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JSW Law programs prepare a generation of lawyers to lead the future.

At JSW Law, we prepare future lawyers to face the legal challenges of the complex and changing world through innovative educational programs. Our programs are grounded on interdisciplinary faculty scholarship and student learning.

Our programs require studying law in relation to business, science & technology, environment & climate studies, international relations & politics, Gross National Happiness, social sciences, and other related fields, preparing students for the future.

Programs are aimed at producing service-ready lawyers and generations of future leaders, who can take their responsibility seriously, and carry out fundamental duties with Justice, Service, and Wisdom. In this effort, our programs can be understood as having three qualities: (1) ensuring thorough grounding by giving sufficient focus by allowing students to pursue deep knowledge in legal doctrine and other broader areas and approaches of law; (2) enhancing students’ skills—research, advocacy, and interpersonal relationship skills by focusing on research-based teaching and learning and practical application of law in the society through clinical programs; and (3) preparing students to become responsible leaders by focusing on professional ethics, the Buddhist values, and universal human values.

To help students deepen their knowledge and progress as they move through the program, we have created four key pillars of JSW Law’s curriculum or programs of study. This initiative does not require students to sign up for any program, however, it is created to enable students to choose relevant elective subjects to enhance their potential careers.

Programs at JSW Law

4 Pillars of Curriculum & Program of Study

JSW Law’s curriculum and program of study are guided by the four pillars. Both teaching and learning are guided by these pillars. The addition of new courses and review of the existing courses are also guided by these pillars. More importantly, the undergraduate and postgraduate students are offered elective courses specifically designed to fit within these four pillars of the JSW Law’s curriculum and the program of study. These pillars help students choose electives that best fit their interests and potential careers.

Law, GNH & Sustainability

Interdisciplinary exploration of the relationship between law, happiness, environment, climate issues, development, and conflict management and resolution.

Law, Commerce, Business & Trade

Preparing lawyers to manage and solve issues concerning growing domestic and international commerce, business, and trade.

Law, International Relations & Politics

Preparing students to become global leaders of the future through courses on public and private international laws, international relations and geopolitics, and legal challenges of globalization.

Law, Science & Technology

With the inescapable scientific and technological advancement, there is an increasing need to study how the law interacts with science and technology (IPR, Health Law, Cyber Law, Data Protection & Privacy).

4 Unique Features of Curriculum

Clinic & Experiential Education

All undergraduate students must take up required clinical programs, and assessed internship programs, to allow students to develop real-world experience, and make students service ready.

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Focus on Research & Writing

Heavy focus on research and writing skills—most courses require writing research papers, supervised by relevant faculty members. At JSW Law, we encourage and support student writing for both academic credit and publications.

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International & Global Connections

Teaching and learning, and other academic work incorporate international perspectives—opportunities to engage in regional, international, and comparative law studies.

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Customary & Indigenous Perspectives

Connecting the law to society, past, and the traditional way of life and regulation, to instill in future lawyers the respect for different legal orderings that exist within our society (legal pluralism).

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