Photo credit: United Nations Photo, “Aerial View near Kismayo, South Somalia,” (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).
CASE STUDY PROTOTYPE #1:
THE HUMANITARIAN NGO GENERAL COUNSEL DILEMMA
This two-session exercise is aimed at exposing students to some of the legal and ethical issues faced by general counsels advising international humanitarian organizations. The conflicts of interest and diverging demands faced by the fictional general counsel in this exercise illustrate many of the dilemmas faced by general counsels for U.S.-based and funded international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) during the Somalia famine, and faced by lawyers working within INGOs in high-risk environments today.
We will aim to send background materials to participants a week before the first session. No academic or professional credit will attach to participation in the prototype.
- Monday, October 20th at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and
- Monday, October 27th at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Kirkland and Ellis Classroom, Langdell 272, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA 02138.
We ask that students commit at least to eight hours in total. It is important that students commit to participating in both sessions.
- One to two hours of pre-session 1 prep time;
- Two hours each for session 1 and session 2; and
- Four hours between session 1 and session 2 to undertake associated research, analysis, and collaboration with assigned team members.
Registration for this event is closed.