Upcoming Projects from the Georgetown Law Clinic for Spring 2018
The International Economic Law Practicum at Georgetown University Law Center runs during the spring semester every year. This year, Professors Jennifer Hillman, Katrin Kuhlmann, and Joost Pauwelyn will supervise and guide the students as they work on the following projects for a wide range of beneficiaries: 1. World Bank, Washington, D.C. The project requires students to find ways to code and identify main trends in migration-related provisions found in around 90 Preferential Trade Agreements. 2. NGO, Switzerland. The beneficiary has requested a report outlining US laws related to doing business in Syria and examining US sanction laws for Syrian companies seeking to enter the American market. 3. NGO, Washington, D.C. The third project this year will assess and recommend intellectual property-related provisions for the ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations. 4. Think tank, India. Georgetown Law students will collaborate with students from Jindal Global Law School in Haryana, India, to examine legal questions raised by investment facilitation at the WTO. With the rising significance of e-commerce in today’s world, the last two projects will focus on developing digital economy rules to support the growth of SMEs in different regions. 5. Chilean Embassy, Washington, D.C.. Students will help the Pacific Alliance, a Latin-American trade bloc comprising of Peru, Chile, Colombia and Mexico, to look into best practices and regulatory frameworks for implementation of e-commerce and digital trade rules at the regional level. 6. Social purpose company, Middle East. Students will work on a project with a special focus on how e-commerce and digital economy can be best used to support the growth of Micros, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in the Middle East.