Teaching exchange with the Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law

Bhutanese Students in Austria 2022

As part of Bhutan’s Oral Legal History Research, four students from the Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law are visiting Vienna, Austria in December 2022. They have been working as research assistants for Prof. Dr. Michaela Windischgraetz from the University of Vienna since 2019.

They are involved in transcribing and translating the oral legal history related to various topics such as taxation and mediation, among others. Besides their presentations on the aforementioned topics during the research workshop, they also made a brief presentation on Bhutan.





The Project

In 2016 the Vienna Law Faculty and the Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to support Bhutan´s first Law School with teaching resources and to establish joint research projects. Members of our Faculty will design and teach courses at JSW Law, including courses in human rights, environmental law, jurisprudence, legal theory and legal history. Our team is complemented by colleagues from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, and the Universität der Bundeswehr, Munich.
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Bhutanese Students with Austrian Law Professors and Students

Research workshop about Bhutan and Laws


Bhutan landscape

Book launch

Class of 2023 with Prof. Windischgraetz

Visiting Scholar Lecture Series at JSW Law