While the law school awaits completion of its permanent, purpose-built campus in Pangbisa, Paro, the school will open its doors to students in temporary quarters at the Wangchuk Resort in Taba, Thimphu, said Phuntsho Wangmo, registrar of JSW Law. Her remarks followed a signing ceremony between the law school and Wangchuk Resort.
The Paro campus is projected to be completed in 2019. The law school and Wangchuk Resort therefore concluded a one-year lease, with an option for a second year, of the property currently occupied by the Bhutan International School of Hospitality and Tourism (BISHT).
When classes begin in July, the temporary campus will contain residences for 25 students, two classrooms, a dining hall, a library, a student recreation and prayer room, and offices for ten teaching staff and administration.
“We are very happy to conclude this lease, and we appreciate everything Wangchuk Resort has done – and will continue to do – to ensure that JSW Law’s ‘first home’ is worthy of its Royal mandate,” said Phuntsho Wangmo.