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Trade Law Clinic

Trade Law Clinic is a project organized under the auspices of the Athens Public International Law Center (AthensPIL) and in the context of the undergraduate course "International Economic Law" at the Law Faculty of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Trade Law Clinic offers students a unique opportunity delve into international trade and investment law by preparing legal reports (informative, advisory or ad hoc) on specified subjects of interest to participating project partners, i.e. governmental and non-governmental organizations and civil society institutions. Students work in groups and each group is coordinated by a mentor/coordinator, under academic supervision and oversight. The purpose of the Trade Law Clinic is to enable participating students to put international economic law theory into practice, so that the research generated takes into due account the actual needs and concerns of business and society stakeholders.

In this context, each group of students, paired with a particular governmental/non-governmental organization or civil society institution, has a series of regular meetings with the latter’s staff, in order to present and discuss the progress of the research and receive feedback and guidelines. The legal memo produced is then officially delivered to the project partner, and is also presented by the students themselves at the end of each academic year during a public event for the exposition of the research outcomes of the Trade Law Clinic, co-organized annually by AthensPIL and participating project partners.