DATES: OCT 23 - 27, 2017
   
       
TUITION: $1995    
       

 

Overview

This seminar focuses on the practical skills necessary for drafting contracts in English. Participants will sharpen their skills in working with legal English, and specifically drafting contracts in legal English. The emphasis is on learning by doing, and the seminar will offer the opportunity to draft and receive feedback from experts. Participants will engage in several drafting exercises and a negotiation session.

Course Outline

  

Overview of the U.S. Contract Law

  • Sources of Law
  • Contract Formation
  • Contract Interpretation

 

Basic Drafting Topics

  • Definitions
  • Warranties
  • Termination Clauses
  • Remedy Provisions
  • Contingency Clauses

 

Boilerplate Language and Utilizing Templates

  • Choice of Law/Governing Law
  • Jurisdiction
  • Arbitration
  • Force Majeure
  • Third Party Rights

 

Course Advisor

Dr. Kevin Fandl is the director of the Global Legal Education Institute and author several books, including Narrowing the Gap: Legal English for the New Global Legal Practitioner and Lost in Translation: Effective Legal Writing for the International Legal Community. He has taught law and policy courses around the world since 2004 and specializes in the areas of international trade, migration, and economic development. Dr. Fandl is a graduate of American University (J.D., M.A.) and George Mason University (Ph.D.) and is currently Professor of Legal Studies and Global Business Strategy at the Fox School of Business at Temple University.

 

 

DATES: OCT 9 - 20, 2017    
       
TUITION: $4450    
       

 

 

 

 

Overview

This course highlights the major issues and procedures relating to the development and regulation of capital and securities markets in developing economies. Participants will discuss the major building blocks of an effective capital market and the policy environment needed to help its development. The course also includes issues related to the growing interaction of emerging markets with developed capital markets.

 

Course Outline

Legal, Regulatory and Institutional Framework

  • Institutional structure related to market's needs
  • Government regulation: securities laws, securities exchange commissions, central banks, ministries of finance
  • Stock exchanges: rules and regulations, self or external regulation, membership and listing standards
  • Corporate governance
  • Transparency
  • Prospectuses

 

Development of Capital Markets

  • Policy issues affecting development of capital markets
  • Managing risks and responding to crises in Capital Markets
  • Capital markets and housing finance

 

Role of Participants in Capital Markets

  • Regulators, financial institutions, accountants/auditors, government
  • Issuers of securities in capital markets
  • Investors in capital markets: individuals and institutional players
  • Professionals: brokers, dealers, underwriters
  • Financial intermediaries: commercial banks, merchant banks, mutual funds, hedge funds, insurance companies, pension funds
  • Initial public offerings (IPOs)

 

Typical Field Trips (selection based on availability)

  • New York Stock Exchange; Nasdaq; U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Federal Reserve Bank in New York; a ratings agency, such as Standard and Poors; The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation

 

Course Advisor

Paul Freedman is Counsel at the AES Corporation, a global energy company. Mr. Freedman was previously Chief Counsel for Credit Programs at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and has substantial government and private sector experience in capital markets transactions in developed countries and emerging markets. He has worked on the first non-sovereign bond offerings in several developing countries, and he has played a leading role in the structuring and negotiation of USAID's partial credit guarantees for bond offerings and bank loans in over 40 developing countries.

 

 

DATES: OCT 9 - 20, 2017
   
       
TUITION: $3950    
       

 

 

 

 

Overview

This course offers an intensive experience in drafting legislation. The course assists participants in mastering legislative provisions that pose special challenges to legislative drafters. Participants will draft all language necessary to develop and amend a simple bill as it would move through the legislative process and will also organize and draft a long, complex bill involving the reorganization of government bodies. Some prior experience in legislative drafting or legislation is helpful.

Course Outline

  

Drafting a Simple Bill

  • Learning to convert a legislative proposal into a bill for introduction in a legislative chamber

 

Drafting Amendments to a Bill and to Law

  • Committee "markup" amendments
  • "Floor" (whole House) amendments
  • Amendments to existing law

 

Instruction on Specialized Legislative Processes

  • Working with legislative committees
  • Budget and appropriations rules and problems
  • Participating in a mock committee markup session

 

Drafting a Government Grant Program

  • Instruction in selection and drafting of legislative language authorizing grants

 

Drafting Government Reorganization

  • Establishing a Government Agency
  • Abolishing a Government Agency
  • Consolidating Government Agencies
  • Savings ("grandfather") clauses
  • Transition provisions
  • Repeals

 

Drafting a Complex Bill

  • Organization of Legislative Provisions
  • Close Supervision and Review of Drafting Work

 

Course Advisor

Arthur J. Rynearson served as the Deputy Legislative Counsel of the United States Senate from 1999 to 2003. For more than 26 years, he was an attorney-drafter in the Office of the Legislative Counsel, United States Senate, where he drafted thousands of bills, resolutions, and amendments. He has 20 years experience teaching legislative drafting and legislation to foreign parliamentarians, attorneys, and law students. He also served as a legislative researcher for the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. He is a graduate of the Cornell University Law School, where he specialized in international legal affairs, and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hamilton College, where he majored in Government. Mr. Rynearson is also the author of Legislative Drafting Step-by-Step (Carolina Academic Press-ILI, 2013), a user-friendly guide to drafting legislation.

 

DATES: OCT 9 - 13, 2017    
       
TUITION: $2500    
       

 

 

 

Overview

This course highlights the foundational issues in respect to the development and regulation of capital and securities markets, and comprises the first week of the Capital Markets: Development and Regulation seminar. The Foundations seminar also includes the field trip to New York where typical capital markets institutions are visited.

Participants will be exposed to selected topics based on the Course Outline listed under the “Capital Markets: Development and Regulation” seminar, depending on the final schedule, but topics could include:

 

Course Outline

Legal, Regulatory and Institutional Framework

  • Institutional structure related to market's needs
  • Government regulation: securities laws, securities exchange commissions, central banks, ministries of finance
  • Stock exchanges: rules and regulations, self or external regulation, membership and listing standards
  • Corporate governance
  • Transparency
  • Prospectuses

 

Development of Capital Markets

  • Policy issues affecting development of capital markets
  • Managing risks and responding to crises in Capital Markets
  • Capital markets and housing finance

 

Role of Participants in Capital Markets

  • Regulators, financial institutions, accountants/auditors, government
  • Issuers of securities in capital markets
  • Investors in capital markets: individuals and institutional players
  • Professionals: brokers, dealers, underwriters
  • Financial intermediaries: commercial banks, merchant banks, mutual funds, hedge funds, insurance companies, pension funds
  • Initial public offerings (IPOs)

 

Typical Field Trips (selection based on availability)

  • New York Stock Exchange; Nasdaq; U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Federal Reserve Bank in New York; a ratings agency, such as Standard and Poors; The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation

 

Course Advisor

Mr. Paul Freedman is Counsel at the AES Corporation, a global energy company. Mr. Freedman was previously Chief Counsel for Credit Programs at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and has substantial government and private sector experience in capital markets transactions in developed countries and emerging markets. He worked on the first non-sovereign bond offerings in several developing countries, and he played a leading role in the structuring and negotiation of USAID’s partial credit guarantees for bond offerings and bank loans in over 40 developing countries.

 

  

 

DATES: SEP 25 - OCT 6, 2017    
       
TUITION: $3950    
       

 

 

 


Overview

This seminar familiarizes participants with project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems and tools that focus on results in international development. The seminar offers participants both a conceptual framework and practical skill development.

 

Course Outline 

Results-Based Management (RBM) in International Development

  • Understanding and distinguishing between monitoring and evaluation in the context of RBM
  • Problem identification
  • Development of casual hypotheses (inputs, outputs, outcomes and impacts)
  • Feeding monitoring and evaluation findings into decision-making
  • Role of partners and stakeholders
  • Significance of "soft" assistance

Planning for and Executing the Monitoring and Evaluation Processes

  • Key principles for overall work planning
  • Purpose and timing (including ex-post) of monitoring and evaluation
  • Involving key partners and stakeholders
  • Building teams with defined roles and strong capabilities
  • Establishing a hierarchy of project objectives
  • Defining scope of monitoring and evaluations
  • Selecting analytical tools, methodologies or approaches enabling measurement and attribution
  • Importance of data quality and collection, and baseline data
  •  
    Developing indicators to measure progress and identify gaps
  • Development and selection of evaluation questions and teams
  • Budgeting for monitoring and evaluation
  • Managing monitoring and evaluation processes
  • Anticipating and resolving problems

Tools, Methods and Approaches Facilitating Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Performance indicators and common rating systems 
  • Logical framework approach (LogFrame) and results framework approach
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection methods
  • Formal surveys
  • Rapid appraisal methods
  • Participatory methods
  • Field visits
  • Public expenditure tracking surveys
  • Economic analysis, including cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Performance and process evaluation design 
  • Impact evaluation design and purpose
  • Evaluation and tracking plans
  • Annual reviews and reports
  • Comparative overview of other tools, methods and approaches used by leading global institutions

Knowledge and Learning

  • Learning from evaluative evidence and applying recommendations from feedback
  • Improving evaluation feedback
  • Knowledge management
  • Institutionalization of learning

Course Advisor

Ms. Danielle de Garcia  is the Director of Performance Evaluation, Innovation, and Learning at Social Impact (SI). She has 12 years’ experience with monitoring and evaluation (M&E), organizational capacity building, and participatory methodologies in more than 25 countries. As a facilitator, Mrs. de García has developed curriculum and trained hundreds of U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S Department of State (DOS), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and non-governmental organization (NGO) personnel in results-based management and M&E. Her recent work includes the design, development, and delivery of M&E trainings for the US Institute of Peace, USAID, the International Law Institute and MCC; providing Managing for Results training and Country Development and Cooperation Strategy assistance to USG staff globally; providing strategic planning and project alignment for the World Bank; and serving as a team member or team leader on a number of assessments and evaluations for Carter Center, IREX, USAID, MCC, MasterCard Foundation, and MacArthur Foundation initiatives around the world. Beyond serving as an evaluation team leader and team member, she also provides advice and technical assistance to national and international organizations in the development of M&E systems. Mrs. de García holds an MPA in International Management, a certification in Development Project Management, and is a Certified Performance Technologist for human and institutional capacity development.