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UPES partners with University of Law, UK

October 21, 2019

UPES, a multi-disciplinary and specialization-focused University and UK based The University of Law (ULaw) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), providing opportunities to students to benefit from the collaborative learning programs by both institutes.

The MoU, signed by Dr. Deependra Jha, Vice Chancellor, UPES and Professor Andrea Nollent, Vice-Chancellor and CEO of ULaw, will further bolster UPES’s efforts to provide qualitative industry relevant education to students aspiring to excel in law. The signing of this MoU will offer benefits to the law aspirants and faculty members at both the institutes such as scholarships for post graduate programs, faculty and student exchange, online modules, summer school program, research collaboration and collaborative seminars, moot courts, conferences and student competitions

“We are looking forward to this collaboration with ULaw to provide our students and faculty an opportunity to engage and learn from an institute with such an incredible legacy. Together, we look forward to developing the best legal minds through innovative and contemporary teaching practices. With our specialization courses and ULaw’s global expertise in new age programme, we intend to redefine legal education in India,” Dr. Deependra Jha, Vice Chancellor, UPES.

“Our collaboration with UPES will help us create a dynamic learning environment where the students from both the institutions will have unique access to innovative and industry relevant knowledge in law. Legal studies is rapidly evolving to include not just more new age streams but is also becoming a powerful voice for change in today’s times,” said Professor Andrea Nollent, Vice-Chancellor and CEO of The University of Law (ULaw).

UPES and ULaw also organized a panel discussion on Changing Paradigms in Legal Practice’, on the sidelines of the MoU announcement, to initiate an engaging dialogue with the legal fraternity of the country.  Justice Dipak Misra, former Chief Justice of India was the chief guest of this session.

While addressing the delegates, Justice Dipak Misra discussed the modern challenges and skills required in the legal domain today. He was quoted as saying,“Sincerity and hard work are the two qualities that every law student must imbibe before pursuing law as a successful career. In today’s high-tech world where Artificial Intelligence (AI) is dominating our living spaces, there is much more responsibility on the lawyers to be the sovereign of the technology and not be used by it.”

Hon’ble Justice Swatanter Kumar, Former Chairperson, National Green Tribunal presented the keynote address. The panel had veterans and dignitaries from the legal sector- Ms. Sadhana Ramachandran, Advocate, Supreme Court; Mr. Pavan Duggal, President, Pavan Duggal Associates & Advocates, Supreme Court; Mr. Rajat Mukherjee, Partner, Khaitan & Co.; Ms. Poonam Verma, Partner, JSA Associates and Mr. Vassilis Konstantinou, Pro Vice-Chancellor, International Development, The University of Law, UK. The session was moderated by Ms. Joanna Ballard, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Academic Development, The University of Law, UK.   

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