The New Markets Lab will supervise an independent clinical project in January 2017 to offer students an opportunity to see firsthand the impact that the commercial legal and regulatory environment can have on development and economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa. The independent clinical project will take place in Tanzania, where the New Markets Lab is working with partners on the ground, including the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania and the International Fund for Agricultural Development, among others. The program will expose students to the role of government, business, and international institutions in interacting with and shaping the enabling environment for business and trade to encourage agricultural development at the grassroots level.
This winter term independent clinical placement will involve applying the substance of the required reading group in consultations with agribusinesses, local organizations and institutions, and public sector and civil society representatives to better understand how legal and regulatory needs and challenges are dealt with in the market. Students will assess how these needs could possibly be addressed and how local institutions could be strengthened moving forward.
As part of the program, students are required to produce a 15 page paper that conforms to the independent clinical program guidelines and is supervised by a Faculty Sponsor.
Students interested in applying should fill out the Independent Clinical Application by November 1, 2016.
When filling the application, students should list the Placement Organization as the New Markets Lab and the Supervising Attorney as Katrin Kuhlmann. There is no need to describe the details of the project as they have been provided above. Students should, however, upload a statement of interest for the project, instead of a project proposal, and any relevant experience they have in the field.
This project is being funded through the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs, and therefore there is no need to submit a funding application. It is anticipated that students who are selected for the program will have their transportation and housing costs covered.
Please feel free to email Ms. Kuhlmann if you have questions about the project and/or are trying to decide whether to apply. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 202-263-3524.