Our association with the International Association of Law Schools (IALS):
In 2017, Symbiosis Law School, Pune hosted the IALS Global Law Deans Forum. The theme of this forum was the “continuation of IALS exploration of the principles and specific strategies on improving legal education globally”. At this forum of the IALS, Dr. Shashikala Gurpur, Dean - Faculty of Law, Symbiosis International (Deemed) University and Dr. Michael Peil Vice Dean of JSW Law School, Bhutan came up with the innovative idea of a transnational project to improve legal education by making use of the technological advancements. They were joined by Dr. Olive Sabiiti of Cavendish University Uganda, and Ms. Joan M. Betti of Hautes Etudes Appliques du Droit, France. Together the 4 Universities have kick-started the IALS Transnational Contract Law Project.
Video of Dr. Shashikala Gurpur
The project was conceived of during the 2017 Annual Meeting of the International Association of Law Schools (IALS) annual meeting in Pune, as a joint collaboration among the four participating law schools. It is intended to provide students with the opportunity to research and draft an original research paper on an important and timely topic of transnational and national contract law. It is also intended to give students experience in working on teams across national borders and utilizing internet and other modern technologies. The instructors believe that, in this modern and ever-changing world, these skills will become critically important for all lawyers.- Dr. Michael Peil