SLS in India

Corruption is one of the most difficult challenges facing societies across the developing world, and carries particularly severe consequences for those living in poverty. Why is corruption so pervasive and what can be done to address it? During Spring Break 2019 (March 25–29, 2019), this course was held in Delhi, India and consisted of conversations with lawyers, politicians, scholars, leaders in civil society, and senior bureaucrats who are active in addressing poverty and improving governance. Students also met frontline government officials (i.e., cops and government teachers) who shared their own perspectives about the problem.

“Any examination of another country’s poverty reduction efforts raises questions about how our efforts are going back home.”

Tom Westphal, JD/MA ’20


Kriti Sharma

Senior Research Associate, OP Jindal Global Law School