What We Do
Consulting, Advising, and Implementing Democratic Governance and Rule of Law Projects
The faculty at ONU has considerable "hands-on" experience in rule of law projects, including program and country director, drafter, consultant and trainer credentials. Their academic work is only enhanced by their continued participation in consulting, advising and implementing projects to promote democratic governance and to build the rule of law. Accordingly, the Center for Democratic Governance and Rule of Law is in a position to undertake such projects and to secure contracts from USAID and other funders to carry out this important work.
In 2013, USAID awarded a five-year Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) for rule of law work to ONU as part of a small business consortium. The center anticipates opportunities to undertake small-scale rule of law projects under this contract and, given the capacity and experience of its principals, will be able to engage in other projects as well.
"The opportunity to perform real work in the real world brings a vitality to the scholarly work we are doing at ONU. It creates opportunities for current students and alumni to work alongside their more experienced professors in designing and implementing rule of law promotion projects."
--David Pimentel, Director of the Center and Visiting Associate Professor of Law