2017 Global Law Deans’ Forum

November 8 & 9, 2017

hosted by

Symbiosis Law School

Pune, India

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Click here to register!  Interested attendees must register through our our online registration site, Cvent.  Registration deadline is October 1, 2017.


General Forum Information

The Global Law Deans’ Forum will take place at Symbiosis Law School in Pune, India.  The Global Law Deans’ Forum is open to all current and past law leaders and deans. The forum begins with a welcome dinner on Tuesday, November 7, followed by a full meeting day on Wednesday, November 8, and a final half meeting day on Thursday, November 9.



Continuation of IALS exploration of the principles and specific strategies on improving legal education globally.


Registration Fees

Registration fee includes all scheduled meals during the meeting.  Guests are welcome to attend all social events at the meeting. Registration deadline is October 1, 2017. Cancellation Policy: full refund available prior to September 1, 2017.

Early Registration Fee, register by September 15, 2017: extended!

  • Members: USD $295.00
  • Non-Members: USD $595.00
  • Guests: USD $150.00
Late Registration Fee, registration after September 15, 2017:

  • Members: USD $450.00
  • Non-Members: USD $750.00
  • Guests: USD $150.00


Each attendee is responsible for their own transportation to Pune, Maharashtra, India. The nearest international airport is the Pune-International Airport (PNQ). Symbiosis has graciously offered to arrange transportation to/from the Pune International Airport to the hotels in Pune. Upon registration you will be asked for your flight itinerary. If you have not made your flight reservations yet please return to your online registration to provide us with your flight itinerary once you have made your reservations. The deadline for arranging your transportation with Symbiosis is October 15, 2017.



Each attendee is responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Attendees are welcome to stay at any hotel of their choosing. Symbiosis Law School has negotiated lower rates at some hotels in Pune. After registration is complete, attendees will receive further information on hotel accommodations.


Visa Requirements

Please visit the local Indian Consulate in your country to check for your countries requirements for travelling to India. Please be aware that getting your Visa is a process and may take time to get; for this reason, please allot ample time for this to ensure that you receive your Visa before your trip. We will only send you an official invitation if you marked “yes” during registration.



Limited funding is available for participants from developing countries that are current members. In the event that a participant or his/her institution is unable to provide the full amount for transportation and/or accommodations, funding is available to partner with the participant or his/her institution to share part of that expense. The Committee will review the applications and make the final decision. Preference for such stipends are first afforded to members of IALS, prior requests and determined on the basis of maintaining diversity of participation at the meeting.

Attendees can apply for subsidy by completing the Subsidy Request Form, click here. Deadline to apply by August 15, 2017.  Notification will be made by September 1, 2017.


Meet our host: Symbiosis Law School

Symbiosis Law School, Pune stands for excellence in legal education and is nestled in the city of Pune (popularly described as the Oxford of the East, with the glorious heritage of being the capital of the Peshwas). Symbiosis Law School (SLS) Pune, piloted and enriched by the vision of Dr. S.B. Mujumdar, Founder and President and Chancellor, Symbiosis International University was established in 1977 under the illustrious banner of Symbiosis Society. Since 2002, it has been a constituent of Symbiosis International University, which is re-accredited by ‘NAAC’ with ‘A’ grade. SLS Pune has been continuously ranked amongst top 10 Law Schools in India by the India Today-Nielsen and The Week Survey. It was conferred with the prestigious Gold Star Award by the Bar Council of India in February, 2013. Global Human Resource Development Centre (GHRDC) has ranked SLS Pune as the Best Law School in the Western Region and 2nd Best College in the category of leading Law Schools of Super Excellence in the country. This stature is attained through its various programmes. It offers 5-year integrated Undergraduate Programmes like Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws [B.A., LL.B (Hons)] and Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws [B.B.A., LL.B (Hons)], 3-year LL.B and One year LL.M programme. SLS, Pune also successfully administers 8 Diploma Programmes and 19 Certificate Programmes. Its specialized Centre for Post-Graduate Legal Studies which works in association with Symbiosis Centre for Advanced Legal Studies and Research (SCALSAR). (Information provided by Symbiosis for IALS use.)