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On June 19, 1992, we and seven other members of the Georgetown University Law Center community landed in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, to help the Estonian government draft laws to support a market economy. Our group consisted of six students, two professors, and an alumnus. The country to which we had come had declared its independence from the Soviet Union less than one year before. After fifty years of imposed communism, the Estonian leaders wanted to understand and adopt the basic foundations for a Western legal system that would support democratic and market institutions.

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J. Peter Byrne & Philip G. Schrag, Law Reform in Estonia: The Role of Georgetown University Law Center, 25 Law & Pol’y Int’l Bus. 449 (1994)