JSW Law Faculty to Pursue Graduate Studies Under ADA Grant

Four JSW Law teaching faculty will depart this summer to pursue graduate studies abroad during the 2017-18 academic year.  Prof Nima Dorji will attend the University of Victoria (Canada), working towards a Ph.D. in Law in the area of Comparative Constitutional Law.  Prof Sonam Tshering will depart for Washington, DC, where he will attending the Master of Laws (LL.M.) programme at George Washington University (USA).  Prof Kesang Wangmo will join the University of Sydney’s (Australia) Master of Administrative Law and Practice (MALP) programme.  Prof Tshering Dolkar will attend Lewis & Clark Law School (USA) in Portland, Oregon, pursuing an LL.M. in Environmental Law.

Their studies are made possible by a generous grant from the Austrian Development Agency, under the bilateral Legal Sector Programme (LSP), which includes tuition, travel, and stipend.  The grant is intended to improve the research and teaching capacity of JSW Law by providing for advanced legal education for the law school’s faculty.  In total, the ADA grant has enabled seven JSW Law faculty to pursue Masters or Doctoral studies abroad:  current and previous beneficiaries include Prof Pema Wangdi (Master of Arts in Philosophy, Fordham University (USA)), Prof Dema Lham (LL.M., University of New South Wales (Australia)), and Prof Ugyen Thinley (Master of Library Science, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (USA)).

In addition to the ADA grant, several of the faculty members received merit-based scholarships and other generous support to support their studies.  Prof Sonam was awarded a scholarship from the Ben Gupta Endowed Fund for International Legal Education.  Prof Tshering was awarded a scholarship directly from her law school, as well as a grant from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and a donation from the American-based Karuna Foundation.  Prof Nima’s studies are funded by the University of Victoria under a federal Queen Elizabeth Scholarships (QES) grant.

- 12 June 2017

JSWLP Announces Results for Architect & Civil Engineer

Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law Project (JSWLP) is pleased to announce the results for the post of Architect and Civil Engineer.

Please click on the download button below for the complete list of results.

- 5 June 2017

The Law and Happiness in Bhutan

The Harvard Alumni magazine, Harvard Law Today, featured JSW Law's Honorable President, Ashi Sonam Dechen Wangchuck, and Associate Dean for Clinics and Experiential Learning, Stephan Sonnenberg, in its Spring 2017 issue.  The article highlights the development of the law school, the confluence of GNH and law, and future plans for growth.  Click here to read the article on Harvard's website.

- 19 May 2017

JSW Welcomes Visitor John Sexton, Dean Emeritus of NYU School of Law

JSW School of Law was pleased to welcome Professor John Sexton, President Emeritus of New York University (USA) and Dean Emeritus of the NYU School of Law, to its offices on Monday, 27 March.  Professor Sexton shared with our faculty his experiences as a president and dean at a leading international university, as well as insights and experiences from his time establishing NYU’s groundbreaking NYU Abu Dhabi campus and the associated global network university.

- 27 March 2017

Ms. Phuntsho Wangmo Appointed Founding Registrar

2 November 2016, Taba: Coinciding with the third day of the ninth month of the Bhutanese calendar, the Hon’ble President of the Law School, Her Royal Highness, Ashi Sonam Dechan Wangchuck appointed the Founding Registrar of the Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law in a traditional ceremony at Taba. The ceremony was attended by three members of the law school’s Governing Council, Chief Justice Lyonpo Tshering Wangchuck, Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Dasho Karma Yeshey and RCSC Commissioner, Aum Karma Hamu Dorjee.

The Registrar appointee, Ms. Phuntsho Wangmo has worked with the law school from August 2015 as Head of Administration and Human Resources. Prior to JSW Law, she served at the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources in various capacities since 2004. 

The ceremony was observed with Zhugdrel and an address by the Honourable President, followed by a luncheon and cultural presentation. In the afternoon, the law school’s office was opened to the friends and public to congratulate and offer Khadar (white scarf of good wishes) to the Registrar.

Logo Contest Concluded; No Winner Determined

As of the 25 June 2016 deadline, JSW Law received a total of 40 entries from 23 participants. The six-member Selection Committee short-listed 14 entries and submitted them to the JSW Law authorities for final selection.

Regrettably, it was determined that there was no suitable entry for final selection.

As per the ToR for the Competition, JSW Law determined not to name winner. Nonetheless, we would like to thank all entrants for their hard work and creativity!

- September 2016