In the fall of 2008, the University of Michigan Law School launched an International Transactions Clinic (ITC), a first of its kind in legal education. During the last five years, the ITC has provided this unique, experiential learning opportunity to nearly 80 students who, in turn, have advised real social enterprise conducting more than 100 transactions around the globe.
Millennials are playing an important role in the growth of the impact investing industry, and increasingly more 20- and 30-year olds are looking for careers in the field. However, many young professionals looking to start their careers or transition into the impact investing field are discouraged by the limited number of opportunities. Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), which have a long history of investing in hard to reach, are a good place to start.