“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
Pamela Coke-Hamilton, a member of TradeLab's Advisory Board, was recently appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General as the new Executive Director of the ITC in Geneva. Previously, she served as the Director of UNCTAD's Division on International Trade and Commodities. UNCTAD has stated, "Ms. Coke-Hamilton brings to the position a deep knowledge of international trade and extensive experience in development policy, priv...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.