Teaching African LL.M. Students on Special Economic Zones, From Around the World

New Perimeter Plays Key Role in Success of Regional Virtual Mock Trial for Students in South Asia

Posted on 10 February 2021 by Andrew Valentine

New Perimeter Plays Key Role in Success of Regional Virtual Mock Trial for Students in South Asia

For the past several years, New Perimeter has supported an annual mock trial event for law students put on by BABSEACLE, as part of its regional Access to Justice Week, in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  In a typical year, BABSEACLE, a nonprofit focused on access to justice and justice education, holds national trainings in a few south Asian countries prior to the mock trial event; in 2019, for example, I helped develop and deliver the national training in Laos.

A Virtual Return to East Africa

Posted on 30 September 2020 by Ngowari Adikibi

A Virtual Return to East Africa

I was delighted to be invited to take part in the New Perimeter/EADB negotiations training for lawyers working for East African governments or governmental authorities in August. Having participated in this EADB negotiations training last year in Nairobi, Kenya in the flesh, this year’s program was going to be a little different, because it would be a virtual training program due to COVID-19. We had negotiated with nature and come to an agreement that was amenable to all: Zoom.

Negotiating on Behalf of the Planet

Posted on 20 April 2020 by Alec Van Vaerenbergh

Negotiating on Behalf of the Planet

It is close to midnight in a cavernous white conference hall in Madrid, which surely at some point must have been an industrial factory workshop. I am attending the annual negotiations between all the countries that are parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change -- in essence all the countries of the world. This is my second stint at the Conference of the Parties (“COP”) as an official delegate for the Eastern European country of Georgia. I have volunteered to take up this role via my law firm DLA Piper, which supports Georgia in the negotiations through its global pro bono initiative, New Perimeter.

Celebrating International Women's Day

Pro Bono Without Borders

Posted on 16 January 2020 by Caroline Fish

Pro Bono Without Borders

I came to DLA Piper knowing that DLA Piper’s commitment to pro bono was unparalleled among global law firms. The Krantz fellowship, which allows an incoming first-year associate to work full-time on pro bono matters for their first year of practice, is one of those unparalleled commitments and an experience I’ll never forget. In particular, my understanding of what it means to engage in global legal practice was transformed by working on New Perimeter projects. Prior to this experience, I never could have imagined all the diverse ways that lawyers can engage in collaborative, needs-based, and impactful international legal work.