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International Trade Law Clinic


Course Description

This course/clinic offers a unique opportunity to thoroughly analyse trade law and jurisprudence through a combination of practice and theory. It addresses specific legal questions related to trade law coming from real clients.

Specifically, it facilitates working in small groups (“Project Teams”) and under the close supervision of one or more Professors/Lecturers (“Academic Supervisors”) and invited experts (“Mentors”) on specific legal questions related to international trade law coming from “real clients” (“Beneficiaries”) such as international organisations, governments, SMEs or NGOs. In addition, introductory sessions by Mentors will be held to provide substantive background to the respective topics, as well as skills sessions to improve legal writing and oral presentation skills. 

This course will be useful to the students who would like to gain practical experience in international trade law, while at the same time enhance their substantive legal knowledge. It will also be useful to introduce students to career opportunities in international trade law by allowing them to interact with beneficiaries and mentors working in the trade law field and exposing them first-hand to the practice of international trade law in the Caribbean and around the world.