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International NGO Law and Policy Project (INLPP)

Information about the project

Beginning in Fall 2020, the International NGO Law and Policy Project (INLPP) will provide pro bono legal, policy, research, analysis, communications, and advocacy services to NGOs around the world. Clients range from small refugee rights organizations in Europe to a number of larger legal, policy and community service nonprofits in the United States. We are in the process of building relationships with NGOs in Africa and hope to expand our services to NGOs in Central and South America, Africa and Asia.  Although our legal expertise is limited to questions of U.S. and international law, our policy-related research and advocacy expertise is quite broad.  Our work is conducted primarily in English.

The INLPP is staffed by students in ZHAW’s Department of Business Law working under the supervision of the Director, Alexandra Dufresne. The INLPP provides ZHAW students with an opportunity to use the knowledge and skills developed through their academic coursework to solve real world challenges.  It also provides ZHAW students the opportunity to provide top-notch client service to NGOs and nonprofits working in a wide range of cultural, political and legal environments. Students receive course credit for their work in the project.   

If you are a student interested in applying to take part in the INLPP, please contact Dr. Dufresne at alexandra.dufresne@zhaw.ch.

If you are part of a NGO or nonprofit looking for assistance, please contact Dr. Dufresne at alexandra.dufresne@zhaw.ch or directly at +41 77 946 23 00.  We also welcome inquiries from individuals and groups who are in the early stages of building their nonprofit organization and who have not yet received formal nonprofit status.

Director

Dr. Alexandra Dufresne

Dr. Alexandra Dufresne

ZHAW School of Management and Law
Department Business Law

+41 (0) 77 946 23 00
alexandra.dufresne@zhaw.ch