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International Development Law (LAWS 5126)

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This course gives students an introduction to a basic analytical framework of international development law. We will specifically examine the role of global finance in the process of economic development, and highlight recent trends within emerging capital markets. Following this introduction, we will critically examine social impact investing as a new innovative approach to international development that specifically addresses Environmental Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) issues.


Prof. Rumu Sarkar is the General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer at Global Innovation Fund and Adjunct Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University. She has over 20 years of legal experience, having worked with international development consulting firms, investment funds, and government commissions.


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