The JSW Law community welcomed the return of two friends, Professor Michaela Windischgrätz and Professor Iris Eisenberger. The two Austrian law professors return to Bhutan under the aegis of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the University of Vienna (Austria) and JSW Law, the only such MoU that JSW Law has concluded, to date.
Prof. Windischgrätz is a professor of employment law and social-security law at Vienna’s faculty of law, and is also a specialist in social and cultural anthropology, with a focus on Tibetan and Buddhist Studies. She has been the prime motivator in Austria of the close teaching and research relationship between the two institutions. She is working with JSW Law Associate Professor Rinzin Wangdi to design the school’s second-year compulsory course in Bhutanese Legal History, and also working with JSW Law and the Bhutan National Legal Institute (BNLI) on research related to Bhutan’s customary law.
Prof. Eisenberger is a professor of law and the head of the Institute of Law at BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna. She is working with JSW Law Senior Lecturer Tshering Dolkar and Visiting Professor Armin Rosencranz to design the law school’s compulsory second-year course in Environmental Law.
“It is always a delight for the entire JSW Law community to welcome back our first and finest academic partners from the University of Vienna,” said Dean Sangay Dorjee. “This visit marks the start of the next chapter in our relationship, as we transition from our planning stage to active teaching and research.”