The Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria has just entered into Memorandums of Understanding with two law schools in India.
Dean Donna Greschner signed the MOUs with the two schools with the intent of facilitating student and faculty exchanges, research collaborations, seminars and possible joint programs, and in the hopes of expanding educational opportunities for law students of both countries. A news release explains more about the MOUs and the two Indian schools:
One MOU is with the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) in Hyderabad, a southern Indian city known for high-tech innovation. The other MOU is with the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WB NUJS) in Kolkata, a city known as India’s intellectual heart.
Both NALSAR and WB NUJS are ranked amongst India’s top five law schools. They have vibrant research centres in many areas, such as environmental studies, intellectual property, World Trade Organization law, and women and the law.
It is hoped that UVic law students will be able to participate in exchanges with the two schools by 2012.