JSW Law Appoints Three New Faculty

JSW School of Law welcomes its three newest junior lecturers, (Mr) Sonam Tshering, (Ms) Kesang Wangmo, and (Ms) Tshering Dolkar, bringing the school’s teaching faculty strength to 12.

Sonam Tshering, who will permanently join the faculty in April, comes to the law school from the Secretariat of the National Assembly, the lower house of Bhutan’s Parliament.  He served the Assembly as a Legal Officer and as secretary of the Public Accounts and Good Governance Committees.  Before joining the National Assembly Secretariat, he worked for six years at the Bhutan Narcotic Control Authority & Tobacco Control Board, where he played key a key role in the implementation and enforcement of Bhutan’s Tobacco Control Act.  He received his Bachelor of Science from Sherubtse College, Trashigang, in 2007, and his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from New Law College of Bharati Vidyapeeth University (Pune, India) in 2016.  Sonam is slated to teach Contract Law and Civil Procedure.

Kesang Wangmo earned her Bachelor of the Studies of Law / Bachelor of Laws (B.S.L./LL.B.) from Indian Law Society’s Law College in Pune in 2015 and recently completed her Post-Graduate Diploma in National Law (PGDNL) course in Thimphu.  Before college, she was a prolific newspaper reporter, writing more than 50 articles for Bhutan Today.  She previously completed legal internships with the High Court, the Bhutan National Legal Institute, and the Legal Department of the Thimphu Thromde (City Government).  Kesang will focus her research and teaching on administrative law, anti-corruption, and public procurement.



Tshering Dolkar received her LL.B. degree from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom in 2015, and recently completed the PGDNL course.  She placed first among all students in Bhutan in the national Grade XII final examinations, and was awarded the inaugural His Majesty’s Scholarship to support her studies at Kent.  After graduation, she interned with the High Court in Thimphu.  Tshering will design, teach, and coordinate the school’s environmental law curriculum.

“We are very pleased to welcome these three faculty to the law school family,” observed Dean Sangay Dorjee.  “Their areas of expertise are vital to our curriculum and to our research mission.”