Our Partners & Donors

Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law's mission is to shape young students into lawyers who can navigate the modern global legal environment while remaining mindful of Gross National Happiness and Bhutanese culture and traditions.  JSW School of Law is deeply grateful to all our worldwide partners who have donated numerous resources to make the law school a reality.  To donate to JSW School of Law, please contact our Friends of JSW department at giving@jslaw.bt.  

Contributions or gifts to JSW Law are not deductible as charitable contributions for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

Since 2009 the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) and Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) have supported the Judiciary of Bhutan, resulting in the construction of a number of courthouses, scholarships for justice-sector personnel, and a number of in-country training sessions and workshops. Since 2015, under the aegis of the Legal Sector Programme (LSP), this support has been extended to JSW Law School, in the form of scholarships for Masters studies abroad for faculty, curriculum development, and capacity development.  In particular, ADC facilitates a close institutional linkage between JSW Law School and the University of Vienna and the development of legal clinics as a core part of the legal curriculum. The LSP was broadened and deepened as a result of a 2016 extension of the Programme.

The Karuna Foundation is a U.S.-based foundation dedicated to mitigating carbon emisssions and helping developing nations and the ecosystems they rely upon adapt to climate change.  Since 2014, the Karuna Foundation, seeing an opportunity to make a significant and long-lasting impact in improving the energy efficiency and comfort of Bhutanese buildings, has provided generous funding and multi-disciplinary expertise to the construction of the law school's campus.

Since 2009, the global law firm, White & Case LLC, has generously supported legal education and the rule of law in Bhutan.  In addition to a number of other projects, the firm established Bhutan’s first national law library, recruited senior consultants for JSW Law, and provided expertise and professional advice to nearly all segments of the law school.