Deborah Burand, Author at socentlaw


In the fall of 2008, the University of Michigan Law School launched an International Transactions Clinic (ITC), a first of its kind in legal education in the United States. The ITC provides pro bono legal advice to organizations that have an international focus and are working to improve the world with innovative business models, products, and services.  Together the ITC and its clients are proving that it is possible to do good by doing deals – globally.

On Thursday, September 12, alumni and clients of the ITC are convening in Ann Arbor, Michigan to reflect on the clinic’s first five years.  The proceedings of this celebration will be streamed live from 1:30 – 6:15 pm (EDT) at:

Rachel Robbins, former General Counsel of the International Finance Corporation, will be delivering the keynote address. Nearly a dozen of the ITC’s clients will talk about “The Art of Lawyering Deals that Generate Social and Financial Returns (at Home and Abroad)” and “How to Structure Equity Exits from Double Bottomline Enterprises.”  And recent ITC law student alumni will talk about how this clinical legal experience has shaped the start of their careers (and sense of professional opportunities).

For more information about the program, speakers and resources (including video links to three of the ITC’s recent deals), please check out this website: