Conference Presenter Profile

Jane Schukoske

Name: Jane Schukoske

Professional Title: Consultant

Affiliation: Sehgal Foundation

Country: United States

Title of Presentation(s):

  • Crafting Justice through Clinical Legal Education
  • Protecting NGOs – Transactional Representation Advocacy and Social Enterprise

Short Bio: Jane E. Schukoske focuses on legal empowerment. She has worked in legal aid and legal academia in the US, in Fulbright capacities in Sri Lanka and India, and in the rural development sector in India. As the Chief Executive Officer of S M Sehgal Foundation in Gurgaon, Haryana, India, from 2011-16, she led the NGO team of 170 who envision every person across rural India empowered to lead a more secure and prosperous life. Earlier a legal aid lawyer and law professor (teaching ethics, contracts, clinics on environmental justice and community development, and a seminar on law and social reform) at University of Baltimore School of Law, Maryland, USA, she became acquainted with India when she was invited as a resource person to National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, while she was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Sri Lanka in 1995-96. She later served in New Delhi as Executive Director of the U.S. Educational Foundation in India for eight years. She is on the Governing Body, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, HR, India; on the Board of Directors, VGIF, New York, NY, USA; on the advisory board for the child rights law book series to be published by Springer; and on the advisory board for the Asian Journal of Legal Education, Kolkata, WB, India; among other advisory positions. She has served as a resource person at National Judicial Academy, Bhopal, MP, India, on rural access to justice and on the role of NGOs in access to justice. She has spoken at numerous conferences and law schools in India. Her publications, including articles on environmental legal issues, clinical legal education, Indian legal education, and international education, are available on Ms. Schukoske earned her B.A. at Boston University, J.D. at Vanderbilt University, and LL.M. at Georgetown University. She resides in Arlington, Virginia. [email protected]

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