O.P. Jindal Global is located in Sonipat, just north of Delhi.

The University of Georgia School of Law has nailed down a partnership with its top-ranked counterpart in India. 

UGA Law Dean Peter B. Bo” Rutledge and Sarah Quinn, executive director of the school’s Dean Rusk Center for International Law, traveled to O.P. Jindal University in December to sign an agreement aimed at enacting student exchanges by this fall.  

According to the Dean Rusk Center’s Exchange of Notes blog, the partnership will eventually lead to faculty exchanges, collaborative research, seminars and dual-degree programs for students of the Jindal Global Law School, from LL.M. degrees to Juris doctors. The Rusk center is set to manage these partnerships, as outlined in a memorandum signed by Mr. Rutledge and Professor C. Raj Kumar, vice chancellor of the university and dean of Jindal Global Law School, during the trip.

The law school was ranked No. 1 in the India and South Asia and No. 70 in the world by the QS rankings service in 2022.  

The university was established in 2009 with approval from the state of Haryana, where it is situated in the city of Sonipat, about 40 miles north of Delhi. It now has more than 10,000 students across 12 schools offering various degree programs. 

The nonprofit university’s initial funding came from Naveen Jindal, a billionaire steel and power magnate and former parliamentarian who launched it in honor of his late father, O.P. Jindal. 

The company does not appear to be linked to Jindal Films, a large packaging conglomerate, which has a presence in LaGrange, Ga.

The UGA law school operates similar partnerships with Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv and the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies at KU Leuven University in Belgium.

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