Transnational Development Clinic
Professor Muneer Ahmad discusses the Transnational Development Clinic at Yale Law School
Projects will focus on some, but not all, of the following areas: remittances among immigrant workers in the United States; promotion of transnational worker networks; microfinance initiatives, either domestic or international; access to medicines litigation and policy; corporate accountability; and international trade policy. A seminar accompanying the fieldwork provides readings and structured discussion to explore the relationships among law, development and advocacy, with an emphasis on the role of the law and the lawyer in combating global poverty. The seminar serves as a site to interrogate prevailing and competing notions of development itself. In addition, it explores practice-based advocacy skills, including brief writing, oral advocacy, and policy advocacy, engage domestic and international law, and considers professional responsibility as applied to transnational development practice.