Caucasus: CLDP Holds Vis Moot Training for Oral Argument

February 21, 2020 - February 23, 2020

On February 21, CLDP, in coordination with Arbitration Initiative Georgia, conducted a one-day training for law students on developing the fundamentals of international arbitration and oral advocacy in Tbilisi, Georgia.  The training was followed by a CLDP sponsored team competition on February 22-23, that included teams from seven Georgian law schools, as well as teams from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and other countries. Training sessions were led by student advisors and Vis Moot alumni from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the University of Zenica. The training and competition helped prepare participating teams to compete in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot) in Vienna, Austria.  Through the training and competition, CLDP helped develop skills in legal analysis, advocacy, and international arbitration for future lawyers in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, which will help improve the contracts enforcement mechanism in the Caucasus and encourage regional cooperation and implementation of international best practices in regional arbitration.  

Upcoming Programs

July 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020

In July, August, and September 2020, CLDP, in collaboration with USTR and the University of Missouri, will provide virtual business fundamental courses to 20 Salvadoran textile representatives. CLDP has partnered with a textile and apparel expert who will conduct group sessions, as well as tailored sessions depending on the needs and businesses of the selected representatives. Lessons will cover business plan development and implementation, mentorship opportunities, local business resources, and personnel management. Furthermore, the sessions will give the Salvadoran textiles representatives the opportunity to begin developing comprehensive plans to effectively disseminate the knowledge they acquire during this program broadly across the industry with other textile professionals in El Salvador. Participants, who represent the Salvadoran private sector, key government agencies, and academia, will continue to engage their U.S. counterparts in this project for the remainder of the CLDP programming throughout 2021. This project is a part of CLDP’s and USTR’s capacity-building program to improve regional prosperity by fostering human and institutional capacity to improve the competitiveness of the Salvadoran textile industry.

CLDP in Action

December 12, 2019

On December 12, in Manama, Bahrain, CLDP held a workshop focused on technology transfer for representatives from government, academia, and the startup community. 

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