Call for Papers: Law & Development Insitute



Event Date: 

10/21/16 to 10/22/16

Location name: 

Buenos Aires, Argentina


The Law and Development Institute and University Austral

2016 Law and Development Conference: "Law and Development: From the Global South Perspectives"
Call for Papers

October 21/22, 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Jointly organized by The Law and Development Institute and University Austral

RATIONALE AND PURPOSE OF THE CONFERENCE: For the past five decades, studies, movements, and projects in law and development have been organized primarily from the perspectives of the Global North. As a result, they have been neither successful in developing adequate understanding of the impact of law, legal frameworks, and institutions (LFIs) on development nor effective in facilitating development in impoverished countries. A shift in the paradigm, from the perspectives of the Global North to those of the Global South, will be necessary to revitalize law and development field and increase its effectiveness.

TOPICS: The Law and Development Institute (LDI,, currently affiliated with Emory University School of Law, and University Austral, a leading Argentine university, co-host 2016 Law and Development Conference. The conference encourages the participation of scholars and experts from the Global South, as well as from the Global North, and explores the following sup-topics from the perspective of the former:
- Developmental State
- Development and International Trade
- Development and Environment
- Development and Corruption
- The Rule of Law

We welcome contributions from scholars and practitioners in all relevant fields, including law, economics, development studies, international studies, and human rights studies, which would address, broadly, any of the aforementioned topics.

Papers will be selected by blinded peer-review. We ask all interested speakers to submit one-page paper abstracts by December 1, 2015.

Abstract Submission: December 1, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: January 1, 2016
Final Selection of Speakers: January 15, 2016
Full Paper Submission: June 15, 2016

PUBLICATIONS ENVISAGED: Selected papers will be published in "Law and Development Review" Special Issue in 2017.

All speakers and participants are expected to make their own arrangements for the travel and accommodation during the conference.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Please submit your abstract and conference inquiries to Law and Development Institute (Professor Y.S. Lee) by email at with a cc to Prof. Stephanie de Moerloose at