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Admission

Programs and courses to challenge yourself and bring the best out of yourself

Undergraduate
Admission

The LLB/PGDNL at JSW Law is a five-year program of study that leads to an initial law degree. A program that is designed to educate practice-ready lawyers.

Graduate
Admission

JSW Law is in the process of developing Master of Laws (LLM) and Master of Legal Studies (MLS) programs. Students will get to choose either a one-year advanced degree by coursework or a two-year degree by research.

Academics

Preparing future leaders to face the challenges of the complex and changing world through innovative educational programs

Undergraduate Program

LLB/PGDNL curriculum is designed to provide a thorough grounding in legal doctrine, advocacy, skills, professional responsibility, legislation and legislative process, social sciences, and humanities. Students are given opportunities to solve real-life problems through research, clinical and experiential learning. This program is available only for national students.

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Graduate Programs

JSW Law will be opening its doors to graduate students very soon. We are in the process of developing specialized master programs (both by coursework and research)—LL.M (Master of Laws) for those with an undergraduate law degree, and MLS (Master of Legal Studies) for those coming from other backgrounds. These graduate programs will be open to both national and international students.

LL.M/MLS Program

Training & Other Programs

We have expertise in different fields of law and other related fields. We offer a wide range of training on law and legal research to executives, legal professionals, social workers, and civil and public servants. Currently, we are in the process of developing training programs and packages for different target groups. We also provide tailor-made training based on the needs of the client organisations.

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"Bhutan Blossoms (Druk Metho) was founded with a vision to solve social and environmental issues that our society is faced with. We would like to thank the faculties and students of the Social Enterprise Clinic (SEC) of the JSW School of Law for supporting the project pro-bono, in the legal and various other fields since the project was founded."

Thinley Namgay
The Founder of Bhutan Blossoms

Research

At JSW Law, we are committed to innovation and the creation of new knowledge based on research that connects the past, present, and future

Research Initiatives and Centers

Research programs are founded on the four pillars of JSW Law’s research initiative, to reflect Bhutan’s current legal needs: the interdisciplinarity of law with the tenets of GNH (environmental conservation, promotion of culture, sustainability, good governance, religion, and social sciences), international relations and politics, domestic and international business and commerce, and information, communication and technology. We are already leading the way in terms of the first pillar, that is, exploring the relationship between Bhutan’s unique multi-dimensional development philosophy of the Gross National Happiness and the law, sustainable development and law, environmental law, climate change law and policy. We are in the process of developing our capacity in terms of the other three pillars.

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Library

Excellence in promoting conducive environment for research and learning

To engender scholarship, learning, and further the life of the mind, the first and only highly energy-efficient building in Bhutan, houses the JSW Law library. The library, therefore, has a three-fold mission. The first is to support the research needs of the JSW Law community with access to quality texts and other materials in a variety of subjects. The second is to provide an unparalleled legal collection on the law of Bhutan. The third, and possibly most valuable, is to provide access to materials in Dzongkha, the official language of Bhutan, so that students may further their own knowledge of this language.

About JSW School of Law

A place to think beyond self and instill the sense of justice, service and wisdom

JSW Law is Bhutan's only law school established through the Royal Charter on 21st February 2015 by His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, as a gift to the people of Bhutan. In justice, service and wisdom, JSW Law strives to set the standards and lead the way in education, research, and good practices in the field of law and related fields. The law school opened its door to the historic first class of students (Class of 2022) on 3rd July 2017. Currently, we have five cohorts, totaling 108 (70 female and 38 male) undergraduate students.

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