Beneficiary Testimonial

“The Trade Law Practicum was a valuable and rewarding exercise. It enabled us to undertake detailed research on issues which are important to our beneficiaries, and the legal analysis of the students was rigorous and high-quality.”

—  Ben Czapnik, Adviser (former), International Trade Center

January 14, 2020

Arancha Gonzalez, a member of TradeLab's Advisory Board, was recently appointed by Spain's Prime Minister as the country's new foreign minister. She has served as an assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Executive Director of the International Trade Center.

November 20, 2019

 Santiago Wills, a leader of the Universidad de los Andes TradeLab pilot clinic and now serving as the Ambassador of Colombia, was recently appointed chair of the WTO Negotiating Group on Rules. As chair, he will lead discussions regarding fisheries subsidies, furthering UN Sustainable Development Goals and ocean protection.

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August 1, 2019

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ) is one of TradeLab's newest members. After conducting a Pilot Clinic in 2018, HUJ is now running a clinic during the summer of 2019.

In its first year of activity, the Clinic prepared Memoranda on three disputes at the WTO, briefing a Member Government on possibilities for participation as a Third-Party, and prepared a Third-Party submission.  For the second clinic, the Clinic is prepari...

July 14, 2019

The TradeLab Showcase was held on June 7, 2019, at The Graduate Institute, Geneva, with 12 clinics being represented by students and Supervisors! The Showcase was a great opportunity for students from different TradeLab clinics to briefly present their projects and for Academic Supervisors to summarize the activities of their respective clinics. 

The TradeLab Showcase was also a great occasion for all the different...

July 14, 2019

During the spring semester of 2019, student teams from the Georgetown Law practicum worked on six unique projects for various beneficiaries and were supervised by Professors Jennifer Hillman, Katrin Kuhlmann and Joost Pauwelyn. The projects involved a wide range of topics and output: 

1. Drafting a Reference Guide for United Social Ventures analyzing legal issues facing social entrepreneurs in Uganda. 

 Left to right: Pro...

July 1, 2019

Academic Supervisors, Ronnie Yearwood and Jan Yves Remy, giving us an update on the pilot clinic conducted at The University of The West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, from January to May 2019. 

July 1, 2019

Academic Supervisor, Sebastián Vallejo, and Mentor, Santiago Wills, of the Universidad de los Andes  Pilot TradeLab Clinic 2019. 

July 1, 2019

Tsotetsi Makong, Academic Supervisor, trapca TradeLab Clinic

Supervisor Makong shares the progress of the trapca clinic since its inception and a summary of the projects being undertaken in the 2019 edition of the clinic. 

July 1, 2019

James Burg, a student of the University of Ottawa-Queen's University Joint TradeLab Clinic, describes his project for the Akwesasne Nation entitled 'Regulation of Tobacco Trade'. 

July 1, 2019

Jacob Phillips, a student of The University of The West Indies Pilot Clinic 2019, describing his project for a confidential beneficiary. 

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