SELECTION RESULTS FOR VARIOUS POSITIONS

The JSW Law is pleased to announce the selection results for various positions:

Click here for more Information

Note: Candidates are requested to kindly make an appeal, if any, regarding the selection process within ten (10) working days from the date of declaration of the result to Human Resource Officer at hr@jswlaw.bt or contact 365304 during office hours. If any appeals are not received within 10 working days, the HR Department will proceed with the Appointment as per the result declared.

Invitation for Vehicle Bids

Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law, Taba, is pleased to invite eligible vehicle owners to submit bids for the hiring of vehicles. Please click on the download button on the immediate right to obtain the  bidding documents.

For more details Click Here.

Shortlisted Candidates-Plumber and Sweeper

The JSW Law is pleased to announce the shortlisted candidates for Plumber and Sweeper positions. The selection interview will be conducted on 6 August 2018 (Monday) in the Justice Conference Hall of the JSW Law. The shortlisted applicants are requested to kindly bring along your original documents for the interview. Please try to arrive at least 10 minutes earlier than the scheduled time of your interview.

CLICK HERE FOR INTERVIEW TIMING

For further information/ clarification, please contact Kinley Wangmo, Jr. Human Resource Officer, JSW Law at telephone number 365305/ Extension 114 during the office hours.

SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR VARIOUS POSITIONS

The JSW Law is pleased to announce the shortlisted candidates for various positions. The selection interview will be conducted from 24 to 26 July 2018 at the Justice Conference Hall of the JSW Law. The shortlisted applicants are requested to bring along your original documents for interview. The timing schedule will be informed to the respective candidates by email. Please try to arrive at least 10 minutes earlier than the scheduled time of your interview.  

CLICK HERE FOR SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES 
CLICK HERE FOR INTERVIEW TIMING

Shortlisting criteria:

– 20% from Degree Marksheet;

– 20% from class XII (Eng+Dzo+Best of 3 subjects);

– 10% from relevant work experience certificates.

The JSW Law would like to thank all the applicants who have applied for the posts advertised.

For further information/ clarification, please contact Kinley Wangmo, Jr. Human Resource Officer, JSW Law at telephone number 365305/ Extension 114 during the office hours.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The JSW Law is pleased to announce vacancy for the following post:

Sl. No Position Title Slot Remarks  ToR
1 Sweeper 1 Preferably experienced Sweeper with basic reading & writing.

Contract based for 1 year; extendable based on performance.

Download

 

Interested Bhutanese Nationals, fulfilling the above criteria may kindly submit the applications along with the following documents addressed to the Dean, JSW Law, Taba, P.O. Box-1533, Thimphu during office hours (9:00 am to 5:00 pm). The last date of the application is 17th July 2018.

  1. Application Letter;
  2. Copy of Citizenship ID Card;
  3. Copy of Academic Transcripts/Certificates/School Leaving Certificates, if any;
  4. Approved Online Security Clearance;
  5. Copy of Medical Fitness Certificate not exceeding 6 months from the date of issue. Any overwriting will not be accepted unless authenticated by the examining doctor.
  6. No Objection Certificate if employed from the previous employer
  7. Copy of Work Experience Certificate for the particular post, if any.

 

If any of the above documents are missing, the application will be disregarded. JSW Law shall not be responsible for any delays in receiving applications sent through post. For further details, call us at 365305/Ext. 114 during office hours.

 

 

VACANCY RE-ANNOUNCEMENT

In reference to advertisement No. JSWLAW/5/HRM-02/2017-2018/596 dated 7th June 2018, Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law is pleased to re-announce vacancy for the following posts:

Sl. No Position Title Slot Remarks TOR
1 Security Guard 1 Preferably Ex-Armed Force Personnel with basic reading & writing;

Aged 25-50 years;

Contract based for 1 year; extendable based on Performance.

 Download
2 Plumber 1 VTI graduate with National Certificate Level 2 (NC 2)  Download

 

Interested Bhutanese Nationals, fulfilling the above criteria may kindly submit the applications along with the following documents addressed to the Dean, JSW Law, Taba, P.O. Box-1533, Thimphu during office hours (9:00 am to 5:00 pm). The last date of the application is 17th July 2018.

  1. Application Letter;
  2. Copy of Citizenship ID Card;
  3. Copy of Academic Transcripts/Certificates/School Leaving Certificates;
  4. Approved Online Security Clearance;
  5. Copy of Medical Fitness Certificate not exceeding 6 months from the date of issue. Any overwriting will not be accepted unless authenticated by the examining doctor.
  6. No Objection Certificate if employed from the previous employer
  7. Copy of Work Experience Certificate for the particular post, if any.

 

If any of the above documents are missing, the application will be disregarded. JSW Law shall not be responsible for any delays in receiving applications sent through post. For further details, call us at 365305/Ext. 114 during office hours

Kuenzang Dolma joins teaching faculty

The law school today welcomed its fourteenth full-time faculty member today, Junior Lecturer Kuenzang Dolma.

Kuenzang will teach the compulsory second-year course in Property Law, and will also join the Clinical Faculty’s efforts to develop JSW Law’s “Appropriate Dispute Resolution Clinic,” due to launch in spring of 2021.

Prior to joining the law school, Kuenzang served for three years as a legal officer at the Dzongkhag Administration in Paro, and for one year in the same capacity at the Dzongkhag Administration in Wangduephodrang.

Kuenzang earned her Bachelor of Social and Legal Sciences from ILS Law College in Pune, India, in 2010, and her Bachelor of Laws degree from the same institution in 2012.  She completed her Post Graduate Diploma in National Law at the Royal Institute of Management in 2013.

“After a very long wait, we are proud to welcome Kuenzang to JSW Law,” said Stephan Sonnenberg, Associate Dean of Clinical and Experiential Education at JSW Law. “Kuenzang brings with her a wealth of experience, and a common sense intuition about how to work with clients that will contribute enormously to the strength of our clinical programme.”

Vacancy Announcement

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

JSWLAW/5/HRM-02/2017-18/485                                                                 16th April, 2018 

The Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law is pleased to announce vacancy for the following post:

Position Title: Deputy Project Manager
No. of Slots: 1 (One)
Preferred Candidate: Civil Engineer or Any Engineer/ Architect, who has Project Management Background
Experience: Minimum 10 Years (Applicants not having this experience will not be accepted)
Job Responsibilities: Terms of Reference (TOR)

Interested Bhutanese Nationals, fulfilling the above criteria may kindly submit the applications along with the following documents addressed to our Project Director, Jigme Singye Wangchuck Law Project, Taba, P.O. Box-1533, Thimphu during office hours (9:00 am to 5:00 pm). The last date of the application is 30th April 2018.

  1. Curriculum Vitae with recent Passport Sized Photograph;
  2. Copy of Citizenship ID Card;
  3. Copy of Academic Transcripts;
  4. Approved Online Security Clearance;
  5. Copy of Medical Fitness Certificate not exceeding 6 months from the date of issue. Any overwriting shall not be accepted unless authenticated by the examining doctor.
  6. No Objection Certificate if employed from the previous employer
  7. Copy of Work Experience Certificate for the particular post, if any.

If any of the above documents are missing, the application shall be disregarded. JSW Law shall not be responsible for any delays in receiving applications sent through post. For further details, call us at 17125660/ 77875898 during office hours.

JSW Law faculty publishes article in Druk Journal

Stephan Sonnenberg published an article in the Druk Journal entitled “#Scl Media @Dmcrcy: Is Something Missing?” Speaking from the American perspective, the article encourages Bhutan – and more specifically Bhutanese citizens – to assume a more cautiously defensive attitude towards the role of social media in a democratic election.

The article is available at the Druk Journal website: http://drukjournal.bt.

Prof. Peil speaks at University of Victoria, Canada

Michael Peil, the vice dean and associate professor of law, today delivered two lectures at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.

The first, titled “Designing a Curriculum for Bhutan’s First Law School,” concerned the process and outcomes of JSW Law’s four-year development of the five-year undergraduate course of study.  The second, titled “Parliamentary Elections in Bhutan: A (Very) Short History and Prospects for 2018,” examined the history of parliamentary elections in Bhutan since 2008 and discussed the third Parliamentary elections, scheduled for spring and autumn of this year.

Peil also met with officials of the University of Victoria to discuss the two institutions’ ongoing cooperative projects.  He also took the opportunity to check in on Nima Dorji, senior lecturer of law, who is pursuing his Ph.D. at UVic.

An article about the visit can be found on the University of Victoria website, at https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/capi/home/home/news/current/the-bhutanese-connection.php.

Professor Christina Binder presents the fourth Visiting Scholars Lecture

Professor Christina Binder shared her recent research on the exploration of “Liberty Versus Security? A Human Rights Perspective in Times of Terrorism“. Using human rights as a lens, Professor Binder examined whether there is an adequate balance between liberty and security with reference to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). In her analysis, Prof. Binder suggested that the European Court of Human Rights is increasingly demonstrating a willingness to evaluate not just the existence, but also the qualitative nature of domestic human rights protections in the face of national security threats.

Professor Mark Brown speaks to students and faculty

The Visiting Scholars Lecture Series welcomed Prof. Mark Brown from the University of Sheffield School of Law to present on the topic: “The Criminal Tribes of India: Lessons for Lawyers in the Global South”. Professor Brown is a seasoned academic in the field of criminology and criminal law and presented on his research drawing upon the case of “criminal tribes” in India, and the retention of the criminal tribe policy when India gained independence. He reflected upon the power of imported ‘knowledge’ and how this “importation” has the ability to dictate or persuade the world-views of people in the global South.

JSW Law welcomes back Professor Christina Binder

Professor Christina Binder has arrived at JSW Law to co-teach a two-week workshop for the ongoing course on Human Dignity. Prof. Binder, a specialist on international law and human rights, previously visited Bhutan and the law school in February of 2017, and is part of the team of scholars from the University of Vienna currently partnering with JSW Law faculty. Prof. Binder is a member of the Faculties of the University of Vienna (Austria), and the Bundeswehr University in Munich (Germany).

“When [Professor Binder] taught me, it fascinated me to the point that I wanted to become a professor myself,” said Tashi Norbu, a first-year student, after the first class meeting. “International law has become my dream!”

“The Back Beads” perform for Students and Faculty at JSW Law

The Bhutanese pop band, The Back Beads, surprised JSW Law Students with an impromptu performance at JSW Law’s academic campus in Taba, Thimphu. Sonam Jigme Tshering (lead guitarist and vocalist) and Tandin Wangchuk (bass guitarist and vocalist) performed as part of a running assignment for students enrolled in the first-year contracts course, taught by Stephan Sonnenberg and Adrian von Bernstorff.

Sonam Jigme Tshering and Tandin Wangchuck played four songs for students and faculty at JSW Law, including two original compositions.

More information about The Back Beads can be found on its Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pg/thebackbeads/about/?ref=page_internal.

Kuensel publishes Sonam Tshering opinion piece

Sonam Tshering, lecturer in law, authored an opinion piece titled “Are our electoral laws too restrictive and the citizen’s right to information forgotten?” which appeared in the 17 March issue of Kuensel.

The piece analyzes the regulatory environment surrounding the national media’s coverage of campaigns and elections, in advance of this year’s national parliamentary elections.

The opinion piece is available online at http://www.kuenselonline.com/are-our-electoral-laws-too-restrictive-and-the-citizens-right-to-information-forgotten/.

Research Centre hosts curriculum presentation by Vice Dean

The Research Centre hosted its first “Faculty Research Forum” lunchtime lecture, delivered by Vice Dean Michael Peil, on the topic of curriculum design at the law school.

The presentation was the first in a series of in-house lectures organized by the Research Centre as a forum for JSW Law’s teaching and research faculty to present, share and discuss original research. Ms DeRemer, Head of the Research Centre at JSW Law, stated that, “The Research Centre is thrilled to initiate this important lecture series designed to strengthen the research culture at JSW Law. The Faculty Research Forum is designed to provide members of the JSW Law faculty the opportunity to share academic endeavors, such as personal research, and in return gain valuable feedback from JSW Law’s diverse circle of colleagues.”

Professor Peil’s presentation was titled “Designing a Curriculum for Bhutan’s First Law School,” and was a summary of the four years of research and design that resulted in the law school’s undergraduate course of study.  Peil will deliver the lecture at the end of March at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.

Selected Candidates for JSW Law 2023 batch

Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law is pleased to announce our selected candidates for the 2023 batch. We congratulate everyone of them for making it in JSW Law. Although we regret to inform for those who didn’t make it, but we wish them a very best in pursuing their dreams.

Kindly click on the link to view.

2023 Selected Candidates

Please note that the selected/non-selected list is in alphabetical order and is not representative of the rank.

RENEW announces JSW Law-supported Consensus Building Programme

Faculty from the JSW Law clinic today joined Respect.Educate.Nurture.Empower.Women (RENEW), the National Commission on Women and Children (NCWC), the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) to launch a 410-page Consensus Building Facilitation Manual.

JSW Law’s Honourable President, Her Royal Highness Sonam Dechan Wangchuck, launched the publication at a ceremony marking International Women’s Day at the Royal Banquet Hall in Thimphu, Bhutan. “We are proud and honoured to have played a small role in the development of Bhutan’s capacity to respond effectively and with humanity to those affected by domestic violence in our country,” said Ms. Dema Lham, senior lecturer and director of the Human Dignity Clinic.

JSW Law’s inaugural class of 2022 also attended the event.

The publication of the Facilitation Manual marks an important milestone for the Law Clinics at JSW Law. For more than a year, the Law Clinics at JSW Law have been collaborating with RENEW to design a new dispute resolution process designed specifically to handle so-called “less serious” instances of domestic violence, as defined by Section 22 of Domestic Violence Prevention Act of Bhutan 2013. JSW Law’s Human Dignity Clinic, as well as its Appropriate Dispute Resolution Clinic, worked closely with RENEW, the RBP, the Bhutan National Legal Institute (BNLI), NCWC, and other specialists in the justice sector to help design an innovative “hybrid” dispute resolution process, combining elements of the formal and the informal dispute resolution processes in Bhutan.

The result is RENEW’s consensus building process, which brings together the strengths of Bhutan’s formal justice system (accountability, strong statements about the illegality of all forms of domestic violence, and public scrutiny) with the equally important characteristics of Bhutan’s informal dispute resolution traditions (accessibility, human-centeredness, and flexibility). The process represents an innovative cross-sectoral collaboration between the RBP and a civil society organization and allows victims and survivors of domestic violence to retain maximal ownership over how their cases are resolved. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the RBP and RENEW, detailing the relationship and referral pathways, was officially signed on 9 February 2017.

The launch of the Facilitation Manual marks the start of a nationwide initiative to train hundreds of RBP officers and RENEW volunteers on the workings of this new consensus building process. “The law clinics at JSW Law are looking forward to continue working on this important initiative, and are proud of our ongoing relationship with RENEW, the RBP and other justice sector stakeholders.” said Stephan Sonnenberg, Assistant Professor and Associate Dean of Experiential Education & Clinics. “We look forward to more hard work ahead.”

Second presentation in Visiting Scholar Lecture Series

Professor Wolfram Schaffar presented the second Visiting Scholars Lecture at JSW Law. Prof. Schaffar candidly shared his ongoing research through the presentation entitled, “The Chinese Belt-and-Road Initiative and its Influence on Neighboring Countries: The Case of Thailand.” The presentation provided JSW Law students and faculty a glimpse into the current discourse on this regionally relevant and important development.