Consultative Tour to US Law Schools

February 20, 2005 - March 4, 2005

In support of the CLDP judicial reform program, which aims to increase the judiciary's knowledge of commercial law, the goal of the curriculum development program is to strengthen legal education in the Middle East by designing a commercial law curriculum for universities in the region. By incorporating this curriculum into the universities, CLDP will increase the capability and quality of future policymakers and judges in commercial law, leading to better drafting and implementation of laws and regulations in this region. CLDP brought professors from partner institutions in Oman to the U.S. to participate in a consultative tour of American law schools on February 20 - March 4, 2005. During the visit, the participants were able to experience firsthand the teaching methods that are being used at prominent U.S. law schools. They met with law professors to discuss the development of curricula and observed classes on commercial law. In addition, the participants had the opportunity to establish valuable relationships with other academic and legal professionals. Following the consultative tour, CLDP will send an advisor to work with each participating university to develop two courses on commercial law to incorporate into the school's curriculum for the Fall 2005 semester.

Upcoming Programs

August 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021

Throughout the quarter, CLDP engaged with numerous experts to prepare and record eight separate sessions on trade topics, specifically designed for Afghanistan’s approximately 25 Commercial Attachés posted throughout the world. In May 2018, CLDP spent one week training the same group of Attachés in a comprehensive course designed for them prior to their departure. This updated training course is intended to provide more advanced training on relevant topics now that the Attachés have been serving in their posts for more than two years.  The topics for these presentations were identified based on consultations with the Attachés and relevant stakeholders in the last quarter. Topics include drafting international contracts, attracting foreign direct investment, negotiation strategies, and two sessions on working trade shows. The series of pre-recorded virtual presentations, including translated copies of the presentations, will be delivered on a rolling basis to the Attachés. In addition, future topics will be recorded and shared with the participants. These virtual recordings will be saved in an online repository, which will be available for any interested party to view, including the private sector. 

March 15, 2021 - May 24, 2021

CLDP in close collaboration with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trained Bahrain Innovation and Technology Center (BITC) staff regarding filing patents in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council).  This program was part of a CLDP/USPTO collaboration to conduct over 40 hours of intellectual property training for the BITC.  The program included training on how to obtain patents and copyrights in the US as well as other jurisdictions.  

CLDP in Action

February 24, 2021 - February 25, 2021

On February 24-25, CLDP conducted a workshop on FIDIC contracts for a delegation of Sri Lankan officials from the Attorney General’s office.

Read More about Sri Lanka: FIDIC Contracts Workshop