Martin Sybblis, *19

Open for Business: A Socio-Legal Analysis of Economic Development in the Caribbean

Martin’s research examines commercial law in a comparative context. His dissertation focuses on the role of lawyers in the development of commercial law in the British Caribbean post-colonies of Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. Immediately prior to his doctoral studies, Martin served as a consultant to the World Bank; he also practiced law for over seven years, as an Assistant County Attorney (in-house counsel) for Miami-Dade County and an Associate at Bingham McCutchen LLP. Upon graduating from law school, he served as a Law Clerk to United States District Court Judge Marcia G. Cooke in the Southern District of Florida. Martin received a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School, a Master in Public Policy from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society (CSLS) at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

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