Southwestern Law School to Offer Dual LL.M. Degree with Law School in India


Southwestern has partnered with the Jindal Global Law School in India to offer an 18-month dual LL.M. degree program. Upon completion, graduates will have two LL.M. degrees – one from Southwestern and the other from Jindal.

Priya Gupta, Faculty Director of the General LL.M. Program at Southwestern Law School, said: “Southwestern is thrilled to be working with JGLS on this new endeavor in legal education. The Global LL.M. offers a tremendous opportunity for students to immerse themselves in two innovative and complementing educational institutions as well as in two internationally active professional legal communities.”

The program will begin at Jindal Global Law School’s campus in India, where students will earn a total of 28 units, 12 of which will count toward the Southwestern LL.M. degree. In the phase of the program at Southwestern, students will complete a minimum of 12 units (with the opportunity to complete as many as 30). International students will also have the option to stay at Southwestern for an additional semester to prepare for the U.S. bar exam.

Prarthana Rajashekar, a current student in Southwestern’s LL.M. in Entertainment & Media Law program said about the potential new dual LL.M. degree, “As an individual who is familiar with both the Indian and the American legal education environment, I would say that the new dual LL.M program is an excellent opportunity for law graduates to experience the best of both worlds.”

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Founded in 1911, Southwestern Law School is the only ABA-approved law school to offer four J.D. courses of study that differ in scheduling and instructional approach, including traditional full- and part-time programs as well as its unique accelerated SCALE curriculum, the longest running two-year program in the country. The law school is home to the Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute, and is recognized as one of the top ten entertainment law schools in the country. Southwestern students can supplement their J.D. curriculum with a certificate in Public Policy from the Pardee RAND Graduate School or in Bioscience Industry Law and Practice at the Keck Graduate Institute of the Claremont Colleges. Southwestern also offers LL.M. programs in entertainment and media law and general studies. Combined 3+3 B.A./J.D. programs are offered in cooperation with California State University, Dominguez Hills and Northridge. The campus is located in the center of Los Angeles and includes the nationally renowned art deco Bullocks Wilshire landmark. With a reputation for graduating lawyers who are well-rounded, entrepreneurial and prepared for practice, Southwestern has long been known for producing prominent elected officials and other civic leaders throughout Southern California and beyond -- from members of Congress to mayors, and over 400 judges -- as well as founders of major law firms and general counsel of multinational corporations. One of the most diverse law schools in the country, Southwestern has a 100+ year legacy of producing many trailblazers in public service and the judiciary.