The Commercial and Financial Services Law Clinic
The Commercial and Financial Services Clinic introduces student participants to various aspects of commercial practice including commercial and non-profit company incorporation, contract drafting, arbitration and negotiation, community economic development, intellectual property and other transactional legal services.
Legal services offered through the Clinic provide students with hands-on experience and prepares them for the transition into the complex and diverse practice of commercial and financial services law. Students also have opportunities to partner with industry stakeholders, including financial service providers and regulators to acquire a deeper understanding of how those providers and regulators function and the role they play in the industry.
One of the highlights of the Clinic is a Trust Law Moot which is presented in partnership with STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) Bahamas. Students are assigned to competing for law firms to work alongside the firms’ attorneys in researching, drafting and litigating, before a bench comprising judges and leading lawyers in the trust field, a trust law problem.
When the Clinic concludes, the students are expected to have attained a holistic experience designed to assist with their formation into competent attorneys.