IIT Kharagpur Law School to Accept LSAT(R) and LSAT–India for LLB Program in IP LawsBy Pearson Vue, PRNE
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
NOIDA, India, February 17, 2011 - IIT Kharagpur, the first of the world-renowned IITs (Indian Institute of
Technology) and one of the most coveted higher education Institutes in India,
has decided to accept LSAT scores for international students (and LSAT-India
scores for candidates from India) for admissions to its 3 year LL. B. Program
in Intellectual Property Laws. LSAT(R) is the standardized test designed for
law school admissions by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), USA. The
LSAT-India is a special version of LSAT(R) - for candidates in India for
admissions to law schools in India. LSAT-India is administered by Pearson
VUE, the global leader in assessments and testing.
IIT Kharagpur's Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law
(RGSOIPL), set up in collaboration with the George Washington University Law
School, has the unique distinction of being the only law school run by the
IITs in India. The law school boasts of a Microsoft Centre of Excellence in
Intellectual Property Research and Technology Policy, funded by Microsoft.
The center represents a pioneering and unique partnership between industry
and academia in the field of IP Law in India. Students of the law school have
been placed with the leading global giants like General Electric, Siemens,
Honeywell, Wipro, Infosys, IUS Juris etc. and with some of the best known
firms in India like Amarchand Mangaldas, Lex Orbis, TVS group etc.
Welcoming the RGSOIPL, Mr. Daniel Bernstine, President, LSAC, said,
"Adoption of the LSAT-India by IIT Kharagpur is a strong endorsement of the
quality benchmarks established by the LSAT."
India's emergence as a knowledge superpower is making the practice of IP
law a very promising and attractive career option for candidates from
Science, Medicine, or Engineering backgrounds. Our decision to use the LSAT
and LSAT-India as an admission criterion was based on its ability to measure
key skills required for success in the law degree program at IIT Kharagpur.
The IIT Kharagpur program offers international students a world-class
education with extremely competitive tuition & other costs compare to a
comparable global IP Law education elsewhere.
"Pearson VUE is excited about IIT Kharagpur's decision to adopt
LSAT-India as an admission criteria to its law program," said Mr. Sarvesh
Shrivastava, MD, Pearson VUE Asia Pacific. "This demonstrates the faith and
confidence that leading institutes place in the LSAT-India test to measure
abilities considered essential to study law."
The Law School Admission Council (LSAC), (www.LSAC.org) is a
nonprofit corporation whose members are more than 200 law schools in the
United States, Canada, and Australia. It was founded in 1947 to coordinate,
facilitate, and enhance the law school admission process. The organization
also provides programs and services related to legal education.
All law schools approved by the American Bar Association (ABA), 15
Canadian law schools, and one Australian law school make-up LSAC's voting
Headquartered in Newtown, Pennsylvania, USA, LSAC is best known for
administering the Law School Admission Test (LSAT(R)). An average of 145,000
prospective law students take this test each year. With the guidance and
support of its member schools, LSAC provides a growing number of important
services and programs for law schools and their applicants. LSAC does not
engage in assessing an applicant's chances for admission to any law school;
all admission decisions are made by individual law schools.
About Pearson VUE
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Adam Gaber of Pearson VUE, +1-212-641-6118
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