Law Students Learning Microfinance Out in the Field

Christine Hurt of the Conglomerate blog is a University of Illinois law professor. For spring break, she took a law school class out into the field to learn about microfinance.

Where in the field? Malawi. Really. Her first blog post on the topic is here – it’s well worth reading. Consider, for example, this part of the adventure:

"So, the students not only got to talk to real microborrowers, they also got to walk the 4.5 miles that a villager would have to walk to go to the bank."



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Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”


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