Interview of Pulkit Mogra, JGLS Grad, and Tel Aviv University International LLM 2019 Alumnus

interview of pulkit mogra

Please tell us about yourself Mr. Mogra.

I graduated in 2016 from Jindal Global Law School with a B.A. LL.B (Hons) degree.

During my bachelors’ degree, my majority of specialised elective courses dealt with Intellectual Property Law and IT law.

Pursuant to that, I worked as a Legal and Business Development Head in a hospitality industry based startup and Assistant Manager for International Collaborations at the Office of International Affairs and Global Initiatives, at O.P. Jindal Global University.

I also had the opportunity to work for China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing as an advisor to the university for International Collaborations with European, Asian & Oceania regions and drafting the policies for international collaborations.

Further to that, I pursued an LL.M at Tel Aviv University, Israel, focusing upon Technology Law, Data Privacy, Artificial Intelligence, and Cybersecurity. I also conducted substantial research on the Israel Palestine conflict during my time in Israel.

Once I completed my LL.M., I started preparing for a doctoral programme and selected to pursue my PhD at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. Currently, I am teaching courses on Business Law and Technology Law to students of the MBA & Law programme in India.

I have a deep interest in pursuing my career in academia through an amalgamation of Law, Technology and Social Sciences. My area of specialisation is Technology Law, Business Law and Conflict resolution, and the hunt for more is always on.

Why did you decide to pursue your LL.M. in Israel?

While looking through the apt LL.M courses available to students, a master’s degree in Israel offered a bundle of things. The high standards of academics contributed to my choosing Tel Aviv University’s LL.M above other programmes.

What attracted me the most was their unique focus on law and technology along with the amalgamation of entrepreneurship embedded in the programme.

When it comes to technology and start-ups, there is no better place than Israel, which gives a first-hand experience on the application of how tech laws, business law and human rights law are implemented in a case-to-case basis.

Apart from that, Israel offers a unique blend of cultures with a strong sense of nationalism amongst the citizens. The country has always been in the news for various political and security issues, however, the strong character of the nation, attracted me the most while completing my LL.M. in Tel Aviv.

What makes Israel/Tel Aviv the ideal location for a student interested in an International LL.M. program?

As I mentioned, Israel offers a unique blend of law and technology right at the grassroots levels with the highest amount of start-ups and businesses per capita in the world. In such a location, an international LL.M. programme travels far beyond the boundaries of law & theories, which also blends with application-based learning.

Apart from that, Tel Aviv specifically, is a completely international city. You can encounter people across the globe living and pursuing their careers.

Apart from a large Indian community, there also exists a substantial number of people from across Africa, Europe, the U.S. and other parts of Asia.

Furthermore, Israel itself is known as a start-up nation, which also brings along many informal yet very effective and efficient approaches of teaching, professional work life and work-life balance.

Lastly, Tel Aviv is one of the friendliest places, with beautiful beaches and culture that would bring out a completely novel perspective about keywords that may come to mind when thinking about “Israel”.

What did you find unique about the program?

One of the unique features of the programme is that it is is far beyond the boundaries of the law faculty. This allows you to also get the flavours of management, social science, computer sciences and so on.

Secondly, the programme is not based on instruction learning but more on discussion-based learning that creates class discussions which are way more meaningful than what you may have experienced in other classroom settings.

Also, through this, we are acquainted with a large number of perspectives and opinions from international students coming from all over the world.

Lastly, the programme brings over the best of academician and industry experts not only from Israel but from throughout the entire globe.

 Why should a student choose the Parasol Foundation International LL.M. at Tel Aviv University?

While many factors are of attraction while choosing the LL.M programme of Tel Aviv University is, the main points I believe are:

  1. The programme offers the best of the experts for learning, with a unique discussion-based curriculum. It also provides students with a unique chance to build academic and professional relationships.
  2. The LL.M programme offers several scholarships that would aid to the cost of the programme, thus making it a cost-efficient as well.
  3. The culture of Israel is a lot more than just academics, there are several attractions worth exploring. Such as entrepreneurship, religious culture, understanding the conflict from the first-hand experience and learning about how a nation developed itself one of the most powerful nations of the world in such a small period from its independence.

Click here to know more about the Parasol LLM Program at Tel Aviv University.

Read our post on 8 reasons why Israel and Tel Aviv are ideal LLM destinations for students from India.

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