White & Case delegation attends opening of JSW Law

JSW School of Law welcomed a delegation from the global law firm, White & Case LLP, in conjunction with the opening ceremony of the law school.

The delegation attended the opening ceremony on Saturday and received audiences with the Honourable President, Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck, and with the Chief Justice of Bhutan, Lyonpo Tshering Wangchuk.  They also had the opportunity to meet on several occasions with the students and staff of the law school.

The delegation consisted of:

  • (Ms) Jacquelyn MacLennan, a partner in the Brussels (Belgium) office and the firm’s Global Pro Bono Leader;
  • (Ms) Jo Weiss, the firm’s Head of Social Responsibility; and
  • (Mr) Louis O’Neill, pro bono counsel in the firm’s New York office.

Jacquelyn MacLennan

Louis ONeill

Jo Weiss








One highlight of the visit was Ms MacLennan’s guest lecture to the students on Friday afternoon, in during which she discussed the role of lawyers in the national and international sphere.


Under the leadership of firm chairman (Mr) Hugh Verrier, White & Case has been involved with the law school effort since its inception, as well as numerous other initiatives in the legal sector.

White & Case LLP’s statement on the visit, and on the opening of the law school, is available online at https://www.whitecase.com/news/white-case-marks-opening-first-law-school-kingdom-bhutan.