That is not to say that the launch of this clinic was easy. Four of the most challenging issues the ITC faced in its first year of operation were: 1) developing a client pool, 2) defining client projects so as to be appropriate to student clinicians’ skill levels and capacity, 3) making use of efficient and inexpensive technology to foster international communication with clients and transaction management, and 4) tapping supervisory attorney talent capable of supporting student clinicians in their international transactional work. The first two issues were the biggest challenges that we faced in launching the ITC and so this article focuses on how we 1) developed our initial client pool for the ITC, and 2) defined client projects that could be served by a law clinic such as ours.
Burand, Deborah. "Doing Good While Doing Deals: Early Lesson in Launching an International Transactions Clinic." Mich. Int'l Law. 22, no. 1 (2010): 12-5.