The call for papers is now available for the LDRN 5th Annual Conference – “Challenges for Law and Development: Responses”.
The conference will be hosted at Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa on 21 – 23 September 2020.
Download the call for papers here and submit your proposal / expression of interest by 9 March!
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The 4th annual conference of the Law & Development Research Network,“The Plurality of Law and Development” was hosted by Humboldt University Law Faculty (Chair for Public Law and Comparative Law) in Berlin, Germany, on 25 – 27 September 2019. The conference brought together over 200 researchers and practitioners interested in law and development from 39 countries in the global North and South.
The conference aimed to investigate the plural nature of law and development as a field of study and practice. 55 panels explored historical and theoretical aspects of law and development, public law and socio-economic development, development finance, human rights, gender, legal pluralism, and more. The panels included discussions on research, teaching and publication, practitioner conversations and book launches.
Read the conference report
Keynote addresses were delivered by Katharina Pistor (Columbia Law School), Justice Madan Lokur (Supreme Court of India) and David Trubek (University of Wisconsin – Madison).
Full keynote videos are available on LDRN’s Youtube channel
(Image: Humboldt University, via Youtube: LDRN Channel)
The Völkerrechtsblog online law and development symposium also includes some contributions by LDRN conference participants.
Visit the conference website
In 2018, over 120 researchers and practitioners from almost 30 countries participated in the 3rd annual LDRN conference, titled ‘Interfaces’, hosted by the Van Vollenhoven Institute of Leiden Law School in Leiden, The Netherlands. Read more about the 2018 conference