Three JSW Law teaching faculty will depart this summer to pursue graduate studies abroad during the 2017-18 academic year. Prof Sonam Tshering will depart for Washington, DC, where he will be 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 six JSW Law faculty to pursue Masters 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, 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.