesday 13th January 2021  

Where? Online. All sessions will be live with students and staff from Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) near Delhi. 

Who? Open to all Law School undergraduates. Priority will be given to students not on a Study Abroad course.

Contact us

Email: summer-abroad@bristol.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 117 39 40205
Office: 3rd Floor, 31 Great George Street, University of Bristol, BS1 5QD

Office hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Book an online appointment

What you'll be doing

Over 6 days of online lectures, seminars, and virtual visits you will gain an insight into the legal system of India and will explore how this compares with the common law system of England and Wales. Through virtual visits to courts and law firms, you will see how both legal systems function in practice. Jindal Global Law School's Centre for Dispute Resolution will provide an introduction to commercial mediation and arbitration. You will have the opportunity to practise your mediation skills through a mock mediation project with JGLS students at the end of the programme.  

Why choose this programme? 

  • Gain insight from Academics from JGLS, one of India's top Law Schools. 
  • Develop your mediation skills through working with JGLS students on a mock mediation project. 
  • Make global connections with staff, students and legal professionals in India.
  • Acquire cross-cultural skills, greatly valued by employers.
  • Enjoy an experience beyond the classroom through cultural and social activities. 

Eligibility

There are 20 places on this programme.

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • be a current undergraduate student studying Law at the University of Bristol 
  • not hold an Indian passport

We will make an effort to give priority to students who:

  • are not on a Study Abroad course
  • have not previously taken part in an international experience supported by Global Opportunities (eg. Year or semester abroad, GO China, International Leadership Programme, Global Opportunities Scholarship, Knowlson Trust Travel Award, Bristol Interns in China).
  • are home students and meet one or more of the following Widening Participation criteria:
    • recipient the University of Bristol BursaryAccess to Bristol Bursary or Bristol Scholars Bursary
    • BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) student
    • from an area of low progression to higher education, with a home postcode listed as a '1' or '2' in the POLAR4 column on the POLAR checking tool
    • mature student
    • care-leaver or estranged student (you will need to be registered as estranged with Student Finance)
    • student living with a disability (you will need to registered with Disability Services)

Applications

Applications for the Virtual Law School Exchange 2021 have closed.  

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