Mar 25
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
CCPL Talk: The Legal Education System in India and Its New Initiatives

The Legal Education System in India and Its New Initiatives


Date: 25 March 2024 (Monday)
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Venue: Room 723, 7/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU (in-person only)




Judicial activism and economic liberalization lays a good foundation for the fast development of legal education in India since 1970s. However, the quality of legal education has not been up to the expectation. While practitioners and academia attributed to the complicated regulation system some policy entrepreneurs forged ahead for new forms of legal education by navigating the space created by the complicated system, such as the national law university from late 1980s and the private law schools from late 2000s. In the talk, Prof. Wenjuan Zhang would share her insights about Indian legal education system and the implications of the new reform initiatives.


Professor Wenjuan Zhang, Associate Dean (International Collaborations), Jindal Global Law School


Wenjuan Zhang is Professor and Associate Dean (International Collaborations) of the Jindal Global Law School, and founding Director, Center for India-China Studies (CICS) at the O.P. Jindal Global University. She got her LLM degree from Columbia Law School in 2014 and Juris Master from Peking University Law School in 2004. She is Asia Fellow of Harvard Kennedy School in 2021-2023, Marc Haas fellowship with the Brennan Center for Justice of NYU School of Law in 2015, visiting scholar at Yale Law School in 2012 and PILNET fellowship of Columbia Law School in 2006-2007. Before moving to India, she served as Vice Director of Zhicheng Public Interest Lawyers. Her research focuses on comparative governance studies in India and China, mainly around constitutional law, lawyering for change, civil society development, and child law.


Professor Sida Liu
Professor of Law and Sociology & Director of the Centre for Comparative and Public Law, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong


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